Saturday, 11 February 2017

Riders play Nelson Saturday Feb 11th and some KIJHL Math Lessons

The Riders shutout Spokane 4-0 last night. 

Brandon Youngson had the shutout stopping 17 shots and Keelan Saworski and Tayler Sincennes each finished with 1G 1A . Aidan Wilson and Alex Cheveldave scored the other goals and the shots ended up 49-17.

Brave goalie JJ Pichette was their Player Of The Game honourable mention to Youngson who although only had 17 shots still played a perfect game...
Keelan Saworski was the Riders POG

Alex Cheveldave picked up a head contact penalty... and at this time of the year you have to count the HC penalties as they are cumulative and the third one means a 2 game suspension. The on line game sheets are not always accurate but if they are Cheveldave will miss two games per Sept 17 and Dec 2nd head shot least that's the way I read the Jr B supplement, but as you know I've been wrong before 

Spokane's Mason Jones will also miss some time for a fight, aggressor and instigator set of calls at the end of the game. 

KIJHL Algebra (like I know what that is)

The Riders play Nelson Tonight Feb 11th. This is the third time this year they have played Nelson, so far Fernie has won both games, 3-2 in November and 5-3 in January.

Nelson with 41 points and 3 games left is battling it out with Grand Forks who have 46 points and 3 games left for third place in their division. Nelson who are on a 4 game losing streak still has a mathematical chance for 3rd, but they'll need help and lots of it.

The Leafs didn't 't help their cause last night losing 5-3 in Invermere, but at the same time the Forks lost 8-6 in Castlegar. This is important as the fourth place team faces the always powerful Beaver Valley Nitehawks who have 37-4 record. Certain death for one of these two teams. The Bruins, in an odd quirk in the schedule, play three home games to end the season, they get Castlegar again tonight then again next Friday only to finish the season  against Nelson  on the 18th, the last game of the season. 

Nelson has three road games left, they're in Fernie tonight then Spokane on the 17th and GFBB on the 18th. The odds are overwhelmingly in favour of the Bruins... but you never know till you play em...

The only other races in the league are between 100 Mile with 54 and Kamloops with 49 points, 100 has 4 games left and the Storm have 3,the odds are with Duner and his Wranglers who have Sicamous with just 10 wins on the year at home twice, then they go to Revelstoke and finish up at home against the first place Chase Heat.

North Oakangan and Princeton each have 30 points, but Oak has a game in hand... the winner faces Osoyoos with 71 points, 3 ahead of Creston, that is sort of important because Creston could play the Coyotes in the KI final, and home ice would be important... but not the end of the world as Creston is the Cyclone host and both teams would get in anyway. Lots of things would have to happen for that, but it's possible.

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