The Kimberley Dynamiters are living up to their high expectations.
The Nitros clinched the top seed in both the Eddie Mountain Division and Kootenay Conference over the weekend when they beat Golden 3-1 and 10-1 and defeated Fernie 6-2.
Head Coach Derek Stuart says these are the goals they set for themselves after the Christmas break.
“It gives the guys a sense of acheiving something.” says Stuart. “We set out three goals [in] regards to the standings in the regular season [and] we acheived two of them on the weekend so I think the guys should feel pretty good about that.”
Stuart says they have one more goal to accomplish before playoffs.
“We want to finish first overall in the league.” says Stuart. “I believe we need a win in one of our last two games but we’re going to take it game by game like we always have and try and get that first win on Friday against Columbia Valley.”
The Dynamiters are currently first in the entire KIJHL with a 36-7-1-1 record but need to pick up one more win to clinch that spot over the second place Revelstoke Grizzlies (33-7-2-3).
Kimberley has just two games left on their schedule, both on the road, where they will take on Columbia Valley Friday and Creston Valley Saturday.
KIJHL OVERALL TOP 5
- Kimberley (36-7-1-1)
- Revelstoke (33-7-2-3)
- Nelson (33-8-2-2)
- Osoyoos (31-10-1-2)
- Creston Valley (30-11-2-1)
– Derek Stuart, Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach