The Fernie Ghostriders will soon be back in action with their exciting Junior B Hockey at the Fernie Memorial Arena. The community of Fernie has a history of supporting it’s Ghostriders, the passionate following is based on a history of winning a majority of their games. If your visiting Fernie be sure to take in the popular Rider games–there is no better action and or entertainment in town!
The Riders began their season with four exhibition games and two away regular season games. They split their exhibition games and lost both regular season games, one in overtime against Grand Forks and the powerful Beaver Valley Hawks rolled them over with a 6-0 win.
The first home regular season game will be on Friday, September 22nd against Golden–be sure to catch the live action and support the Riders!
Rider Team News
The Rider top scorer Mitch Titus has been named as Captain for the upcoming season. Mitch is a former Rider Rookie of the Year who has proven to be a durable and talented player who gives his all when he’s on the ice. Brendan Nemes and third year defense player Kevin Pierce will be wearing the A’s. Another A may be announced in a couple of weeks.
Rider GM Craig Mohr says local Fernie players Jake Beranek (injured) and Cory Caldwell will be here at the start and likely for the full season. Meanwhile Chase Rayman and Kris Wert are still battling it out for the final roster spots.
A noticeably thinner Brandon Youngson is the likely Rider starter in net but Zak Larson, who the Riders acquired from the Chase Heat a few weeks ago, may have something to say about that.
The Riders have several new players and we will be talking about them when the season starts up. Mohr, as usual, has to play the waiting game with BC Hockey and Hockey Alberta to get all his player releases. This happens every year but should be complete by Friday. Fans though can see this year’s lineup right away it’s here .
Rider fans can listen to away games on our local radio the Drive 99.1 or 93.5 in Sparwood or watch them on the KIJHL webcasts.
Follow all their scheduled games and results at: FernieGhostriders.com