Monday, 28 November 2016

Ghostrider Notebook, and a few other things

Friday's Game

The Ghostriders play the Kimberley Dynamiters this Friday in game four of their eight game regular season series. After a 6-4 win last Saturday the Riders have a 2-1 record against the Nitro’s. 

There were several really great quality goals by both teams last week and it was a great show, I expect the same again this week. Kimberley was rattled by the middle of the third but I bet they will be coached on how to handle the hysterics  this week.

Kimberley's top scorer from Cranbrook just turned 17,  Korbyn Chabot, (scored 1 last Saturday)  has18 goals and was leading the KIJHL in goals scored after last weekend. Their Head Coach is Derek Stuart, he played with the Nitro’s back in the 1990’s and has seen the hysterics and more from the old RMJHL days when every team had a line of thugs.... it just seems a few years ago I was watching most of their coaching staff on the ice as players. 

hockey minded parent (Darwin Sincennes) brought this up to me last week...and I added my 2cents as well.... After a 6 game win streak where the win was certain and the pressure was off by the third and sometimes even after the first period, the boys played pretty well getting back up to full speed and going 1-1 against the Division's top two teams.

Ghostrider Notebook

Trevor Broad scored what turned out to be the game winning goal last Saturday, it was his first of the year and he was named as the Tim Horton’s Player of the Week for his efforts.

Aidan Wilson had a slow start and has been under the radar a bit this season but he scored in both games last weekend (the two tough games) and has 5 goals in his last 6 games.

Tayler Sincennes'  shorthanded goal last Saturday tied the game at 2-2 and tied him with Ryan Kennedy (at 2 ) in shorthanded goals.

Brandon Butler played both games in the Rider net last week losing 5-2 (1 empty net goal) in Creston but bouncing back and winning 6-4 vs Kimberley.

Devin Nemes scored his first goal last Saturday, for those who don't remember last weekend...after the Grey Cup...he was in Beaver Valley earlier this year.

With 9 goals and 3 assists sharpshooter Justin Peers was named as the Boston Pizza Player of the Month for November.

Round the League

The Kelowna Chiefs Twitter was chirping about how they have the most Penalty Minutes in the KIJHL and are proud of it...a quick look at their roster also shows their Top Scorer Brett Witala has 17 goals and 39 points in 23 games... and he  leads his team in PIM with 132. Well you just gotta like that a lot, like a lot ... Old time hockey !

There are a lot of different things that go into building a winning team and with 40 points and a first overall ranking Creston has done a pretty good job of it. For various reasons Cat Coach and Cyclone Tayler host team GM Jeff Dubois did some of what turned out to be major juggling this summer bringing in a few guys and moving a few out... not the least of which was the aforementioned Witala to Kelowna and Logan Styler to Castlegar. Both players are in the top three in KIJHL scoring as we speak, and Creston is still in first place. If you can shed top guns and still be a first place team... you probably know what you're doin.

Infamous stat of the night: The Chiefs have hit the 1000 PIMs mark 1st in the . By alot. Like ALOT!

Saturday, 26 November 2016

The Eddie Mountain Break Dance

Kimberley 4 @ Fernie 6

The game was tied at 3 part way through the third when Aidan Wilson scored the go ahead goal but then Nitro Ketola scored on the PP to tie it a 4. A few minutes later D man Trevor Broad saved the day when he scored his first of the season and it turned out to be the game winner. Ty Abbott scored the insurance goal after that giving the Riders the win.

Six Riders scored and both teams scored a power play goal. Tayler Sincennes' goal that tied the game at 2 in the second was scored shorthanded. New Rider Devin Nemes scored his first as a Rider on the PP in the first. Mitch Titus scored the other Rider goal.
Brandon Butler had the win in net and the shots were 35-25 Kimberley.
Four Nitro's scored and Mitch Traichevich took the loss in the KD net.

A few PIM in the second period, click on the score at the top to see. A few of the goals by both teams were great lookin goals.

With the win Fernie is 3 behind Kimberley for second place... but both teams are well behind...

Creston 6 @ Spokane 1

Creston outshot Spokane 67-23 and Brock Lefebvre only had to stop 22 for the W. Six different Cats scored as well.

Beaver Valley 3 @ Columbia Valley 2

BV got their 15th win in a row when Kyle Hope scored in the third on the PP.  Tallon Kramer had the win in the BV net

Will McCreight was great in CVR net stopping 45 giving his team a chance to win. 
But it won't matter that much to the Rockies who are in 4th place cause...

