The Golden Rockets will face off against the Fernie Ghostriders at the Golden Arena on March 8 and 9. Games start at 7:30 p.m.

End of season awards presented to Golden Rockets players

The Golden Rockets team that made it to the third round of the playoffs this year gathered for their end of year banquet.

The Golden Rockets came together one last time for the team’s annual awards banquet after the most successful season in the team’s history.

“This is the tightest knit group of kids we have had in Golden. The guys look after each other and have been great supporters of each other, and that has been a great part of our success this year,” said team president Curt Thorne. ”This Rockets team was the best team we had in 21 years.”

Thorne also took time to thank the volunteers, billet families, parents of the players,  clowns, the media team and the players and coaches who helped this year.

Rockets head coach Ty Davidson, who has been involved with hockey for 33 years as both a player and coach, explained what the season meant for him.

“I have been on a hockey team since I was five and this has been my favourite team I have ever been a part of. This group of individuals were fabulous and I could not wait to get to the arena everyday.”

This year awards went to the following players:


Top Athletic Academic Award

Felix Larouche


Most Improved Player

Braeden Allkins


Rookie of the year

Carter Cochrane (who was not in attendance because he is currently in Chilliwack as a AP player in Junior A).


Most Inspirational and the Fan Favourite

Keith Wake


Off Ice Contribution

Brett Hanna


Most Sportsmanlike Player

Shane Rutherford


Top Scorer

Connor Beauchemin


Top Defensemen

Brett Defrias


MVP Season/ MVP Playoffs

James Leonard


Broadcasters awards

Top three stars of the year

3rd star- Connor Beauchemin

2nd star- Jacob Bergeron

1st star – Blake Roney

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