Rockets lose another on the road, 6-4 to Kimberley

It was another tough evening for the Rockets, who have now dropped four straight after falling to the Dynamiters by a 6-4 count Saturday.

It was another tough evening for the Rockets, who have now dropped four straight after falling to the Dynamiters by a 6-4 count Saturday night in Kimberley.

Slow starts have plagued the club in recent weeks, but that was not the case this time. While they did surrender the opening goal, quick responses from Ian Desrosier and Zack Finlay gave Golden a 2-1 lead midway through the opening frame.

After that, it was Kimberley’s turn. A pair of goals restored the lead for the Nitros before the end of the first, and they would hold onto that 3-2 advantage through a scoreless second.

Nick Hoobanoff got the tying goal for Golden early in the third, but the celebrations were short-lived for Ty Davidson’s club. Just 51 seconds later the Nitros were back in front thanks to a goal from Sawyer Hunt, and four minutes after that they got a shorty from Tyson Klingspohn that proved to be the game winner.

Jason Richter added another for Kimberley and Tanner Watt got a very late power play goal for Golden that was far too little and far too late for the visitors.

It was a better effort for the Rockets, who allowed 32 shots against goaltender Magnus Viberg compared to 54 the night before in Fernie, but it still wasn’t enough to snap them out of their current funk.

The road ahead won’t get any easier, as they’ll be in Summerland on Friday to take on the Steam before travelling to Osoyoos on Saturday for an encounter with the Coyotes.

The Rockets were thoroughly outplayed against the Steam on Oct. 19 in a 5-2 loss and were downed 6-3 by the Coyotes in September. Both games were at home. Osoyoos is off to a particularly scorching start, as they stand alone atop the KIJHL standings with a sparkling 16-2-0-1 record through 19 games.


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