Thursday, 28 August 2014

Twenty Year Old Update

Twenty Year Old Update

The Ghostriders were a comparatively old team last year with eight nineteen-year-old players on the roster. Then earlier this summer new Rider Coach Craig Mohr made a deal with Castlegar and acquired Cranbrook born Derek Georgopoulos who will turn twenty in October .

So the problem is in the KIJHL you can only have 5 twenty year olds. Anyway, here is what has happened with the 94’s so far. 

Anthony Gilbert- defense- was traded to Cold Lake Alberta, they are hosting the Keystone Cup next spring.

Cole Weber – defense- is going to school. This big strong shot blocker will leave a hole on the blue line.

Phoenix Logan Hill- goalie- has joined the Navy. Had some pretty good games but battled injuries all season.

Austin Hirano- forward- has decided to go to school. Hirano was always a bit of a fan favourite.

Matt McDonald traded to Nelson

So that leaves the Ghostriders with :

1/ Dylan Robertson- center- now in his fourth full season with the Riders. Robertson was named Captain earlier in the summer and he will be a huge part of the team this year.

2/Aaron Nufeld- forward- led the team in scoring with 18 goals and 42 points. This will be his third year with the Riders.

3/Joel Burgess- forward 24 goals 41 points last year. Power forward has taken big steps every year and is now in his third full season. Expect a big things from this guy in his last year.

4/ Derek Georgopoulos –forward- played two seasons with the Riders then was traded to Castlegar last year. Georgopoulos has shown that he can score and that is why he was re-acquired from the Rebels, he was pretty good on the PK as well a couple of years ago.

So the Ghostriders are left with four twenty’s and have room for one more . When I talked to coach Mohr this AM he said he wasn’t worried about bringing in another 94.  But as we all know… if a JJ Beitel type of player ever falls out of some junior A tree....

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