Nitros earn road win against Rockies

Dynamiters beat Columbia Valley 6-1 on Tuesday night, look forward to weekend home set.

A surge of five goals in the third period lifted the Kimberley Dynamiters 6-1 over the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere on Tuesday night.

Both teams ended the middle frame tied at one goal apiece, but five even-strength goals over the span of 16 minutes gave Kimberley the win.

Bryce Halverson stood in goal for the Nitros, stopping 25 shots for the win while Stewart Pratt took the loss for the Rockies, making 24 saves in defeat.

Both teams failed to convert on the powerplay; Kimberley had nine chances, while Columbia Valley had six.

No scoring occurred in the the opening period, even though the Nitros outshot their hosts.

Eight minutes into the middle frame, Eric Buckley scored, but the Rockies pulled even with five minutes to go on an effort from Jerome Thorne.

However, the floodgates opened four minutes into the third period.

Adam Hodge got the ball rolling, and Sam Nigg scored three minutes later. Two minutes after Nigg scored, Jason Richter increased the lead to three.

Jared Marchi and scored late in the game, while Tyson Klingspohn nearly had a buzzer beater with three seconds left on the clock for his goal.

Kimberley is second in the Eddie Mountain division behind the Fernie Ghostriders, who are ahead by three points.

The Nitros face the Nelson Leafs on Friday and the Spokane Braves on Sunday. The Leafs are the top-ranked team in the KIJHL and are on a 10-game win streak.

The Braves have struggled recently, dropping six of their last eight games and sit 15th overall in the league.