By Amanda Nason
The last three games have seen the Columbia Valley Rockies on home ice and away, with another two wins and a loss to add to the tally. Tuesday, November 28th, the Rockies went to Creston to play the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. The Rockies took that game, winning 4-1.
That was followed with a home game last Friday, December 1st at the Eddie Mountain Arena against the Grand Forks Border Bruins.
Period 1 ended with a slow start for both teams with the score 0-0 with 7 shots on net for the Rockies and 5 for the Border Bruins.
Period 2 got started when the Border Bruins came out and scored 2 goals within minutes. First goal was by #10 Trey Mason assisted by #5 Rylan Smaha- Muir and #7 Logan Hascarl. Within a minute #10 Trey Mason scored the second goal of the game assisted by #8 Briar Whyle and #19 Zane Avery. The Border Bruins dominated period 2.
In between period 2 and 3 while the ice was being cleared, a fan was heard making a statement, “The Columbia Valley Rockies have the skill to come back and win this game.”
The fan was right! The Columbia Valley Rockies came out in period 3 to win! The first goal of the period was made 4 minutes on the ice by #12 Mike Dyck, assisted by #21 Tyler Bordt and #20 Fraser McMann.
At 13:51 The Rockies tie the game scored by #11 Chase Hawkins assisted by #18 Ty Stewart and #22 Ryan Skytt. The game was beginning to be intense for both teams fighting for the winning goal. With less than 5 minutes left on the clock, Columbia Valley Rockies #23 Hunter Beckett scores for the win, assisted by #7 Brennan Nelson and #15 Brandt Black.
On Saturday December 2nd, the Columbia Valley Rockies took a road trip to face off against the Kimberley Dynamiters.
Period 1 started off with the Dynamiters making the first goal made by number #14 Cam Russell assisted by #20 Brandt Bertoia and #27 Bryce McDonald. The Columbia Valley Rockies came back with their first goal of the night, scored by #15 Brandt Black assisted by #4 Kale Hawryluk and #07 Brennan Nelson to tie up period 1.
Period 2 the Dynamiters took over the lead by player #27 Bryce McDonald assisted by #12 James Rota and #20 Brandt Bertoia. Bryce McDonald scored for the Dynamiters again, assisted by #20 Brandt Bertoia and #21 Derain Bamber.
The Rockies fought to get their second goal of the game at 4:45 scored by #21 Tyler Bordt assisted by #4 Kale Hawryluk and #18 Ty Stewart, to make the game 3-2 for Kimberley at the end of the second.
Period 3 Kimberley Dynamiters kept the lead with a goal by #11 Chase Gedny assisted by #18 James Farmer and #28 Nicholas Graham. The last goal of the night was also scored by Kimberley Dynamiters scored by #22 Matt Davis assisted by #10 Brock Palmer, to make the final score 5-2 for the Kimberley Dynamiters.