After falling behind in the second period, the Golden Rockets mounted a comeback that fell short in double overtime against the Fernie Ghostriders on Feb. 15.
The teams entered the night with the Rockets sitting two points back of the Ghostriders for first place in the Eddie Mountain Division.
The Rockets struck fast less than a minute into the first period, when Jacob Bergeron scored his 24th goal of the season.
Things stayed this way until Fernie forward R.T. Rice planted himself in front of the Rockets net and knocked in a goal to tie things up.
Fernie came out strong in the second period and took advantage of their chances scoring three times on eight shots.
Going into the third period the Rockets were on the power play and got a goal from Blake Roney. Rockets captain Bret DeFrais brought the Rockets within one goal before Keith Wake scored on another power play to ties things up.
No team could grab the win in regular time as the top place contenders headed into overtime. For the first minute of the overtime period the Rockets were on a power play but this time they could not get a puck behind Fernie goalie Chris Solecki.
Nothing was settled in the first overtime so play moved into a second five minute period. After controlling much of the overtime play the Rockets lost the puck in the Fernie end which led to a two on one break for the Ghostriders.
Derek Georgopoulos ended the game with a little over a minute left in the second overtime.
After the game, Rockets head coachTy Davidson said the team needs to take advantage of their chances if they want to win.
“If you are looking at the negatives first that second period was awful. It was as awful as we have played in a period that I can remember. We came back with a valiant effort in the third period and tied the game up. We got a single point which is nice but again with the amount of opportunities we had…you have to score on those opportunities if you want to win the game and we didn’t,” he said.