Update: The Kelowna Rockets and Victoria Admirals will meet in the gold medal game at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships.
The Rockets advanced after a wild 7-6 overtime victory over South Delta on Wednesday morning. Each team exchanged a pair of goals in the first period.
After a scoreless second, everything broke loose in the third. South Delta scored to take a 3-2 lead, though Kelowna followed up with three straight of their own, putting them up 5-3.
South Delta then notched their own trio of tallies in less than two minutes to take a 6-5 lead. With 1:25 left in regulation, Maddox Stevens scored for Kelowna to tie the game and force overtime.
Kellan Brown was the hero for Kelowna in the extra frame, scoring and sending his team to the gold medal game. Stevens finished with a four-point game (two goals, two assists).
Kelowna will meet Victoria in the finals, who were led by Jack Hall in their semi-final game against Port Coquitlam. Hall scored three times, one in each period, leading Victoria to a 5-2 win.
Puck drop for the gold medal game between Kelowna and Victoria is tonight (March 23) at 5 p.m. at Kal Tire Place North.
The bronze medal game between South Delta and Port Coquitlam will take place ahead of the gold medal game, at 2 p.m. at Kal Tire Place North.
The semifinal matchups are set for Wednesday morning, March 23, at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships in Vernon.
The undefeated Victoria Admirals (3-0) will take on the Port Coquitlam Pirates (1-1-1) at 8 a.m. at Kal Tire Place while the Okanagan champion Kelowna Rockets (2-0-1) tangle with the South Delta Storm (2-1) at 8:15 a.m. at Kal Tire Place North.
The two losers will play for provincial bronze at 2 p.m. and the gold-medal contest between the two semifinal winners will go at 5 p.m. Both medal games are at Kal Tire Place North.
Victoria cruised to a third straight win in the final game of the preliminary round Tuesday, downing the host Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports Vipers 13-1 . Vernon finished 0-3. Evan Kashuba had the lone goal for the Vipers.
Port Coquitlam secured a semifinal spot with a hard-fought 4-4 tie against Kelowna, which needed only a single point to advance to the playoff round.
South Delta rolls into the final four off a 6-1 victory over the Cranbrook Bucks. The Storm have outscored their last two opponents by a combined 15-1.
The Williams Lake Timberwolves picked up their first win of the provincials, downing northern rivals Fort St. John Flyers 3-1. Both teams finished at 1-2.
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