Rockies player Will Reynish fights to stay in control of the puck in the Columbia Valley’s season opener against the Kimberley Dynamiters on September 11th at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena.

KIJHL: Season opener disappoints Rockies fans

Rockies suffered a disappointing 6-0 loss against the Kimberley Dyanmiters at the season opener

The Columbia Valley Rockies suffered a disappointing 6-0 loss against the Kimberley Dyanmiters at the season opener late last week.

The Junior B team’s setback at home devastated a full house of local fans at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Friday, September 11th.

“I was disappointed with the outcome,” said Wade Dubielewicz, Rockies head coach. “But we have to understand who we were playing with. We were playing with defending champs with some returning players and a really good, quality coach; and they just seemed to be playing more as a team.”

The Rockies started off with a firm grip on the game until the Dynamiters took a 4-0 lead in the first period.

The Dynamiters added two more in the second to run their lead to 6-0 and never looked back — a performance that ultimately cost the Rockies the game.

“It’s an emotional game,” Mr. Dubielewicz replied when asked what the biggest challenges his Junior B team faced during the game. “But they need to learn how to flip the switch and get all this negative out, then come back with a fresh mindset.”

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