It was a weekend full of shutouts in the Eddie Mountain Division.
The Kimberley Dynamiters (21-5-1-1) blanked Creston Valley (17-8-2-1) 2-0 Saturday night.
The Nitros were led by rookie forward Cam Russell who scored the only two goals in the game.
Russell says it was a huge win after getting toppled 8-1 against the same team two weeks ago.
“It feels great when you’re at home and we come back like that.” says Russell. “It was a solid game and defensively we were perfect so you [have] to be happy with that.”
Russell says they’ve been focusing on a three period effort.
“If we’re down after the first period we tend to slow down or get a little bit upset but we’ve started to play more [consistent].” says Russell. “We have to work on our full consistency a little bit but it’s coming and we’re winning games because of it.”
Cody Campbell got the shut out in net for Kimberley which was his third of the season.
Kimberley is now seven points ahead of Creston Valley for the Eddie Mountain Division lead.
Elsewhere the Fernie Ghostriders (8-13-1-2) split their weekend with a 7-2 loss in Creston Friday and a 7-0 shutout win against Golden (1-24-1-2) Saturday.
Saturday’s win snapped a four game losing skid for the Riders with Brendan Nemes picking up a pair of goals and three assists in the winning effort.
Geoff Drought earned the shutout in his first start as a Fernie Ghostrider.
The Columbia Valley Rockies (12-12-3-2) also shut out the Rockets 5-0 Friday and Parker Waseylenko earned his first career KIJHL shutout.
– Cam Russell, Kimberley Dynamiters forward