Nitros, Nitehawks exchange victories

Both teams trade wins in home and home series over the weekend.

The Kimberley Dynamiters split their weekend in a home and home series with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, as both earned a win in their home barns.

Kimberley played host on Friday at the Civic Centre, earning a 3-1 victory, but fell on the road in Fruitvale by a score of 5-1.

Kimberley continues to occupy third in the Eddie Mountain division, while Fernie scraps with Golden for first.

A second period goal broke a tie, while a marker in the third added some insurance for Kimberley in their win over the ‘Hawks on Friday.

Dan Holland scored at the halfway mark for Beaver Valley, but Sam Nigg responded for Kimberley a few minutes later to pull even.

Brett Luker put the Nitros ahead in the second period, and Matt Barzilay increased the lead to two in the final period with his first career goal in the KIJHL.

Matthew Mitchell manned the net for Kimberley, stopping 35 shots, while Zach Perehudoff took the loss at the other side of the rink for Beaver Valley, turning away 25 pucks.

Neither team was able to capitalize on the power play.

Beaver Valley got their revenge on home ice the following night, scoring five unanswered goals to seal up the win.

Michael Bell scored an early first period goal and added another shortly into the second frame. Dallas Calvin and Archie MacKinnon also added markers in the middle period.

Calvin added his second of the game in the final frame, before the Nitros finally got on the board from Eric Buckley.

Mitchell again manned the crease for Kimberley, stopping a whopping 47 shots, while Travis Beekhuizen turned away 22 shots for Beaver Valley.