Saturday, 21 February 2015

Riders off to a good start

The Ghostriders won the first two games in their best of seven playoff series with the Golden Rockets.

Game #1
In game one played here in Fernie last Wednesday the Riders scored 5 in the first and 2 in the third for a 7-1 win.  Fernie went3-6 on the power play and out shot Golden 35-23. The Rockets lone goal was on the power play by Braden Alkins.
Cole Keebler had a big night scoring a PP goal and adding 3 assists. Joel Burgess had what would turn out to be the game winner plus had had 2 assists. Sam Plaquin had 2 goals and an assist, Spencer Bender scored 2 and Justin Peers had a goal and an assist. D man Evan Reid had 2 assists and Aaron Neufeld capped all the scoring off with 3 assists.  Jeff Orsercame close to a shutout but gave up a PP goal but still stopped 22 of 23 for the win in net.
The Ghostriders thank the 609 fans who came out to watch the Riders and the chicken last Wendesday.
Game # 2
On Friday night in Golden the Rockets Cole Mckechney scored a shorthanded goal five minutes into the game then the Riders stormed back with three goals in the first and one in the second for a 4-1 lead.
In the third the Rockets Braden Alkins scored to make it 4-2 but the Ghostriders ruined their comeback attempt  with two more goals.
Spencer Bender scored the game winner in the first period. Other scorers were Sam Plaquin, Joel Burgess, Jason Yan, Justin Peers (1 G 1 A) and Aaron Neufeld with 1 G 2 A. Cole Keebler had 2 assists as well.
The Rockets outshot Fernie 28-25 but Jeff Orser stoned them only allowing two goals.
Fernie was 1-8 on the power play and killed all 3 power plays Golden had.
Ghostrider scoring so far in the post season

25Cole Keebler'95C21563.01002
22Aaron Neufeld'94F21563.01000
4Sam Plaquin'94C23142.01002
7Joel Burgess'94F22242.00002
21Justin Peers '96W22242.00002
18Spencer Bender'95F23031.51000
28Evan Reid '96D20331.50000
15Jason Yan '96RW21010.50000
10Derek Georgopoulos'94F20110.50002
6Kyle Haugo '98D20110.50004
27Cavin Tilsley '98LW20110.50000
Jacob Mullen (KS)110.001.000
Drake Poirier (BVN)110.001.000
Brett Soles (OC)110.001.000
Bailey Stephens (PP)100.00-
Brock Lefebvre (CVT)110.90.968
Jeff Orser (FG)221.50.941
Tyson Brouwer (KD)101.79.900
Brett Huber (SS)112.00.935
Kristian Stead (100M)112.54.938
Patrick Zubick (CR)113.00.923
Patrick Kasper (SE)103.00.917

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