Eddie Mountain Breakdown
Fernie 2 @ Kimberley 1
The Ghostriders Mack Differenz (Lagace- Titus) scored in the first minute of play then half way through the third Justin Peers (Lagace- Titus) scored on the PP for a 2-0 Rider lead.
The Dynamiters made it interesting when Terrell Clarricoates (Chabot) scored on the PP with 3:32 left in the game ruining Brandon Butler's shutout but Butler didn't break and stopped 10 of 11 third period shots for the Riders first road win of the year.
A fair number of PIM and the shots ended up 29-21 Fernie after the Riders had outshot Kimberley 25-10 in the first two periods.
Brandon Butler had the win in net and Mitch Traichevich went the distance for the Nitros.
Fernie was 1-4 and Kimberley 1-5 on the PP
Players of the Game KD Franco Colapolo, FGR Mitch Titus
Creston 1 @ Columbia Valley 0
Brock Lefebvre (97) gets the shutout and Grant Iles (Kilocommons-Kimmett) gets the goal for Creston's first road win of the year.
Both teams were 0-4 on the PP and both Brock Lefebvre (30 saves and the S/O and Connor McKay (48 saves) were the Players of the Game.
Former Rider Lane Sim was in the lineup for Creston. Nice to see him land on his feet.
Castlegar 2 @ Golden 5
The Golden Rockets get their first win of the year in their first game of the year with a 5-2 home ice win. Carter Vouri had a goal and 2 assists and Owen Sikkes had the win in net. The other Rocket scorers were Jordan Bautista, Nic Lush, Andrew Dunn, and Nick Runnels.
The Rockets out shot the Rebels 29-22
Owen Sikkes stopped 20 and Jason Mallhiot had 24 saves.
Golden and Castlegar each went went 2-6 on the PP
Some other games of note,.
The Summerland Steam had a 7-2 home ice win over last year's Champions, the 100 Mile House Wranglers. Riley Pettitt had 3 goals.
Beaver Valley outshot Nelson 43- 24 and get a 3-1 home ice win against Nelson. BV's Talon Kramer and Nelson's Jason Sanhu were the Players of the Game in net. Before the game Nelson's Head Coach had this to say in the local paper. Looks like fun this year with these two teams.
“There’s always incentive to beat Beaver Valley for a number of reasons . . . none more than attitude,” DiBella explained.
“At the end of the we all need to answer to a code of conduct which I don’t always agree transpires in (Beaver Valley). So from a personal level it would do me great service to see us win every time we play BV this year.”
Kamloops gets a 6-0 win at home vs Sicamous. Aris Anagnostopoulos gets the shutout. Kamloops only had 15 skaters Kole Comin had 2 goals.