Leafs captain Colton Schell is surrounded by Kimberly Dynamiters in first period action during Saturday night's match up.

Dynamiters prove too hot for Nelson Leafs

The Kimberly Dynamiters defeated the league leading Nelson Junior Leafs 4-2 in Saturday night hockey action.

The Kimberly Dynamiters defeated the league leading Nelson Junior Leafs 4-2 in Saturday night hockey action.

The Leafs came out strong early in the first period with several good scoring chances on home ice but it was Kimberley who tallied up the first point. At 5:27, Dynamiter Taylor McDowell scored with help from Sam Nigg and Connor Kutzner.

The Leafs evened things up late in the period as Colton McCarthy scored a power play goal off a pass from Matthew Naka. But the Dynamiters answered back fast. Dallin Wolf scored from Matt Gann with 2:18 left in the first.

Down 2-1 after the opening period, the Leafs put on some good pressure to start the second and by mid-point in the game, they’d outshot the Dynamiters 22 to eight. Kimberley’s goalie Matthew Mitchell was strong between the pipes for his team and in the end took home the games first star honors.

With 6:45 remaining in the second period, the Dynamiters built on their lead as Connor Kutzner scored capitalizing on a power play. The Leafs went to the dressing room down 3-1 at the end of the second.

The game was getting chippy and rough play from both sides continued into the third period. With Carson Wilans in the box for slashing, the Dynamiters Matt Gann bulged the twine off a pass from Sam Nigg making it 4-1 with 10:23 left  in the game.

Keeping pressure on until the end, the Leafs’ Matthew Naka scored with under a minute left in the game. Teammates Matt MacDonald and JJ Beitel dug in for the assist.

The game ended 4-2 with the Eddie Mountain Division rivals taking home a win.

This week, the Leafs head to Spokane for a match-up against the Braves. They will return to Nelson Community Complex to take on Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Friday. The puck drops at 7 p.m.

Just Posted

Leafs stretch winning streak to 8 games

Nelson downed Grand Forks 5-2 on Friday

RDCK moves ahead with Castlegar rec complex upgrade plan

Board approves grant application for $13 million from provincial, federal governments

Cottonwood Lake preservation group surpasses $50,000 fundraising goal

In 28 days, 393 donors have contributed to the fund

Last of southern Selkirk caribou relocated to Revelstoke area

One cow from the South Selkirk herd and two from the Purcells were moved this week

Scammers using Castlegar home for rental fraud

Local realtors say the problem is happening more frequently with their properties

Self serve doggy-wash poised to change dog grooming industry

Add money, start spraying to wash dog in the K9000

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

No winning ticket in $10 million Lotto Max jackpot

No win in Friday night’s draw means the next Lotto Max draw will be approximately $17 million

Scientists ID another possible threat to orcas: pink salmon

For two decades, significantly more of the whales have died in even-numbered years than in odd years

Burnaby byelection turmoil sparks debate about identity issues in politics

The Liberals still have not said whether they plan to replace Wang, who stepped aside Wednesday

Most Read