Bruins split during East Kootenay road trip

With a chance to move within four points of fourth place Spokane, the Border Bruins lost a close 4-3 battle Saturday with Golden

With a chance to move within four points of fourth place Spokane, the Border Bruins lost a close 4-3 battle Saturday with Golden despite a pair of goals from Jackson Purvis.The Rockets, who have a record of 14-28, were definitely a beatable opponent on Saturday but they were able to hold off GF at home. The Bruins went up 2-0 in the first part of the first half with Purvis, assisted by Michael Rand and Max Newton, scoring at 13:30 and Cam McLellan, assisted by goalie Dominic Stadnyk, scoring a power play marker at 10:42.Braeden Allkins brought Golden to within one at 5:32 of the first.Goals from Nick McCabe in the second period and Ian Desrosier early in the third period put the Rockets up 3-2.Purvis tied the game up at 17:07 of the third period, assisted by Coleton Dawson and Dakota Kittle.Allkins got the game-winner with his second goal of the game at 10:52 with a power play dinger.On Friday, the Border Bruins pulled off a thrilling 6-5 overtime winner over Columbia Valley in Invermere.Jerome Thorne opened up the scoring for the Rockies at 10:09 of the first period. The Bears than scored four unanswered goals (Mitchell Pearson, Nathan Cory, Brandon Savaia and Dakota Kittle) to take a solid 4-1 lead over CV.Mitchell Rosko (CV) and Kyle Dolly (GF) traded power goals late in the second and early in the third, respectively.The Rockies then scored three straight, from Braeden Farge, Bradly Palumbo and Damon Rave, in the third to tie the game at 5-5 and force overtime.Kyle Dolly scored the game winner at 2:05 of the first overtime period with an unassisted goal.Kai McDonald had a strong game in net stopping 55 of 60 goals in just over 62 minutes.The Bruins have a very important inter-division match-up this weekend with third place Castlegar.GF heads to the Castlegar Complex to face the Rebels on Friday. On Saturday, the same teams face off at the Jack Goddard Memorial Arena.

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