The Golden PeeWee Rockets continued their winning ways by sweeping all four of their opponents at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena at Invermere over the weekend.
Play commenced Friday evening for the Rockets with a 7-4 victory over Caroline, AB despite being short handed for 18 minutes of the game. Patience and perseverance prevailed and Madyson Oslund was selected as Player of the Game.
Saturday morning saw the local squad defeat league rival Invermere with a solid 8-0 performance. Matt Cable won Player of the Game with a 4 goal performance.
Saturday evening’s game saw the Rockets off to a slow start, spotting their Canmore opponents a 4-0 lead late into the second period. The Rockets finally broke the goose egg with 2 minutes left in the second frame. This seemed to spark their energy level with a 5 goal outburst in the third period with the go ahead goal scored with 10:53 left in the game. With time outs called by both clubs in the last two minutes, Golden fired the insurance marker with 8 seconds left into an empty net. Isabella Palumbo’s 46 save performance earned her the Player of the Game award.
The come from behind victory catapulted Golden into Sunday’s final versus Airdrie, AB which was every bit nerve racking for players and parents as Golden once again spotted their opponents a 2-0 lead before finally breaking out with a goal half way through the second. In the third stanza, the Rockets tied the game at the 9:52 mark. The balance of the game saw back and forth action with several scoring chances by both clubs until Golden scored the go ahead goal with 2:29 left in the game. Golden extended their lead with an empty net goal with 42 seconds left and potted yet another goal with 19 seconds left to wrap up their successful tournament and take home the first place hardware. Jonny Crawford earned Player of the Game for his solid performance on defence.
Next up for the PeeWee Rockets is a game in Fernie this Saturday followed by hosting a league game versus Whitefish this Sunday afternoon at Golden Arena Complex.