Local KIJHL teams top three in division
The teams from the east in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) continue to rule the roost in the Eddie Mountain Division of the Kootenay Conference.
The Kimberley Dynamiters enter this weekend’s action with a firm grip on first place and first overall in the conference with a 17 wins, three losses record and a nine point lead ahead of the Columbia Valley Rockies and their 11 wins, five losses and three overtime losses record.
The Fernie Ghostriders are two points ahead of Golden Rockets for third in the division, with a 10 wins, seven losses and two overtime losses record.
Creston Valley Thundercats bring up the division rear with a six wins, 13 losses and two overtime losses record.
The Columbia Valley Rockies are in Creston tonight (Nov. 16) for a date with the Thunder Cats at 7:30 p.m. (Mtn) at the Johnny Bucyk Arena. The Rockies host the struggling Castlegar Rebels Saturday (Nov. 17) at 7:30 p.m.
The Rockies continue with home cooking Nov. 23 and 24, with tilts against the Ghostriders and Spokane Braves. Game times are both 7:30 p.m. at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena.
The Kimberley Dynamiters are on the road to the far west tonight, taking on the Princeton Posse at the Princeton & District Arena.
The Nitros head into the Okanagan on Saturday evening for a game against the Summerland Steam.
The next home game for the Dynamiters is Friday, Nov. 23 with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in town for a 7 p.m. match at the Civic Centre.
The Fernie Ghostriders’ lone game this weekend is Saturday against the Neil Murdoch Division leading Leafs in Nelson.
The Riders start on the road next weekend, Friday, Nov. 23, with a clash against the Rockies in Invermere. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Eddie. They return to their temporary home at the Sparwood-Elk Valley Leisure Centre for a 7:30 p.m. game against the Golden Rockets on Saturday, Nov. 24.