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Friesen sparks Wranglers past Nitros in KIJHL Championship opener

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 27th, 2016

The road back to the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League hit a pothole for defending champion Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday in the Bavarian City.

Ryan Friesen scored the game-winner with six minutes remaining in the game to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 2-1 win over the Dynamiters in Game one of the League Championship series.

The Wranglers now secured home-ice advantage as the team prepare for Game two of the best-of-seven series Sunday in Kimberley.

Kimberley opened the scoring in the game as Jordan Busch scored a power play marker with assists by Sawyer Hunt and Jared Marchi seven minutes into the first period.

The hosts outshot the Wranglers 11-3 in the frame.

Kimberley maintain the lead until Friesen set up Kolby Page with the game-tying marker in the third period.

100 Mile House kept up the pressure, out shooting the Nitros 10-6 in the period, until Friesen beat Tyson Brouwer for the winnner.

100 Mile House, defeating Summerland Steam to advance to the KIJHL final,  held a 27-23 shots advantage in the game.

The series shifts to 100 Mile House for Games three and four of the series Tuesday and Wednesday.




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