Finlay, Rockets Pick Up Bronze

Telus Cup / Hockey Canada Images

Telus Cup / Hockey Canada Images

Vees recruit Liam Finlay and the Okanagan Rockets left Moose Jaw with a bronze medal in their pocket. The Rockets wrapped-up their Telus Cup experience with a 3-2 overtime win over Toronto in the Bronze Medal game, at the 2014 Telus Cup on Sunday.

Finlay had a goal in the come-from-behind win over the Toronto Young Nationals, as the Rockets spotted the ‘Nats a 2-0 lead after one. Finlay forced overtime in the Bronze Medal game, when he scored with just under five-minutes left in the third period. A nice bounce back win for the Rockets after their 6-3 loss Saturday at the hands of the Prince Albert Mintos in Semi-Final action.

Finlay had an outstanding Telus Cup, as he led the Rockets in goals (5) and was second in team scoring with 10 points in seven games; he was pointless in just one game. Furthermore, he tied for second in tournament scoring, as he was only behind teammate Tanner Wishnowski, who had 15 points. Finlay’s play didn’t go unnoticed, as he was given the Most Sportsmanlike award at the Telus Cup banquet. He didn’t take a single minor-penalty through the round robin and only took one penalty in the entire tournament, and that was in the Bronze Medal game. Great stat from Trevor Miller, “The Voice of the Rockets,” pointing out that Finlay didn’t take a single penalty in a 10 game stretch during their playoffs leading up to the Telus Cup. Mr. Miller has a write-up on Finlay winning some Telus Cup hardware here 

For everything on the Telus Cup, make sure to visit the official website, which you can reach by clicking here 

 

 

 

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Director of Broadcasting & Media Relations for the Penticton Vees
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