Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Weekly Roundup FG Kimbo Rumours 6 guns Hate each other security fired BYOB

The Fernie Ghostriders who finished the season in first place with 78 points will play the second place Kimberley Dynamiters (69 pts.) in a best of 7 series. Fans can figure out when they're gonna drink.... I mean watch some hockey, by the schedule below.

Sunday March 1- in Fernie at 7:30 PM
Monday March 2- in Fernie at 7:30 PM
Wednesday March 4- in Kimberley at 7:00 PM
Friday March 6- in Kimberley at 7:00 PM
Saturday March 7- in Fernie at 7:30 PM
Monday March 9- in Kimberley at 7:00 PM
Tuesday March 10- in Fernie at 7:30 PM

 How the Riders Got Here

First of all they did this
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Then This
The Ghostriders defeated Golden 4 games to 1 finishing up last Wednesday night with a 4-2 home ice win. The Riders top scorers were centres Sam Plaquin (goals-assists and points) 4-4-8, Cole Keebler 2-6-8  and you are always happy when your centres lead in scoring.    All the Rider player stats are HERE

Ghostrider forward Doan Smith remains on the sidelines with an injury but has been skating...D-Travis Thomsen is a possibility for later on in this series and steady D Zak Kuchler is playing again ... so with almost a full roster Coach Mohr can do the famous Jimmy Pattison car salesman trick, fire (sit out) the salesman (player) who sold the least amount of cars (not good outing) at the end of each month (game).

Evan Reid leads the D in scoring with 5 points in 5 games, we knew it was just a matter of time with this guy to be a PAG player.

Aaron Neufeld 2 G 6 A is playing the best I've ever seen him play in the last 3 years,  he has shown us lots of "hey did you see that" moments lately and those moments are getting closer together now that it counts.

After missing a ton'o games with injuries Spencer Bender is back and has scored 5 goals in 5 games...if him and Keebler can stay healthy...

All we need to say about Jeff Orser and Coach Craig Mohr is that Jeff was named as the Eddie Mountain Division’s Top Goalie and Rider Head Coach and General Manager Craig Mohr was named as the Eddie Mountain Coach of the Year. 

Big awards as they both beat out some pretty good candidates...the coaches in the division were all worthy so I'm guessin it was a close vote... ditto for the goalies, Lefebvre and the guy were about to see, Brouwer, were as good as they get at this level as well.

The Kimberley Dynamiters defeated Creston four games to one last Thursday night.  Their series was a very low scoring affair and their goalie Tyson Brouwer only allowed 4 goals in 5 games.

Kimberley won three league awards, Coy Prevost was the Rookie of the Year, Jordan Busch was the Best Defenseman and Jason Richter was the KIJHL Top Scorer and the MVP. 

All the awards we just talked about are just rumours as the Drama Queens at the KIJHL refuse to post the winners until it's so late in the season that everyone has forgotten about them... great strategy

Kimberley had 6 PP goals on 21 opportunities Fernie had 5 on 28 opportunities. Both teams had 1 shorthanded goal.

Fernie scored 25 goals and allowed 12 so were plus 13. Kimberley scored 9 allowed 4 and were plus 5.

What I hope for is summed up in this Tweet

Kimbo played 5 low scorin tight games. Sure hope the FG and KD get the six guns out 4 the next week or so. Shoot out at the OK corral ?hope!
Fan Bus is heading to FERNIE for GAME 5 SATURDAY MARCH 7. Limited seats available and will fill fast, contact me ASAP! 
Should have added BYOB
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07-Nov-14Kimberley Dynamiters@Fernie Ghostriders1 - 2RS
22-Nov-14Kimberley Dynamiters@Fernie Ghostriders4 - 4RS
28-Nov-14Fernie Ghostriders@Kimberley Dynamiters4 - 1RS
20-Dec-14Fernie Ghostriders@Kimberley Dynamiters2 - 4RS
28-Dec-14Fernie Ghostriders@Kimberley Dynamiters6 - 4RS
29-Dec-14Kimberley Dynamiters@Fernie Ghostriders1 - 2RS
09-Jan-15Kimberley Dynamiters@Fernie Ghostriders5 - 3RS
06-Feb-15Fernie Ghostriders@Kimberley Dynamiters1 - 3RS
TEAM COMPARISON (Regular Season)
Kimberley DynamitersFernie Ghostriders
Games Played5252
Overtime Losses33
Win/Loss Points6978
Goals For226234
Goals Against144151

Jeff Orser gets the Top Goaltender Award from KIJHL
Vice President Phil Iddon.