Golden 0 @ Castlegar 7

The Rebels fired 52 shots at Russian Katsnelson keeping him dancing all night long while Curt Doyle languished in a lawn chair stopping 12 for the shutout. It was their 9th W in a row. They just can't catch them Hawks who have a 15 gamer goin.

Friday, 25 November 2016

The Eddie Mountain Break Dance

Fernie 2 @ Creston 5

Creston scored the first 3 goals and were leading 3-0 in the second before the Rider's Tristan Downe scored his first of the year on the power play.

Creston's Brodie Smith scored his second goal in the third then Aidan Wilson scored for the Riders to make it a 4-2 game. 
Late in the third the aforementioned Smith scored into the empty net for the hat  trick sealing the deal for the Cats.

The Riders actually out shot Creston 36-31but Brock Lefebvre held Fernie to two goals. Brandon Butler was in the Rider net in the loss.

Fernie was 1-4 and Creston 1-3 on the power play.

The Riders lost ground on Kimberley (who they play here in Fernie Saturday the 26th) because...

Columbia Valley 2 @ Kimberley 8

Kimberley scored early and lots in their lopsided home ice win and they went 2-3 on the PP.
Nick Ketola and Ryan Hozjan each had 2G 1A and Mitch Traichevich had the win in net.

Kimberley with 34 points are 4 behind Creston but 5 up on the Riders.

It won't matter for the Rockies because ...

Beaver Valley 10 @ Golden 3 
BV got their 14th win in a row, the winner of the Eddie Mountain Division will likely face the Hawks in the third round of the playoffs... but the Rebels may have something to say about that with an 8 game win streak going... tomorrow they host Golden while BV travels to Invermere.

In other news Kamloops lost 9-5 in Kelowna Friday, 
Brett Witala lit it up scoring 4 goals and 3 assists for 7 points. Beauty...

Monday, 21 November 2016

Ghostrider Notebook... and a few other things

The Ghostriders won both of their games last week, 9-1 on the road in Invermere and 9-2 vs the last place Golden Rockets here in Fernie last Saturday and have now won 6 in a row. 

But life will get decidedly harder in the next couple of days, the boys play the first place  Thunder Cats in Creston Friday then they get the second place Dynamiters right here in Fernie Saturday at 7:30. 

Ghostrider Notebook

Justin Peers scored 3 Friday 1 Saturday and has had nine goals and 2 assists in his last four games. He is also averaging 1.3 points a game, exactly the same as last season, but he's scoring more goals.

Mitch Titus continues to lead the Riders in scoring with 30 points... and with 11 goals, he has now matched the 11 he scored last season, in 30 less games.

In the 9-2 win vs Golden 15 players had at least a point and 9 different guys scored. A team effort !

Mike Dyck has been moved to the Columbia Valley Rockies. Dyck may turn out to be a great deal for the goal challenged Rockies. He has shown flashes here in Fernie and could develop. A couple of reasons for that move.

#1/ all teams have to get down to a total of 25 players and  cards December 1st. The Riders are at 23 now, meaning they can bring in two more players. But January 1st they will have to get back down to 23. 

So keep an eye on the KI transactions, at least if the GM's decide to post their moves.Several teams have too many guys and at the same time have high hopes they'll get one of the many Jr A cuts. Buy a rabbit's foot or something.

#2/ Last season Rider GM Craig Mohr brought in Coleton Dawson from Beaver Valley and the 20 year old had 14 points and 59 PIM in 18 games. This year Mohr is bringing in Devin Nemes from BV, he is 20 and has the potential to be a point a game guy after picking up 38 points in 49 games last season.  Coach Mohr "He's a big strong power forward and a player I know well from his Midget days, and he  knows a few of our guys as well so should fit in".

After missing a few games with an injury Tayler Sincennes was back in the lineup last week, the 20 year old had a goal and an assist in the two games.

Riley Siebel had his first junior hat-trick last Friday and was named as the Tim Hortons Player of the Week.

Matt Rogers scored his first junior goal last Friday and had an assist Saturday, he is the McDonald's Practice Player of the Week.

Nolan Lagace is still day to day with an injury but Kyle Haugo is a hugo this weekend. 

The Riders are # 4 in power play goals scored with 28, Osoyoos is first with 34.

