The Kimberley Dynamiters have won two straight games to lead their best-of-seven series with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, earning a 3-1 victory in Game 3 on Monday.
Falling 3-2 in overtime in Game 1, the Dynamiters have since shutout the Thunder Cats 4-0 in Game 2 and earned a 3-1 victory in Creston on Monday to take the 2-1 series lead.
Kimberley outshot Creston 33-26 in the contest as Jett Saharchuk scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner in the second period. Saharchuk’s second-period goal came with just 2:33 remaining, adding another power play goal in the third to seal the victory. Mitch Fargey also had a pair of assists in the win for the Dynamiters.
Adam Andersen stopped 25 of 26 shots in the victory for a .962 SV% while Jaden Little made 30 saves in the loss for a .909 SV%. Through three games, Andersen now has a 1.27 GAA and a .940 SV% including the shutout in Game 2.
Both teams return to action in Game 4 on Tuesday, as the Thunder Cats yet again host the Dynamiters at Creston’s Johnny Buyck Arena at 7:00 pm.
Depending on the result, the series will at least return to Kimberley for Game 5 on Thursday at 7:30 pm. If needed, Game 6 and Game 7 would be played Friday and Saturday.
|Game 1||Fri. February 28th||Dynamiters (2) vs Thunder Cats (3)||Kimberley Civic Centre||7:00pm|
|Game 2||Sat. February 28th||Dynamiters (4) vs Thunder Cats (0)||Kimberley Civic Centre||7:00pm|
|Game 3||Mon. March 2nd||Thunder Cats (1) vs Dynamiters (3)||Johnny Bucyk Arena||7:30pm|
|Game 4||Tues. March 3rd||Thunder Cats vs Dynamiters||Johnny Bucyk Arena||7:30pm|
|Game 5||Thurs. March 5th||Dynamiters vs Thunder Cats||Kimberley Civic Centre||7:00pm|
|*Game 6*||Fri. March 6th||Thunder Cats vs Dynamiters||Johnny Bucyk Arena||7:30pm|
|*Game 7*||Sun. March 8th||Dynamiters vs Thunder Cats||Kimberley Civic Centre||7:00pm|
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