KIJHL Finals – Teck Cup Game 7 recap

Kimberley Dynamiters – 2022-23 KIJHL Teck Cup champs | Hanna Gould Photography

April 10, 2023

Sommer OT hero for Kimberley in win against Princeton (Kimberley wins series 4-3)

The Dynamiters won the KIJHL Teck Cup championship in a 3-2 overtime final against the Posse thanks to Justin Sommer’s third goal of the playoffs, set up by Cam Reid and Tristan Weill. Sommer’s goal came with 5:24 remaining in the period as he beat Peyton Trzaska, who finished with 41 saves. The Dynamiters opened the scoring with 14 seconds left in the first period on a goal by Jayden Kostiuk, his seventh. Jonathan Ward got the Posse back even 40 seconds into the second period, then Campbell McLean put the Dynamiters back ahead late in the frame. Brayden Bablitz forced overtime when he beat Matt Fleet, who finished with 34 saves, by burying a rebound with 1:18 remaining in the third period. Fleet faced 13 third-period shots. Reid was named the KIJHL Playoff MVP and finished with five goals and 21 points in 23 playoff games.

April 8, 2023

Reid leads Kimberley to victory against Princeton (Series tied 3-3)

Cam Reid had a big night for the Dynamiters in front of 1,652 fans at the Kimberley Civic Centre with two goals, including the winner, and two assists in a 5-2 win against the Posse to force Game 7 for the Teck Cup. Matt Fleet stopped 27 shots for the win. The Dynamiters opened the scoring 42 seconds into the game on a goal by Campbell McLean with his 11th. The Posse tied it on the power-play thanks to Tyson Horiachka. Justin Sommer and Reid scored to give the Dynamiters a 3-1 lead after the opening period. In the second period, Tanner Funk closed the gap to 3-2, but the Dynamiters replied with two goals in the final four minutes by Reid and Jayden Kostiuk. Game 7 will be played in Princeton on Monday.

April 6, 2023

Trzaska leads Princeton to win against Kimberley (Princeton leads series 3-2)

Peyton Trzaska was a wall in goal for the Posse on home ice stopping 55 shots in a 4-0 victory over the Dynamiters. It’s his second shutout of the playoffs. Jonathan Ward netted the winner with his first of the KIJHL playoffs 4:28 into the first period. Trzaska faced a lot of rubber in the second period, making 21 saves, then stopped another 19 in the third. The Posse managed just nine shots in the final frame, but beat Trystan Self twice on goals by Tanner Funk with his first, then less than three minutes later Curtis Gould his second of the playoffs. Brennan Watterson scored the insurance goal as he was set up by Dayton Nelson and Lucas Sadownyk midway through the second period. Both teams had eight power-plays, but neither scored with the man-advantage.

April 4, 2023

Garcha leads Princeton to victory over Kimberley (Series tied 2-2)

The Posse are now 9-2 when scoring first as they defeated the Dynamiters 4-1. Anmol Garcha (fifth) scored the first goal, on the power-play, and assisted on Dayton Nelson’s winner that gave the Posse a 2-0 lead after the first period. Peyton Trzaska stopped 21 shots for the win, allowing a goal to Dynamiter Campbell McLean 32 seconds into the second period. The Posse added two more goals in the second by Brayden Bablitz (11) and Joshua Roy, his first, short-handed. The Posse penalty-kill was 7-for-7.

April 3, 2023

Bloomquist leads Kimberley to victory over Princeton (Kimberley leads series 2-1)

The Dynamiters improved their record to 4-0 when tied after two periods with their 4-2 victory against the Posse. Trystan Self made 19 saves in the win. Ethan Bloomquist netted the winner with his third of the KIJHL playoffs to give the Dynamiters a 3-2 lead 7:42 into the period. The Dynamiters had scored first and built a 2-0 lead after the first period on goals by Cash Regan (six) and Christian Mealey (10). In the second period the Posse scored twice on 13 shots on goals by Dayton Nelson (11) and Brayden Bablitz (10). Kasey Miller secured the win with an empty-net goal.



April 1, 2023

Kimberley defeats Princeton in double OT (Series tied 1-1)

Campbell McLean scored his ninth goal of the KIJHL playoffs 2:23 into the second overtime to give the Dynamiters a 3-2 victory over the Posse. Cam Reid set up McLean’s winner as he weaved into the Posse’s zone and found McLean open in the slot area. Trystan Self, who finished with 24 saves in the win, allowed the opening goal to Brayden Bablitz with 2:11 remaining in the first period. McLean led the Dynamiters with three points, including two goals and assisted on Cash Regan’s fifth to tie the game at one. Tyson Horiachka scored the other Posse goal on the power-play. Peyton Trzaska finished with 60 saves.



Power-play leads Princeton to win over Kimberley (Princeton leads series 1-0)

The Posse went 3-for-6 on their power-play and netted the winner with their second man-advantage goal by Brayden Bablitz. The Posse opened the KIJHL Final for the Teck Cup with a 6-3 win over the Dynamiters in front of a crowd of 727 people. The goal was Bablitz’s eighth of the playoffs. Dayton Nelson led the Posse with two goals (10) and an assist. Sean Mitchell and Bablitz each had two points for the Posse. Peyton Trzaska stopped 22 of 25 shots, allowing goals to Christian Mealey with two and Kasey Miller. The Dynamiters went 1-for-8 on the power-play.

Prior to the game, the Posse held a ceremony to honour their Assistant Coach Morton Johnston, who suddenly passed away in a car accident last Sunday. Part of the ceremony included retiring his No. 18 jersey, which now hangs above the ice in the Princeton & District Arena.