The Kimberley Dynamiters opened the Eddie Mountain Division final with a 3-2 win over the Creston Valley Thundercats Tuesday.
The Dynamiters, who finished the regular season seven points back of the division best Thundercats, broke a third period tie just under six minutes into the frame with a goal from George Bertoia.
Nitros defenseman James Farmer continued his postseason tear with a goal and an assist and now leads all KIJHL players with 15 points in seven games.
Kimberley has now won four straight games stretching back to the first round and handed Creston Valley their first loss of the playoff.
Game 2 goes 7:30 PM in Creston Wednesday.
– Josh Hoffman