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Golden Rockets
Golden Rockets
City Golden, British Columbia
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Conference Kootenay
Division Eddie Mountain
Founded 1991 (1991)–92
Home arena Golden Arena
Colors Red, navy, white and black
                   
General manager Flag of Canada Jason Stephens 2015-16
Head coach Flag of Canada Jason Stephens 2015-16

Website
goldenrockets.com
Franchise history
1991–05 Golden Rockets
2005–06 Golden Xtreme
2006–08 Golden Jets
2008–present Golden Rockets

The Golden Rockets are a junior 'B' ice hockey team based in Golden, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL). The Rockets play their home games at Golden Arena. Grant Holtz is the team's president, Jason Stephens is the general manager and coach. In the 2015-2016 season they were captained by Travis Kelley.

The Rockets joined the league in 1991 as an expansion team. In its KIJHL history, the team has won one division playoff title as a member of the Eddie Mountain Division from 1996–2013.

HistoryEdit

First Rockets eraEdit

The Golden Rockets joined the KIJHL in 1991 as an expansion franchise, and finished their debut season with a record of 14–23–1, third in the East Division. They struggled greatly again the following season, with a record of 12–30–0, but finished second in their division due to the three-team division, and the struggles of the Elk Valley Raiders. The following seasons, the Rockets gradually dropped further in the standings as the East Division expanded, finishing third in 1993–94, fourth in 1994–95, and fifth in 1995–96. The following season, the Rockets improved greatly, finishing second in the newly renamed Eddie Mountain Division, with a record of 22–18–1, behind only the Columbia Valley Rockies. The following season, the Rockets dropped to third, with a record of 26-24-0, behind Columbia Valley and the Revelstoke Grizzlies. In 1998–99, the Rockets would finish last in the Eddie Mountain Division, and third last in the league, ahead of only the Spokane Braves and Grand Forks Border Bruins overall. Their form dropped further in 1999–00, finishing with a record of 9–35–2, last in the Eddie Mountain Division. The following year the Rockets struggled again, missing the playoffs for a third consecutive year. In 2001–02, however, the Rockets qualified for the playoffs due to the fact that every team in the Eddie Mountain Division made the playoffs that season, and lost 4–0 to the Rockies in the first round. They struggled again the following season, finishing dead last, and lost 4–3 to Columbia Valley in the first round of the playoffs. They did not qualify for the playoffs for the next two seasons, with a combined record of 25–70–3–2 over that time. For the 2005-06 season, the Rockets changed their name to the Golden Xtreme.

Xtreme, Jets, and RocketsEdit

The newly renamed Golden Xtreme qualified ended a two-year playoff drought in 2005–06, but fell in the first round to the Fernie Ghostriders, 4–3. The following year, the team was bought by a group headed by National Hockey League legend Bobby Hull and renamed the Golden Jets in honour of Hull's nickname. They missed the playoffs, however, and in 2007-08 the team was re-bought by a community organization and the name was reverted the original Rockets. The team would finish with a record of 13–36–3, missing the playoffs again. In 2008–09, the team would improve to third in the Eddie Mountain Division, finishing with a record of 30–16–6, but lost to Fernie again in the first round. The following season was similar, with the Rockets finishing fourth in their division, before losing to the Ghostriders again. In 2010–11, the Rockets would finish third in their division, before losing to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in the first round. In this season, Rockets player Joshua MacDonald recorded 78 points in 47 games, a team record still standing. In 2011-12, the Rockets would again lose in the first round, to Fernie for the third time in four years. However, in 2012–13, the Rockets would reach the Conference final, defeating the Kimberley Dynamiters and Fernie Ghostriders en route, before losing to the Castlegar Rebels. However, they failed outright to make the playoffs in 2013–14, winning only 15 games. They returned to the playoffs the following year, but lost handily in the first round to Fernie again. In 2015–16, the Golden Rockets recorded their worst season on record, finishing with a record of 5–43–1–3, failing again to make the playoffs.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against

Records as of March 9, 2016.[1][2]

Season GP W L T OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
1991-92 38 14 23 1 29 223 296 3rd, East
1992-93 42 12 30 0 24 191 277 2nd, East
1993-94 40 22 18 0 44 229 218 3rd, East
1994-95 44 15 26 3 33 189 234 4th, East
1995-96 42 10 32 0 20 178 297 5th, East
1996-97 41 22 18 1 45 215 183 2nd, Eddie Mountain
1997-98 50 26 24 0 52 247 250 3rd, Eddie Mountain
1998-99 52 17 34 1 35 154 228 5th, Eddie Mountain
1999-00 46 9 35 2 20 156 223 5th, Eddie Mountain
2000-01 54 14 37 0 3 31 172 298 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2001-02 50 10 32 5 3 28 148 248 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Rockies)
2002-03 50 13 33 3 1 30 144 231 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 3-4 (Rockies)
2003-04 50 10 38 1 1 22 162 286 4th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2004-05 50 15 32 2 1 33 157 210 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2005–06 50 24 22 3 1 52 173 189 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 3-4 (Ghostriders)
2006–07 52 13 36 3 29 143 257 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2007–08 52 13 36 3 29 128 254 4th, Eddie Mountain: East Did not qualify
2008–09 52 30 16 6 66 166 163 3rd, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Ghostriders)
2009–10 50 28 22 0 0 56 152 161 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 0–4 (Ghostriders)
2010-11 50 22 26 0 2 46 221 233 3rd, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 2-4 (Thunder Cats)
2011–12 52 21 25 1 5 48 176 186 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 0-4 (Ghostriders)
2012–13 52 31 14 1 6 69 204 176 2nd, Eddie Mountain Lost in Conference Finals, 0-4 (Rebels)
2013–14 52 15 32 1 4 35 150 218 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2014–15 52 23 24 0 5 51 173 205 4th, Eddie Mountain Lost in Division Semifinals, 1-4 (Ghostriders)
2015–16 52 5 43 1 3 14 106 269 5th, Eddie Mountain Did not qualify
2016–17 47 5 37 1 4 15 75 208 5 of 5, Eddie Mountain
20 of 20 KIJHL
Did not qualify

PlayoffsEdit

Records as of March 9, 2016.[3][4][5]

Golden Xtreme

Golden Xtreme logo

Season1st Round2nd Round3rd RoundFinals
2000–01Did not qualify
2001–02L, 0-4, Columbia Valley
2002–03L, 3-4, Columbia Valley
2003–04Did not qualify
2004–05Did not qualify
2005–06L, 3-4, Fernie
2006–07Did not qualify
2007–08Did not qualify
2008–09L, 1-4, Fernie
2009–10L, 0-4, Fernie
2010-11L, 2-4, Creston Valley
2011-12L, 0-4, Fernie
2012-13W, 4-0, KimberleyW, 4-2, FernieL, 0-4, Castlegar
2013–14Did not qualify
2014-15L, 1-4, Fernie
2015–16Did not qualify

AlumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit


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