Rockets forward Justin Fulton opens up the scoring on Saturday night in the first period against the North Okanagan Knights. They lost 3-2 to the Knights in the second overtime.

Rockets lose in OT

The Golden Rockets had a disappointing weekend, yet still managed to pick up a point, thanks to goaltender Cole Henson said Head Coach Ty Davidson.

  • Sep. 28, 2011 11:00 a.m.

Jessica Schwitek

The Golden Rockets had a disappointing weekend, yet still managed to pick up a point, thanks to goaltender Cole Henson said Head Coach Ty Davidson.

After a 5-1 road loss to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Friday, the Rockets lost in double overtime to the North Okanagan Knights at home on Saturday.

“You can only kill so many penalties,” said Davidson of how his team blew a 2-0 lead after the first. They had eight penalties to kill, and ended up letting in two power play goals.

“They had too many power play opportunities, and we had scoring chances that we didn’t put away,” said Davidson.

“We were fortunate to walk away with one point.”

Forward Justin Fulton scored a pair in the first period to give his team the lead. Unfortunately that lead was lost after one Knights goal in the second, and two more in the third period. Rockets captain Darren Andre kept his team in the game by scoring the tying goal with 28 seconds remaining in regulation time.

“We were fortunate to get that tying goal,” said Davidson, attributing the strong showing to Henson’s efforts between the pipes.

“Coal got us a point. He was our best penalty killer.”

The Rockets took two penalties in overtime, and the Knights buried the winning goal with just over a minute left in the second overtime period, despite protests from the Rockets bench that the net was off.

Going into the third week of the season, Davidson says his team’s power play will be an area of focus during practise.

“The power play needs a lot of work. That’s our main concern right now.”

The Rockets’ power play went 0 for 5 on Friday, and 0 for 8 on Saturday.

Their next game is Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at home against the Revelstoke Grizzlies.


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