Golden Rockets continue to struggle early in season

Rockets still struggling early in the season after a loss to Fernie.

After a disappointing opening weekend that saw two losses to the Columbia Valley Rockies, the Golden Rockets were hoping to turn things around on the road in Fernie against the Ghostriders.

They were unsuccessful, and fell 8-2 against Fernie.

The teams traded power play goals in the first period, Braeden Monk striking first for Fernie after Golden’s Felix Larouche took a penalty for boarding.

Rockets Captain Brett DeFrias answered back with the man advantage less than four minutes later.

An early short-handed goal from the Ghostriders in the middle frame set the tone for the rest of the game. The Ghostriders would tally three more in the second, and another three in the third.

Golden’s only other goal of the night came in the third period from Felix Larouche, short-handed.

The Rocket’s did pick up their first fight of the season. Forward Connor Beauchemin squared off against Fernie’s Brendan Burge nine minutes into the third period.

In the end, Golden gave up nine power plays, and were outshot by Fernie 48-22.

The Rockets are returning home for two games this weekend, first against the Kimberley Dynamiters on Friday Sept. 28, and then against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Saturday Sept. 19.

The team will also be playing in the Golden Rockets Alumni Game on Sunday Sept. 30. See page 23 for details.

 

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