Monday, 23 February 2015

The Weekly Roundup, Riders up 3-0 how to get refs awk-wards WHL Joe Walsh skool Round The League

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

Game #1 7-1 WIN
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 had 609 fans come out to watch the big win and the chicken dance last Wendesday.

Game # 2  6-2 Win
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 of their own in the first and one in the second for a 4-1 lead.
In the third the Rockets Braden Alkins fired one in making it  4-2 but the Riders 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.

Full story from the 6-2 loss to the Ghostriders in game 2:

Cause that's how we get kids interested in reffin

Tongue in cheek rendition of three blind mice over the loudspeakers. Nice touch from the Rockets' sound crew.
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Riders coach asking his team to stop chirping Golden, saying they'll shake their hands when they win the series.
 KIJHL retweeted
Brian Burke "The officials, they’re a vital part of our game and the minor hockey associations have to make sure...
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On Sunday night here in Fernie 
The Ghostriders earned them selves a 3-0 series lead with a 4-1 home ice win against Golden on Sunday.

The Riders opened the scoring on the PK when Sam Plaquin stole the puck off a Rocket defender on their blue line than fed Aaron Neufeld who beat the Rocket's Viberg for a 1-0 lead. Braden Alkins tied the game on the PP mid period then Plaquin scored one of his own on a partial breakaway just before he was helped into  the net resulting in a few flying bodies a broken goal stick and and the net off it's moorings.

There was no scoring in the second but in the third Plaquin and Neufeld set up Derek Georgopoulos for a 3-1 lead, then Evan Reid made the pass of the night right on the stick of Spencer Bender who barely had to move his hands to tap the puck in for the final goal.

As in the first game Jeff Orser was near perfect only letting in one goal, 3 games 3 wins a 1.33 goals against average and he stopped 94.7 % of the shots he faced.
Jeff Orser (FG)331.33.947

Our sharp eyed Fernie Free Press reporter Sara Moulton shows us why the Rider goal in the second period was disallowed (Golden also had one turned back as well but we don't take those pics lmfao)

Rider "C" Dylan Robertson receives 
the Eddie Mountain Division Champions
Banner from KIJHL VP Phil Iddon

  1. Video Round 1 Game 2 of Eddie Mountain Div Playoffs vs Fernie Ghostriders.

Easy Street-
Let someone else write
Sara Moulton had a couple of stories of interest last week 1st Jeff Rayman2nd the 20 Bombs
Bittersweet story for this hack to put together this week ": Riding together in the KIJHL "

Well you just don't hear about this very often "anymore"...and that's probably a good thing as it was popular back in the day... A guy I work with took his AA Midget team down to Great Falls for a tournament. After the first bunch of games one of the other team's from a place that starts with the letter C went out for a few then came back and trashed their hotel room and were subsequently escorted back to the border. I should send Joe Walsh an email

Round the League 
In Kimberley the Nitro's won 2-0 and tied their series with Creston at 1-1.
In Beaver Valley Nelson won 5-4 in tripple OT to tie their series at 1-1
In Castlegar Spokane won 6-3 tying their series at 1-1
In Summerland Kelowna got a 3-1 win tying their series at 1-1
In Chase the Heat won 5-2 over 100 Mile tying their series at 1-1
In Osoyoos Princeton won 4-3 in OT tying their series at 1-1
In Kamloops the Storm won 5-2 over Sicamous and lead 2-0

A Tweet from Summerland on a suspension.

.ca. @JackMills0 susp 1 gm for 2nd G
Interference in same game. Tough pill to swallow for
@SteamKIJHL heading into Gm 3.

But It didn't matter last night... because
Summerland 10 @ Kelowna 4 Steam now leads 2-1
Paulson Lautard 3 G Daylan Robertson 4 A Wilson, 
Eliuk, Jones 1 G 1 A Huber the W in net. Steam had 5 PP G's

Again this year the KIJHL won't tell us who their award winners 
are until they have handed them out making us use Tweets (sometimes no better than rumours) for our information . Fair enough KI... but as you hand them out at least post the winners...

 Players with big games 

Creston 0 @ Kimberley 2 Series 1-1
Tyson Brouwer the shut out  Coy Prevost from  James Jowsey and Lincoln Lane and Jason Richter from  Jared Marchi and Keenan Haase score the PP goals 

Nelson5 @ Beaver Valley 4 Series 1-1

Rayce Miller (1 G 2A) scores the 3rd OT GW Crawford 3 G Fyfe 1 G Mailhoit the W in net. BV A Pruss Hope Anderson and McLean 1 G Shots 58-45 BV

Princeton 4 @ Osoyoos  3 OT Series 1-1

 Morton Johnston (1 G 1 A) from  Bryan Kromm and Estevan Hale score the OT GW Bergh Schaber and Klinger the G's. Heslop the W in net shots 59-29 Coyotes. Bell 2 G

Sicamous 0 @ Kamloops 3

Jake Mullen the shutout. Bazian 2 G Friesen 1 G Series 1-0 Kamloops

100 Mile 4@ Chase 3 OT

 Cole Zimmerman (2) from  Brett Harris score the OT GW -Lynch & Suidy  1 G 1 A ea Stead the W in net. Chase 2 PP G  Boyle 2 G Wilde 1 PP G  Att 322

