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Rocky Rams hear thunder
By Tyler Klinkhammer
Staff Reporter

The Rams lost a tough home game to the Airdrie Thunder on Jan. 18, at the Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre.
The Thunder is currently the number two team overall, and first in the northern division. Rocky sits in sixth place in the northern division, four points ahead of Ponoka.
The game got off to a competitive start, with Airdrie scoring one early and Rams’ Tristan Hoffus answering back with one of his own minutes later.
However, it seemed as though the Thunder was just getting started. They managed to close the first period out with another goal, bringing the score to 2-1 heading into the second.
The Airdrie Thunder dominated in the second, scoring five while the Rams couldn’t find an answer to Thunder’s offence.
Rocky finally broke its dry spell when Brett McNutt found the back of the net with a little more than eight minutes left on the clock, but it was too little too late for the Rams.
Rocky lost 9-2 to the visiting Thunder.
The Rams play on home ice again next weekend, with a game against the visiting Red Deer Vipers on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 8:30 p.m. at the Christenson Sports and Wellness Centre.