The Columbia Valley Rockies won 6-4 against the Fernie Ghostriders at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Sunday, October 25th.
“We came out of the cage firing and played a really good two periods, had a pretty solid third,” said Wade Dubielewicz, Columbia Valley Rockies coach, “but they’re (Fernie) a good team so they’re going to push back and they’re going to have opportunities.”
During the first period, Rockies player Harrison Davies scored a goal with an assist from Luke Bellerose with 10:45 left.
The Fernie Ghostriders tied the game 1-1 with a goal at 8:21.
Rockies players Michael Cardinal and Nigel Swab pushed the team back into the lead with less than four minutes remaining in the first period. Rockies players Kellen Marchand scored with an assist from Quinn Sobus and Mr. Swab.
During the second, Rockies players Luke Bellerose scored with an assist from Davin Burton. Then, Rockies players Donoven Quintin, with an assist from Micheal Cardinal and Kellen Marchand, scored again before the end of the second.
During the third, Rockies player Cardinal scored a goal without an assist.
“I’m ecstatic,” said Mr. Dubielewicz. “We worked so hard without any results (at first), and now we’re starting to see results, which is nice to see.”
“We won all three games on the weekend and picked up six points, which is pretty huge for a young group,” he concluded.
Rockies freeze out Rockets
The Columbia Valley Rockies won 5-1 against the Golden Rockets at the Golden Arena on Saturday, October 24th.
“We played a pretty solid 60 minutes,” said Dubielewicz.
The Rockies did most of their scoring in the second period, including a goal from Kellen Marchand with assists from Ty Duncan and Nolan Menard. Mr. Marchand scored his second goal with assists from Ryan St. Jean and Kobe Eagletail. During the third period, Damon Raven scored with assists from Quinn Sobus and Kolten
Cats crumble to Rockies
The Columbia Valley Rockies won 3-0 against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats at the Eddie Mountain Memorial on Friday, October 23rd.
“We were more disciplined (at this game and in getting the penalties down), for sure,” said Dubielewicz after the game. “We made a few adjustments from our last game, protected the middle of the ice a little better than Tuesday when we were in Creston, and it made a big difference.”
The Columbia Valley Rockies scored two goals in the second period, both by Kellen Marchand.
“I thought Kellen Marchand was incredible,” said Mr. Dubielewicz. “He played like a man.”
During the third period, Rockies player Damon Raven scored the third and final goal to win the game with assists from Quinn Sobus and Kolten Nelson.
“We’re extremely excited about it,” said Mr. Dubielewicz. “These kids have been working so hard and for them to finally be rewarded, it means a lot. It means a lot for their confidence.”