Kimberley 3 @ Fernie 5
Brendan Henderson stopped 28 of 31 shots and Keelan Saworski's second goal late in the second period was the game winner.
The Riders had a 3-1 lead in the first after Keagan Kingwell opened the scoring shorthanded then Brendan Nemes and Saworski each scored goals . Chase Miller scored the Nitro goal
Kimberley scored a pair of goals in the second, Nolan Kurylo and Miller with his second scored to tie the game at 3-3 but with 3:03 left in the period Saworksi got a pass from Aidan Wilson and scored what would turn out to be the game winner.
In the third Tayler Sincennes scored into the empty net to seal the deal for the Riders .
Keelan Saworski finished with 2G 1A. Aidan Wilson had 4 assists and was named as the Riders POG and Brendan Names had 1 goal and 1 assist.
Nitro Chase Miller had 2G 1A and was the Nitro POG. Nolan Kurylo had 1G 1A and Joe Karpyshyn finished with 3A. Cody Campbell allowed 4 goals on 31 shots in the Nitro net.
Kimbo was 0-2 and Fernie went 0-3 on the power play and the shots were 31 each and 1000 fans watched the game
Kimberley won the battle of the cheap shots Thursday and got away with a few extra ones. Among others two come to mind, Chase Miller pushed Alex Cheveldave from behind crashing him into the boards and I'm told it was Brandon Langridge who ran 20 steps and half the ice in an attempt to injure the caged 16 year old AP Owen Titus but missed and ran into the boards. There were more by both sides but Coach Craig Mohr had a leash on the guys and just wanted the win.
Kevin Pierce, Riley Siebel and Evan Traverse were out with injuries and suspensions.
The Riders are still 8 points behind Kimberley for second place. Fernie travels to Nelson Saturday to play the Leafs who have a few guys out with suspensions then Sunday they are in Grand Forks Both the Forks and Leafs are in a battle for third place in their division.