With two home games last weekend, local fans played witness to back-to-back victories for the Columbia Valley Rockies.
The Rockies took to the ice Friday, December 6 against the Castlegar Rebels. While the Rebels stole the first goal, Rockies’ Greg Parker, assisted by Brennan Nelson and Khale Skinner, didn’t let the scoreboard sit unbalanced for long. Castlegar earned another goal a few minutes later, but the Rockies’ Gavin Fleck (assisted by Jonathan Milligan and Loclyn Kabatoff) answered back with only 1:49 left on the clock, ending an exciting first period.
Both teams were matched up tight in the second period with no goals scored. But in the third, the Rockies took the Rebels to the rails, dropping a whopping four more goals past the opposing team, while Castlegar netted one more, ending the game 6-3 for the Rockies.
Saturday, December 7 the Nelson Leafs brought their best but the Rockies reigned with a 4-3 win. The first and second period were Tristan Lambert’s for the taking, tossing two in the net for the Rockies in the first two periods. The third period saw the Leafs try to catch up with a goal in less than a minute into the third, then another at just under 6 minutes left on the clock. Rockies’ Gavin Fleck wasn’t about to let the Leafs get the lead, scoring a minute later with assists from Jonathan Milligan and Tristan Lambert. The Leafs tied up the scoreboard, ending the third 3-all. Brennan Nelson wouldn’t let the hometown fans down that night, nabbing the Rockies a win in overtime with a goal assisted by Tristan Lambert and Alex Novakowski.
Come cheer on the Rockies this Friday, December 13 at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena as they take on the KIJHL leaders, the Kimberley Dynamiters, sitting at 47 points so far this season. The Rockies are holding their own with 26 points, placing them fourth in the Eddie Mountain Division. Saturday, December 14 the Rockies head to Nelson to face the Leafs again.
And if you’re looking for stocking stuffers or last minute-gifts, Rockies tickets are always a good idea!