It was a forgettable Saturday night for the Golden Rockets, as the club was scored on early and often on route to an 8-0 defeat to the Nelson Leafs.
Mitchell Privett got the start for Golden, but the Californian managed to stop just 24 of the 32 shots he faced in the loss. On the other side, Adam Maida was a perfect 20 for 20 to earn the win for the Leafs.
After a scoreless opening half of the first, the Leafs got on the board with just under nine minutes remaining in the period when ex-Rocket Jay Sidhu found the back of the net for his fourth goal of the season. Sidhu had a short stint with Golden last year, appearing in just 14 games.
Not long after, the game got out of hand.
With just under a minute remaining, Leafs forward Dylan Williamson scored a pair of goals 16 seconds apart to put the Rockets in a big hole heading into the locker room.
It snowballed from there, as the Leafs would add three more within the first five minutes of the second. Altogether, Nelson scored five goals in just six minutes of game time, giving Golden little in the way of hope of a comeback.
Two more goals from Williamson completed a four goal night for the promising rookie.
The Rockets won’t have any time to lick their wounds, as they’ll be right back on the ice this afternoon for a road date against the Castegar Rebels.