Thunder Cats earn 9-2, 3-2 wins on weekend

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Creston Valley Thunder Cat Brock Ward during Saturday’s game against the Kimberley Dynamiters.

With several players back on the ice and off the injured list, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats won two weekend games, bringing their points up to 51.

The team now sits 23 points behind the Eddie Mountain Division-leading Fernie Ghost-riders, 11 points ahead of the Golden Rockets and 17 ahead of the Kimberley Dynamiters, who lost 9-2 to the Thunder Cats on Friday.

The game in Kimberley started off with a Creston goal by Cody Antos, which was soon followed by a Kimberley goal.

“Their goal was actually a funny bounce off the boards,” said Thunder Cats head coach Joe Martin.

Antos scored again to put the Thunder Cats in the lead by the end of the first period, a lead kept up by Travis Ludwar, Scott Swiston and Kane Dawe in the second period, with Dawe, Jovi Fabbri and Colton Meaden scoring in the third before Kimberley’s second and final goal. Creston’s ninth was scored by Swiston with 1:40 left in the game.

“We were very happy with the offensive performance and defensive play,” said Martin. “Beating a division rival by such a big score always feels good.”

The Thunder Cats added a fifth game to their winning streak on Saturday when they beat the North Okanagan Knights 3-2, in the teams’ only game this season.

There was no scoring until the second period, when Dawe and Brandon Formosa scored, with Formosa’s goal coming just before the Knights’ first. Formosa scored a second goal, which would prove to be the game-winner, early in the third period, a minute before the Knights’ second.

“We had more quality scoring chances,” said Martin. “We’ve got players that score when given those opportunities.”

This weekend, the Thunder Cats play divisional games, visiting the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere on Friday before hosting the Ghostriders and Rockets on Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

With only seven games left in the season, the Thunder Cats are hoping to clinch second place in their division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

“We want to finish in second, and we want to do it this weekend,” said Martin. “We can mathematically do it this weekend.”

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