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Rockies, Ghostriders, Thunder Cats battle in KIJHL exhibition

Five KIJHL games were set to be played over the weekend, but only three went forward after a member of the Kimberley Dynamiters tested positive for COVID-19.

The positive test forced the postponement of Kimberley’s two exhibition games this weekend. The KIJHL and the Dynamiters say the individual is under a 14-day quarantine and that they are following the guidance of Interior Health authorities for further testing and contact tracing.

MORE: Kimberley Dynamiter tests positive for COVID-19, forcing KIJHL games to be postponed (Oct. 30, 2020)

Of the three games that did proceed, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats defeated the Columbia Valley Rockies 5-2 on Friday at home from Johnny Bucyk Arena, while the Revelstoke Grizzlies blanked the Golden Rockets 5-0 at Golden Arena.

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The lone game on Saturday, saw the Thunder Cats venture into Fernie to take on the Ghostrdiers, only for both teams to skate to a 4-4 tie.

Four games are currently on schedule for this weekend, which will be the final round of exhibition games before the KIJHL’s regular season opens next Friday.


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