Monday, 18 April 2016

CANCELLED: Kimberley Dynamiters Spring Camp: May 13-15 in Penticton

**According to the KIJHL Site: Due to the changes with our coaching staff the Dynamiters are cancelling their Spring Camp in Penticton May 13-15. Players that registered will be notified by email from the organization of the cancellation and of future camp dates. If any questions please contact scout Olli Dickson at 250-488-8097** Additional Story Here

Kimberley Dynamiters are hosting a Spring Camp May 13, 14 & 15 2016 in Penticton

Location: South Okanagan Events Centre 853 Eckhardt Ave West.

Registration: cut off date is April 15, 2016.

All completed registration forms are to be emailed to Troy Pollock at tpo241(at)gmail(dot)com.

Inquiries contact GM Mike Reid at 250-919-7793 or mikereid70(at)shaw(dot)ca and Scout Olli Dickson at 250-488-8097 or ollidickson(at)hotmail(dot)com

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Farewell Kimberley Dynamiters 20 year olds & college commits

A core that is been together for several seasons (some of these relationships dating back to the 2012/13 season) are now leaving their junior careers behind to go to college and start their life after junior hockey.

Tyson Brouwer - He has played in 94 regular season games, winning 66 of them while earning 10 shut outs, and posting a 2.33 GAA and .917 SV% over three seasons with the Kimberley Dynamiters. He has also played in 45 playoff games, winning 32 of them while posting 1.99 GAA and .933 SV% along with 4 SO. He is now headed off to play for the University of Jamestown.

My Memory/Highlights: I have truly enjoyed watching Brouwer grow over the past three seasons. For me, he made his mark when he came in relief for Mousseau during 2013/14 playoffs, his stellar play frustrated the opponent, and that's when I realized we had a fantastic goalie in the wings. He backed up for the Kootenay Ice, appeared in NHL 14 (albeit a right gloved goalie [poor scouting EA]) - which is a big deal for the gamer in me, and carried the team during the 2014/15 season to the KIJHL title. Not to mention I also have a framed autographed picture with a Ken Dryden quote.

Eric Buckley - He has left his mark on the organization, being a top player in teach of the all-time categories: 67 goals (6th), 114 assists (4th), 181 points (5th), 371 PIM (4th); all in 184 games (2nd). He also registered 18 goals and 14 assists in 55 play off games. He now joins the University of Jamestown.

My Memory/Highlights: He will probably be most remembered for being public enemy #1 in the KIJHL. So much so that the #BecauseItsBuckley movement was started. His gritty play annoyed every opponent, how grateful I am he was on our team. I'll probably remember him most for his personality, calling me out for not picking the Nitro's to win one year, and being a comical guy and the awards banquet (especially the latest one).

Jordan Busch - He played in three seasons, the latter two as an offensive threat. He has posted 18 goals, 109 assists (5th), and 127 points (11th) in 146 games (8th). He also registered 6 goals, 16 assists, in 50 playoff games. He now joins the Concordia University of Edmonton - returning to play home.

My Memory/Highlights: I'll never forget the chatter amongst fans that at the start of the 2014/15 season the backend had the most amount of question marks. Busch proved everyone wrong and quieted critics, by being a strong, confident, and calming force, not to mention his offensive skills as well. He presented as shy and timid, and I didn't get to really meet him until this past awards banquet when we shared a table. I'll never forget him saying "I never win anything!" then I mentioned some of the awards he just received, and he clarified that he never wins any draws. I'm excited for him to return home and play there.

Kenaan Haase - The Californian import. In two seasons, he posted 52 goals (9th), 54 assists, 106 points in 95 games. He also had 9 goals and 15 assists in 39 play off games. He joins New England College next season.

My Memory/Highlights: He was an unknown factor when he joined the team in 2014/15. But then his size and frame and offensive flair made this "Power Centre" an intimidating force. Not to mention his ability to win faceoffs, great for the possession game. He tried his hand at Jr A, and then decided to return to play in a league where he could dominate (which is always my recommendation). He did so.

