Rockets Blast To Second Tournament Win
The Rockets outscored their opponents 48-6 in the tournament, including a 10-1 win over the Bluewater Stars in the final.
To open the tournament, Chatham-Kent crushed the Midland Northstars 13-0 to send a message to the rest of the field, with James Larsh picking up the shutout in net.
Aiden Wheeler, Declan Waddick, Colton Graham, Harrison Oickle, and Brayden Degelas all had two goal games in the opening victory, while Rorey Elson, Cam Wellington, and Brenden McKay also scored for the Rockets. Braden Twigg had three helpers, and Andrew Goulet had two.
The second game was also lopsided in favour of the Chatham-Kent Rockets, as they beat the Bluewater Stars 10-2. Degelas scored a hat trick, and added a pair of assists to lead the way for the Rockets. Declan Waddick and Rorey Elson had two goal games, while Oickle, Goulet, and Wheeler also scored. Cam Wellington, Sam Warriner, Logan Houle, Graham and Twigg also found the scoresheet with assists, while Jacob Vancoillie took the win in net.
James Larsh picked up his second shutout of the tournament in the Rockets’ third round robin win, a 11-0 tromping over Troy. Brayden Degelas scored five goals for the Rockets, while Colton Graham scored two, and Wheeler, Twigg, Houle, and Waddick had singles.
Facing their toughest competition, the Bluewater Sharks, in the semi-final, the Rockets fought to a 5-3 win to secure their spot in the final. Brayden Degelas again paced the Rockets, scoring twice, while Waddick, Graham, and Elson also scored for Chatham-Kent.
In the championship game, Chatham-Kent handed the Bluewater Stars a 10-1 defeat to capture the tournament title. Degelas scored four goals, while Graham scored twice, and Houle, Elson, Waddick, and Oickle also found the back of the net. Brenden McKay, Maclean Norris, Wellington, Waddick, Oickle, Elson, Houle, Twigg, and Wheeler had assists in the final.