Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Last games and Ghostrider Notebook

Friday’s Game
The Spokane Braves are in Fernie Friday night and they will be hungry for a win after losing 7-2 to Kimberley and 4-1 in Nelson last weekend. The Braves are only 4-10 but they have some firepower, their top two scorers are two Spokane locals, Paxton Malone and Mason Jones, and they lead all KIJHL scorers with 23 points each. 
The Riders played in Spokane on October 7th and the Braves defeated the Ghostriders by a 5-4 score despite being outshot 53-30. 

Saturday's Game
The Riders play Emery Olauson and his Grand Forks Border Bruins Saturday night in Elkford, they are one of the top scoring teams in the league and play in the always tough Neil Murdoch Division. The Bruins on a 3 game losing streak will get softened up even more in Kimberley Friday night.

The Ghostriders played in Grand Forks on October 8th and won 4-3 when Aidan Wilson scored in double overtime for the win.

Last Weekend
The Ghostriders are on a 3 game win streak and won both games last weekend. They beat Golden 7-0 and defeated the Rockies 4-2 on the road in Invermere.

Tayler Sincennes with 3 goals and an assist in the 7-0 win over Golden was named as the Tim Horton's Player of the Week.  Ryan Kennedy pitched in with a goal and 2 assists, Evan Traverse, Joey Stensland and Ty Carron scored the other goals and Brandon Butler had the shutout, his second in a row vs Golden.

On Saturday in Invermere Justin Peers scored 2 goals and Mitch Titus scored 2 power play goals for a 4-2 win. Brandon Butler got the win in net his 6th of the season.

Ghostrider Notebook
Kevin Pierce and Evan Traverse will finish their suspensions from the Golden game Friday night and will be able to play on Saturday in Elkford. They were suspended 2 games each along with 2 Rockets and both coaches (1game each) because of multiple fights at the same stoppage of play. The league doesn't like two or more fights at the same time... cause the fans don't know which one to watch ? The fights started after Pierce was hit from behind by the frustrated Rockets who were getting schooled in every part of the game.  The referee called 3 fights and Trevor Broad was the first fight so he wasn’t suspended… another ref may have just given ruffing or chocolates to the other participants and no suspensions, but that’s the way it goes.

The Rider game wasn’t the only penalty filled game, Summerland and Revelstoke also duked it out (check out the 2nd period here) and a few other teams also had their share of PIM’s as well, all in all 16 suspensions were issued after last weekend’s games… you couldn’t tell here in Fernie with all the rain, but it was a full moon, at least according to the bloodstains, I mean calendar.

Both James Ouimet and former Rider D-man Jake MacLachlan ran the bench in Invermere and got the big win taking the Riders just above .500 with 13 of a possible 24 points.

 After last weekend Mitch Titus led the Riders in scoring with 15 points, he has had at least 1 point in all but two games this season and was on a 9 game point streak. Mitch Titus, Ryan Kennedy and Justin Peers each had 7 goals after last weekend. 

Rider C & D Alex Cheveldave quietly has a 4 game point streak going along with a decent 61 PIM. 

Rookie Mike Dyck had 3 assists in Invermere and isn't Mr Lagace a solid contender.

Ty Abbot was the McDonald's Practice Player of the Week, coach Mohr says Abbot is a player to watch as he gets used to the league.
The boys play Columbia Valley here in Fernie next Friday 

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