Jared Marchi - He has left his mark on the team after five and a bit seasons of play. In an all-time leading 228 games, he has scored 97 goals (2nd), 117 assists (3rd), and 214 points (1st). To go with his 16 goals, and 31 assists in 70 play off games! He was an overage player this past season, and now moves on to life after hockey (maybe...?).

My Memory/Highlights: A local hero and fan favourite. Humbly working at one of the local grocers and then lacing up the skates in the evening. He has been a very versatile player to watch, being used in all aspects of the game. He was a leader by example. His non-flashy play made him an unnoticed stud. And it's because of that low-key-ness that my interactions with him have been limited. I know I will never forget the look on his face when his jersey was unveiled as a gift to one of the longtime Dynamiter sponsors.

Justin Meier - His stint with the team has been shorter than the other graduating players. However, he had 12 goals, 20 assists, and 176 PIM in 56 games. He added 4 goals and 13 assists in 39 playoff games. He is now off to play for the Univesity of Jamestown.

My Memory/Highlights: He joined the team at the deadline in the 2014/15 season. He was like a Tasmanian devil his first game. He learned to hone that physicality, and despite being a shorter player, he made his presence known with some of the best hits this team, and league has seen. He is a spitfire, and it will be interesting to see how that translates at the college level.

Jason Ricther - The captain for the past two years, and heart and soul of the team. He too has left his mark on the team, and who knows what he could have done with his one remaining year of junior hockey eligibility. He has scored 104 goals (1st), 97 assists (7th), 201 points (2nd) in 179 games (4th). He added 21 goals, 32 assists in 55 playoff games. He leaves to play for the University of Jamestown.

My Memory/Highlights: To me he has always presented as meek. Every time I have been in the dressing room, or near it, you can tell that he carries the wight of the team and respects that responsibility. He has posted some amazing numbers, despite being injured. He led by example, using his body to block shots, to get the team going and leading by example of how the game should be played. He is a character player.

Farewell to all these players who have left their mark on history, making their own legacy as a team. I am glad all of these players played here in Kimberley instead of elsewhere.

Farewell, also to the parents and families of these players. I know I will miss your regular interactions as we supported the team. Thank you for trusting our community with your sons.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Shaw TV: Dynamiters Season Wrap

Kimberley Dynamiters 2015/16 Season Transactions

Spring cleaning continues!

To free up space for the "Movements" tab for the upcoming 2016 off-season and the 2016/17 season, I am moving all the 2015/16 season transactions to this post.

April 11, 2016
General Manager and Assistant Coach Mike Reid is stepping down from his role.
Assistant Coach Jeff Keiver is stepping down from his role.
Team President Chad Koran is stepping down from his role.

April 7, 2016
Head coach Jerry Bancks announces his retirement from coaching (story here).

April 4, 2016
Forward Kenaan Haase (96) has committed to New England College for the 2016-17 season. (story)

February 8, 2016
Forward Jason Richter (96) has committed to the University of Jamestown for the 2016-17 season.

January 8, 2015
Forward Brendon Benson (96) has decided to retire from hockey.

The Kimberley Dynamiters have acquired forward Tanner Wit (96) from the Golden Rockets for futures.

The Kimberley Dynamiters released forward Marco Campanella (97) who later signed with the Columbia Valley Rockies

December 31, 2015
Jordan Busch has committed to the Concordia University of Edmonton for the 2016-17 season.

December 29, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters add forward Franco Colapaolo (96) from the Fort Frances Lakers (SIJHL).(story)

December 2, 2015
The Kimberley Dynamiters have added forward Brendon Benson (96) from the Kindersley Klippers (SJHL).
The Kimberley Dynamiters have traded Zach Morey (97) to the Nelson Leafs.

November 27, 2015
Justin Meier announces his commitment to the University of Jamestown for the 2016-17 season, joining teammates Buckley & Brouwer.

October 26, 2015
Eric Buckley has committed to the University of Jamestown for the 2016-17 season.

October 25, 2015
Tyson Brouwer announces his commitment to the University of Jamestown for the 2016-17 season.

October 9, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters acquire defenseman Devon Langelaar (97) from the Osoyoos Coyotes
The Dynamiters have also released forward Justin van Teetering (96) who is headed to the Nelson Leafs on a try-out.

