The Golden Rockets faced off against the Creston Valley Thundercats on the road on December 7, and took on the Fernie Ghostriders on home ice on December 8.
With Justin Baker defending the Rockets net against the Thundercats, the game was fast-paced, with many shots on goal for both teams throughout the game.
In the first period, Bryce Trimmer scored the first goal with an assist from Briar Whyte. Soon after, Jayden Hendricks scored from Terrell Vekved and Jack Fairfield, bringing the score up 2-0 for the rockets and ending the first period.
The Rockets had twice as many shots on goal going into the second period, and the Thundercats were able to get two goals in back to back before the Rockets scored again. Dominic Turner got the third goal in for the Rockets, unassisted.
Then, Hendricks scored the fourth goal from Jack Fairfield, and Shawn Grobowsky scored from Jaden Callan and Colton Hutchinson to end the second period in a 5-2 score for the Rockets.
The Thundercats were able to keep the Rockets out of their net for the third period, but they weren’t able to score any on the Golden Rockets, ending the game in a 5-2 score for the Rockets.
The next night, the Rockets got to play on home ice against the Fernie Ghostriders.
The Ghostriders were able to score the only goal in the first period against the Rockets. In the second period, the Ghostriders were able to get two more goals in, shutting out the Rockets on their home turf in the second.
Riley Egan scored the first goal of the game for the Rockets from Turner and Ryan Taylor, but the Ghostriders retaliated once again.
But, the Rockets pushed back with another goal by Hutchinson from Grobowsky and Jacob Dewar.
After pulling the goalie near the end of the third period, the Ghostriders scored a final goal on the Rockets, sealing their fate as winners of the game with a 5-2 score.
The Golden Rockets are currently tied in wins and losses this season, putting them behind Kimberley, Columbia Valley, and Fernie in the standings.
The next home game at the Golden Arena is on December 14 at 7:30 p.m. against the Kimberley Dynamiters.
This game is the perfect time to wear your ugly Christmas sweater, and there will be a teddy bear toss at the game.
All of the stuffed animals will be donated to children after they are thrown onto the ice during the game.
During the first intermission, Sierra Gelette from the Golden Figure Skating Club will perform.
On December 15, the Rockets face off against the Fernie Ghostriders on home ice once again.
The Golden Rockets and the Golden Minor Hockey Association will host a cash draw, and announce the winners for big cash prizes.
Tickets will still be available at the game. Fans will also have the chance to win one of six Christmas turkeys with the buck-a-puck toss.
After December 15, the Rockets are on the road for a couple more games, and will return home after Christmas. To find out more about the Rockets’ schedule, visit their website at www.goldenrockets.com.
At every game in December, the Golden Food Bank will be collecting non perishable food items.