Submitted by Cal David
The Columbia Valley Rockies hosted the Kamloops Storm on Friday, November 11 for a regular league game in the Kootenay Junior International Hockey League (KIJHL). The game started at 7:30pm and ended with a result being determined some 40 hours later on Sunday, November 13.
The was game tied 1-1 with 1:05 to go in the third period, but it had to be postponed that night due to the Eddie Memorial Arena being evacuated after an alarm sounded.
The local fire department was quick to respond and later that evening the arena was deemed safe to be occupied. However, the visiting Kamloops Storm were off to play Creston the next day. They returned to the Eddie on November 11 to complete the game.
It was decided by a shootout after the 1:05 min of regular time. The five-minute overtime could not break the tie.
It took eight skaters in a shootout until Kamloops were awarded the two points and the Rockies had to settle for the one point.
Homegrown goalie, Ryan Tamelin, who currently plays for the OK HA U17 Prep in Penticton, played for 58:55min. He saved 22 of the 23 shots faced. He could not complete the game on the 13th because he had to return to school.
The CV Rockies are on the road November 18 and 19 and will be at home to host Grand Forks at the Eddie on November 26 at 7pm.
CV Rockies currently share top spot in the Eddie Mountain Division with their rivals, Kimberley.