October 8, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters acquire forward Brody Buhler (96) from the Revelstoke Grizzlies for future considerations.

September 28, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters sign forward Trey Doell (97) from Drumheller Dragons (AJHL).
Forward Jesse Wallace is out indefinitely after injuring his shoulder

September 21, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters acquire Zach Morey (97) from Revelstoke Grizzlies (the "futures" part of the Nelson deal).
Rickey Bateman has been released from his extended try-out.
Kenaan Haase joins the Dynamiters after his extended try-out with the Weyburn Red Wings.
Tristan Pagura re-injured his surgically repaired shoulder, and is out indefinitely.

September 17, 2015
Kenaan Haase signs extended try-out with the Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL).

September 16, 2015
Sawyer Hunt was released by the Canmore Eagles, and joins the Kimberley Dynamiters.
The Dynamiters offer an extended try-out contract to forward Ricky Bateman (97).

September 11, 2015
Jordan Roy remains on a tryout with the Tri-City Americans (WHL).
Kenaan Haase remains on a tryout with the Weyburn Red Wings (SJHL).

September 10, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters sign goalie Mitchell Traichevich (97).
The Dynamiters release goalies Cody Call (97) and Jack Page (97).
The Nitro's also sign forward Graham Dugdale (97) (story).

September 7, 2015
Jonas Gordon and Sawyer Hunt join with former teammates Prevost and Saretsky in Canmore playing for the Eagles (story).

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Kimberley Dynamiters 2015/16 Season News Stories

It's the end of the season, and the following are the news stories that I was able to, and remembered to, grab throughout the 2015/16 season and place under the "In The News" tab. Since the season is over, and we head into the off-season for the 2016/17 year, it felt appropriate to capture the news stories in one post to free up the "In The News" tab for the 2016/17 season.

Enjoy the trip down memory lane.

The following are stories about the Kimberley Dynamiters that appear in the Kimberley Bulletin or other source. Articles are written by Taylor Rocca, unless otherwise noted.

