Riders vs the Rockets Ghostriders finished in first place in the Eddie Mountain Division and will now play the fourth place Golden Rockets. In the regular season the Ghostriders won all eight of the games in the Fernie - Golden series but three of the games went into overtime. The last two times these teams played was February 3rd & 4th when the Riders won 2-1 in OT at home and 7-1 in Golden the next day.
Shoulda went to writin school instead After 52 games Fernie has scored 237 goals and average 4.56 goals a game, they have allowed 148 for an average of 2.85 goals against, the difference is 89. Golden has scored 176 and average 3.38 goals a game but they have allowed 186 or 3.58 goals a game and are a minus 10 on the season. All that is according to my accounting, just remember that those six years when I actually went to school, asleeping, not accounting, was my best subject.
Jeckel & Hyde? The Rockets didn’t always play their best in the regular season but when they’re on their game they beat good teams and their last two games of the season against Creston, were wins, they won 6-4 and at home and 2-1 on the road. Golden’s top scorer is Darren Andre with 59 points and both Jarrod Schamerhorn and Cole Henderson share the games in net.
Go Riders The Ghostriders finished with a 35-12-0-5 record and 75 points. Brendan Burge led the team in scoring with 75 points in 47 games. Ty Morton was the top scoring defenseman with 20 goals and 48 points and Marty Wicks led the team in PIM with 182 followed closely by Brendon Mangone with 162. Chris Solecki 18-12-and Fraser Abdallah 8-4 have shared the goaltending duties in the last couple of months. No word on who will start on Friday but we are guessing Abdallah. Connor McLaughlin will be key for the Ghost. Injuries, the Ghostriders have Pat Webb, Carson Brown and Chris Solecki on the day to day list while Derek Georgopoulos remains doubtful for the first round.