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Nitros rattle off two wins to open season
The Dynamiters have started their newest campaign with a bang, winning their home-opener and a road game in a pair of matchups over the weekend.
Jeremy Mousseau made 28 saves for the shutout to backstop the Nitros to a 5-0 romp over the visiting Golden Rockets on Saturday night, while Brandon Bogdanek was the overtime hero, lifting the Dynamiters to a 4-3 overtime victory against the Rebels in Castlegar on Sunday.
Kimberley peppered 36 shots on Golden in their first game, and Andrew Miller drew first blood just over five minutes into the game.
Buckley notched his pair in the second period on the powerplay, while Jason Richter and Jared Marchi also scored with the man-advantage in the final frame.
Adam Johnson took the loss in net for the the Rockets.
Kimberley capitalized four times in 10 opportunities with the powerplay, while the Rockets were shut out in seven of their own chances with the man-advantage.
The Nitros hit the road for a Sunday afternoon game, with Bogdanek potting his OT marker to secure the second straight victory in as many days.
The Nitros emerged from the first period with a one goal lead, after Dylan Sibbald and Richter lit the lamp, with Aaron Brewer answering for the Rebels.
Castlegar tied up the game in the second period on a goal from Darren Medeiros, and Brewer added his second of the game in the final period to take the lead.
However, Richter notched another goal on the power play with seven minutes remaining in the game to knot things up and send the affair to overtime.
Mousseau stood in goal, making 25 saves for the Nitros, while Nate Rabbit turned away 21 shots in defeat.
The Nitros notched two markers with four powerplay opportunities, while shutting out the Rebels on four of their own.
Kimberley hits the road for a game against the Rockies next Friday evening, before returning home on Saturday for the Putt to Puck golf tournament and a matchup against the Fernie Ghostriders.
For more information on the golf tournament, visit the team website at www.kimberleydynamiters.net.