Ghostriders This Week Jan 14/24

 The Ghostriders won three road games last week and now have a 11-4-1 road record and have gone 7-1-1-1in their last 10 games. On Tuesday they won 5-3 in Creston, then traveled to Invermere on Friday and defeated the Rockies 4-2 then in Castlegar on Saturday they won 6-3.
Things don’t get any easier either, the Riders are in Sicamous (53 points) Friday and Revelstoke (51 points) Saturday. Then return home on January 26 and 27th to play the Rockies and Golden.

The three wins coupled with Kimberley losing their last four games, all on the road in 100 Mile, Kamloops, Nelson  and Beaver Valley put the Ghostriders in first place.


Deadline Deals
Ghostrider GM Ty Valin was very busy at the January 10th deadline. Valin traded Liam Monro (05) to Creston for  Landon Hedges (03) then brought in D-man Luke Schaeffer (03) from the MJHL. Too many 03’s so Andrew Karam (03) went to Grand Forks then D-man Haden Grabas went to Great Falls in the NA3HL .


Productive Defenceman Eric Martin was named as one of the KIJHL’s three Stars… two weeks in a row… New D-man Luke Schaeffer came here from Swan Valley of the MJHL, the GM in Swan is former Rider HC and GM Barry Wolff… Schaeffer also played Niverville…with  Martin…Landon Hedges is from Grand Prairie, another player from Northern AB… pretty soon we gonna make We The North t-shirts…Cole Fournier will play his 100th regular season game on the road this week…you can never tell, when the Rockies were here on the 7th we had fights, head shots, misconducts and a fairly hostile game… in Invermere there was hardly anything… the Rebel’s play by play guy was very good and fast with the names of both teams. 


Fernie 5 @ Creston 3 

With 2 goals and an assist Cole Fournier was named as the first star and scoring D man Eric Martin had the game winner. Nick Kunyk was in net for the win.
The shots were 29-20 CVT and the Riders had the only PP but did not score.
Attendance 142
In Columbia Valley Taylor Haggerty scored in the first  and the second periods, Cole Fisher scored the game winner and Riley Enns had the insurance goal. Nick Kunyk was pretty good in net stopping several great chances especially late in the third. The power plays saw Fernie go 1-4 and the CVR 0-4. The attendance was 419
In Castlegar the Riders had a 3-2 lead after two then scored three in the third  for a convincing 6-2 win. Gaege Johnson scored the first two goals, Riley Enns had a goal and 2 assists, Taylor Haggerty the game winner and Levi Hall stopped 33 of 35 shots. Fernie went 1-3 and the Rebels 1-6 on the power play. Attendance 235