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.
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.