Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Riders Play Here in Fernie Friday

Friday’s Game is Here in Fernie

The Ghostriders play the Columbia Valley Rockies Friday night at 7:30 in game six of the teams eight game regular season series. The Riders have won 4 of the 5 games so far. The Ghostriders will be collecting any non-perishable food donations at the game. 
Teddy Bear Toss is Dec 17th.

The Rockies only played one game  last week and it was in Kimberley where they lost 4-2. That game was tied 2-2 in the third and the shots were close, so despite their record, they can't be taken lightly.

The Ghostriders defeated Kimberley 5-3 last Friday then in Golden on Saturday they outshot the Rockets 43-22 but ended up with a 4-4 tie. See the last sentence in the last paragraph.

In the Kimberley game the boys were down 3-1 after the second period but completely blew up the Nitro’s with four  kabooms or whatever the **they call them in the third.

Nice job by the Coaches and players to right the ship after the 2nd period. Tristan Downe, Tayler Sincennes, Mitch Titus and Keagan Kingwell scored in the third and Ty Abbott scored the Riders first goal in the second. Brandon Butler had the win in net.

In Golden the Riders fell behind three times but each time they scored to tie the game. The Tim Horton’s Player of the Week Ryan Kennedy tied the game twice and Ty Abbott tied the game late in the third.  Aidan Wilson scored the other goal and Brandon Youngson was in the Rider net.

Ghostrider Notebook
After a slow start rookie Ty Abbott has been hot lately picking up 3 goals and 2 assists in his last three games. Ty is from Sparwood.

Point leader Mitch Titus scored in both Kimberley games and leads the team with 31points.Last year in a season full of injuries, he was the only player who played in all 52 , Ty Carron and Dustin Watt played 51.

D-man Keagan Kingwell had a goal several hits and an assist vs the Nitro’s and was the Player of the Game.

GM Craig Mohr released Joey Stensland last week then brought in forward Keelan Saworski who was playing Jr A in the SJHL in Melford then in Blackfaulds. Keelan will be wearing number 14 and looked pretty good in practice Tuesday night.

Justin Peers is day to day with a friendly fire  injury from the Golden game, he was hit with a Rider shot. 

Nitro goalie Mitch Traichevich had two bad third periods in the last two games here in Fernie, in fact he looked overwhelmed, especially Nov 26th with 1000 screamers in the stands. Kimbo GM Derek Stuart traded him after the last Fernie game saying it was for personal reasons. The full story is here   Cody Call is his replacement but it was  Cody Campbell who got the call in Golden Tuesday and a 4-0 shutout, forward Nolan Kurylo scored 2G helping the Dynamiters to a 4 point lead on the Riders for second place. Also Korbyn Chabot was back in the lineup after a stint in Trail.

The Ghostriders play in Castlegar Saturday and it is a scheduled Drive 99.1 Radio Broadcast Game with Josh Hoffman at the Mike. 

Next Saturday is Teddy Bear Toss Night. You can toss em on the ice after the Riders score their first goal.

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