The Kimberley Dynamiters (20-5-1-1) will play their lone game of the weekend against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats (16-7-2-1) on Saturday.
The Nitros are coming off a massive 5-4 come-from-behind overtime victory against the T-Cats on Tuesday.
Tuesday’s win is the only victory for Kimberley over Creston this season in four matches.
Dynamiters goaltender Cody Campbell says playing a full 60 minutes will be key.
“It’s cliche but it’s true.” says Campbell. “We’ve had a little bit of trouble in the year so far finding consistency for a full game and we’re getting closer and closer, we’ve had a few nights where we’ve played 50 [or] 55 minutes but for us I think that’s one thing we can take away [from Tuesday] is if we play our full 60 minute game I don’t think there’s anyone in the league that can beat us.”
Campbell also says playing in the Civic Centre – one of the larger rinks in the league – gives them multiple advantages.
“[Head Coach] Derek [Stuart] built a team that’s built for speed and built for having the extra space out there.” says Campbell. “The other thing is is I know we’re very lucky, we’ve got the best fans in the entire league and their support and just the atmosphere that playing at home brings makes a huge difference.”
Campbell has posted a 2.39 goals against average though 19 games this season which is third best in the KIJHL among goaltenders with at least 15 games played.
Kimberley is currently first place in the Eddie Mountain Division, seven points ahead of Creston as of Friday afternoon.
– Cody Campbell, Kimberley Dynamiters goaltender