By Amanda Nason
The Columbia Valley Rockies won 4-3 against the Fernie Ghostriders, with 175 fans cheering in the stands at their home game Tuesday, December 5th.
First goal of the night was scored by Rockies #21 Tyler Bordt assisted by #17 Dace Prymak and #4 Kale Hawryluk on a power play after the Fernie Ghostriders #10 Ryan Partaker received a penalty at 15:22 for game misconduct (10 minutes), and 2 minutes for checking from behind. The Ghostriders came back with a goal scored by #18 Ty Abbott assisted by # 15 Jace Woodley and #4 Derek Green, tying the game at the end of the first period.
In the second period, the Rockies broke the tie when player #14 Jaret Bordt scored, assisted by #21 Tyler Bordt and #19 Seth Summers.
The Ghostriders brought it back when #6 Kyle Haugo scored, assisted by #25 Cory Caldwell and #22 Jordon Kromm. The Ghostriders got their third goal on a power play while Rockies player #10 Cooper Krause served a 2 minute penalty for slashing.
In the third period, the Columbia Valley Rockies scored another two goals by #12 Mike Dyck, assisted by #10 Cooper Krause and #20 Frazer McMann, again tying the game, with only 5:42 left on the clock. #23 Hunter Beckett scored the winning goal assisted by #10 Cooper Krauss and #15 Brandt Black with 2:12 left in the game.
Friday, December 8th, the Rockies won 5-0 against the Golden Rockets in Golden. This was a great comeback for goalie #33 Parker Waseylenko who was in net for the first time since being injured with a concussion back on November 18th, also in a game against the Golden Rockets.
Head coach Wade Dubielewicz said of Friday’s game, “The players had a solid game.”
Saturday, December 9th, the Rockies had the night off the ice but volunteered at the Atom’s tournament selling 50/50 tickets.
Looking ahead to the upcoming weekend, the Columbia Valley Rockies play back to back games with the Kimberley Dynamiters. Friday, December 15th the Rockies travel to Kimberley, then play on home ice Saturday, December 16th. Puck drops at 7:30 p.m. at the Eddie Mountain Arena.
“It’s exciting and challenging. Our focus this week in practice will be to put together a good game plan to take on the top team of their division,” said Coach Dubielewicz.
Don’t know what you’re doing New Year’s Eve? The Columbia Valley Rockies have a home game that night. Puck drops at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 31st. Game tickets make great stocking stuffers for the hockey fans in your home.