Monday, 16 July 2018
Chase Miller played for the Kimberley Dynamiters during the 2016-17 season, he was the divisions rookie of the year.
This past season he played for the Calgary Mustangs (AJHL). In 60 games he scored 20 goals and 25 assists. He also added a goal and an assist in three playoff games.
The Kimberley Dynamiters continue to sign local talent this summer. Most recently the Dynamiters signed Cranbrook forward Carter Spring ('02).
"Carter is an elite 16 year old with tremendous potential as a hockey player." Head coach and general manager Derek Stuart said. "His work ethic and determination are something we hope all the young players can emulate."
"It means a lot, it feels good." The 5'9" forward said about being signed. "It just means that I have to go to work. Work to get ice time, work every day at practice to get better, to make the team better."
Spring isn't new to the Nitro's he affiliated with the team last season playing two regular season games.
"It was a great experience. It opened my eyes for how much better I need to get."
The Spring's have a hockey lineage. Spring's Grandpa, Danny Spring, played for the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers in the World Hockey Association. His Grandpa's brother, Frank Spring, also played at a high level, playing 61 NHL games, 13 WHA games, and 251 AHL games.
His uncle, Corey Spring, also played a few games in the NHL with the Tampa Bay Lightning, spending most of his time in the AHL and IHL. Lastly, his cousin, Jenna Spring, played for Yale University (NCAA Division 1).
Spring agreed that there is some expectations to do well, given his families history.
For the most part, he is just excited to be at home with his family playing hockey.
"It means I am more comfortable, and that I don't have any excuses to not play good."
Spring is now the fifth local talent that the Nitro's have signed this off season. The Dynamiters had previously signed Ryan Bennet, Jackson Bohan, Erik Delaire, and Braiden Koran.
Friday, 13 July 2018
Joe Karpyshyn joined the Kimberley Dynamiters late during the 2016-17 season. He had an immediate more than a point per game impact.
This past season he played for the Calgary Mustangs (AJHL). He scored 27 goals and 26 assists in 60 games. Adding another two goals and an assist in three playoff games.
Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Korbyn Chabot played 71 games for the Kimberley Dynamiters across three seasons from 2015-2017.
This past season Chabot started with the Trail Smoke Eaters and then played with the Drayton Valley Thunder (AJHL). In 44 games with the Thunder he scored nine goals an 11 assists, while accumulating 89 penalty minutes.
Tuesday, 10 July 2018
"It's cool to be accepted into a team and an environment, where they have such a good winning culture." Fargey said. "It is an exciting time for me right now. I am excited to get going."
Head coach and general manager Derek Stuart was happy to acquire the defencemen.
"This trade gives us a right handed veteran defender and allows us to increase our 2000 born group from 3 to 4 players."
The Kamloops, BC native posted two goals and nine assists in 46 games last season with the Storm. He added two assists in five playoff games.
Fargey says that he grew up playing hockey with two older brothers, and that hockey has been central to his life.
He is looking forward to bringing his defensive skills to Kimberley, saying that while he considers himself an offensive defenceman, that he can kill penalties, block shots, and skate well.
"Mitch is a very good skater and defender that handles the puck well." Stuart said. "Being only 18 Mitch hasn't reached his potential at this level yet and we are happy that he'll be doing it in a Dynamiters jersey."
Even though Fargey is leaving his home town he is thrilled to come play hockey in the East Kootenay's while also taking courses at College of the Rockies.
The biggest draw for Fargey though, is the teams success, "Kimberley does well every year, I think that can give me a lot of success in the future. I know it is a great place to live. I have heard nothing but good things, I figured I would give it a shot.
"I want to win a championship here. I hope to get some opportunities to move on, if that doesn't work out, I can always come back next year."
Fargey will be in town for the Dynamiters main camp happening August 24, 25, and 26, at the Kimberley Civic Centre.
Monday, 9 July 2018
Matt Wilkins played with the Kimberley Dynamiters from 2007-2009. After going to Junior A in Alberta, he went on play in the NCAA.
This past season he played with the Reading Royals (ECHL). In 54 games he scored 20 goals and 27 assists. He added two goals and an assist in four playoff games.
Friday, 6 July 2018
Scott Jacklin played for the Kimberley Dynamiters in 2005-06 finishing his KIJHL career with the Columbia Valley Rockies.
He started this past season with the Herlev Eagles (Denmark), playing ten games, before ending up with the Brampton Beast (ECHL). In 61 games with the Beast he scored 11 goals and 16 assists.
He is committed to play with the Chamonix HC (France) this coming season.