I found this in the Fernie Free Press last week...I'm gonna nominate him for the George Majic "Spiritus Award" 

Round the League

The Princeton Posse have relieved Head Coach Geoff Goodman and AC Lance Vaillancourt of their duties and now Mark McNaughton who was the Director of Hockey Operations is the "guy" in Princeton. That is the second HC to get the axe, earlier in the year Sicamous relieved Ty Davidson who was with Golden for several years but left because he wanted to be closer to home ... You just never know.

I asked a few coaches to comment on this but they declined. A College in Nanimo says they want to put  BCIHL team  in Namimo next season. Press Release can be seen here 

The BCIHL is a College league that uses among others several graduated KIJHL  players. It gives our guys a place to go to school and still play hockey after Jr. 

The only reason I bring this up is because of the Fernie connection. Former Rider and NHL goalie David LeNeveu is one of the owners of the Nanimo Jr A Clippers. The Jr B Rebels attendance took a beating when the BCIHL's Selkirk Saints moved into Castlegar... So I can't imagine the Clippers, who have outrageous operating expenses compared to Jr B are very happy right now...but Im sure their public response will be everything is roses.  I don't believe it for a second... there is only so much money for entertainment.  But if I lived in Nanimo, I, without a doubt, would keep on attending the Clipper games.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

The Rocky Mountain Breakdance

Golden 2 @ Fernie 9

Well no one was hoggin the points Saturday night here in Fernie.... nine different Riders got in on the goals and fifteen guys had at least a point.  Brandon Youngson Stopped 18 in the Rider net for the Ghost's 6th win in a row.

Justin Peers, Joey Stensland,Ty Carron,Mitch Titus, Ben Sushkovsky and Alex Cheveldave all had multi point games. The shots were 52-20 FGR

The gap in the standings between Kimberley and Fernie remains at  three because...

Grand Forks 2 @ Kimberley 7

Six different Nitro's scored and Franco Colapaolo picked up  2G 1A in the win, Cody Campbell was in the KD net. The shots were 45-26 KD and the PP's KD 1-4 GF 1-6.

Meanwhile back at the Cat house...

Castlegar 6 @ Creston 3  

The Rebels prove to the world that their recent six game win streak was no fluke as they beat the Thunder Cats 6-3 in Creston for their seventh in a row... not the score I anticipated, or that Creston did I'd bet.

Nico Sidoni scored what would turn out to be the game winner in the second after Creston was up 3-2 at the end of the first. John Moeller had 2G 2A  and the Rebels outshot Creston 43-29. Jason Mailhiot had the win in net beating Brock Lefebvre in the CVT net.
PP's CR 2-5 CVT 0-5

The Creston loss allowed Kimbo and Fernie to inch a little closer to the Cats but they still have 2 points on KD and 5 on the FGR

The Rockies with seven points on Golden have pretty much sealed up  a playoff spot with their...

7-4 win over the Nelson Leafs Saturday.

Ryan Skytt (2G) scored the game winner shorthanded and Connor McKay had the win in net. Nick Wihak had 3 assists as well while former Nitro Sawyer Hunt had a goal and 2 assist for Nelson.

Saturday, 19 November 2016

The Eddie Mountain Breakdown

Fernie 9 @ Columbia Valley 1

Justin Peers and Riley Siebel each had a hat-trick while  Ty Abbott, Mitch Titus, and Matt Rogers with his first on the year added singles.
Brandon Butler had the win in net only allowing 1 goal late in the third.
The shots were 46-24 for the Riders who also went 3-9 on the power play. CVR was 0-4.

The big big battle for first Friday wasn't much of a battle either ...

Kimberley 2 @ Creston 7

Seven different Thunder Cats scored and they also outshot Kimberley 36-26.

Nelson 4 @ Golden 0

Jason Sandhu got the shutout and 4 Leafs scored.

The Creston win gives them a 4 point lead on Kimberley while Fernie is now only 3 points behind the Nitro's. Meanwhile Golden remains 5 back of the Rockies for the final playoff spot.

The other game of note that keen KIJHL watchers was interested in was in that other Conference between two of the best teams but it was another blowout.
Osoyoos 7 @ Chase 7-2. A blowout was not expected between two 30 point teams.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

The Eddie Mountain Breakdown

The Ghostriders won Saturday while Creston and Kimberley lost. The Riders who are on a 4 game win streak now have 25 points just 3 behind Kimberley (who have lost 3 in a row) with 28.  The Nitro's do have 1 game in hand though. Creston remains on top with 32. Beaver Valley who are top of their division and on a 12 game win streak also have 32 points.