Head Coach and General Manager Craig Mohr 
being presented the Eddie Mountain Coach of the
Award by KIJHL VP Phil Iddon 

" I had great players and a great staff " Mohr

Round' the League

After losing game four to Kamloops in OT the Sicamous Eagles fired long time (17 yrs I think) Head Coach Blair Robinson... right in the middle their playoff series !!!, that sure raised the eyebrows of the coaches Round' the League.... But did It raise former Rocket HC and GM Ty Davidson's eyebrows...
From the KIJHL Web Page

The Sicamous Eagles are looking to fill a Head coaching position with our team. Anyone applying must have at least
5 years of Junior coaching experience and have all CHA Coaching Levels, plus Speak-Out and Respect in Sports.
Please send your resumes with all your salary requirements and availability to:

Closing date is 07 March 2017.
Only those that we are interested in will be called for an interview.

Wayne March
GM Sicamous Eagles

The Winners

Kamloops who defeated Sicamous in 5 will play 100 Mile who defeated Chase in 6 

Beaver Valley defeated Nelson in 5 and will play Castlegar 
who defeated Spokane in 5

Fernie defeated Golden in 5 will play Kimberley who defeated Creston in 5

Osoyoos who defeated Princeton in 5 will play the winner of 
Summerland- Kelowna who play game 7 tonight in Summerland
Kelowna won game 2 in Summerland so it's maybe a tossup for tonight. Both teams brought in top players late in the season. 
SS Lautard- Robertson KC Josephs. Great action for the fans tonight.

Top Scorers so far

Nick Josephs (KC)63912
Michael Lynch (100M)66410
Braeden Cyra (KC)6459
Devan Suidy (100M)6459
Sam Plaquin (FG)5448
Jeremy McNeil (CR)6448
Cole Keebler (FG)5268
Aaron Neufeld (FG)5268
Michael Crawford (NL)5437
Kaleb Boyle (CH)6437

Bailey De Palma (KS)110.001.000
Tyson Brouwer (KD)540.78.966
Brock Lefebvre (CVT)311.30.952
Carson Schamerhorn (BVN)431.75.937
Brett Soles (OC)211.86.920
Lawrence Langan (OC)332.00.917
Jacob Mullen (KS)532.04.930
Mitchell Martell (CVT)202.05.923
Kristian Stead (100M)642.31.943
Jeff Orser (FG)542.42.912
Drake Poirier (BVN)212.93.897

Slow clap for . Don't go out of my way to cheer for other teams/players but this guy has my respect.
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Nelson and BV hate each other
KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily the league had contacted Beaver Valley Nitehawks franchise about the incident that happened during the second-period intermission of Saturday’s Murdoch Division playoff game between the Leafs and Hawks.

Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily he believes security will be improved for the rest of the playoffs.
“They are to have a meeting to set up a committee with the RCMP and municipality to fix up the entrance onto the ice for the visiting team,” Ohlhausen said.

“I had a call with Dennis (Bedin) and he told me (Hawks) are trying everything they can to stop any further incidents from happening.”
The incident occurred when the Leaf were leaving the ice following the second period.
A fan became involved with some of the Leaf players as the team walked from the ice to the dressing room. Full story here

Lets clear up this rumour right now, Rider Radio Broadcaster Kyle Christensen has not asked the league for better security the next time he has to broadcast in Nelson.So there...

More Rumours

The Braves are very proud to announce that Trevor DiLauro has been named "Goaltender of the Year" in the Neil...
Who's Hot from the last few days
Castlegar Rebels'
Jeremy McNeil

Jeremy scored the GWG and added
an insurance marker as the Rebels
wrapped up their series with Spokane
 winning 4-2 on Feb.27

100 Mile House Wranglers'
Michael Lynch

Michael scored a hat trick, leading 
the Wranglers to a 7-0 road win and
 a 3-2 series lead over the Chase Heat

Spokane Braves'
Jon Manlow

Jon stopped all 43 shots, earning his
 first shutout this year and helping the 
Braves tie their Neil Murdoch Division 
Semi Final at two games apiece by 
blanking Castlegar 6-0 on Feb. 24

100 Mile House Wranglers'
Devan Suidy

Devan scored twice including the GWG 
and set up one more as the Wranglers 
regain the Birks Division Semi Final 
series lead by beating the Heat 
4-1 on Feb. 23. In the three games
 Devan has 3G and 3A

Kimberley Dynamiters'
Tyson Brouwer

Tyson has recorded 2 shutouts
and allowed only one GA in game
 4 as the Dynamiters look to wrap
 up their series against Creston with
game 5 tonight in Kimberley

PENTICTON, B.C. — The father of a B.C. junior hockey player could face criminal charges following an altercation with the referees who worked his son’s weekend game in the Okanagan.
Penticton RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rick Dellebuur confirmed the father, a Kamloops man whose son plays for the Merritt Centennials, is being investigated for uttering threats against the referees as they left the South Okanagan Events Centre.
Dellebuur said the exchange allegedly involved profanities and a threat of physical harm directed at the referees, and was reported to police the following day by the B.C. Hockey League’s director of officiating.
BCHL commissioner John Grisdale said Wednesday he was unaware of the incident, but doesn’t have any concerns about officials’ safety. Full Story Here   

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