Creston 2 @ Kimberley 1 OT

Connor Ward the OT GW Cartwright 1 G Lefebvre the W Shots 31-20 Kimberley Roy 1 G Att 589 Series 1-0 Creston

Nelson 0 @ Beaver Valley 5

Drake Poirier the shutout Allan Pruss  2G 1 A Stafford- Weegar  1 G 1 A   Swanson 1 G Att 180 Shots 31-22

Princeton 0 @ Osoyoos 4 

Brett Soles the shutout Braid 1  PP G - J Glimpel R Glimpel Azevedo 1 G ea  Series 1-0 Osoyoos 

Golden 1 @ Fernie 7  series 1-0 Fernie

Fernie scores 5 in the 1st and 2 in the 3rd go 3-6  on the PP
Cole Keebler 1 G 3 A Plaquin 2 G 1 A J Burgess 1 G 2 A Neufeld 3 A Orser the W in net. Att 609

Bailey Stephens (PP)100.00-
Jacob Mullen (KS)220.50.980
Carson Schamerhorn (BVN)100.81.964
Tyson Brouwer (KD)210.94.956
Jeff Orser (FG)331.33.947
Brock Lefebvre (CVT)211.44.948
Brett Soles (OC)211.86.920
Jason Mailhoit (NL)112.50.931
Brett Huber (SS)322.70.913
Michael Byer (CH)212.75.929
Drake Poirier (BVN)212.93.963
Some Who's Hot from the first round

Summerland Steam's
Paulsen Lautard

Paulsen scored three times as the
 Steam took the Okanagan Division
 Semi Final series to a 2-1 lead over 
Kelowna with a resounding 10-4 
win on the road Feb. 22

Nelson Leafs'
Rayce Miller

Rayce scored the gaming-winning 
3rd OT goal, lifting the Leafs to a 5-4 win 
and a knotted Neil Murdoch Semi Final
 series at one game apiece

A Who's Hot from Saturday AM
Castlegar Rebels'
Aaron Petten

Aaron scored twice, including the
game winner plus added an assist
as the Rebels take a 1-0 series lead
 over Spokane with a 4-3 home win

Fernie Ghostriders'
Cole Keebler

Cole scored once and added three assists 
as the Ghostriders routed the Rockets 7-1 
in Game of the Eddie Mountain Division Semi 
Final Feb. 18

Aaron Neufeld (FG)3268
Sam Plaquin (FG)3437
Nick Josephs (KC)3246
Cole Keebler (FG)3156
Kaleb Boyle (CH)2235
Justin Peers (FG)3235
Spencer Bender (FG)3404
Allan Pruss (BVN)2314
Chad Wilde (CH)2314
Ethan Rusnack (KC)3314
We know that all the players know each other and follow what the other guys are doing, especially at the higher levels. Most KIJHL players would love to play in the WHL so here's a fascinating read on who was voted (by insiders, not guys like me) as the WHL's best. …. Includes Cranbrook's Ben Betker...who was once a Rider AP
Brandon Formosa played with Creston last year and was considered by some to be a bad guy because of the suspensions etc. But if you were around here in the 90's and remember the weekly line brawls and all the carnage from that era, you would probably say that Formosa was just one of the guys, but skill wise he was a hi end beauty and any team would have wanted him...

  1. I count 6 KIJHL grads here is there more ?
  2. There are 9.
The BCIHL isn't the only place KIJHL er's can go to after their junior career is over.
 3 hours ago
Huge congratulations to & alum Brandon Formosa on being named Rookie of the Year with !
I have put their KIJHL teams next to their names but I probably missed some, If you have more info put it in the comments at the end of this post and I'll add them.

2014-15 Regular SeasonM1 Central Oklahoma / University of34192746
1Patchett, Bretton GL6-0Red Deer, Alberta
3Minx, Tyler DL6 ’2″Oklahoma City
4Wyatt, Josh FR6′ 1″Victoria
7Rivera, Michael CER5” 8El Paso
8Leblanc, Trevor DL6′ 1″Squamish, B.C.-(Creston)
9Johnson, Kurtis CeR6′ 0″Clive, Alberta (Chase)
10Skold, Daniel FL5’11″Stockholm
11Hohl, Gaven LWL6 ’2″Victoria
12Harley, Brandon RWR5’11″Stouffville
14Jansen, Nicholas RWR5′ 8″Lindenhurst IL
15Meyer, Cyril DL6′ 3″Lucerne, Switzerland
16Kressner, Peter DL6′ 1″Vasteras, Sweden
17Nygardh, Philip DL6′ 1″Leksand
18Formosa, Brandon CER6” 1Mission (Creston)
19Grauer, Nolan CEL5-10Seattle
21Hodder, Andrew DL5’10″Houston (Creston)
22Martin, Darren DR6′ 0″Calgary, AB (Kimberley Osoyoos)
23Daughtry, Jake FR6′ 3″victoria
26Wellman, Travis FL5′ 5″Calgary (Nelson)
29Khalaf, Shane FR5′ 9″Tulsa, OK
30Caldwell, Tory GL5′ 9″Oliver (Fernie Kamloops Kimberley)
41Yee, Trevor FL5′ 7″Victoria
44Prigge, Matt DR6 ”2San Mateo
61Roorda, Chad DR6′ 4″Victoria
89Rice, Sam FR6 ’2″Victoria
91Duley, Rylan LWL6′ 5″Kimberley (Kimberley)

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