Dynamiters forward Keenan Haase commits to NCAA New England College April 11, 2016
Dynamiters head coach Jerry Bancks announces retirement April 6, 2016
Injuries weighed heavily in Dynamiters playoff demise April 3, 2016
Nitros cede KIJHL crown to Wranglers April 1, 2016 (E-Know)
Dynamiter General Manager Proud Of His Boys April 1, 2016 (Summit 107)
Dynamiters repeat dreams dashed as Wranglers claim crown April 1, 2016
Dynamiters backs against wall as Wranglers win Game 4 March 30, 2016
Dynamiters drop Game 3 to Wranglers in 100 Mile House March 29, 2016
Captain Richter sparks Dynamiters to Game 2 triumph March 27, 2016
Wranglers outwork Dynamiters to claim Game 1 victory March 26, 2016
Dynamiters advance to KIJHL championship with Game 5 victory over Nitehawks March 22, 2016
Nitehawks stay alive, force Game 5 with Dynamiters March 20, 2016 (Trail Daily Times)
Nelson's Sawyer Hunt sparks Kimberley past Beaver Valley in Kootenay Conference Finals March 19, 2016 (Nelson Daily)
Dynamiters seek stranglehold as conference final shifts to Fruitvale March 17, 2016
Dynamiters stun Nitehawks with third period comeback for electrifying win March 17, 2016
Nitros clip Nitehawks March 16, 2016 (Trevor Crawley)
Dynamiters host Nitehawks in conference championship rematch March 16, 2016
Dynamiters complete sweep of Thunder Cats, advance to conference final March 10, 2016
Dynamiters push Thunder Cats to brink March 9, 2016
Dynamiters search for stranglehold as division final shifts to Creston March 7, 2016
Hunt's heroics propel Dynamiters to Game 2 victory over Thunder Cats March 6, 2016
Dynamiters edge Thunder Cats in double-overtime thriller March 5, 2016
Dynamiters & Thunder Cats geared for explosive second round March 3, 2016
Dynamiters dispatch Ghostriders in Game 5 to clinch series March 1, 2016
Nitros shut out 'Riders for series stranglehold February 27, 2016 (Trevor Crawley)
Dynamiters return home looking for commanding lead in Eddie Mountain Division semifinal February 26, 2016
Dynamiters edge Ghostriders in double overtime February 25, 2016
Dynamiters shut out Ghostriders in Game 1 of division semifinal February 24, 2016
Dynamiters, Ghostriders ramp up playoff rivalry February 22, 2016
Captain Richter returns to lead Dynamiters to KIJHL crown February 21, 2016
Richter set to return as Nitros close home schedule against Rockets February 18, 2016
First-round playoff dates set as Dynamiters await opponent February 17, 2016
Dugdale, Wit star as Dynamiters defeat Ghostriders February 15, 2016
Dynamiters visit Spokane Braves before hosting Fernie Ghostriders Saturday February 12, 2016
Kimberley’s Jordan Roy enjoying WHL rookie season with Americans February 11, 2016
Local clubs heading for KIJHL playoffs February 9, 2016 (E-Know)
Dynamiters answer challenge, split weekend with Ghostriders, defeat Nitehawks February 9, 2016
Kootenay’s top teams serve up playoff appetizer February 9, 2016 (Guy Bertrand)
Thunder Cats claw two points from Dynamiters in Creston February 4, 2016
Dynamiters clinch Eddie Mountain Division regular season crown February 2, 2016
Dynamiters look to build momentum with Saturday trip to Castlegar January 28, 2016
Marchi continues phenomenal season as Dynamiters edge Thunder Cats January 27, 2016
Kimberley Dynamiters exact revenge on Columbia Valley Rockies January 25, 2016
Dynamiters look for revenge against Rockies January 21, 2016
Rockies defeat Dynamiters in potential playoff preview January 19, 2016
Leafs no match for defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley Dynamiters January 16, 2016
Haase's huge performance lifts Dynamiters past Thunder Cats January 6, 2016
Dynamiters defeat Nitehawks in Kootenay Conference clash January 4, 2016
Dynamiters add 19-year-old forward Franco Colapaolo December 29, 2015
Dynamiters slip past Ghostriders in annual holiday gathering December 29, 2015
Playoffs clinched as Dynamiters head into holiday break December 22, 2015
Richter solidifies place as one of Dynamiters all-time greats December 22, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters skate with kids and Santa December 17, 2015
Buckley boosts Dynamiters to win over Rockies December 12, 2015
Dynamiters defenceman Justin Meier commits to University of Jamestown December 10, 2015
Dynamiters edge Thunder Cats in Eddie Mountain match up December 10, 2015
Divisional clash on deck as Dynamiters visit Creston December 9, 2015
Dynamiters double Leafs despite disappointing effort December 7, 2015
Dynamiters ship out Morey; add Benson December 2, 2015
Marchi paces Dynamiters to two more wins December 1, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiter fans come through for Food Bank November 27, 2015
Dynamiters renew work ethic heading into weekend November 26, 2015
Overtime split for Kimberley Dynamiters November 23, 2014
Kimberley Dynamiters Pink Jerseys Raise $3K For EKFH Starlite Campaign November 20, 2015 (The Drive)
Dynamiters welcome Ghostriders to Civic Centre November 19, 2015
Dynamiter Food Bank night November 17, 2015
Marchi lights fuse in Nitros weekend wins November 16, 2015
Rebels snap Dynamiters win streak November 11, 2015
Rockies and Nitros at Canal Flats Nov. 15 November 10, 2015 (E-Know)
Dynamiters edge Ghostriders in Eddie Mountain clash November 9, 2015
Dynamiters put streak on the line Friday in Fernie November 5, 2015
Kimberley Dynamiters run table in October November 2, 2015
Pair of Dynamiters commit to University of Jamestown October 28, 2015
Kimberley connection getting it done for Eagles (about 3 past Nitro's) October 27, 2015 (Canmore Ealges)
Dynamiters knock off Wranglers, Heat; win 10th straight October 25, 2015
Dynamiters Eye 7th Straight Win October 16, 2015 (Josh Hoffman - Summit 107)
Dynamiters look to extend Eddie Mtn Div lead, face Rockets Friday & Saturday October 15, 2015
Dynamiters shut out Thunder Cats, Border Bruins October 12, 2015
Dynamiters acquire Langelaar & Buhler in separate transactions October 9, 2015
Dynamiters blast Rockies in away game October 6, 2015
Dynamiters back on top of KIJHL October 5, 2015
Dynamiters bring back the pink October 1, 2015
Dynamiters maintain perch atop Eddie Mountain September 28, 2015
Dynamiters add forward Trey Doell September 28, 2015
Dynamiters back on the road September 24, 2015
Dynamiters earn three of six points on road, lose Pagura indefinitely September 21, 2015
Dynamiters acquire defenceman Morey from Revelstoke September 21, 2015
Dynamiters hit Interior for three games in three days September 16, 2015
Dynamiters open season with pair of divisional wins September 13, 2015
Dynamiters poised to defend league title September 10, 2015

