For the second night in a row the Golden Rockets sent their home fans home with a win. After defeating the Kimberley Dynamiters on Sept. 28 the Rockets took on the Columbia Valley Rockies and put together an impressive 2-0 victory.
After a scoreless first period where the Rockets were out shot 15-9, Rockets forward Carson George netted an unassisted goal to give the Golden team the lead.
The Rockies got themselves into penalty trouble multiple times in the second. Jordan Stimpson and Brendan Sage picked up 14 minutes in penalties in the period while Josh Haley received a game misconduct and a 2 minute minor before the period ended.
On the ensuing power play from the Haley penalty, Rockets captain Brett DeFrais scored with only 13 seconds left in the period.
The Rockets slowed the game down in the third period and never let the Rockies get close to a comeback.
In the end, new Rockets goalie Danny Todosychuk earned the teams first shutout of the season stopping all 23 shots taken by the Rockies.
After the game Rockets head coach Ty Davidson said he was pleased with the way the team performed on the weekend.
“We just came to play. We competed a lot harder to put it simply. Obviously having Danny Todosychuk here in net brought in a lot of confidence for our guys. They know where he is coming from so it was a big lift for our guys as well,” Davidson said.
He added the way the Rockets played in the third period was something he was very happy with.
“If you look at our end, there is not a lot of scratches on our ice. We played the whole period in their end which is what you want to when you are defending a lead. Hats go off to all the boys this weekend.”