Ghostriders play Kimberley in Fernie this Friday at 7:30 November 28, 2007Posted by cindy in : Fernie Ghostriders , comments closed
The Ghostriders play Kimberley Friday night here in Fernie Gametime is 7:30
The last two games against Castlegar and Creston Riders fans saw a new goaltender, here is what happened….A couple of weeks ago goalie Devan Hartigan decided that he wanted to play at a higher level so he left the team and moved on to Ontario where he will play Jr. “A” with the Fort Erie Meteors. Meanwhile as all this was happening quick thinking Rider Coach and GM Will Verner went out and acquired the playing rights to Jason Greenwell from Sopkane via his release from the Surrey Eagles just before Hartigan left.
At only 18 years old you wouldn’t think of Jason Greenwell as a seasoned vet but this guy has been in junior hockey since he was 14 and has 3 years of KIHL experience from his time in Spokane and this year when he played in Surrey of the BCHL. Last year with the Spokane Braves Greenwell stopped over 91 % of the shots he faced, was 25-16-4, played 2682 minutes had 3 assists and even picked up 59 PIM. Some forwards don’t rack up that many PIM. With Hartigan, who was 20 years old leaving, and Greenwell who is only 18 coming in, the Ghostriders now have another 20 year old roster spot open for the December and January cut down dates.
The Ghostriders came up with an uninspired effort against Castlegar last Friday here in the Fernie Memorial and lost 3-1. For the most part the two teams neutralized each other for a couple of hours and the Riders went 1 for 9 on the PP and hardly had any good chances all night. On Saturday the Ghostriders were all over the first place Creston Thunder and won 2-0… the score was flattering to Creston as the Ghost had territorial advantage all game.
Riders vs Nitros
The Ghostriders have played Kimberley only once this year way back in September and the Riders won 5-4 here in Fernie. Although Kimberley is in last place they are a better team than their record shows. Spokane is just the opposite and is self destructing as we speak….Kimberley looks like they will get that last P/O spot, or better, sooner or later…. The Nitros outscored Spokane 8-6 last Friday and Nitro forward Mike Whitequills had 5 points and Ryan Black had 4 in that game. On Saturday Kimberley won 4-1 against Castlegar, who were fresh off a win over Fernie on Friday.
Odds n’ Ends
Last weekend we saw 16 year old Prince George AAA Midget affiliate defenseman Josh Garneau in a Rider uniform …. He was wearing #3 and is the younger brother of #20 Jordan Reid. Garneau did not look out of place against Castlegar and against Creston he excelled scoring a weird disallowed goal and making good plays and passes all night… especially the pass from behind the net to Tim Crawley for the second goal vs Creston….. Kyle Chartrand made the nice pass to Joe Deluca for the first goal….. Unfortunately Travis Harrad injured his ACL and will miss some time…. Jason Greenwell had a shutout in his second game in a Rider uniform, he had two last year…
Ghostriders sign new goaltender November 23, 2007Posted by cindy in : Fernie Ghostriders , comments closed
Ghostriders sign Jason Greenwell
Last week Fernie Ghostrider goalie Devan Hartigan decided that he wanted to play at a higher level so he has moved on to Ontario where he will play Jr. “A” in Port Hope. Meanwhile quick thinking Rider Coach and GM Will Verner went out and acquired the playing rights to Jason Greenwell from the Surrey Eagles just before Hartigan left.
Coach Verner was happy to so quickly acquire a quality vet like Greenwell. and said “With him in goal there should be no interruption and the team will have continued stability.”
At only 18 years old you wouldn’t think of Greenwell as a seasoned vet but this guy has been in junior hockey since he was 14 and has 3 years of KIHL experience from his time in Spokane and this year he played in Surrey of the BCHL. Last year with the Spokane Braves Greenwell stopped over 91 % of the shots he faced, was 25-16-4, played 2682 minutes had 3 assists and even picked up 59 PIM. Some forwards don’t rack up that many PIM.
With Hartigan, who was 20 years old leaving, and Greenwell who is only 18 coming in, the Ghostriders now have another 20 year old roster spot open for the December and January cut down dates.
The Ghostriders play Castlegar on Friday and Creston on Saturday right here in Fernie -Gametimes are 7:30 November 21, 2007Posted by cindy in : Fernie Ghostriders , comments closed
Ghostrider News November 20/07
The Ghostriders and Spokane split last weekend with the Riders losing 3-2 here at home on Friday and winning 4-3 in overtime on Saturday in Spokane….. Devan Hartigan was in net for both games….. Every week we seem to be talking about #20 Jordan Reid in this column and this week is no exception, Reid scored the first goal Friday then scored a pair including the overtime winner on Saturday and is now the Ghostriders top scorer with 31 points…… #26 Richard Small has been flying since coming to the Riders 12 games ago and he continued his assault on “K” goalies again last weekend scoring another two goals and he now has 9 goals and 7 assists … To no ones surprise # 15 Dave McIvor 29pts and #17 Scott Traverse 26 pts. are right behind Reid in team scoring and all five of these guys are potential game breakers…..The top scoring defenseman are Cody Reinbold with 12 pts, and Joe Deluca with 8 pts…. Both these guys play in the trenches every night and make the Ghostriders harder to play against, nice to see them get on the score sheet once in a while….With 97 PIM 19 year old forward Scott Cisco is another guy who doesn’t play well with others.
