Making good on a bet as the Nitros roll
The Kimberley Dynamiters recently knocked the Fernie Ghostriders out of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) playoffs, four games to two.
As the two teams clashed, Regional District of East Kootenay board of directors met in Cranbrook. This led to City of Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick and City of Fernie Mayor Mary Giuliano making a friendly wager on the series; the loser would have to wear the winning team’s jersey and pose for a photo.
Mayor Giuliano recently made good on the bet, travelling to Kimberley to pose au Nitro with a grinning Mayor McCormick.
The Nitros have since knocked off the first place Creston Valley Thundercats, also four games to two, to capture another Eddie Mountain Division title.
Kimberley is currently locked in a tough Kootenay Conference final with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Hawks won game one 4-1 and Kimberley returned the favour in game two, winning 3-2.
Game three of the five game series goes tomorrow, Tuesday, March 21 at the Kimberley Civic Centre. Game four is March 22 in Kimberley. Both games start at 7 p.m.
Game five, if necessary, is back in Fruitvale Friday, March 24.
The Nitros are the lone East Kootenay squad remaining in the playoff hunt. The Thundercats swept the Columbia Valley Rockies in four games in the division semi-final.
In the Okanagan Conference final, the Osoyoos Coyotes lead the Chase Heat two games to nil.