Ghostriders edge Nitros 3-2 in Fernie

Nitros have three games left in regular season as they look to hold onto third place in Eddie Mountain Division.

The Ghostriders kept climbing towards the top of the Eddie Mountain Division with a 3-2 decision over the Kimberley Dynamiters on Saturday night in Fernie.

Dylan Robertson broke a tie in the third period to lift the ‘Riders to the win, as Fernie engineered a come from behind victory.

Matthew Mitchell stood in net for the Dynamiters, making 32 saves in defeat, while Chris Solecki made 29 saves to earn the win for Fernie.

The Nitros opened the scoring six minutes into the game on a goal from Dallin Wolf to take a first period lead.

Braeden Monk tied up the game in the second period, with a powerplay marker, before Kimberley pulled ahead on a goal from Tyson Klingspohn.

R.T. Rice brought things even with four minutes to go in the middle period, but Robertson’s goal in the third period stood as the game-winner.

Kimberley currently sits in third place in the division and can’t mathematically climb any higher. However, the Columbia Valley Rockies are 10 points behind with five games in hand and could potentially move up if the Nitros get into trouble going down the final regular season stretch.