The Columbia Valley Rockies won 4-2 against the Fernie Ghostriders at the Fernie Memorial Arena on Friday, November 13th.
“We did well,” said Rockies head coach Wade Dubielewicz. “We won in Fernie and that’s not a very easy place to go in and play because it’s a small rink with good fans. We were pretty composed.”
Fernie Ghostriders players Evan Reid and Tayler Sincennes scored the first goal of the game with 14:00 left on the clock when the Rockies followed suit.
Rockies players Colton Sandboe scored the team’s first goal during a power play with assists from Donoven Quinten and Micheal Cardinal.
“It was a 1-1 game going into the third and we pretty much took over the third period, played the way we had to,” said Dubielewicz.
There was no scoring in the second, but the Rockies gained in the third with three goals made by Zachary Ross, Harrison Davies and Evan Traverse.
The Ghostriders were able to add another goal to the scoreboard, but ultimately could not make a comeback.
Rockies lose home game
The Rockies got off to a slow start on home ice last weekend against the Chase Heat at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Saturday, November 14th, and lost 4-1.
“I think (this loss) was a combination of a few things,” said Rockies coach Wade Dubielewicz. “We’ve been on a pretty good run and we were bound to not have a good one, but at the end of the day, we weren’t ready to play and they just physically didn’t give us much of an opportunity to get back in the game.”
The Chase Heat scored two goals during the first period.
When there was less than three minutes left on the clock, Rockies athlete Micheal Cardinal scored the Junior B team’s first goal with an assist from Davin Burton.
The Chase Heat then scored a goal during a power play in the second and scored their winning goal with less than five minutes left in the third.
When asked if there was a lesson his team learned from the loss, Dubielewicz replied, “I sure hope so — I really do.”
Dynamiters beat Rockies
The Kimberley Dynamiters edged out the Columbia Valley Rockies 6-5 at the Canal Flats Arena on Sunday, November 15th.
“We came out and had a great start,” said Dubielewicz. “We were able to get a lead, but couldn’t seem to hold onto it. Kimberley is a team that you have to play 60 minutes to beat and we didn’t quite do that.”
Dynamiters athlete Keenan Haase scored the first goal of the game with assists from Eric Buckley and Sawyer Hunt.
But the Rockies came back quickly, scoring a total of three goals before the end of the first thanks to Donoven Quintin, Nolan Menard and Nigel Swab.
However, the Dynamiters gained three additional goals during the second.
The Rockies nearly tied the game 4-4 during the third period when Ryan St. Jean scored a goal with assists from Quintin and Micheal Cardinal, but then the Dynamiters scored another goal, followed by yet another goal by the Rockies.
Kimberley got the winning goal in the third with 0:01 seconds left on the clock.
The next Rockies home game will be at the Eddie against the Golden Rockets at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 20th.