The Ghostriders got a 5-2 win against Spokane last night in a game that saw the debut of Coleton Dawson who chipped in with 2 assists on Mack Differenz and Ty Carrons' goals.
Pretty quick sharp pass by Dawson to Carron from behind net on the first goal that was the "Bear Goal"
Dawson (95) was in Beaver Valley until Dec 1st and has had stints in Grand Forks, Revelstoke and even in his hometown Nelson . He brings some very much needed size to the Rider lineup and he also made a couple of good quick thinking passes as well.
Zach Befus (18 G ) scored what would turn out to be the game winner, fittingly, for him, on the on the PP his 10 PP G and Fernie's 33rd PPG.
The tireless Ryan Kennedy rounded out the scoring in the third, Keagan Kingwell got his 2nd assist on that goal, another tireless skater.
Brandon Butler had the win in net, he let in two goals, on on a Lance Noonan penalty shot and another that appeared to go off of a skate at the side of the net, but my eyes are old.
The shots were 47-15 and Spokane is almost guaranteed not to make the playoffs, the Riders are in Spokane January 22nd.
A few games of interest Round' the league...
Kimberley defeats Invermere 5-1 at home last night, that along with a Rider win gives Fernie a 5 point lead on the Rockies for 3rd place, plus the Riders have 3 games in hand.
Nice to see the two teams go at it with a couple of majors for head contact and checkin from behind. You can see the carnage in the 2nd click here
The Golden Rockets got their 4th win last night with a 1-0 win over Grand Forks who were not impressed... a few charges spears misconducts etc that you can see right here The Forks needed those points, they are in a battle with Nelson (who have lost 6 in a row) for third place and currently have 3 points on them Leafs. It's been a while since GF finished somewhere other than 4th or 5th.
The Osoyoos Coyotes had their 7 game win streak snapped with a 4-3 loss in Castlegar Friday. The Rebels went 3-4 on the PP and also had the GW on the PP, Bet the Lawyer was pleased... D-man Headrick had 2 G 1 A Mcleod stops 40 of 43 shots. Few PIM but big W for the Rebels as BV also won against Nelson 4-2.
BV and Castlegar are tied for first with points and almost for sure will finish 1 and 2 in their div.
Kamloops won in OT in Summerland (who are no slouches) when Wilson Northey scored his 2nd goal in OT with just :02 left in the 2nd OT ...The big deal here is the Storm who had a couple of players move up the Surrey Eagles of the BCHL last week won the game with 13 skaters. Game sheet here
Despite getting outshot 43-26 by Chase Duner and his 100 Mile House Wranglers got 3-2 win at home their 4th in a row and they are now just 1 point behind Kamloops for 1st.