Monday, 11 April 2016

Kimberley Dynamiters seek Head Coach/GM

Head Coach and General Manager
Job Posting

Kimberley is a resort community located in the southeast corner of British Columbia and situated in the majestic Kootenay Rockies region along highway 95A and is a very unique four season resort with many first class amenities.  Kimberley and the surrounding areas have a regional trading area of approximately 80,000 people.

Our community is very well known for its strong sense of community pride; especially when it comes to hockey and cheering on the storied Kimberley Dynamiters!  KIJHL Champions in 2014/15 and Cyclone Taylor contender followed by KIJHL league runner-up in 2015/16.   With these past two exceptional seasons the average attendance during the regular season has been 630+ per game and during playoffs 860+. 

The Kimberley Jr. Dynamiters Hockey Club is operated as a Not-for-profit Society with a very dedicated volunteer Board of Directors. The Club is looking for an exceptional Head Coach and General Manager for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The successful candidate will be compensated according to experience. Expected start date is May 1, 2016. Our ideal candidate will have a strong hockey background, be able to demonstrate exceptional leadership skills with a solid focus on player fitness, development and advancement.  

Candidate must be able to work in a high profile environment with an attention to detail, teamwork and strong communication skills.    A complete list of position responsibilities can be found on our website at   

Mandatory Qualifications
·         Junior coaching experience
·         NCCP Development 1 Certification
·         Respect-in-Sports Certification

Interested candidates are requested to submit a covering letter and resume showing proof of all certifications.  We would also ask that you include salary expectations and references to James Leroux at

Closing date is April 22, 2016.

Visit to find out more about our home town. 
All applications and enquiries will be treated in strict confidence.  We would like to thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. and for more information about Kimberley.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Happy Retirement Coach Bancks!

Head Coach Jerry Bancks announced his retirement, read an excellent article written by the Bulletin's Taylor Rocca.

Every time I have been at the awards banquet, you can't help but see how much he cares about the players as human beings - becoming future husbands, fathers, and contributors to society.

During this last awards banquet, while not officially a retirement announcement, it felt like it for Bancks.

Hugs from Busch, after Bancks shared the story of how he supported a home-sick Busch during his first year with the team.

Hugs from Richter. Richter, as well as other players, lives have been impacted and guided by Bancks.

Bancks receiving a baseball glove from Coach Keiver, so that he can use his retirement to help coach little league baseball.

Coach White presenting Bancks with a piece of the Kimberley Mine. A tradition when someone retired from the mine
It was all capped off with a standing ovation (that he was surprised to receive) from everyone in attendance. He has done a lot, not just for the players, but for the community of Kimberley as well.

All photo's by Jodi L'Heureux.

Friday, 1 April 2016

Kimberley Dynamiters vs 100 Mile House Wranglers Series Tracker

Kimberley Dynamiters
vs100 Mile House Wranglers

Series Indicators (from preview post)
Special Teams
Kimberley Dynamiters - 4/27 PP; 11/18 PK
100 Mile House Wranglers 7/18PP; 23/27PK
Kimberley Dynamiters - .909 SV%
100 Mile House Wranglers - .946 SV%
Winning on the Road
Kimberley Dynamiters - 0/3
100 Mile House Wranglers - 1/2
Filling the Arena
Kimberley Dynamiters - 85.5% Capacity (1,057; 825); 941 Avg Att.
100 Mile House Wranglers - 117.3% Capacity (694; 657; 760); 704 Avg Att.

