Beyond the Blue Line

By Stephanie Stevens

Adversity is one of our greatest teachers, and failure is only failure when you stop trying.

Last weekend the Columbia Valley Rockies were home for two games in Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, but neither one went their way. “We were not at our best this weekend and we know it,” said associate coach Tucker Braund. “We have a young group that is learning how to be a good team.”

Friday, Dec. 1 saw the Fernie Ghostriders in town but the night ended in a 3-0 shutout for Fernie.

Sunday, Dec. 3’s afternoon game saw the Rockies on the scoreboard, but emotions were high and the tie game went to the Creston Valley Thundercats after an overtime shootout. 

“It’s good to have these moments at the middle point of the season so we know how to deal with life in the play-offs,” said Braund. “Things don’t always go your way and as a group we have to find a way to get through those things. We will have a good week of practice and be ready to go for our last four games before Christmas.”

Scoring in the Sunday game came via a power play goal in the first by Gage Sather (assist by Danny Schmirler), Ellis Mcgeough (assists from Sather and Schmirler) in the second, and Wyatt Wurtz (assist from Tysin Mulligan) in the third.