‘Tips play tough

Nanaimo's North Island Silvertips travelled to Kelowna and lost 6-2 and 3-2 to the first-placed Okanagan Rockets.

North Island Silvertips player Dylan Coghlan

North Island Silvertips player Dylan Coghlan

The North Island Silvertips challenged the league’s best, but couldn’t quite win.

Nanaimo’s B.C. Major Midget League hockey team travelled to Kelowna and lost 6-2 and 3-2 to the first-placed Okanagan Rockets.

Joe Gage and Clayton Peace scored for the ’Tips in the first game and Peace and Hunter Findlater scored in the rematch.

The Silvertips (5-6-1) have a bye before their next game Nov. 10 at the Nanaimo Ice Centre.