Ghostriders This Week December 31st

The Ghostriders won both games of a home and home against the Kimberley Dynamiters. They won 5-1 in Kimberley and won 2-1 in overtime here in Fernie Saturday night. Both games were sellouts, and both teams thank the fans, Fernie and Kimberley have the best attendance in the league.

The two wins had the Riders in second place but the Rockies  kept pace by winning both games of their home and home series with Creston and they are back in second. However, Fernie with 39 points still has two games in hand on both Kimberley 43 and the Rockies with 40. 

Regardless it was a huge weekend for the Ghostriders !

Friday in Kimberley

After losing 5-1 in Kimberley on December 12th the Ghostriders went back to the Civic Center Friday and won by the identical 5-1 score.

Kimberley’s Tristan Weill scored his 31st goal 3:45 into the first period but Cole Fournier answered back with a goal less than a minute later then Taylor Haggerty scored his 16th and the period ended with the Riders up 2-1.

Defenceman Eric Martin who had been out with an injury since December 2nd was back in the lineup and scored 2 goals in the second and added another one in the third giving the Riders a 5-1 lead.

Goaltender Nick Kunyk had a fairly easy night but in the the third the Nitros’ made him work a bit but Kunyk shut the door. Taylor Haggerty’s goal was the game winner, his 5th GWG.
Matt Fleet was in the Dynamiter net.
Levi Hall acquired in a trade with Golden was the Ghostriders backup

Taylor Haggerty finished with 1G 2A
Ben Skarsen had 2A
Eric Martin 3G and 1st star

The shots ended up 33-28 KD
The Power Plays saw both teams go 0-2
The Attendance was 1751, a sellout

On Saturday in Fernie it was a different game, very close checking and no scoring until the third period when Kimberley went ahead 1-0 on  Parker Konneke’s 19 goal of the year. With new goalie Levi Hall on the bench for the extra attacker  Rider Caption Taylor Haggerty  scored his 17th and tied the game up. In the overtime it took less than a minute for Ben Skarsen to score his 6th and first game winning goal.

Both goalies Ryder Ponto KD and Levi Hall made huge saves were picked as the players of the game. The shots were 40-36 FGR and the Power Plays were FGR 0-5 KD 0-2  Special congratulations to Levi Hall for his first win in a Rider uniform.
Attendance was 1140, a sellout.



HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL…and… like the coaches say  Glass and Out…