Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Ghostrider Notebook

Friday’s Game
The Ghostriders will play the Columbia Valley Rockies Friday, this will the third time this year these two teams have played but only the first time they have played here in Fernie. On September 10th the Riders lost 3-1 in Invermere and on October 16th the Riders won 4-2.

The Columbia Valley Rockies have had a tough start, they have a 3-8-0 record and 2 OT losses, the last one was in Nelson last Saturday when they lost 3-2 to the Leafs. The Rockies star goalie Connor McKay has kept them in most games this year and was great in the two previous Rider games. The Rockies will play Kimberley Saturday at home in Invermere.

Last Weekend
The Ghostriders won both of their games last weekend are on a 5 game win streak and sit comfortably in third place in the division.

In the Spokane game the Riders scored 4 third period goals for a 5-0 win and a Brandon Youngson shutout. Keagan Kingwell, Mitch Titus, Alex Cheveldave, Ty Abbott and Justin Peers scored the goals.

On Saturday in Elkford Ryan Kennedy’s second goal was the game winner, Keagan Kingwell scored the other goal in the 3-2 win against Grand Forks. Brandon Butler had the win in net.

Ghostrider Notebook
Top scorer Mitch Titus had a goal and 2 assists against Spokane but was shutout in the Grand Forks game breaking his 10 game scoring streak.

After the weekend the Riders are now +9 in the goals for vs against category, have 15 PP goals,16 against, 3 shorthanded goals and their penalty kill is middle of the pack at a dead even 80%.

D-man Alex Cheveldave has a 6 game point streak going but is listed as day to day with an injury. Hope he gets well enough to play in BV Saturday.

D-man Keagan Kingwell had 2 goals and an assist last weekend and was named as the Tim Horton's Player of the Week, he is tied with Cheveldave with 8 points for the top scoring D.

Ty Abbott scored his first junior goal last week against Spokane, a little confidence should help him now.

With 2 goals vs the Bruins Ryan Kennedy with 9 goals in 13 games has the most  goals, Mitch Titus has 8,Tayler Sincennes 7 and Justin Peers 6.

The emerging Trevor Broad was the McDonald's Practice Player of the Week.

The Riders have 4 twenty year old’s thus have one open 96 spot if something comes up.

The Riders are in Beaver Valley Saturday to play the first place Hawks. This will be a great test for the Riders who have wins against the Murdoch Division's Rebels and Bruins... but they are not the perennial first place Hawks who won that division last year.  
The Hawks game was a scheduled radio broadcast but was cancelled last week, you can watch the Hawks with a couple of pretty good and sometimes hilarious play by play guys on the webcast on the main KIJHL site

Rec Director Lloyd Smith was out retrieving pucks and helping with the nets before the Rider game,he just jumped up a few rungs in the humble and respect ladder in my eyes. I can think of  more than one director who wouldn't be caught dead  on the ice doing manual labour.

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