Submitted by Karen Fahrni

After a thrilling 3-2 overtime win Friday, January 20, against the Kimberley Dynamiters in a packed home rink, the Columbia Valley Rockies knocked the Dynamiters off top spot in the Eddie Mountain Division. 

The enthusiastic fans created a thrilling atmosphere that helped motivate the team. For the first time ever, the coveted 50/50 pot started at $1000, thanks to local sponsor, the Swansea Ranch. The total surpassed $2440, with one happy winner taking $1220 home along with bragging rights after their team win. 

The Rockies headed to Creston Saturday, January 21, to continue their winning ways. The game ended in a 9-2 win over the Thundercats. Keenan Ingram potted a hat trick and 2 assists, along with goals from five other teammates. 

When asked about the momentum the team is building into playoffs, coach, Emery Olauson responded, “We are working a lot on our team game and have began to hit our stride again after the break. The boys love playing in front of a packed house at home and really appreciate all the support from fans and sponsors in the Valley.”

The Rockies are on the road this coming weekend with match-ups against Beaver Valley and Nelson. The next Rockies home game is Friday, February 4th at 7 p.m.