After a disappointing loss to Fernie the night before, the Columbia Valley Rockies went on to win 5-2 against the Nelson Leafs at the Nelson Community Complex in the West Kootenays the next night, on Saturday, December 5th.
Ryan St. Jean scored the Rockies’ first goal of the night at the away game in Nelson with assists from Luke Bellerose and Donoven Quintin.
But most of the scoring was done during the second period, starting with Rockies players Doan Smith and Nick Hoobanoff making the first move. Afterward, their teammate Colton Sandboe scored the Rockies’ third goal of the evening with an assist from Nolan Menard and Ty Duncan.
However, Nelson Leafs athlete Kolten Nelson went deep during a power play and scored a goal with assists from Kyle Chernekoff and Jordan Davie.
Kellen Marchand was unassisted when he scored the final goal of the second period for the Rockies.
Nelson Leafs Brendan Smith scored his team’s second and final goal with less than three minutes left in the third period.
The Rockies’ final goal of the game came from player Luke Bellerose with an assist from Zachary Ross.
The next home game will be against the Grand Forks Border Bruins at the Eddie in Invermere on Saturday, December 12th.