A high scoring game, but not in the Creston Valley Thunder Cats favour, featured acquisition Trail Thompson scoring his first goal with his new club.

This came after 5 unanswered goals from the Kimberley Dynamiters.

Thompson says he was looking to provide support for his teammates but capitalized on an opportunity to get the Thunder Cats on the score sheet.

“Well Scigsy gave me a great pass through the middle there. I was actually looking for Woods. Woody on the back door but the goalie was cheating hard, I saw a corner and sniped ‘er.”

Though the Cats lost 8-3, it was an improvement from the 7-1 loss they faced against the same team that only has 4 losses on record this season.

Thompson was acquired in a trade which sent Malcolm Turner and Darby Berg to the Castlegar rebels.

No stranger to Head Coach Nick Redding’s systems, Thompson says it’s a real confidence boost joining a team with a familiar coach.

“Nick Redding’s a great guy and he was my coach in Spokane the last couple years. It’s definitely a big confidence boost coming into a team where I know the coach so well and he knows me and he knows what I’m capable of. He’ll put me in situations where he knows I can put the puck in the net.”

Another acquisition sees Brett Harper joining the Thunder Cats ranks. He’s a much needed defenceman, however the Thunder Cats still only have 5 who are healthy enough to play.

The next game is on home ice on December 5th. They face Columbia Valley at 7:30 PM.