Golden Rockets take bite out of Bruins

A tough ride home from Creston could not slow the Golden Rockets down when the played Grand Forks at home.



Things may have started out slow for the Golden Rockets when the played at home against the Grand Forks Border Bruins but when the final horn sounded the Rockets pulled away for a 5-2 victory.

After playing in Creston the night before the Rockets seemed to be suffering from the long bus ride home in a first period that saw the team have many give aways and missed chances to score.

But even with the missed opportunities the Rockets got out of the first period with a 1-0 lead after Jacob Bergeron scored.

The lead was short lived after the Rockets got into penalty trouble in the second. The Bruins tied things up on a power play goal three minutes into the period. The Rockets then took back the lead when Carter Cochrane scored a few minutes later. The back and forth period continued as the Bruins scored with a little over a minute left in the period but the tie would not hold up as less that 50 seconds later Braeden Allkins scored to give the Rockets a 3-2 lead going into the third.

The Rockets finally seemed to get their game rolling in the third period when Bergeron netted his second goal of the evening. With a little under nine minutes left Brandon Shirley put the game out of reach with a short handed marker.

Head Coach of the Rockets, Ty Davidson, said the road trip the night before had a physical and mental effect on the players.

“We played in Creston last night and it is four and a half hours away. That is a tough test. Coming back home and I know our guys didn’t get to bed until 3 a.m.,” he said. “The work ethic was there but I think we were mentally asleep a little bit.”

Davidson also talked about James Price, the latest player the Rockets have picked up.

“We got him from Columbia Valley. I basically picked him up as a free agent…He is a good player. he has got some skills. He has really good vision and I really liked what I saw tonight. he had two points tonight and created two goals for us. I am excited about having him in the fold.”

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