Rockies player Nolan Menard (#23) manoeuvres the pucks with two Dynamiters hot on his heels during Columbia Valley’s game against Kimberley at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Friday

Dynamiters edge out Rockies

The Rockies held the Dynamiters to a stalemate until Columbia Valley slowed halfway through the game.

The Rockies held the Dynamiters to a stalemate until Columbia Valley slowed halfway through the game.

The Kimberley Dynamiters edged out the Columbia Valley Rockies 6-2 at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Friday, November 27th.

Rockies player Doan Smith scored the first goal of the game in a power play during the first period with assists from Quinn Sobus and Nigel Swab. Within the next two minutes, Dynamiters player Sawyer Hunt scored a goal and tied the game, with assists from Tyler Van Steinburg and Mitch Traichevich.

But when Connor McKay took a penalty for the Rockies during the second for spearing, emotions began to run high for the Junior B team.

“We took a kind of dumb penalty and Kimberley is a good enough team that they could hold us to it because they’re going to make you pay for it,” said Rockies coach Wade Dubielewicz. “We couldn’t seem to gain our composure after that and the rest of the game was downhill.”

Kimberley gained three more goals during the second to boot when Dynamiters Brodie Buhler, Jordan Busch and Jared Marchi each scored a goal.

During the third period, Rockies player Nolan Menard scored the team’s second and final goal of the game before the Dynamiters gained by two more goals.

“Kimberley seems to be a bit of our Achilles heel, composure-wise,” said Dubielewicz after the game. “I think we get really fired up for the games and sometimes, when things don’t go your way and you’re that emotional, sometimes you go the other direction. We’ve done quite a bit better at the last four or five games, so we’ll just get back on the horse tomorrow (against the Nelson Leafs).”

The Rockies have yet to defeat the Dynamiters this season.

“They’re a good team and we have to start playing 60 full minutes against them,” said Mr. Dubielewicz. “If you’re going to lose composure and take a bad penalty here or there, they’re a team that will make you pay and that’s what happened tonight so it’s just too bad.”

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