Fernie Ghostrider head Coach and General Manager Craig Mohr made a few moves at the January 10th deadline . On Jan 10th all teams must be down from 25 to 23 carded players.
So in and around the 10th GM Mohr brought in 19 year old forward Jason Lane from Revelstoke, and soon to be 19 year old forward Dylan Defosse from the Jr B Victoria Cougars.
It was a few games ago but Mohr also picked up D-man Matt Cooper who was in Nelson for a cup of coffee.
Closer to the deadline Mohr brought in 19 year old defenseman Sam Rousseau who was with Golden earlier in the season.
Mohr also accommodated forward Ty Abbott who will be 19 next month, he wanted to play closer to home so was moved to the Coaldale Copperheads in the Heritage junior B league in Alberta. All the best to Ty in Coaldale.
Cory Caldwell and Matt Rogers are both out with season ending injuries. This is the second year in a row Rogers will miss the end of the season with an injury.
I can tell you that Coach Mohr is pretty happy with the changes he has made and likes his chances when he gets Zak Larson, Shaun Pierce, Greg Susinski, Derek Green and Brendan Nemes back in the lineup as well as Kevin Pierce. He was also happy with the 4-3 OT loss (on a PP goal) in Kimberley where they only had 14 skaters and a 15 yr old AP.
According to my math (grade 6) Mohr has 22 guys and 1 card left so can sign any uncarded (released) player (but can’t trade) up until February 10th.