Rockies 7 @ Fernie 8
The Ghostriders had leads of 4-1 and 6-3 but each time the Rockies battled back and with 5:12 left in the second they were leading 7-6.

With just :46 seconds left in the second Mike Dyck's goal tied the game at 7 and in the third Justin Peers bounced the game winner off the goalie from behind the goal line, it was Peers 3rd goal of the game.

All four goalies played, the Riders outshot the Rockies 46-40 and went 4-11 on the power play while the Rockies were 0-5. Both teams scored some terrific goals.

Kimberley 2 @ Castlegar 6
Shawn Campbell (2G)  scored the game winner on the PP. The Rebels who scored 3PP 1 even goal in the third went 5-17  while Kimberley was 1-12 on the power play. Logan Styler also had 2G 1A and Jason  Mailhiot  had the win in net.

Creston 2 @ Grand Forks 5
Tyler Loura was the star of the show for the Bruins stopping 38 of 40 shots. The Bruins scored 2 in the second and 2 in the third for the win. Grand Forks fired 27 at Brock Lefebvre and beat him an unusual  5 times. Chad Grambo had the GW and Brady Berger scored 2.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Riders and Creston win Thursday

Golden 2 @ Fernie 6

On Thursday night the Ghostriders fired 54 shots at Rocket goalie Owen Sikkes and eventually scored 6 goals. 

In the first the Riders had a 30-2 shot advantage but could only put two past Sikkes. Justin Peers (Titus-Stensland) and Keagan Kingwell (Lagace) scored the goals.

In the second the Rockets Bryce McDonald scored on Brandon Butler but a couple of minutes later Alex Cheveldave ( Sibel-Traverse) scored what would turn out to be the game winner then Aidan Wilson (Abbott) scored again and the period ended with a 4-1 Rider lead and a 41-7 shot advantage.

In the third Mitch Titus (Stensland-Peers) scored but with 2:53 left Carter Vouri got another one for the Rockets before Justin Peers scored into the empty net.

The shots were 13-12 in the third. The Riders went 0-1 on the PP while the Rockets were 0-2.  Fernie's Mike Dyck and Trey Beckett entertained the crowd and one linesman with a fight in the third, the other linesman had to break it up...

In the other Mountain game it was ...
Kimberley 2 @ Creston 6
After losing the first two games, both by a 4-3 score, the Thunder Cats finally figured out how to beat the Nitro's last night.  Julian Benner was the star of the show scoring 3 goals including what would turn out to be the game winner in the second. The Cats also outscored Kimbo 3-1 in a somewhat hostile third period that saw Logan Wullum take 17 min in PIM at the 1:03 mark. Slashing, roughing, cross check (5)  game misconduct and likely at least a 1 game suspension as well. Not bad totals for the hometown boy... all star goalie Brock Lefebvre had the win in net and Creston outshot the Dynamiters 35-25.

With the win Creston now has 30 points Kimbo 28 while the Riders edge just a little closer to Kimberley with 23. Creston is in Spokane Friday while Kimberley plays in Castlegar and the Rockies are here in Fernie Saturday.

Kimberley and Creston play again next Friday. The Riders get a big test on the 25th when they play in Creston and on the 26th when the Nitro's play here in Fernie.


Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Ghostrider Notebook

RW/Centre Nolan Lagace broke a 6 game scoring slump in Nelson and picked a perfect time to do it... in the first minute of the third period with the teams  tied 2-2. The Riders Brandon Youngson stopped 10 shots in the third to preserve the lead and get the win .

Dan Burgess is back with the injury plagued Riders, Coach Mohr says Danny will be in the lineup Thursday against Golden.

If you were wondering if 18 year old Brandon Youngson who is in his first full year with the Riders was ready for full time action in net... your questions were answered Saturday in Nelson.

HC Craig Mohr says he played Nolan Lagace "a ton" in the Nelson game and he played great plus scored the GW and was also named as the Tim Horton’s Player of the Week.

Ryan Kennedy, Alex Cheveldave, Kevin Pierce and Ty Carron with the game winner all scored power play goals against the Rockies.

Brandon Butler got the win Friday and now has an 8-6-0-2 record.

Riley Siebel and Ty Abbott each scored their second goals the season in the close 3-2 Nelson game.

