Submitted by Columbia Valley Rockies

The Columbia Valley Rockies went on the road and brought home four points and now sit in first place in the Eddie Mountain Division. 

Rockies take Castlegar 5-1

The Rockies entered the weekend with a Friday night tilt on November 18 in Castlegar. Jake Measel put the Rockies up by one early in the first and they never looked back. Jordan Normand added to his two point night with the second goal of the game, after assisting on the first goal of the game. Newly-acquired goaltender, Nate Glenn, had a strong first showing, stopping 30 of 31 shots and earning his first win as a Rockie.

Kaelen Shelton netted the Rockies’ third goal with helpers recognized as Kyran Gromnisky and Bret Gerrits. Keenan Ingram added to his three point night with the fourth Rockies goal, assisted by Shelton and Gromnisky. Closing out the scoring was Anthony Domina on a great feed from Kayde Kinaschuk. It was a great team effort after a long bus ride to Castlegar.

Rockies roll over the Bruins 7-0

On November 19, head coach and general manager (GM), Emery Olauson, returned to the Grand Forks arena to face the Border Bruin team he once coached. The Rockies were focused on playing a strong team and wanted to reward their coach with a big win.

The first period was, as the announcer in Grand Forks said, the Keenan Ingram show. Ingram scored a hat trick of three goals in just over ten minutes to leave the home town team reeling. He was not done however as he scored his fourth and the final goal of the game to close out the third period.  Domina netted two and  Shelton also buried a sweet blocker side snap shot. 

Reed Sparrow had three assists on the night, Normand also had three. Kinaschuk and Measel added to their season total with two assists with Lucas de la Salle, Gerrits, Harrison Aldridge, and Riley Cormier also providing helpers to the goal scorers. The goaltender, Glenn secures his first shutout as a Rockie!

It was a triumphant return for the coach, Olauson as his team left Grand Forks in first place of the Eddie Mountain Division with 30 points in 20 games and in second place overall in the league behind by just one point.

The Rockies’ next game is at home Saturday, Nov. 26 against the same Grand forks Border Bruins who will have revenge on their minds. Come on out and support your Columbia Valley Rockies! See you Saturday!