Beaver Valley 4 @ Fernie 6
In Fernie the Riders Ty Abbott was named as the Player of the Game after he scored shorthanded and picked up a pair of assists helping the Riders get their second win of the year under their belts... against the Nitehawks no less.
The Hawks had the Riders hemmed in their end for seemingly endless periods of time during the game and for about ten minutes at the start the third it was really one sided... until Jace Woodley tipped in a beauty that gave the young Riders a 6-3 lead. After that the Riders more or less had equal territory and were able to finish out the game with a W.
Broc Merkl was really good in net and got his first win as a Ghostrider. You could make the argument that he could have been named as the POG as well.
Grayson Neufeld scored the Riders first goal and had an assist and Keelan Saworski also had a goal and an assist.
Kevin Pierce scored his first of the season with a big shot from the point area.
Ethan Jang caught a goalie out for a stroll in the second and picked up his 2nd on the season.
The shots were 44-31 BV
PP's FG 1-4 BV 1-6
Both teams scored shorthanded. Abbott and BV's Fuller (2G)
A few big hits, Derek Green certainly surprised a couple of guys.
Overall, the Riders got a couple of lucky goals but BV scored one that Merkl actually caught according to the players and the animated goal judge...
521 at the game, nice crowd considering the boys have another home game Saturday.
Castlegar 2 @ Kimberley 3
In Kimberley Devon Langelaar scored the GW on the PP, the Nitro's second PP G and Chase Gedny had a goal and 2 A giving Kimberley their 10 point and 5th win. Cody Campbell had the win in net.
The Rebels are here in Fernie Saturday.
Columbia Valley 4 @ Creston 4
In Creston the Rockies fresh off a 6-2 win against Kimberley scored with 1:22 left in the third for the 4-4 tie.
Josh Antunes had 2G 1 a and Ben Kelsch was in net.
Four Thunder Cats scored and Jason MacLean was in net.
Shots 40-35 Creston
PP's Rockies 2-5 Creston 0- 3
The Rockies are 1 point behind Fernie but have played 1 more game.
Spokane 3 @ Golden 1
In Golden Paxton Malone scored two third period goals (1 EN ) for the Spokane win. Both goalies were the POG's SB Dilauro, and GR Whitbread