Joey Stensland is the McDonald’s Practice Player of the Week.

Captain Alex Cheveldave has at least a point in 9 of his last 10 games and leads 
the defence in scoring.

Ryan Kennedy with 11 goals and 17 points has already surpassed his point totals from his rookie season last year when he finished with 8 goals and 6 assists.

The Ghostriders are 7-3 in their last 10 games and are at #8 overall in special teams with a 20.20% power play and an 80.43% penalty kill.

Tayler Sincennes, Keagan Kingwell, Trevor Broad and Kyle Haugo all missed last weekend with injuries but a couple of them are possible for this weekend. 

 Justin Peers also missed last weekend, but it was because of a 2 game suspension for a hit from behind in the Beaver Valley game. Everyone tells me it was a bad hit, so the 2 games was legit. Anyway, he is eligible to play now.

The Next Games
The Golden Rockets are in town Thursday. This will be the third game between these two teams. On September 30th the Riders won 2-0 in Golden and on October 14th here in Fernie the Riders won 7-0.

In the 7-0 game Ethan Bock hit one of the Riders from behind igniting a line brawl that saw several 
players and both coaches receive suspensions. 

The Rockets lost both their home games last weekend, 3-2 to Castlegar and 7-1 to Creston.

On Saturday
The Ghostriders play the Columbia Valley Rockies. The Rockies sit in fourth place in the standings but would like to take third place from the Riders. Both teams have won 2 games against each other.

The Rockies lost both of their games last week, 5-2 here in Fernie and 7-2 at home against 
Colby Sherlock and Ryan Skytt are their top scorers and Connor McKay is their #1 goalie and Wade Dubielewicz is their Head Coach and GM.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Eddie Mountain Breakdown

Fernie 3 @ Nelson 2
Brandon Youngson (Photo) played great in the Rider net stopping 30 of the shorthanded Leafs (14 skaters- because of suspensions and injuries) shots. The Leafs for the record, played Beaver Valley the night before with just 13 on the bench and  it took 2 third period goals for Hawks to get the win. Credit the fitness levels of the NL for their efforts in the last few games.

The Riders had two leads in the game but Nelson tied it up both times until Nolan Lagace broke his 6 game scoring slump early in the third giving the Riders a 3-2 lead that they hung on to for the win. Ty Abbott and Riley Siebel scored the other goals. There was no Players of the Game but by all accounts Youngson was the Riders game star.

Kimberley 1 @ Beaver Valley 3

After winning 4-3 in Creston Friday Kimberley went into Beaver Valley Saturday and lost 3-1. Kyle Hope's shorthanded goal in the second was the winner and the Hawks outshot the Nitro's 35-27. Both teams along with Creston now have 28 points. That was BV's 10 win in  a row.

Creston 7 @ Golden 2
Creston went into Golden Saturday and won 7-2. It was a fairly nasty second period with the Rockets Carter Vouri getting an instigator and Creston's Brodie Smith picking up a 5 minute check from behind on the same stoppage.

Castlegar 7 @ Columbia Valley 2
The Rebels score 5 in the third for the win. Logan Styler had 3 assists taking him into first place on the KI's top scorers list with 31 points in 15 games.

With the Riders two wins on the weekend they with 21 points are firmly in third place 8 points up on the Rockies but still 7 behind Kimberley and Creston with 28. The Riders still have several games against K and C so finishing better than third is achievable.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

The Eddie Mountain Breakdown

Rockies 2 @ Fernie 5

The Ghostriders were missing a few key players but used their 4-8 power play to get a big divisional win over the Rockies, who with only 1 power play, were probably not impressed with the officials.

Ty Carron had what would turn out to be the game winner on the PP early in the third and Brandon Butler had the win in net stopping 24 of 26 shots, his counterpart Connor McKay stopped 29 of 34.

Ryan Kennedy scored a pair of goals while Kevin Pierce and Alex Cheveldave each had singles. Aidan Wilson added 2 assists as well.

The Rockies Will Reynish scored shorthanded and Ryan Skytt scored their other goal. The game was tied at 2 entering the third but the Riders took advantage of the penalties and scored 3 goals.

Kimberley 4 @ Creston3

The game everyone was interested in was in Creston where the Dynamiters faced Creston in a battle for 1st.

