Nitros, Ghostriders each take a game on home ice

Both teams pull out a win on home ice in weekend KIJHL action.

Home is where the heart is.

At least, that’s where the wins came from this weekend, as the Nitros and Ghostriders traded wins on home ice in Kimberley and Fernie on Saturday and Sunday.

The Dynamiters earned a 5-3 decision at the Civic Centre on Saturday evening, but dropped a 5-2 decision at the Memorial Arena in Fernie on Sunday night.

The Nitros have slipped to third place in the Eddie Mountain Division, six points behind the Ghostriders and the Golden Rockets, both of which are tied up and slugging it out for first place.

Anthony Gardner kicked things off for the ‘Riders on Saturday, grabbing a first period lead before the Dynamiters evened things up on a shorthanded effort from Eric Buckley in the following frame.

Sam Nigg put the Nitros ahead halfway through the period, for a 2-1 lead going into the final 20 minutes.

Fernie scored twice from Joel Burgess and Jared Potter to tie the game and take the lead, however, Kimberley roared back with three unanswered goals.

Corson Johnstone drew it back to a draw, before Dylan Sibbald retook the Nitro lead, with Nigg scoring again for added insurance.

Pierce Dushenko stood in net for Fernie, stopping 25 shots while Matthew Mitchell manned the crease for the Nitros, stopping 38 pucks.

Both teams had 11 opportunities on the power play; Kimberley capitalized once on Niggs first goal, while Fernie was shut out on all of their chances.

Dylan Rota led the way for the ‘Riders on Sunday evening, scoring a hat trick, including the final empty netter that put the game out of reach for the Nitros at the end of the third period.

Despite the loss, Kimberley opened the scoring on the man-advantage off a goal from Nigg. Two minutes later, the ‘Riders pulled even when Rota got his first of the game.

Fernie shut the Dynamiters out in the second period, while lighting the goal lamp twice from Josh McKissock and Rota.

Derek Chudyk made it 4-1 in the latter half of the final period for Fernie, before Nigg responded again for the Nitros.

However, a comeback fell short and Rota completed his hat trick with an empty net goal in the dying seconds.

Just Posted

Creative Monkeys gets permanent home, launches summer camps

Grand opening for new studio is April 6

Military Ames hosting second annual Pasta with a Purpose fundraiser

For the Bulletin Military Ames is happy to announce our Second Annual… Continue reading

College of the Rockies to add 96 beds for student housing

$17.7 million project of six cottage-style buildings to be completed by 2020

Kimberley City Council discusses bylaw, animal control reports

There were 38 complaints about streets and traffic in the month of February.

Sullivan Mine & Railway Historical Society seeks support for grant application

The society hopes to complete extensive renovations on the exterior of the historical powerhouse.

Dynamiters keep their winning streak going

Nitros beat out the Nitehawks 4-3 in game two of the Conference finals.

‘Families torn apart:’ Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash gets 8-year sentence

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Boy who went missing from park remains largest probe in Victoria police history

The four-year old Victoria boy went missing without a trace on March 24, 1991

WestJet sticking with Boeing 737 Max once planes certified to fly

WestJet had expected to add two more of the planes this year to increase its fleet to 13

B.C. driver caught going 207 km/h on motorcycle along Okanagan Highway

A motorcyclist was caught by Kelowna RCMP going 207 km/h on Highway 97C

Protective human chain forms around B.C. mosque for Friday prayer

Vancouver Islanders stand arm-in-arm to show support in aftermath of New Zealand shootings

B.C. fire department offers tips to keep your home safe during wildfire season

With wildfire season getting closer, the Penticton Fire Dept. offer tips to keep your home safe

Rural Kootenay communities to receive high-speed internet upgrade

The provincial government is increasing internet connectivity to rural British Columbia

Fierce house cat spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Most Read