The Columbia Valley Rockies try to claw back at the Kimberley Dynamiters on home ice Friday.
The Rockies find themselves in a 2-0 hole in the best-of-seven Eddie Mountain Division final against the Dynamiters.
Rockies Head Coach Wade Dubielewicz says they need to play with focus and determination.
“My team is like Jekyll and Hyde, when we don’t come to play the way we have to we’re not very good.” says Dubielewicz. “When we come to compete and want to be hard to play against we can play with anyone.”
Columbia Valley dropped the first two games in Kimberley 5-1 and 4-1 but are hoping to bounce back in a rink where they are tough to play against.
Dubielewicz says home ice will be the difference maker in the series.
“I think our rink will help us use our forecheck a little more to our advantage.” says Dubielewicz. “These corners in [the Kimberley Civic Centre] make it very difficult to keep a puck in a corner, it always seems to filter to the back of the net which kind of negates our forecheck a little bit.”
Columbia Valley is undefeated in three games at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena this postseason.
Mike Dyck continues to lead the way for Columbia Valley with nine points in eight games while Brock Palmer has been the most productive Dynamiter with 15 points in seven games.
The two teams are right back at it for game four Saturday in Invermere.
– Wade Dubielewicz, Columbia Valley Rockies Head Coach