Friday, 31 January 2014

It’s Game Day! Nitro’s vs Golden Rockets Preview

Should note, that right now the Golden Rockets are one point behind Columbia Valley for the last playoff spot – to face Creston Valley, who by the way have won their past 10 games… so I may not be too eager to get into the playoffs to play them…..



Kimberley Dynamiters
vs
Golden Rockets
23-21-1-0
Record
13-27-1-3
47
Points
30
3rd
Division Standing
5th
13th (3.27)
Offence (GFA)
19th (2.89)
5th (3.16)
Defence (GAA)
15th (4.11)
14th (0.893)
Goaltending (SV%)
19th (0.868)
11th (18.89%)
Power Play
17th (16.46%)
3rd (83.47%)
Penalty Kill
9th (81.42%)
10
Power Ranking
18
L2
Streak
L2
5-5-0-0
Last 10
4-5-0-1
Jared Marchi (20G-28A)
Top Scorer
Tanner Watt (16G-19A)
Jason Richter (21G-20A)
2nd Top Scorer
Cole McKechney (13G-18A)
Bryce Perpelitz (8G-20A)
3rd Top Scorer
Braeden Allkins (18G-12A)
Dallin Wolf (125)
PIM Leader
Michael Anderson (126)

Monday, 27 January 2014

KIJHL Power Rankings - January 27

This week the Osoyoos Coyotes are the coldest team (brrrr.) and the Spokane Braves are the hottest.

I left the x's in the team names to help show where teams that have qualified for the playoffs rank.

Rank TEAM Offence Defence Spec-T Goalie Total Points LW Points Diff
1 x-Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4 1 1 3 9 8 -1
2 x-Kamloops Storm 3 2 3 5 13 15 2
3 x-Summerland Steam 7 3 4 4 18 20 2
4 x-Creston Valley Thunder Cats 1 8 2 11 22 27 5
5 x-Kelowna Chiefs 5 7 6 6 24 28 4
6 x-Nelson Leafs 2 5 7 15 29 29 0
7 Osoyoos Coyotes 6 10 5 9 30 20 -10
8 Sicamous Eagles 19 4 11 1 35 33 -2
9 Spokane Braves 16 12 10 2 40 48 8
10 x-Kimberley Dynamiters 13 6 8 14 41 43 2
11 x-Chase Heat 10 14 12 8 44 42 -2
12 x-100 Mile House Wranglers 14 9 9 13 45 45 0
13 x-Fernie Ghostriders 8 11 16 12 47 44 -3
14 Grand Forks Border Bruins 9 19 14 10 52 50 -2
15 North Okanagan Knights 15 13 18 7 53 59 6
16 Castlegar Rebels 11 16 15 17 59 53 -6
17 Princeton Posse 12 17 17 18 64 62 -2
18 Golden Rockets 18 15 13 19 65 66 1
19 Columbia Valley Rockies 17 18 20 16 71 70 -1
20 Revelstoke Grizzlies 20 20 19 20 79 78 -1

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Highlights of Nitro's Retro Charity Classic Game

The Nitro’s and Alumni Entertain during Charity Retro Game

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The line ups for the game:

Team Blue Team White
Tyson Brouwer Chad Fabro
Andrew Miller Tyler Kinnon
Charles Dagostin Corey Miller
Rohn Christensen Tristan Pagura
Jordan Busch Darren Martin
Jesse Wallace Aaron Schrieves
Bryce Neilsen Terry Pagura
Tyson Klingspohn Brandon Becker
Jeff Keiver Brady Revie
Jared Marchi Todd White
Shane Murray Eric Buckley
Dallin Wolf Austin Hancherow
Wayne Murray Jeff Brown
Dylan Sibbald Ryan Nickoll
Mathieu Bouchard Jeff Shephard
Jason Weimer (captain) Brent Maillouw
Tanner Gray Ryan Bennato (captain)
Alex Rosolowksy Tyler Garcia
Jeremy Kwasney Jerem Mousseau
Jason Richter  
Cam Dodd  

Even though this was a Charity Game, pride was on the line for both sides, and individuals. And this wasn’t just any game for the fans either, this was a trip down memory lane, and gathering of past, present, and future fans of the Dynamiters.

Both captains, Weimer and Bennato received standing ovations. The arena erupted during the ceremonial puck drop for the Ratcliff family.

