Saturday, 27 February 2016

Riders down 3-0 home Saturday Feb 27th... and a little drivel

The Riders are down 3-0 in their series with the Dynamiters and except for the first game they have given them all they could handle.

The difference has been the power play, Kimberley had 2 PP goals last night in their 3-0 win and the other goal was essentially on the PP as the player in the box had not gotten back into the play.

The Dynamiters have lived on their special teams
Game 1 a 6-0 win PP 3-3
Game 2 a 4-3 win PP 3-3
Game 3 a 3-0 win PP 2-7 but 1 goal was before the Rider
player got back into the play.
So of 13 goals 8 (but really 9) were on the PP and a few of them have been bounces off Rider players.

The Rider PP has 1 goal.
Game 1 0-7
Game 2 1-9
Game 3 0-7

The Riders outshot Kimberley Friday night 28-24 and did very well in the hit department without their biggest players throwing their weight around. If they can ever get their PP and PK going, tonight they should win. It looked like Keenan Haase was injured in the third and their D man Busch will serve game 2 of his suspension for breaking a players jaw with a head shot tonight.

The Rider veteran injury list is long, Cole Keebler, Justin Peers, Travis Thomsen, Dan Burgess, Kyle Haugo and Jeff Orser all missed last night and are unlikely for tonight. AP's, D- Derek Green wore # 2 last night Evan Traverse #12 (was POG) and Brandon Youngson was the backup to Brandon Butler in net. Green (99) was good and got off a couple of hits as well, he's a beauty. Alex Cheveldave has been heroic and the POG's in my eyes.

Kimberley forwards were not very intimidating Friday and feasted on the PP, if the Riders come out like they did in game two here in Fernie  tonight the series will go at least 5.

In other news, Creston took a 3-0 series lead in Columbia Valley last night with a 3-2 win, and very few PIM's... what are the Rockies thinking.
Rockies HC Wade Dubielewicz was named as the EM Coach of the Year.
Micheal Cardinal was the EM MVP and Top Scorer
Nolan Menard (97) the EM Rookie of the Year

Chase leads Kamloops 2-1
BV leads Nelson 3-0
Osoyoos leads North Oak 3-0
Kelowna leads Summerland 2-1
Grand Forks leads Castlegar 2-1
100 Mile leads Revelstoke 2-0

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