The Timmins Rock were in a back to back situation over the weekend and they were able to secure the four points that were up for grabs.

The Rock took on the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners on Saturday January 18 and pulled off a dominant 10-1 win. Then on the following day they were taking on the French River Rapids and came up with a 4-1 win. Even though the Rock pulled off that 4-1 win on Sunday, the bench boss for the Rock didn’t like that win as much as the other one.

“Maybe it’s the carry over from a 10-1 hockey game, but it was very casual on our part, there was not much intensity not much life in the building to be quite honest early on. I was obviously happy with the finish, you always want to come up with the win, you can’t complain about that but I think for the first half of the game, even the first two periods we weren’t great…” -Timmins Rock Head Coach Corey Beer

Beer, went on to add that for some reason his squad thought that it was going to be clean possession all night, and it wasn’t there. He also says he thought that it was a good effort from the Rapids considering it was their third game in two and a half nights.

The Rock still managed to have a dominant weekend even without two of their big names in their lineup. Karter Renouf has been out of the line up as of late as he is dealing with a lower body injury but is expected to skate in the upcoming week. Rock Captain Derek Seguin, has been away from the team for personal reasons.

With the amount of depth the Rock have you weren’t really able to tell they weren’t there and it gave the opportunity for other players to grab the spotlight. Players like Tyler Gilberds and Josh Anderson who both scored a goal in the contest against the Rapids. Gilberds was named the third star of the game and Anderson was named the games second star. The first star of the game was Stewart Parnell. He managed to record a goal and two assists, and has kept his goal scoring spree going as he now has 17 on the season.

With the two wins over the weekend, the Rock have built themselves a cushion sitting at the top of the standings, but there are big games coming up and they’ll have to win them if they want to keep that cushion. Their next three opponents will be the Powassan Voodoos who are looking to reclaim that number one spot, and then they’ll face the Rapids and Gold Miners. All of those games will be road games which makes it even more of a challenge.

The Rock’s next home game will be on February 1 against the Cochrane Crunch. Tickets for that game are available online at TimminsRock.Com.

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