Breaking News

Nitros suffer heartbreaking Game 7 loss

The Kimberley Dynamiters suffered the ultimate heartbreak on Saturday, losing 5-4 to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats after giving up a 4-1 lead in Game 7 of the KIJHL's Eddie Mountain division final.

The Dynamiters had a 3-1 series lead after four games, but the Thunder Cats were able to complete one of hockey's toughest challenges by coming back to force—and win—a seven-game series.

Heading into the weekend, the Nitros had a 3-2 series lead, but fell 4-2 on home ice at the Civic Centre on Friday. With one game to win it all, the Dynamiters grabbed a big lead in the final game of the series, only to have the Thunder Cats storm back in a huge third-period comeback.

Game Seven was a monster special teams battle, with five powerplay goals and one shorthanded marker.

Kimberley got goals from Jared Marchi, Tanner Gray, Bryce Perpeltiz and Tyson Klingspohn.

Carson Cartwright, Andrew Hodder, Jesse Collins, Logan Styler and Seth Schmidt tallied for Creston.

Kimberley peppered 43 shots on goaltender Kyle Michalovsky, who gave up four goals, while Tyson Brouwer manned the crease for the Dynamiters with 22 saves.

Cartwright tallied first for Creston, but Marchi responded a few minutes later as both teams capitalized on the powerplay in the first period.

Gray scored with a shorthanded effort in the second, while Perpelitz and Klingspohn also lit the goal lamp with the man-advantage for a 4-1 Kimberley lead after two periods.

However, something happened in the final 20 minutes, as momentum shifted to the Thunder Cats.

Hodder got the ball rolling six minutes into the frame, while Collins and Styler scored in the latter 10 minutes to tie up the game.

Schmidt scored the back-breaking goal on the powerplay with 2:06 remaining on the clock to put Creston in the lead.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Police seek help in search for missing Langley man
Plywood homeless cabins dismantled by city
Trash trauma at Cobble Hill turnaround riles resident
Flu shot-or-mask rule upheld by arbitrator
Ultimate Fishing Town spawns record carving proposal
Port Alberni Boston Pizza re-opening in sight
ELECTION 2014: your best resource for civic election
Solo Shakespeare
WHO: Mali case put many at risk for Ebola

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 24 edition online now. Browse the archives.