Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Riders win 6-5 and a little Round' the League

The Ghostriders started out the game with two power plays but after that they took a series of penalties of their own and paid for it when...
Kimberley’s Nick Ketola, James Farmer (2) and Matt Davies each scored power play goals . 

But they kept battling and were rewarded with a goal with just :29 seconds left in the frame when Justin Peers fired one in and the first ended  4-1 Kimberley.

Just over a minute into the second Rider regular season top scorer  Mitch Titus (1G 1A) scored his first of the post season then barely a minute later Kevin Pierce scored a power play goal and it was a 4-3 game. Brendan Nemes completed the comeback and tied the game at 4 at the 16:05 mark and that's how the period ended tied 4- 4.

In the first minute of the third Ryan Kennedy scored to make it 5-4 then Justin Peers (2G 1A) scored the Riders 6th goal and 6th in a row  and it would turn out to be the game winner after Matt Davies scored his second on the night to make it 6-5.

Game Notes
Brendan Henderson started in the Rider net but was replaced by Brandon Youngson to start the second and courtesy of several big time saves got the win and was the Riders Player of the Game. 

Cody Campbell went the distance in the Dynamiter net. Derek Green left the game after a hit but should play tonight. Rider Keelan Saworski (arguably the Riders best all around player) was kicked out in the first for a CFB but will play tonight.

Derek Green,Tristan Downe, Devin Nemes, Nolan Lagace, Tayler Sincennes and Ben Sushkovsky (2) each had assists for the Riders. Justin Peers' has scored the game winner twice in a row now.

If you were a referee evaluator (not a fan in the stands evaluator) you would definitely term these games as difficult. Many of the hits are questionable and soon as you turn your head... For the record, Fernie went 1-9 and Kimberley was 4-10 on the PP.

George Bertola, Nolan Kurylo,Cooper Page,Chase Miller (2) Franco Colapaolo and Devin Langelaar had assists for the KD and D James Farmer's 3 point night gives him 7 in the series. Tyler Van Steinberg did not play, he must be injured, I don't think you sit that D.

Round’ the League
Creston leads the Rockies 3-0 after a 7-4 win in Invermere last night.

Beaver Valley leads Grand Forks 3-0 after Tallon Kramer got a 4-0 shutout in GF

Osoyoos leads North Oak 3-0

Castlegar leads Nelson 2-1 after a 5-4 win in Nelson when KIJHL top scorer Logan Styler scored on the PP in the 2nd OT last night

Summerland leads Kelowna 2-1 but lost Riley Pettitt after he was hit with a head shot that earned Brendan Mongey a 5 minute major. The game before featured Summerland's Calvin Hadley taking a 5 on Kelowna's goalie, he got 2 games. If you go on Justin McCartney's Twitter @KChiefsVoice you can see the video.

Chase leads Revelstoke 2-1

Kamloops leads 100 Mile 2-1

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