Here are just a couple of my favourite moments:

  • My favourite goal, outside of Bennato’s and Klingspohn’s hat trick, was Jeff Brown’s. He scored 5th goal for the White Team, and you could tell after he scored his goal, the glory days (if you want to call them that) just seemed to come back during the goal celebration.
  • Buckley really appeared to still get under players skin on the opposing team, frequently stealing the puck from Weimer.
  • As a parent, somehow magically having two B104 shirts land on my kids laps, made parenting easy.
  • Listening to the past Dynamiter fans behind me, recalling their favourite moments.
  • The unbelievable goaltending by Cam Dodd, he wasn’t just trying to stop the puck, he was attacking it!

The following is the unofficial, blogger kept, score sheet for the game:

Team Period 1 Period 2 Period 3 Final Score
Blue 5 2 4 11
White 3 3 1 7

Blue goals by: Klingspohn (3), Sibbald (2), Christensen (2), Busch, Batzilay, Bouchard (SH), Keiver
White goals by: Shrieves (2), T. Pagura, Bennato, Brown, Garcia, Shepherd

Penalties: Sibbald got the only penalty of the game for tripping.

Goaltending:
Blue Team: Dodd played 60 minutes, faced 42 shots and stopped 35 shots.
White Team: Fabro played half the game and faced 27 shots, stopping 21 (he really got going just before the goalie switch). Mousseau played the second half and faced 20 shots, stopping 15 of them.

The team posted some great pictures on Facebook.

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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Alumni Roster for Charity Classic

Here is the list of the participating Alumni for the upcoming Charity Classic game on Saturday January 25th at 7pm:

Ryan Bennato
Mathieu Bouchard
Jeff Keiver
Brent Mailloux
Jeff Shepherd
Aaron Shieves
Rohn Christensen
Jason Weimer
Ryan Nickoli
Terry Pagura
Todd White
Wayne Murray
Shane Murray
Jeremey Kwasney
Corey Miller
Cam Dodd
Chad Fabro

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Nitro’s lose 4-2 to Creston

Creston Valley had more shots in the first period than the Nitro’s had all-game. As a result, the Nitro’s lost 4-2 to Creston.

Formosa scored is first goal of three, on a bad giveaway by the Nitro’s to open the scoring. During the first period, Brouwer faced as many shots as a goalie would face during a game. He faced 22 shots, turning aside 21 of them.
The Nitro’s started catching up to Creston, and eventually tied the game with goals from Buckley and Revie (it was nice to see Revie back on the ice after the hit in the Fernie game).
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The Creston goalie, Michalovsky, got away with pushing a stick away, should have been penalized. Not to mention un-sportsman like.
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Formosa then added his second and third goals in the third period to give Creston the win.

By the end of the game, Creston had 43 shots on net, while the Nitro’s had 19. Brouwer made 39 saves and kept this game from being a blowout, he is undoubtedly the Nitro’s Player of the Game.

At the end of the game, the coaches had a little pow-wow after the game.
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Glad they kept their cool, unlike someone else….

Check the full scorecard for more stats.
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Saturday, 18 January 2014

It’s Game Day! Nitro’s vs Creston Valley Thunder Cats Preview




Kimberley Dynamiters
vs
Creston Thunder Cats
23-19-1-0
Record
28-10-0-0
47
Points
56
2nd
Division Standing
3rd
13th (3.30)
Offence (GFA)
1st (5.63)
5th (3.07)
Defence (GAA)
10th (3.37)
15th (.891)
Goaltending (SV%)
13th (.897)
11th (18.25%)
Power Play
3rd (25.00%)
3rd (84.52%)
Penalty Kill
2nd (85.25%)
10th
Power Ranking
5th
W2
Streak
W7
6-4-0-0
Last 10
9-1-0-0
Jared Marchi (20G-27A)
Top Scorer
Jesse Collins (19G-53A)
Jason Richter (20G-19A)
2nd Top Scorer
Brandon Formossa (25G-39A)
Bryce Perpelitz (8G-20A)
3rd Top Scorer
Trevor Hanna (34G-26A)
Dallin Wolf (125)
PIM Leader
Brandon Formossa (94)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