The Nitro's were ahead 3-1 after the first and 4-1with 6:46 left in the second before Creston scored a pair of goals to end the period 4-3. Creston outshot Kimberley 11-6 in the third but couldn't beat Cody Campbell in net.

Franco Colapaolo scored what would turn out to be the game winner and James Farmer scored shorthanded for the win. The shots were 31-24 Creston who went 0-6 on the PP while Kimberley was 1-2.

Creston had a few players and their HC and GM out with suspensions.

Castlegar 3 @ Golden 2
Golden continues to play teams close but still lost Friday after allowing the Rebels to get up 3-1 at the end of two. Former Nitro goalie Russian Katsnelson gave the Rockets a chance to win stopping 25 of 28.

Today's Games
Fernie heads to Nelson this afternoon, the Leafs only had 13 skaters last night due to injuries and suspensions but still only lost 3-1 to the first place Beaver Valley Hawks, and the shots were just 36-24 BV. That game is scheduled as a Drive 99.1 radio broadcast game.

Creston goes to Golden tonight where the Rockets will get a test keeping these guys off the scoreboard after a loss to Kimbo.

Kimberley get's no rest as they play in Beaver Valley tonight for another first place showdown, KD 28 points BV 26- But KD has played 1 less game.

Castlegar is in Columbia Valley tonight. The Rockies will be desperate for a win to get them back into contention for third place.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Ghostrider Notebook... and a few other things

The Ghostriders play the Columbia Valley Rockies Friday night right here in Fernie. This will be the fourth time these two teams have played each other this year. 
The last game was last Friday when the Riders lost 2-1 giving them a 1-2 record against the Rockies who they will play a total of 8 times before mid February. 

The Rockies #1 goalie has been Connor McKay but he didn't play last night (Tuesday) in Golden and was not listed as a backup or as injured. Anyway it didn't matter and the Rockies won 4-1 giving them a 5 point lead on the Rockets for the final playoff spot. With 13 points the Rockies are now a mere 4 points behind the third place Riders with 17. This is an important game for both teams.

Ghostrider Notebook
Tristan Downe is expected to play Friday, the 18 year old defensemen was injured 
in training camp but has healed up and will make his debut on the weekend . 

Keagan Kingwell, Kyle Haugo, Tayler Sincennes and Trevor Broad are all unlikely 
for the weekend games because of injuries.

D-Men Keagan Kingwell, was named as the Boston Pizza Player of the Month 
and Alex Cheveldave was the Tim Horton’s Player of the Week.
Forward Joey Stensland was the McDonald’s Practice Player of the Week. For the record, every coach we have ever had loves the practice player award.

Mitch Titus was not injured after the three crosschecks directly to the head last Friday, if the referees can't or won't call the blatant head shots, (that could easily have been majors Friday) then give us back the two fight rule.

Speaking of fighting...Both Keagan Kingwell and Nolan Lagace had beauties in the last couple of weeks, and Kevin Pierce, Evan Traverse and Trevor Broad have chipped in as well.

The Riders Justin Peers picked up a 5 minute check from behind penalty in Beaver Valley but as of this writing was not listed on the suspended list... but that could change.

The Riders play in Nelson Saturday night and that game is a scheduled Drive 99.1 radio broadcast game with Josh Hoffman at the mike. 

Round' the League

The Nelson Leafs had 5 players on the KIJHL suspended list after a brawl during a 7-1 loss in Creston last Saturday and they only had 15 skaters on the ice in Grand Forks on Tuesday when they lost 3-2 in OT . Nelson was leading 2-0 in the third but with a short bench they burned out and the Bruins scored 2 third period goals then the OT game winner. They will get a couple of the Hanson brothers back in time for the Rider game Saturday.

Kimberley will be the main beneficiary of the four Creston suspensions that include their top scorer Justin James who has 21 points in 13 games so far when they play in Creston Friday. Creston are hosting the Cyclone tournament in April so have loaded up and are a powerful scoring machine with 74 goals and a +46 rating so the suspensions should help Kimbo plus they will be missing their suspended  HC and GM - Jeff "Mad Dog" Dubois

There were 17 suspensions handed down after last weekend's play, you can see the amusing list here Kelowna and Osoyoos (who don't usually engage in that stuff)  were featured as well Saturday then followed it up with a couple of majors and a suspension Sunday.

The Riders play the Rockies again next Thursday November 10th then on Saturday the 12th they play Golden, and both games are here in Fernie.

And finally... the funniest thing I have read week is.....