Saturday, 19 September 2015

Kimberley Dynamiters lose hard fought game to 100 Mile House

The Kimberley Dynamiters made the lengthy trip north, nearly 800 km's, to face off against 100 Mile House Wranglers.

Game Notes
  • Traichevich got the start in net
  • 438, what looked like a full house, in attendance in 100 Mile House
  • Bertoia, Bateman and Hunt's first game.
The two teams showed zero love to each other. There were 31 PIM and three game misconducts in the first period. Meier was ejected from the game for fighting, and the Wranglers were down two defence. The period had it's fair worth of chances as the Nitro's led 12-10 in shots. And just to emphasize the length of this period, it took 47 minutes to complete, primarily because the refs were trying to sort out penalties.

This period was over in the blink of an eye. Very little stoppages in play as both teams exchanged chances. Traichevich was looking great, and Busch had many moments of brilliance as he carried the puck. Hunt was showing off his speed. The 20 year old line (Buckley, Marchi, and Richter) had several chances but couldn't beat the Wranglers goalie (who was just released from a Jr. A team).

Despite being down two defenders, the Wranglers showed resilience, and with the support of their massive crowd, they capitalized on a PP chance. Somehow the #BecauseItsBuckley calls followed him there. The Wranglers directed a lot of rubber towards Traichevich, and they were able to score another goal as the period closed down. The Dynamiters, usually a team that has had the better endurance during 60-minutes of play, were outshot 13-3 in the period. The Wranglers delivered several heavy hits, and just felt bigger.

It was frustrating the webcast ended with 30 seconds left. It has been explained that this is due to the buffering delay, the stream was 90-120 seconds behind real-time play (amazing technology when you think about it), and when the webcast program is closed, the stream ends regardless of the "lag".

Dynamite Player of the Game
Mitch Traichevich - Stopped 28 shots, often in unreal fashion, to give the Nitro's a fighting chance.

Honorable Mentions
Jordan Busch - I can remember an end to end moment, showed excellent finesse and puck control. A calming force on the back end.

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