Rockies Weekly Roundup – Week 8

Forward Reed Sparrow (7) holds off a Grand Forks Bruin defenseman as he looks to drive the net with the puck.

The Rockies finish week eight with two wins and one loss amassing four out of six points. The week started early on Wednesday November 17th as the Rockies came up with a 5-3 win against Creston Valley. They followed that up with a 5-1 win against Grand Forks on Friday before suffering a 3-0 defeat against the Kimberley Dynamiters on Saturday. The Rockies remain at the top of the Eddie Mountain division with 25 points and an 11-4-2-1 record.

After finishing this week 2-1, coach Briar McNaney had a few comments about this weeks games. McNaney stated that “whenever we don’t come away with maximum points it’s disappointing, but a part of that is due to our high expectations. You can’t win every game in a season, but that’s always the goal with the team that we have. We have to also give a lot of credit to the way that Trystan Self played last night in Kimberley.” The Kimberley netminder saved all 37 shots the Rockies put his way on Saturday night. “Scott Thompson (Rockies goaltender) and Trystan Self had a great showdown and it was fun to watch.”
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Goaltender Scott Thompson (30) tracks the puck against the Kimberley Dynamiters.
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This week we also reached out to first year Assistant Coach Tayler Sincennes on how his time as a coach has differs from his playing days. Tayler said that the biggest change that he’s had to endure comes from “the mentality at practices and games.” “As a coach you aren’t worried as much about the result in wins and losses as you are worried about the process and seeing the players execute the systems that we have in place. It is also very cool to see a player learn a new skill in practice and then see them execute the new skill that you’ve taught them in an actual game.”
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Forward Jonah Fournier (26) carries the puck up the ice against the Kimberley Dynamiters.
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Week nine brings two teams to Invermere to face the Rockies. The team hosts the Fernie Ghostriders on Friday November 26th at 7:30 PM and follows that up with a 7:00 PM matchup against the Golden Rockets on Saturday November 27th.
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