Nitros pull into second place in division

Dynamiters beat the Grizzlies, but are unable to weather third-period storm from Kamloops.

The Kimberley Dynamiters got some revenge against the Grizzlies, but split their weekend KIJHL action with a loss to Kamloops Storm.

The Nitros also did it with with only one of their two-goaltender tandem, as Mousseau guarded the crease while Tyson Brouwer helped out the Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook, backing up Wyatt Hoflin.

Kimberley scored four power play goals, while Jared Marchi and Eric Buckley posted hat tricks to lead the Dynamiters 7-3 over the Grizzlies. Bryce Perpelitz and Andrew Stack also had four-point nights by collecting a pile of assists.

Special teams ruled the first two periods of the game, as the Nitros got two powerplay goals from Marchi and Buckley, while Marchi added a shorthanded marker. Revelstoke responded in between the Dynamiters scoring with a powerplay goal from Matt MacDonald.

Kimberley’s power play stayed hot in the middle frame, as Buckley and Marchi both added goals for a 5-1 lead going into the third period.

Buckley completed his hat trick in the third period at even strength, before Revestoke answered with a pair from Monty Chisholm and Brodie Buhler, who got his with the man-advantage.

Brandon Bogdanek capped off the scoring with a single marker late in the game to seal up the win at 7-3.

Mousseau earned the win by making 18 saves, while Aaron Brandoli took the loss for the Grizzlies with 23 stops.

It was a busy night for the officials, which handed out 10 powerplays for both teams. Kimberley drew blood on four of them, while Revelstoke capitalized on two.

Leading after two periods the following night on Saturday, Kamloops kicked up a storm in the third frame to score three unanswered goals for the win.

Buckley and Marchi combined for a pair of goals in the opening frame, while both teams went scoreless in the middle period.

Spencer Schoech and Austin Braid scored within five minutes to tie up the affair, but Bobby Kashuba broke the deadlock to earn the win late in the game.

Both teams were scoreless with the man-advantage; Kamloops denied on six chances, while Kimberley was unable to capitalize on three opportunities.

Mousseau faced a shooting gallery, turning away 40 shots, while Kimberley put 22 pucks on Wade Moyls, who picked up the win for Kamloops.

Kimberley’s win pulls them ahead of the Fernie Ghostriders into second place in the Eddie Mountain Division. The Thunder Cats are three points ahead and lead the division, while the Nelson Leafs is the overall KIJHL leader.