Thursday, 26 October 2017

Rider update October 26th

The Fernie Ghostriders will get back into the swing of things this week with a game in Creston Friday night. That game is a scheduled Drive 99.1 Radio Broadcast game with Josh Hoffman (@JoNoHoffman) at the Mike.

Creston is always a formidable opponent, they are 7-5 -1 and are in second place. Kimberley is running away with everything right now, they have 24 points are a +34, have a top 3 PP and millions in the bank. 

The Riders are now set up in Sparwood for practices and games until at least the new year and possibly for the rest of the season as the City of Fernie decides what they are going to do with their arena. 
1/ Restart it as is with ammonia.
2/ Put in a new ice plant using a different refrigerant.
3/ Or, and this is a long shot, put the money into a new arena... that would take a couple of years.

The Riders have officially signed Eric Welford, he is an 18 year old defensemen who played AAA Midget in Medicine Hat last season.

Sixteen year old left winger Ethan Jang will not be in the Ghostrider's lineup this weekend but he will be in the Alberni Valley Bulldog's lineup as an AP. 

FYI former Creston Head Coach and friend of the blog (and there's not many of them) Jeff Dubois is an associate coach and GM in Alberni with the Dogs. 

Other questionable players for the weekend are D- Shaun Pierce (01) and F- Owen Titus, they are still listed with injuries but I believe Pierce will be first to return. 

Jeri Mitchell was just named as the City of Fernie's Citizen of the Year. Jeri is almost always selling tickets at the door at the Rider games and she does a ton of other volunteer work as well. Congratulations Jerri and to all the other winners listed here 

The Rider game scheduled for November 3rd against Kimberley has been rescheduled and will go on Tuesday November 7th in Sparwood. That will be the Riders first home game since the tragedy at the Fernie arena. 

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