The Golden Rockets scored 12 times to take a 2-0 series lead against the Kimberley Dynamiters in their first round match up of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.
Things did not start out great for the Rockets when a Rockets defenseman accidentally put the puck past his own goalie with 22 seconds gone in the first period.
Midway through the first period the Rockets top line stepped up with two goals in seconds from Connor Beauchemin.
Before the end of the first the Rockets scored two more goals from Brett DeFrais and Bobby Kashuba.
Beauchemin started the scoring in the second period securing his first hat trick of the playoffs. But the Rockets night of scoring was just beginning. The Rockets would get goals from Jacob Bergeron, Carter Cochrane and Keith Wake before the end of the second period to hold an 8-2 lead going into the last period.
After giving up four power play goals in the first two periods, the Dynamiters continued to get themselves into penalty trouble in the third and the Rockets continued to take advantage of their opportunities.
Wake, Braeden Allkins and Blake Roney all scored power play goals in the third period. Even when the Dynamiters got on their own power play things did not end well as Rockets forward Felix Larouche netted a shorthanded goal midway through the period.
In total the Dynamiters ended up with 90 minutes in penalties on the night and the Rockets went 7 for 16 on their power play chances.
Wake led on the score sheet with a five point night followed up by Beauchemin, Cochrane and Kashuba who each had four points.
After the game Rockets head coach Ty Davidson explained why he was not too surprised on the games outcome.
“I don’t know if I would have predicted quite to this extent but I did say last night that if we played our A game they would have all they could handle and more. They did have that tonight,” he said. “I thought we played unbelievable tonight.”
Davidson was hoping the momentum cause by the game would carry over for the rest of the series.
“Momentum is an incredible thing not only on the positive side but on the negative side of things. They can’t be thinking too many good thoughts. They are down 2-0 and we just beat them 12-2. I think we owned them all night long. Their two goal we put in ourselves and whenever we did get in a scrap James Leonard (the Rockets goalie) was incredible again.”