Kimberley 3 @ Fernie 5
After a lacklustre first two periods where they were outshot 30- 17 the Riders headed into the third period down 3-1.
Whatever the coaches said to the players after the second it worked and the Riders responded with four goals in the third for the big home ice win.
Tristan Downe started it off with a goal in the first minute then Tayler Sincennes scored his 10th just a few minutes later. The Rider power play kicked in after that and scored two, Mitch Titus and Keagan Kingwell scored the PP goals And Ty Abbott scored the Rider's first goal in the second.
Brandon Butler stopped 37 of 40 Nitro shots and both Mitch Traichevich and Adam Anderson faced 34 shots. Chase Miller with 1G 2A was the KD POG and Keagan Kingwell with a goal several hits and an assist was the Riders POG. Justin Peers chipped in with 3 assists.
With the win the Riders are just 1 point behind Kimberley in the standings... but both are a ways behind....
Castlegar 1 @ Creston 4
The game was tied at 1 after one but then Creston took over scoring 2 in the second and 1 in the third for the win. The Cats stopped the Rebels 9 game win streak as well.
Brock Lefebvre had the win and Kilcommons and Benner each had 1G 1A. Shots 40-27. CVT also scored on the PP and shorthanded.
Former Thunder Cat Justin Podgorenko hit Jonathan Lee in the head in the first sending Lee to the hospital... but we hear he's OK. Podgorenko got 5 and a game... or more (2?)
With the win Creston has 42 points, Kimberley 34 and Fernie 33.
Creston is in Nelson, Fernie is in Golden and the Rockies are in Kimberley Saturday.
In other news... the PIM leaders from Kelowna found themselves a dance partner Friday, check out the PIM's in the second period here