Dynamiters suffer home losses to Leafs, Braves

Kimberley falls to top-ranked team in the KIJHL, while the Braves edge out a close victory.

The Kimberley Dynamiters had a tough weekend, dropping both home contests to the Nelson Leafs and the Spokane Braves.

Nelson reigns over the KIJHL in first place and extended their win streak to 11 games with Friday’s win, while the Braves snapped a four-game skid with Sunday’s victory.

The Nitros sit in second place in the Eddie Mountain Division, five points behind the Fernie Ghostriders, with a three-point cushion against the Golden Rockets.

Despite Friday’s 4-1 loss against the Leafs, the Nitros struck first, when Jason Richter found the back of the net late in the period for his fifth goal of the year. However, Nelson tied it up on the power play 19 seconds later on an effort from James Sorrey.

The Leafs capitalized again in the latter half of the second period, gaining a one-goal lead going into the final frame.

But Nelson held the Nitros off the scoresheet, while adding more goals from Aaron Dunlap and Dalton Stoddart, both of whom scored in the last ten minutes.

Brett Soles, who stood in goal for Nelson, turned away 23 shots, while Dynamiters stopper Jeremy Mousseau had a busy night in goal, making 36 saves in defeat.

Both teams had five power play opportunities; Nelson converted on one chance, while the Nitros were denied on all of theirs.

The Braves broke a 3-3 tie in the third period on a shorthanded effort to win the game at the Civic Centre on Sunday.

Brycen Fisher opened the scoring for Spokane in the first period, however, Tyson Klingspohn and Isaac Schacher both responded with powerplay goals for the Nitros.

But the Braves pulled even by the time the buzzer sounded, when Matt Thurston scored on the man-advantage.

The two teams swapped power play goals in the middle period, as Klingspohn notched his second of the night, while Justin Bonanno responded for Spokane.

Thurston was the third-period hero for the Braves, scoring a shorthanded goal that stood as the game winner halfway through the frame.

Bryce Halverson took the loss for Kimberley, making 24 saves, while Matt Zenzola stopped 29 Nitro shots on the other side of the rink.

Kimberley gets the week off before facing the Castlegar Rebels next Saturday on home ice.

Just Posted

Food Recovery program off to good start

Healthy Kimberley’s Food Recovery Depot has managed to re-direct 2,000 pounds of… Continue reading

Friends of the Kimbrook present $6,078 for Kimberley Food Bank

All through the year the Friends of the Kimbrook raise funds for… Continue reading

Kimberley Mayor “disgusted” with federal decision on elected official pay

Change in federal tax law means no more tax deduction for elected officials; pay will increase 12 per cent to make it up

East Kootenay Track and Field Club looking for board members

The club needs a minimum of five board members to keep their non-profit status.

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

BCHL’ers blanked by Russia at World Junior A Challenge

Canada West loses battle of the unbeaten teams in the preliminary round

French police try to catch attack suspect dead or alive

Local authorities increase death toll to three, including 13 wounded and five in serious condition

Second Canadian missing in China after questioning by authorities

Michael Spavor, founder of a non-profit that organizes cultural-exchange trips to North Korea, “is presently missing in China”

Cannabis gift ideas for this holiday season

Put the green in happy holidays, now that cannabis is legal in Canada

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

Most Read