Rockets centre Cole Mckechney streaks toward Grizzlies netminder Jaxon Nohr during a first period penalty shot Wednesday night. Mckechney's attempt was denied

Rockets pound hibernating Grizzlies 7-2

It took a little longer than expected, but 40 games into their season the Golden Rockets finally have their first three game winning streak.

It took a little longer than expected, but 40 games into their season the Golden Rockets finally have their first three game winning streak after a 7-2 pounding of the free-falling Revelstoke Grizzlies Wednesday night at the Plywood Palace. With the loss, the Grizzlies have now lost their 16th straight game.

The game got off to a flying start for the Rockets with David Larouche putting them in front just 1:43 into the first period. Revelstoke responded on the power play but Nick McCabe restored the one goal lead when he fired one past Grizzlies netminder Jaxon Nohr from the right hashmarks at the game’s 11 minute mark. Kent Hendrickson tied things up again for the visitors on a controversial goal that looked like it may have been kicked in. Late in the period Cole Mckechney was hauled down on a breakaway and awarded a penalty shot. Nohr was up the task, however, as he denied Mckechney’s attempt without too much difficulty.

Less than five minutes into the second period the Rockets’ top line had a shift to remember that would put the game away early. The scoring spree started when Braeden Allkins skated down the left wing and sniped a wrist shot past Nohr that sent the goalie’s water bottle flying from its perch on top of the net. Later that shift, after the Grizzlies failed to clear their own zone, Mckechney found Allkins alone in front of the net and the Rockets forward tapped in his second goal in 15 seconds for a 4-2 advantage. Rockets head coach Ty Davidson left his top line on the ice for the ensuing faceoff and the trio rewarded that decision with their third goal of the shift when Mckechney beat Nohr for his 13th of the year. It was the Rockets’ third goal in 32 seconds, a span that seemed to put the game out of reach in the blink of an eye.

Jacob Macpherson was the only member of the Rockets’ top line that didn’t score in that flurry of action, but he made up for that four minutes later when Mckechney found him for a one-timer that gave the Rockets a 6-2 lead and chased Nohr from the Grizzlies’ net.

Golden continued to pressure the Grizzlies for the rest of the second and most of the third period, but backup Matthew Mitchell made some nice stops to limit the damage. Ian Resrosier got the Rockets’ final goal late in the third to cap the scoring in the 7-2 victory.

It was a quiet night for Brian Parsons, as the Rockets’ netmidner faced just 15 shots all night.

The Rockets will finish off their six-game homestand with a contest against the Kimberley Dynamiters on Friday night. After that the club will hit the road for a pivotol matchup with the Columbia Valley Rockies, who now sit just 2 points clear of their Highway 95 rivals for the fourth and final playoff spot in the Eddie Mountain Division.

 

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