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Rockies thankful for wins over weekend

Thanksgiving weekend nets Rockies more points from weekend wins

Submitted by Columbia Valley Rockies

The Columbia Valley Rockies dominated the Thanksgiving weekend and won two more games.

The Rockies displayed a speedy and aggressive effort during their Friday, October 5th home game against the Sicamous Eagles. The game was opened with a goal by Zachary Giacobbo at the 14 minute mark with help from Jesse Carr and Chase Hawkins. The Rockies carried the game to the Eagles with much of the play in the opposition end.

In the second period, although the Rockies were again taking the play to the Sicamous team, the Eagles were able to take a 2 to 1 lead midway through the period. The Rockies took advantage of a late power play with Gavin Fleck from Kale Hawryluk with four minutes left in the period to end the second all tied up at 2.

It was obvious as the third period began that the Rockies were determined to impose their will on the visitors both physically and with their unmatched speed. Logan MacDonald opened the floodgates for the Rockies with an unassisted goal at the 12.26 mark. Three minutes later Dace Prymak on a powerplay from Dylan Fontaine and Gavin Fleck provided the Rockies a 4 to 2 lead. The visitors were able to take advantage of a broken play and notch another but that would be all. The Rockies demoralized the visitors with a goal from Evan Woods helped by Zachary Giacobbo. The door was slammed shut with 55 seconds left as Kale Hawryluk buried one with help from Fraser McMann. Rockies took it 6-3!

Saturday, October 6th brought the Kamloops Storm to town and the only storm brewing was from the Rockies as they continued their winning ways. Logan Macdonald opened the scoring two minutes into the game with help from Dylan Fontaine and the Rockies never looked back. Fraser McMann with help from Ryann Skytt and Greg Parker let the home team take a 2-0 score into the first intermission.

The Rockies took the play to the Storm in the second and were comfortable with dumping the puck out of their zone as much as possible. Constant pressure allowed the Rockies to notch another goal from Connor Davison assisted by Ryan Skytt and Zachary Giacobbo. The home team took a comfortable 3-0 lead into the dressing room at the end of the second.

As the Rockies came out in the third it was apparent to all that their speed and puck movement simply outmatched Kamloops this night. With the visiting team becoming very frustrated the Rockies kept the pressure on. Thirteen seconds into the third period Connor Davison buried his second goal of the night with help from Ryan Skytt. Five minutes later Erik Lloyd with help from Jesse Carr and Cooper Krauss gave the home team and the crowd a 5-0 lead. Gavin Fleck with help from Dace Prymak and Logan MacDonald closed out the scoring as the Rockies put another ‘W’ on the board taking a 6-0 win at home on this Thanksgiving weekend.

The Rockies look forward to hosting The 100 Mile House Wranglers and the Beaver Valley Nite Hawks this coming up October 12th and 13th weekend. The Rockies are looking for a great crowd to come out and plan on providing exciting and entertaining hockey.

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