It’s Game Day! Nitro’s vs Columbia Valley Rockies Preview

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley Rockies
21-19-1-0 Record 11-22-3-5
43 Points 30
2nd Division Standing 4th
13th (3.32) Offence (GFA) 15th (3.02)
7th (3.12) Defence (GAA) 19th (4.44)
15th (.891) Goaltending (SV%) 16th (.890)
12th (17.93) Power Play 20th (10.08)
3rd (83.98) Penalty Kill 13th (79.52)
10th Power Ranking 19th
L2 Streak L6
5-5-0-0 Last 10 2-5-0-3
Jared Marchi (20G-24A) Top Scorer Ryan Henderson (19G-19A)
Jason Richter (18G-16A) 2nd Top Scorer Doan Smith (13G-14A)
Bryce Perpelitz (7G-19A) 3rd Top Scorer Racey Big Snake (10G-13A)
Dallin Wolf (125) PIM Leader Jerome Thorne (111)

Monday, 13 January 2014

KIJHL Power Rankings - January 13

I have received some feedback, and I will explain how my system works.

I use nothing but math to determine the power rankings, because if I used emotions, well, Kimberley would always be in the top 3 and everyone else in the Eddie Mountain Division in the bottom 10. I apologize for the length, but hope it helps.

To determine offence I use the teams goals forced average. For defense I use the teams goals against average. The special teams is calculated by adding together the penalty kill and power play percentages (a knock-off version of the Scotty Bowman Index). Goaltending requires a little more legwork on my part, I take the active goalies and add together their saves and shots against to create a team save percentage.

The lower the points the better. The most optimal team would rank first in all four categories, for a Total Points 4. The most non-functioning team would rank 20th in all categories, for a Total Points of 80.

The Hottest and Coldest teams are determined by subtracting LW Points (the total points from the previous weeks KIJHL power rankings) from the Total Points, giving us the difference. The highest positive number is the hottest team, the lowest negative number is the coldest team. I will admit I calculated the "difference" differently, but just using the rankings from previous weeks, but I feel this system really takes into account a teams efficiency.

So let's use the Kimberley Dynamiters as the example. The Nitro's have a goals forced average of 3.32 which is 13th in the league, giving them 13 points in the Offence category. They have a 3.17 goals against average which is 7th best in the league, giving them 7 points in the Defence category. The Nitro's are 17.93% efficient on the PP and 83.98% on the PK giving them a PP+PK of 101.91, which is 8th in the league, which is 8 points in the Special Teams category. The team has a 0.891 save percentage which is 15th in the league, 15 points in the Goaltending category. This is a grand total of 43 points, as seen in the Total Points. With their 43 points, that is 10th out of all teams for Total Points, so they are ranked 10th on the Power Rankings. Last week the Nitro's had 44 points, an improvement (Difference) of 1 point.

Hope this helps!

Now to the KIJHL Power Rankings! The Grand Forks Border Bruins are the hottest team in the league, and the Princeton Posse and Revelstoke Grizzlies are the coldest.

Rank TEAM Offence Defence Special Teams Goaltending Total Pts LW Points Difference
1 Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4 1 1 2 8 9 1
2 Kamloops Storm 3 2 3 7 15 16 1
3 Osoyoos Coyotes 6 5 4 5 20 22 2
4 Summerland Steam 7 3 6 4 20 22 2
5 Creston Valley Thunder Cats 1 11 2 13 27 31 4
6 Kelowna Chiefs 5 10 5 8 28 24 -4
7 Nelson Leafs 2 6 7 14 29 30 1
8 Sicamous Eagles 19 4 9 1 33 38 5
9 Chase Heat 10 13 13 6 42 38 -4
10 Kimberley Dynamiters 13 7 8 15 43 44 1
11 Fernie Ghostriders 8 8 17 11 44 49 5
12 100 Mile House Wranglers 14 9 10 12 45 43 -2
13 Spokane Braves 18 12 15 3 48 45 -3
14 Grand Forks Border Bruins 11 18 11 10 50 61 11
15 Castlegar Rebels 9 15 12 17 53 56 3
16 North Okanagan Knights 17 14 19 9 59 57 -2
17 Princeton Posse 12 16 16 18 62 55 -7
18 Golden Rockets 16 17 14 19 66 64 -2
19 Columbia Valley Rockies 15 19 20 16 70 65 -5
20 Revelstoke Grizzlies 20 20 18 20 78 71 -7