Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Riders play Creston Saturday here in Fernie

Saturday night the Ghostriders play the first place Creston Thunder Cats, this is the fifth time these two teams
have played and Creston has won the first four games.

This is also Teddy Bear Toss night as well, toss em after the Riders score their first goal.

Creston lost both games last weekend, 6-4 in Kimberley and 5-1 in Beaver Valley and were on a 3 game losing streak but on 
Tuesday in Columbia Valley  they won 9-2. Creston has had several players out with injuries lately including all- star goalie Brock Lefebvre who did not play in Invermere Tuesday.

With the win Creston regains first place in the division with 44 points, Kimberley has 42 and Fernie has 36 the Rockies have 15 and Golden 10.

The Riders play Creston twice and Kimberley twice before January first... a great time to make hay...even though it was -27 this AM.

Ghostrider Notebook 

The Ghostriders have to go to Golden Friday, it is a scheduled Drive 99.1 radio broadcast game. Creston meanwhile plays Grand Forks at home Friday. Travel advantage Creston.

The Riders were tied 2-2 with the Rockies last Friday but scored three in the third period for a 5-2 win.

In Castlegar they were down 3-1 at the end of the first, were leading 4-2 at the end of the second, only to be hit with three consecutive penalties in the third where they surrendered 2 power play goals and 2 even strength goals in a 7-5 loss.

The refereeing was infuriating enough that Coach Mohr was tossed out out of the game in the third... but he left without incident, so that was it, no suspension.

Mitch Titus had a hat-trick in Castlegar an assist vs the Rockies and the Coaches named him the Tim Horton’s Player of the Week.
 He leads the team in scoring with 15 goals and 20 assists and is scoring at a 1.3 point per game clip.

Alex Cheveldave scored two goals against the Rockies and had a goal and an assist in Castlegar and has 
25 points in 28 games, not bad for a D.

Devin Nemes scored the game winner against the Rockies, it was a beauty, he has 4 points in 6 Rider games and will be playing his 122 KIJHL game Saturday.

Justin Peers and Aidan Wilson are both day to day with injuries but could play this weekend.

Ryan Kennedy scored his 14th vs the Rockies and 15th goal in Castlegar, he now has more goals than he had points last year.

Tayler Sincennes who has a 5 game point streak going, will play his 138th KIJHL game Saturday.

New Rider Keelan Saworski got hit in the Rockies game and missed the third period, but was back 
in Castlegar where he had a goal disallowed but picked up an assist. That was his first point as a Ghostrider.

Ty Carron was released earlier this week and Brendan Nemes was brought in. Brendan was with the Jr A Calgary Canucks earlier in the year and the 18 year old 
 forward is Devin Nemes’ younger brother.

The players are off for the Christmas break after Saturday's game and won't play again until December 28th when they play in Kimberley then on Thursday the 29th Kimberley is here in Fernie.

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