Photo by Jonathan Righton
Two teams with two different playing styles in order to win. Kimberley plays a full 60 minutes of finesse hockey, while 100 Mile House plays a full 60 minutes of grinding hockey - both styles fit each teams arena.

The Dynamiters played their game in the first period, firing 11 shots to the Wranglers 3. Busch scored the lone goal for the Nitro's on the PP. A revenge goal scored on the penalty that was given after Richter was crunched into the boards. When Richter returned to the ice, fans celebrated, and the team found energy in that.

In the second, the dynamics of the game shifted. It was a scoreless period, with many saves by Brouwer and defencemen. Shots were 14-6 for the Wranglers.

The Wranglers continued their strong play, and with the help of a couple PP's, the Wranglers tied the game with just under 15 minutes left (the PP tally was with 1 second left on the PP). Then the boards that the Dynamiters have relied so heavily on to create chances, well, they created a chance for the the Wranglers, and they used the opportunity to score, making it 2-1 with 6:15 left to play. The 1,057 in attendance tried to help rally the Dynamiters, but the Wranglers thwarted any effort, and held on to take a 1-0 series lead. - It was the Nitro's first home loss this playoff.

Brouwer made 25 saves in the loss. Haase was the Home Star of the Game. Marchi and Hunt both had A's. Buhler, Trevor Van Steinburg, and Moser had several great energy shifts.

FYI, want to hear how loud it was, have a listen:

Game Two: Kimberley Dynamiters 4 vs 100 Mile House Wranglers 1
Photo by Jonathan Righton
In an interview with Taylor Rocca, 100 Mile House Coach, Hladun, said that after their win he was afraid they poked the bear. And in game two, that bear turned out to be Richter.

The captain carried the team on his back, he led by example, and scored a hat-trick, as he helped the Nitro's to a 4-1 victory. It also appears that the line change of swapping Chabot with Wit paid dividends. Chabot had two helpers and Wit 1G 1A.

The Dynamiters had a 2-0 lead after 1 period. It took the Wranglers 45 seconds of the second period to cut the score in half, before Richter responded with a goal of his own. This fan photo was shot just as Richter fired the puck.
Photo by K. Ellerbeck
It was 3-1 headed into the third. The Wranglers pulled the goalie with four minutes to, and they directed a lot of rubber and intensity towards Brouwer, who played aggressively, and kept the puck out (with the help of the D). Buckley rang the post with an EN shot, later Wit added an EN, and the game ended 4-1.

Photo by Jonathan Righton
Brouwer made 29 saves for the W. Richter was the home player of the game. Doell, Busch and Marchi added a helper each.

Buhler got the worst of his own hit as he left the game, never returned, and reports are that his season is done. His intensity will be missed, he was entertaining to watch.

Richter was given 2+10, and ironically is a top PIM player on the team, it will be interesting to see the implications of this on the next game. (I understand that Richter may need to serve the remainder of his 10 minutes at the start of game three - we will see)

The series now shifts to 100 Mile House for three games.

Game Three: Kimberley Dynamiters 2 at 100 Mile House Wranglers 5
Depending if you bleed Dynamiter Red or Wrangler Blue, the officials in this game were either your best friend or your enemy.

A total of seven goals were scored in this game, what's amazing is that they were all scored in the back-end 40 minutes of play, five in the last 20.

The opening period was a goaltenders duel, which Brouwer made many excellent saves. Meier left the game in the first and never returned, reports are he is done for the season with a torn MCL.

The Wranglers opened the scoring in the 2nd. Kimberley responded with a goal by Marchi from Richter & Wit on a 5-on-3 PP. Second ended knotted at one, despite Kimberley leading in shots, 22-11.

Then the wheels fell off, potentially due to physical exhaustion. The Wranglers scored four goals in the period (they took a page out of the Dynamiters book!). Busch (at first credited to Farmer) did get the Nitro's on the board, but it was too little too late. Wranglers take Game three 5-2.

Dugdale took a a 5 minute penalty and a game under the five minute mark of the third, which typically means a one game suspension.

Brouwer made 24 saves in the loss. Busch was the Away Star of the Game with his late game tally.

