The Ghostriders were missing a few key players but used their 4-8 power play to get a big divisional win over the Rockies, who with only 1 power play, were probably not impressed with the officials.
Ty Carron had what would turn out to be the game winner on the PP early in the third and Brandon Butler had the win in net stopping 24 of 26 shots, his counterpart Connor McKay stopped 29 of 34.
Ryan Kennedy scored a pair of goals while Kevin Pierce and Alex Cheveldave each had singles. Aidan Wilson added 2 assists as well.
The Rockies Will Reynish scored shorthanded and Ryan Skytt scored their other goal. The game was tied at 2 entering the third but the Riders took advantage of the penalties and scored 3 goals.
Kimberley 4 @ Creston3
The game everyone was interested in was in Creston where the Dynamiters faced Creston in a battle for 1st.
The Nitro's were ahead 3-1 after the first and 4-1with 6:46 left in the second before Creston scored a pair of goals to end the period 4-3. Creston outshot Kimberley 11-6 in the third but couldn't beat Cody Campbell in net.
Franco Colapaolo scored what would turn out to be the game winner and James Farmer scored shorthanded for the win. The shots were 31-24 Creston who went 0-6 on the PP while Kimberley was 1-2.
Creston had a few players and their HC and GM out with suspensions.
Castlegar 3 @ Golden 2
Golden continues to play teams close but still lost Friday after allowing the Rebels to get up 3-1 at the end of two. Former Nitro goalie Russian Katsnelson gave the Rockets a chance to win stopping 25 of 28.
Fernie heads to Nelson this afternoon, the Leafs only had 13 skaters last night due to injuries and suspensions but still only lost 3-1 to the first place Beaver Valley Hawks, and the shots were just 36-24 BV. That game is scheduled as a Drive 99.1 radio broadcast game.
Creston goes to Golden tonight where the Rockets will get a test keeping these guys off the scoreboard after a loss to Kimbo.
Kimberley get's no rest as they play in Beaver Valley tonight for another first place showdown, KD 28 points BV 26- But KD has played 1 less game.
Castlegar is in Columbia Valley tonight. The Rockies will be desperate for a win to get them back into contention for third place.