Nitros suffer first loss of the season

Nelson comes up with a 3-1 win over the Dynamiters in the West Kootenay on Saturday night.

Nothing good lasts forever.

The Kimberley Dynamiters had their regulation unbeaten record sullied by the Leafs in Nelson on Saturday night, suffering a 3-1 loss at the hands of their hosts.

After a scoreless opening period, the Leafs tallied a goal in the second period, and added a pair in the final frame, while the Nitros were only able to respond with a single marker.

Kimberley falls to second place in the Eddie Mountain division, one point behind the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, however, the Nitros have a game in hand.

Kimberley goaltender Jeremy Mousseau stood in goal, turning away 19 shots while  the Dynamiters peppered Tyler Moffat with 26 pucks.

Penalty killing was a highlight in this game, as both teams went 100 percent; Kimberley denying Nelson on six powerplays while Nelson held the Nitros scoreless on five opportunities with the man-advantage.

Travis Wellman broke the scoring deadlock three minutes into the opening period to put the Leafs in the lead. Kimberley held the edge in shots in the first two frames, however, Moffat never let anything by him.

Kimberley tied up the game on a goal from defenceman Charlie Dagostin at the halfway point of the period.

However, Wellman got his second of the game on a shorthanded effort with six minutes to go and Jamie Vlanich added an empty netter with 63 seconds remaining in the game.

Kimberley has a mid-week game against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Wednesday on home ice at the Civic Centre.