The Kimberley Dynamiters and Columbia Valley Rockies wrapped up the 2014 KIJHL pre-season Monday night in Invermere, battling to a 4-4 draw.
Rockies forward Kyle Becker knotted the game late in the third period after the Nitros jumped out in front with two unanswered goals courtesy of Jared Marchi and Austin Hancherow to start the final frame.
The Rockies got off to a quick start at Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena, as defenceman Carter Melnyk gave the home team the advantage early in the first period.
Kimberley forward Coy Prevost returned from suspension Monday and responded for the Dynamiters with a breakaway goal in the first period.
Alex Rosolowski added a second-period tally for Kimberley.
Rookie goaltender Liam McBain, a native of Tualatin, Ore., earned the start in net for the Nitros.
The Dynamiters finish the 2014 KIJHL pre-season undefeated with a 2-0-2 record.
The first of two pre-season victories came Sept. 3 in Kimberley when the Dynamiters defeated the Rockies 6-1.
The Fernie Ghostriders fell victim to the Nitros Sept. 5, as Kimberley knocked off its Eddie Mountain Division rival 5-2 in Fernie.
In a rematch in Kimberley Sept. 6, the Dynamiters and Ghostriders battled to a 3-3 draw.
According to general manager Dave Smith, the team is expected to make final player re-assignments Wednesday. As it stands, the team is carrying 28 players after Prevost was returned from the Saskatoon Blades late last week. It is expected the squad will be reduced to 23 players prior to the regular season opener Saturday night.
The Nitros host the Creston Valley Thunder Cats Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Kimberley Civic Centre to open the 2014 KIJHL regular season. Puck drop is slated for 7 p.m.