Around the Division
The first place Creston Thunder Cats have 24 points and a 11-0-1-1 record to go along with their 65 goals scored but oddly enough they have had problems with the last place 3-11 Golden Rockets who have scored less than half (23) the amount of goals. Creston only won 2-1 at home 3-2 in Golden last weekend. A squared + B squared don’t always = C squared… like I ever done algebra before. Creston will play Beaver Valley Friday then play Nelson Saturday.
Creston and Fernie are both on a 5 game win streak and Kimberley is on a 4 gamer. The Nitro’s who are in second with 22 points helped out last Friday when they engaged the Border Bruins in the always amusing multiple fights at the same stoppage of play in their 9-3 home ice win in Kimbo… and both coaches and a couple of players were suspended, so Bruins Head Coach Emery Olauson was not on the bench in Elkford for the 3-2 loss. Kimberley plays Nelson Friday then go to Invermere on Saturday. The Bruins were short 3 players in total due to suspensions last Saturday but get em back this weekend. Will they be wearing these hats
The Columbia Valley Rockies have had a tough start and have a 3-8-0 record with 2 OT losses, the last one was in Nelson last Saturday when they lost 3-2 in OT. The Rockies play here in Fernie Friday night then host Kimberley Saturday.
And finally, Golden with their 3-11 record are only 2 points behind the Rockies for the final playoff spot. They play in Spokane Friday and in Grand Forks who went from first to third in the last couple of weeks and will be angry, on Saturday.
The Riders are in Beaver Valley to play the first place Hawks Saturday, and it’s not a scheduled radio broadcast game… the game in Elkford was a scheduled game but there was no phone line in Elkford so we had no broadcast.