Cranbrook Bucks hosting Golden Rockets in December
The Golden Rockets of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) have been displaced from their home arena in Golden due to issues with their chiller system. Experts are currently working to fix the problem with the arena, but no timeline has been set.
As a result, the Cranbrook Bucks (BCHL) will be hosting the Rockets at the Memorial Arena and Western Financial Place for home games between Dec. 6 and Dec. 21, including key tilts against local KIJHL clubs.
“We are excited to bring some hockey games to Cranbrook and create some good out of a tough situation for Golden and their team,” said Bucks’ President Nathan Lieuwen. “It was a no-brainer for us to help out and bring their home games here.”
Rockets coach and GM Jeremy Blumes commented, “We are thrilled that our fellow Kootenay hockey club has welcomed us in our time of need. It’s a great opportunity for our boys as well as other KIJHL teams to showcase themselves to the BCHL’s newest franchise. We are grateful for the support from Nathan and the Bucks organization as well as a number of other individuals who have gotten us back on the ice. Our club is looking forward to playing in front of the great hockey community of Cranbrook.”
Golden would also like to thank the City of Cranbrook and Cranbrook Minor Hockey for accommodating their schedule.
The Rockets home schedule for December will be:
• December 6 at 8:15 p.m. vs Nelson Leafs at Memorial Arena;
• December 13 at 7:30 p.m. vs Creston Valley Thundercats at Western Financial Place;
• December 14 at 8:45 p.m. vs Fernie Ghostriders at Western Financial Place;
• December 17 at 6:45 p.m. vs Kimberley Dynamiters at Western Financial Place;
• December 21 at 8 p.m. vs Columbia Valley Rockies at Western Financial Place.
*Please note that previously reported game times and locations were not all correct
Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Cranbrook Bucks Office (Open Wednesday-Friday) at Western Financial Place or at the door at each game. Prices are as follows: Adults – $10; Youth (13-19) and Seniors (65+) – $7 Children (6-12) – $5; 5 and under – free.
Doors will open 45 minutes before puck drop. Concessions will be open for games at Western Financial Place but not open for the Dec. 6 game at the Memorial Arena.