Nitros fizzle in weekend road action

Columbia Valley and Golden take away wins in their home rink as Dynamiters struggle in two-game road trip.

The Nitros fizzled on the road this weekend, dropping an 8-2 decision in Invermere to the Rockies on Friday and losing a 3-1 game to the Rockets in Golden on Saturday.

The Rockies rode a 3-0 lead after the first period and never looked back as the Nitros struggled to contain Columbia Valley’s offence.

Josh Haley, Jerome Thorne and Brendan Burge lit the goal lamp in the first period as the Rockies outshot the Nitros 17-6.

Columbia Valley kept it going in the second period, with a goal from Ryan Henderson on the man advantage, before Jacob Boyczuk responded shortly afterwards for Kimberley.

Racey Red Crow piled on for Columbia Valley’s fifth goal with two minutes to go in the frame.

Stephen Pratt made it 6-1 after the halfway mark for the Rockies, but Jason Richter managed to get Kimberley’s second goal just over a minute later.

But the Rockies weren’t done, as Haley and Henderson both scored their second goals of the game.

Saturday was a better effort, as the Nitros and Rockets went scoreless in the first frame, before Golden notched a power play marker from Jacob Bergeron in the middle period.

The Rockets added an early goal in the final frame from Josh Jewell, before Taylor McDowell responded with a powerplay goal.

However, Golden sealed up the win with an empty netter from Blake Roney with a second left on the clock.