Two division leaders will clash at the Kimberley Civic Centre Thursday night.
The Dynamiters (9-2-0-0) and Nelson Leafs (9-2-1-0) will battle it out for the second time this season.
The Nitros are coming off back-to-back wins last weekend, 7-2 over Grand Forks and 8-5 over Golden.
Head Coach Derek Stuart says they can build off those games into tonight.
“I think our work ethic at the start of both games, in the first period of both games just coming out on fire, was keys to both victories and hopefully that can repeat itself [Thursday night].”
The Nitros beat the Leafs 2-1 back in early September.
Head Coach Derek Stuart says if it’s anything like that game it will be a hard fought battle.
“It’s going to be a very difficult game for both teams.” says Stuart. “We’re looking forward to it, we know that they’re one of the better teams in our conference so we’re looking forward to the challenge.”
Stuart adds puck movement on the power play was well executed last weekend and will be a key Thursday also.
Injuries to Mason Palaga, James Rota and Brett Roberts will keep the trio out of the lineup at least for Thursday’s game.
The Nitros will enjoy home cooking this weekend hosting the Spokane Braves (3-9-1-2) on Friday and the Golden Rockets (1-9-1-1) on Saturday.
– Derek Stuart, Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach