Ghostrider Notes from November 19th
Jace Woodley has played centre for the last three games and has scored a goal in each of those games... prompting HC Craig Mohr to say something along the lines of rhymes with truck, "I should have had him there sooner!"
Woodley was a winger in Sicamous last season and had 20G but wasn't scoring here in Fernie, so who knew ... sometimes science experiments work. Woodley was also the Tim Horton's Player of the Week.
Shaun Pierce played his first game in a few weeks vs Nelson and Matt Rogers played both games last week. The training staff only let Pierce play one game... hopefully that 16 year old big mobile body is available for both games next weekend.
Speaking of Craig Mohr, and we just were, a debate between referee Cydnie Rice and Mohr in the Rockies game resulted in the coach getting a 2 game suspension, that I believe is being appealed... a real he said she said... just like in divorce court...you don't get to say that in hockey very often.
Jordan Kromm had the game winner and an assist in the 3-2 win in Invermere, he was also the FGR Player of the Game. There was some concern in the Nelson game the next night when he was hit hard into the boards by a much larger Leaf player, but he finished the game. If he was 20 pounds heavier he would easily power through all the checking instead of having to stick handle through it... but then he wouldn't be here...
Cory Caldwell (00) was named as the McDonald's Practice Player of the Week, this is his first year as a full time player and really first year playing a full schedule because of the not always having enough players in midget problem in the valley... keep on battling Cory.
Ethan Jang, a 16 yr old, took a stick from Rockies Mike Dyck Friday then fought him, both players got a 1 game suspension because it was in the last 10 min. Wonder if Rockies HC Wade Dubielewicz was happy his top scorer was out in the last 3 minutes of a 3-2 game they were losing.
If you have to fight, takin out a top scorer is always good.
Jake Hryhoriw, pronounced Hryhoriw scored his first of the year in Invermere and Greg Susinski had a goal vs Nelson, both players were D-men earlier in the season.
Mitch Titus and Keelan Saworski were both shutout last weekend, that has never happened, but Brendan Nemes chipped in with a goal vs Nelson.
Grayson Neufeld (20yrs old) leads the D in scoring and probably every other defensive category, sure wish he was just 18... never mind him...I wish I was 18, or 38 or even 58 ahhh Im f##*d.
The Riders and Nelson each had 37 shots and several big hits but Fernie lost 6-3. Former Nitro Sawyer Hunt had 3 assists for the NL, even when they get traded the SOB's still haunt you.
Devyn Stewart got an obvious stick in the face right in front of the referee but no call so he gave the player a chop in the leg, who knew the ref was a leg man... Nelson scored on the PP. It happens all the time so we should get used to it, but we never do.
KIJHL teams played 2 games in Quesnel last weekend, no attendance was announced, but the KI is going to have a team there sooner than later.
The Riders are in Creston on Friday and that is a Drive 99.1 radio broadcast game with Josh Hoffman at the mike. On Saturday they play Golden in Sparwood.