Hewson highlights Rocket attack

Vernon's Spencer Hewson leads Okanagan Rocket offence against NorthEast Chiefs of Vancouver.

Vernon’s Spencer Hewson scored three times as the Okanagan Rockets clipped the Vancouver NorthEast Chiefs 6-5 and tied them 5-5 in B.C. Major Midget League action at the Kelowna Capital News Centre.

On Sunday, the Rockets built up a 4-1 lead after 20 minutes and pushed it to 5-1 in the second with young phenom Matthew Barzal recording his second consecutive four-point game with 1+3.

Hewson, Branden Wagner, Liam Finlay, Justin Marreck, Cory Santoro and Graham Millar completed the offence. Hewson had one helper in support of Reid Kilburn (21 saves).

Hewson (2), Wagner, Marreck and Josh Blanchard scored in the Saturday tie. Brenden Mills recorded 22 stops.

The Rockets visit Nanaimo this weekend for two games with the North Island Silvertips. Dennon Leibel of Vernon also plays for the Rockets.