Rockets take commanding lead over Dynamiters

The Golden Rockets are one game away from the second round of the KIJHL playoffs.

The Golden Rockets took a 3-0 lead in their best-of-seven series against the Kimberley Dynamiters on Feb. 23 with a 7-3 road win.

Connor Beauchemin started the game off with a goal on 39 seconds in the game. The Rockets grabbed a 2-0 lead a little over two minutes later when Carter Cochrane scored his second of the playoffs. The Rockets seemed to have the game well in hand when Jacob Bergeron gave them a 3-0 lead less than five minutes into the first period. However the Dynamiters did not give up and came back to score two goals before the end of the first period.

At 2:15 of the second period the Dynamiters tied the game up but the Rockets would quickly strike back with two of the own goals as Bergeron and Beauchemin scored their second goals of the night only 31 seconds apart.

Brad Orr netted a short-handed goal early in the third period which was followed up by a goal from Felix Larouche. The Rockets then clamped down in their own zone to lock up their third straight win against the Dynamiters.