Ghostriders This Week March 24/24

Somebody needs to learn to juggle

The Fernie Ghostriders went into Beaver Valley and won the first two games of their series with the Nitehawks, 3-2 and 6-4.

Nick Kunyk played net in the first game and Levi Hall was in net for the second game.

This was on BV’s Twitter feed, I still call it Twitter…X is a stupid name

But don’t be fooled Rider fans, the Hawks came within a post and diving Hall save from  tying the game Saturday. Tuesday and Wednesday’s games in Fernie at 7:00 will be fun to watch. Unthinkable…is that even a word

Notes From Under the Bleachers… Where they keep the suds

Cole Fournier and Eli Neilsen scored game winning goals against the Hawks…both in the second period… A suddenly hot Ben Skarsen (4 points in game 2) had 3 goals and 2 assists and on Saturday made a couple of ball hockey style shot blocks mid third period… Actually, if the league had enough money to keep track, I bet the Riders are one of the most shot blockin teams in the league…Cole Fournier had 3 goals and an assist and Taylor Haggerty (4 points in game 2) picked up 2 goals and 3 assists…a little different style of game vs the Hawks…  Landon Hedges is now tied with Taylor Haggerty in team scoring with 12 points…3 assists on Saturday didn’t hurt… Numbers, by my count the Riders are 7-0 on the road in the playoffs and Luke Schaeffer should be finished his 6 game suspension in time for Wednesday’s game, at 131PIM the Riders have the least PIM of the four remaining teams… The KIJHL Board of Governors has approved the sale of the Summerland Steam to a group in Williams Lake and they will play in the KIJHL next season…Summerland was a privately owned team and had attendance problems but Williams Lake with over 11,000 people will do well… they are about one hour north of 100 Mile House…

In other news, last week the youngest team, the Cranbrook U18 Bucks won Silver in the Provincial’s held in Langley BC. There are three Fernie players on that team, Austin Marasco, goalie Seth Coward and Rhys Williams but Williams did not play in Langley because of a season ending injury. Also Riley Stankevich from the south country was on that team. We tell you that because these guys are possible Ghostrider prospects in the next couple of years.

Round’ the League

Princeton and Revelstoke are tied 1-1, the next games are in Revelstoke on Tuesday and Wednesday.