This game was played how the Wranglers wanted to play, physical bordering on dangerous. Not to mention special teams, which have usually been the Nitro's strength, is currently the Wranglers strength. Kimberley was 1/3 on the PK and 1/8 on the PP.

Game Four: Kimberley Dynamiters 2 at 100 Mile House Wranglers 3
Dugdale was suspended for three games, and with injuries to Buhler and Meier, Kimberley dressed an AP, Sterzer. Got to wonder how injuries will impact the series.

The Wranglers continued their strong physical play and their dominance on the special teams. The Wranglers opened the scoring with a PP goal 10 minutes into the game. Later they added their second goal. In fact, the first 30 minutes was all Wranglers, they scored their third goal just before the midway point. Marchi did ring a shot off the post this period, it is a game of inches.

Brouwer was relieved by Traichevich and then it was the Dynamiters turn to control the game. The Nitro's had 7 PP chances in the last 30 minutes of play.  They made a push back into the game with a PP goal of their own by Chabot from Hunt and Busch. Later in the 3rd, Marchi added another PP goal from Haase. The Dynamiters scrambled for the remaining 1:46 with the net empty, but they just couldn't finish, despite firing 40 shots on net. The Wranglers held on for a 3-2 win, to earn a 3-1 series lead.

Brouwer and Traichevich made 24 saves. Marchi was the Away Star of the Game.

Tyler Van Steinburg left the game and didn't return (maybe another injured player).

When it's the KIJHL Finals, the officiating is under a microscope. It's important to remember that just like how the league is a development league for the players, it too is growing future officials - so it's understandable, even though frustrating, that mistakes will be made.

The next game is a do-or-die situation for Kimberley. It's also important to note that closing out a series is one of the most difficult tasks.

Game Five: Kimberley Dynamiters 1 at 100 Mile House Wranglers 2
Do or Die for the Kimberley Dynamiters. In an interview with a radio station prior to the game, HC Bancks knew the Wranglers would come out hard, but wanted his team to secure the first goal so that they didn't have to play catch up hockey.

Tyler Van Steinburg, who left last game injured, dressed and played in the game.

As the Wranglers have done all series, give them a PP, they get a goal. The Wranglers took a 1-0 lead on a PP goal with 8 minutes left in the first period.

Tables turned in the second, as the Dynamiters had a couple PP chances. But it was Buckley, with two minutes left, who received a pass in the slot from Marchi & Hunt and tied the game at 1.

The third period was desperation hockey, and the officials whistles were put away. Kimberley needed a goal to bring the game back home, 100 Mile House needed a goal to win the championship on home ice. The Dynamiters had chances, but they were facing an incredibly hot goalie. Brouwer too was keeping his team in the game, with incredible after incredible save.

And then, sadly, with just under four minutes on the clock, the Wranglers squeezed a loose puck in. 2-1 Wranglers, their fans went ecstatic. The Nitro's fought back, pulled the goalie, and gave it their all; but time ran out on the clock and the Wranlgers became the 2016 KIJHL Champions.

Brouwer made 30 saves. Richter was the Away Star of the Game.

Player Stats for the KIJHL Finals
# Player G A PTS
15 Jared Marchi 2 3 5
10 Jordan Busch 2 2 4
40 Jason Richter 3 1 4
9 Tanner Wit 1 2 3
26 Korbyn Chabot 1 2 3
22 Sawyer Hunt 0 3 3
8 Trey Doell 0 2 2
27 Keenan Haase 0 1 1
18 James Farmer 0 1 1
12 Eric Buckley 1 0 1

# Player G A PTS
19 Brett Harris 2 4 6
17 Justin Bond 4 1 5
22 Ryan Friesen 2 3 5
27 Cole Zimmerman 0 4 4
29 Nick McCabe 0 3 3
6 Tavis Roch 0 2 2
15 Alex Meeker 1 1 2
4 Stephen Egan 0 2 2
7 Brady Ward 2 0 2
13 Austin Turner 0 2 2
9 Todd Bredo 0 1 1
12 Kolby Page 1 0 1
14 Tyler Povelofskie 1 0 1
16 Alex Hanson 0 1 1
21 Jaydon Gilding 0 1 1