The Kimberley Dynamiters won 4-2 against the Columbia Valley Rockies at the Kimberley Civic Centre on Friday, January 22nd.
“We played an extremely strong first two periods,” said Wade Dubielewicz, head coach. “In the third, we lost a bit of composure and it bit us in the behind.”
There was no scoring done during the first period, but Brodie Buhler of the Dynamiters took a 1-0 lead when he scored the Junior B team’s first goal of their home game with less than three minutes left during the second.
During the third, the Dynamiters continued to dominate the Rockies first when Keenan Haase, a Dynamiters athlete, scored with an assist from Eric Buckley and Sawyer Hunt. Then, Jared Marchi scored for the Dynamiters with an assist from Brodie Buhler.
Colton Sandboe and Davin Burton pushed the puck down to the opposite end of the ice, bringing the Rockies team their first goal of the game.
But Trevor Van Steinburg scored for the Dynamiters, bringing the score up to 4-1.
Luke Bellerose scored the Rockies’ final goal moments before the game came to a close. Mr. Bellerose was presented with the Rockies’ Away Star for his efforts.
Rockies reclaim victory
The Rockies won 5-2 against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena on Saturday, January 23rd.
“We had a really strong effort from everyone,” said Wade Dubielewicz, head coach. “We played a big strong team from the Beaver Valley and we were able to control most of the game.”
Tyler Ghirardosi gave the Nitehawks a 1-0 lead when he scored with an assist from Jace Weegar and Braden Fuller in the first.
During a powerplay, Doan Smith made the Junior B team’s home game a 1-1 tie for the Rockies. The assist was made by Rockies teammates Micheal Cardinal and Quinn Sobus.
Donoven Quintin put the Rockies into the lead when he scored the final goal of the first period.
During the second, Mr. Smith scored another goal with assists from Ryan St. Jean and Mr. Cardinal.
Harrison Davies scored for the Rockies during the third with assists from Will Reynish and Mr. Quintin.
The Nitehawks struggled to make a comeback at this point of the game, but Michael Pruss managed to score during a powerplay. Then, Mr. Sobus and Kobe Eagletail scored the winning goal, pushing the Rockies ahead to a 5-2 victory.