The Ghostriders win 2-0 in Golden
The Ghostriders peppered Rocket goalie Owen Sikkes (98) with 37 shots but according to the Rockets Twitter, Sikkes was performing hi way robbery and the riders could only score two goals... however, that was all they needed, and the boys got a much needed 2-0 win. Brandon Butler got his second KIJHL shutout as well stopping 14 Rocket shots.
Ty Carron from Aidan Wilson scored in the first period on the power play and Mitch Titus scored in the second from Kevin Pierce for a 2-0 lead that they would hang on to for the win.
The win gives the Riders 5 points, all on the road, and keeps them in the chase... with a ton of home games coming up starting...
NEXT HOME GAME SATURDAY OCT 1st @7:30 VS CASTLEGAR
The only other Eddie Mountain Game saw the Columbia Valley Rockies lose 4-3 in double overtime on the road in Spokane. KIJHL top scorer Paxton Malone had 2 G 1A and Trail Thompson scored the game winner in 2 OT
Next up... on Saturday, the Riders host Castlegar, Columbia Valley is in Grand Forks and Creston is in Kimberley.
Tuesday, 27 September 2016
Elk Valley Minor Hockey will be hosting two Referee’s clinics Saturday October 15th at the Elkford Arena, and Saturday November 12th at the Sparwood Rec Center.
To register, you MUST go to www.BCHockey.net and sign up prior to the clinic date. You’ll need a pencil, pen and paper to participate. Please bring a lunch, skates, a helmet (without a cage) and if possible a whistle. Minor Hockey is willing to reimburse the cost of the clinic. Good way for anyone 12 years and older to earn money and get some exercise. Exceptional opportunities for female officials. No experience needed, just a love of Hockey. For more information go to
Monday, 26 September 2016
Rider fans should already know this, but if they don’t, former President Phil Iddon, who left the team three years ago to become one of the Vice President’s of the KIJHL, has left the KI and is now BC Hockey’s Junior Coordinator. I think that means that him and someone else will be ordering the junior teams around from now on...
The VP's have a fair bit of work on their plates so the KI filled the opening quickly and last week they announced that Kimberley’s Kathy Merkel will take over for the departing Iddon as the Eddie Mountain Vice President.
Well you can almost hear the Nitro fans laughing as they fire stuff at the Rider players thinking that after three season’s with a Fernie VP they now have one of their own in the ivory tower and won’t even need as much as a flu shot this year.
But.. Iddon, much to the dismay of Rider fans, was fair, and Merkel, who I have had a few conversations with over the last several years will be as well. I’d bet anything on that.
So the Nitro’s, like the Riders, have lost a valuable piece of their volunteer network, it remains to be seen if they can find someone to fill her spot as volunteers have become increasingly harder to find with each passing year.
Merkel, for the record, has done everything from Governor to dishwasher for the Dynamiters and has been with the team for about 25 years… I was probably only 10 or so when she started out…
Saturday, 24 September 2016
|Kootenay International Junior Hockey League: Box Scores|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats||@||Fernie Ghostriders|
|STARS OF THE GAME|
|HOME STAR||AWAY STAR|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 19:04 - Nolan Lagace for Tripping (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 12:59 - Topher Harding for Slashing (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 10:10 - Kyle Haugo for Holding (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 7:59 - Kevin Pierce for Elbowing (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 7:59 - Stratton Pickett for Slashing (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 6:05 - Jonathan Lee for Slashing (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 0:00 - Trevor Broad for Game Misconduct (10 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 0:00 - Trevor Broad for Fighting (5 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 0:00 - Trevor Broad for Instigator (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 0:00 - Bryce Sturm for Roughing (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 9:39 - Team Penalty for Bench Minor (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 6:18 - Ty Carron for Game Misconduct (10 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 6:18 - Justen James for Game Misconduct (10 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 6:18 - Ty Carron for Fighting (5 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 6:18 - Justen James for Fighting (5 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 2:39 - Alex Cheveldave for Misconduct (10 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 2:39 - Landon Siegle for Misconduct (10 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 2:39 - Alex Cheveldave for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 2:39 - Landon Siegle for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 2:29 - Ryan Kennedy for Boarding (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 1:12 - Aiden Wong for Roughing (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 16:02 - Nolan Lagace for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 16:02 - Justin Peers for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 16:02 - Jonathan Lee for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 12:03 - Stratton Pickett for Holding (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 9:40 - Joey Stensland for Misconduct (10 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 9:40 - Topher Harding for Misconduct (10 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 9:40 - Joey Stensland for Roughing (2 Min.)|
|Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 9:40 - Topher Harding for Roughing (2 Min.)|
|Fernie Ghostriders at 5:14 - Kevin Pierce for Delay of game (2 Min.)|
|CRESTON VALLEY THUNDER CATS PLAYER STATS|
|CRESTON VALLEY THUNDER CATS GOALIE STATS|
|30||Brock Lefebvre (W)||60:00||28||26|
|35||Patrick Ostermann (Backup)||0:00||0||0|
|FERNIE GHOSTRIDERS PLAYER STATS|
|FERNIE GHOSTRIDERS GOALIE STATS|
|40||Brandon Butler (L)||40:00||25||19|
|31||Brandon Youngson (Backup)||20:00||9||7|
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