Week 18 wraps up with the Rockies going 0-1 with their loss against the Kimberley Dynamiters on Friday February 11th.
The Rockies only had one game this week, but it was a very important game nonetheless. The Kimberley Dynamiters and the Columbia Valley Rockies have been trading positions at the top of the Eddie Mountain division all year long, and with only a handful of games remaining in the regular season, this game had a high chance of dictating who would come out on top.
The Rockies had a hard fought back and fourth period but the Dynamiters had the only goal of the first period scoring very late on the power play. After a regroup in the intermission, forward Kyran Gromnisky (25) tied the game at 1 a piece off of a pass from Vaughn Strutt (17). Following that, the game remained intense, but it seemed as if the Rockies just couldn’t find the back of the net. The Dynamiters scored once more before finding yet another late period goal before the second intermission. The third period was another hard fought period but after pulling the goalie late, Kimberley capped off the game with an empty net goal ultimately giving the Rockies a 4-1 loss.
This coming week is the final week of the regular season for the Rockies. They play on Friday February 18th in Fernie against the Ghostriders before hosting the Golden Rockets on Saturday at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere.
Keep a close eye on the standings as this week determines the winner of the division and the first round playoff matches.