The Ghostriders play Castlegar on Friday and Creston on Saturday Gametime is 7:30.
The Ghostriders have played Castlegar two times this year in Castlegar and lost 4-2 September 28 and won 2-1 November 10…. The Riders have played in Creston twice and have lost both times, 6-0 September 25 and 4-1 November 13…..Castlegar is not in Fernie’s division but Creston is and with 33 points they are one point ahead of the Ghostriders…. but Fernie has a game in hand….
Odds n’ Ends
Castlegar has two former Ghostriders in the lineup, Brent Lucente was in Fernie for a cup of coffee but wanted out and Cody Steel was here in 2005-06 but was traded and ended up in Invermere ….Steel has scored a ton of points since leaving Fernie so this was not a steal of a deal and one the Riders regret… Eric Rockney is the Rebels top scorer with 36 pts, Steel has 33….. Creston is a division rival and are in first place so the Ghostriders have something to prove Saturday. The Thundercat top scorers are Cole Yurowski 28, Brett Krokosh 28 and Travis Ludwar 26…. Ghostriders injury list … Derek Bishop is out and was listed as indefinite last week… Travis Harrad, Kyle Chartrand, and Robbie Shaw are day to day…. It is more than likely that Rider fans will get a look at Joey McEwan this weekend, he is the older brother of 16 year old Josh McEwan…. When the Riders were in Spokane last week the ice started breaking off in big chunks, luckily in Spokane there is another rink in the same building so the delay was only a few minutes…. Ghostrider President Phil Iddon says he sent the Spokane Braves a can of red paint so they can repaint the goal posts after the Ghostriders wore off all the paint last Saturday night.
Ghostriders Play Spokane here in Fernie Friday Nov. 16 @7:30 November 15, 2007Posted by cindy in : Fernie Ghostriders , comments closed
Ghostrider News November 14/07
Friday night before the Spokane game we will be honoring the late Doctor East at the start of the game. All longtime Fernie residents will know that Dr. East was a big hockey fan and great supporter of local hockey here in Fernie and he dedicated a large part of his life to working as a team Doctor for local hockey teams. Fifty years ago it was the Fernie Rangers Senior Team then it was the Fernie Jr. Sabers then on to the Elk Valley Blazers Senior Team in the eighty’s. Dr East also quietly made donations to the Ghostriders Hockey Club at a time when the team was in financial trouble. The young people in the audience may not know this but Dr. East likely delivered many of your parents or grandparents and he will be fondly remembered by everyone in Fernie.
The Ghostriders won both of their games last weekend 5-3 at home against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 2-1 in Castlegar. Last Tuesday night the Ghostriders traveled to Creston where they had a five game win streak snapped with a 4-1 loss to the Thundercats. Creston will play here in Fernie Next Saturday November 24.
Last summer the KIJHL expanded by one team and the City of Chase was awarded a franchise. With the expansion the KIJHL now had 16 teams so there had to be a realignment of teams to get four, 4 team divisions. With the realignment the Ghostriders went from the Eddie Mountain Division to the Neil Murdoch East Division with Spokane, Creston and Kimberley so Friday’s game is a divisional rivalry. The last time these teams played was October 7th in Spokane where the Riders lost 4-3. Twenty year old Bret Kellogg with 26 points is Spokane’s top scorer and he was also Spokane’s nominee for the KIJHL Player of the Month. The Ghostriders nominee was defenseman Cody Reinbold.
Odds n’ Ends
The Ghostriders lost two players last week. Lee Klapp went to the Jr. “A” Quesnel Millionaires for a few games then decided he would stay. In Quesnel Lee will be joining his former team-mate Trever Hertz. The Ghostriders organization wishes both these players all the best in Jr “A”…. Talented Cody Hutton has left the Ghostriders for more ice time and is now waiting for a trade…. We will keep you posted on how this develops…. Josh McEwan’s older brother Joey is set to come here to the Riders next week from a Junior “A” team in Ontario… Devan Hartigan won in net at home against Beaver Valley and seventeen year old Jordan Sullivan got the win in net on the road last week in Castlegar….Both goalies played great…. Richard Small scored both Rider goals in Castlegar and had a goal and an assist at home vs BV….Jordan Reid had 4 assists in the. BV game and 5 assists in 3 games last week…. Dave McIvor had 3 goals and an assist last week… 16 year old Brett Lyon should be back from injury Friday.
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