From left: Jared Frasca

Golden youth contributing to Invermere squad

The Rockies Midget A team is in the middle of a fantastic season and a few Goldenites have had a hand in their success.

The Windermere Valley Rockies Midget A team is in the middle of a fantastic season and a few Goldenites have played significant roles in their collective success.

“The Golden boys have been a big part of the team. If they weren’t able to contribute, if we didn’t have them, it would be a different story for sure,” said assistant coach Dwight Lee.

Trey Beckett, Jared Frasca, Spencer Spiry and Isaiah Fedow have each contributed to the team’s sparkling 16-3-4 record (as of last Saturday).

Spiry and Frasca, both wingers, have provided the Rockies with solid depth up front. Frasca has particularly shone as a tenacious penalty killer.

On defence, Fedow has contributed at both ends of the ice, playing on both special teams units.

“He’s been a big addition for our defence. He kind of does everything,” Lee said. “He’s not a super flashy kind of player, but just a rock solid, big, strong d-man…He’s got a couple of game-winning goals with his shot.”

Beckett, an assistant captain who is in his final year of midget hockey, has played a key offensive role for the Rockies this year as one of the team’s leading scorers.

“I’m very hard working and I guess it matches (the rest of the team) because they all give it their all,” Beckett said.

The boys carpool down to Invermere twice a week for practices. While the trip might seem like an annoyance, Beckett says that he is pleased every time he gets the chance to head south.

“The best part of my (week) is going down to Invermere every Tuesday and Thursday…you get to hang out with your friends, go on a little road trip, and see all the boys who you only get to see twice a week,” Beckett said.

It takes a lot of dedication from all of those involved, Lee says.

“It’s a big commitment from the parents and the kids, too and the reasoning behind it is strictly for the love of the game. The parents and the kids are really passionate about the game and they make the extra effort,” Lee said.

Beckett and Fedow have each appeared in three games for the Golden Rockets as affiliated players. Beckett’s goal for next season is to make the jump and become a full-time player.

The team has already qualified for the provincials in Port Alberni. That tournament will take place in March, and Lee believes the team has a chance to win the whole thing. Recently, the tier four Rockies handily beat a team out of Kelowna, one of the highest ranked tier three squads.

“It just sort of shows what we’re capable of,” he said.

If Invermere is to win the provincial title, it’ll surely be with help from some of Golden’s rising young stars.

 

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