Monday, 26 December 2016

Riders Next Home Game Dec 29 and the Notebook

On Thursday December 29th  the  Kimberley Dynamiters will be here in Fernie and it will be the the sixth game between these two teams. 

Fernie won 3 of the first 4 games but those numbers will change slightly by Thursday as the Riders play in Kimberley Wednesday night.

Kimberley and their two new goalies, Cody's, Campbell and Call will only play one more game here in Fernie after Thursday before the playoffs,   that game 
will be on Friday January 26th. The Nitro's picked up Nolan Kurylo (98) who has scored 7G 5A in 7 games, he's a player for both Rider players and fans to keep an eye on.

The Ghostriders next game after the Kimberley two game set is in Creston New Year’s Eve and their next home game is 
Saturday January 7th against Castlegar. The Creston NYE game happens every year but it is not a radio broadcast game... What ? Hoffman has something else to do...

Ghostrider Notebook

The two newest Riders, Brendon Nemes and Keelan Saworski, each scored their first 
goals against Creston just before the Christmas break.

Matt Rogers broke his knee cap while retrieving a puck December 10th in Castlegar and will miss the rest of the season . We wish him all the best in his recovery and hope he comes back if Jr A doesn't turn out for him.

Rider GM Craig Mohr with 22 guys still has room for one more player, so stay tuned, it will happen ...but it may linger until the January 10th deadline.

Justin Peers, Derek Green, and Brandon Butler were all day to day with 
injuries before the Christmas break. 

Keagan Kingwell will miss Wednesday's  game in Kimberley because of a 1 game suspension for getting in a fight  in the last 10 minutes of the Creston game... even though Creston's Liam Raycroft was called for instigating the fight... Well thanks to Szuki and Hockey Canada's environmental  "Save the Turtle" campaign you can't even defend yourself if someone attacks you.

Devin Nemes has scored 3 goals for the Riders since coming over from Beaver Valley November 19th 
and two of them were game winning goals.

Mitch Titus scored the Teddy Bear Toss goal in the last home game, it was his 16th goal of the season.

Fernie’s rookie D-man #2 Derek Green has been picked for the KIJHL Prospects game on January 17th in Kelowna. 
The game features the best 16 and 17 year old players from both Conferences. 

The Eddie Mountain Conference's Head Coach is Creston’s Jeff Dubois and his assistants who also helped pick the team are Fernie’s Craig Mohr and Grand Forks’ Emery Olauson.

On the other side in the Okanagan Division the Coaches are Osoyoos' Ken Law, Summerland's John DePourcq and 100 Mile's Dale Hladun. 

Longtime KIJHL Coach Brad Fox, who is now Chase's Head Coach was the guy who oversaw the whole process. 

There was some controversy over the selections, some teams thought it was suppose to be like an all-star game with players from all teams, but that was never the case. It was always going to be the best 16-17 year old players period. But the gong show on Twitter was great.

All the players in the Prospects game are listed here

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