Friday, 10 February 2017

Kimberley Dynamiters play last home game this regular season

The Kimberley Dynamiters are preparing for their last home game of the season, but before that, they need to brave the highway to Golden.

The Golden Rockets (5-34-1-4) host the Nitro’s tonight for the eighth and final meeting of the season. The Dynamiters have dominated the season series winning all previous seven contests. Plus, they have outscored the Rockets 34-10, shutting out the Rockets four times. Interestingly, the Rockets have yet to score against the Nitro’s in the Golden Arena, and will surely be looking to end that streak.

Then the Dynamiters come home to the Kimberley Civic Centre for a match up on Saturday against the Spokane Braves (8-34-0-1). The Braves and Dynamiters have not played since October 22, 2016. The Dynamiters have won the previous two meetings by a score of 7-2 in Spokane and then 6-2 at home.

Both teams have changed considerably since their October meeting. Most notably the Braves traded leading scorer Paxton Malone to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. However, the Braves are led by youth; Carter Jones (’99) leads the team in scoring with 25 goals and 60 points; Luke Gallagher (’00) is a solid defencemen with 33 points, and JJ Pichette (’99) is solid in net despite getting peppered every game.

Tonight’s game in Golden starts at 7:30 pm and can be watched a pay-per-view Saturday’s game starts at 7:00 pm at the Civic Centre.

MATCH STICKS: Chase Miller, James Rota and Caige Sterzer have been removed off the injured list and could play this weekend. Harrison Risdon will sitting out due to his two-game kneeing suspension. The Dynamiters will open the first round of the playoffs against the Fernie Ghostriders on Friday February 24th.

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