Wednesday, October 22, 2008
The Ghostriders played two impressive games last weekend winning 3-2 last Friday on the road against the first place Nelson Leafs, then they shut out Creston 4-0 right here in Fernie. The Riders will play in Invermere Saturday night then next weekend face the tough Golden Rockets in a home and home series that will see the Rockets in Fernie next Saturday night. The season is still young… but with the wins last week the Riders were in first place overall in the KIJHL.
The Ghostriders won both of their games last week, the Border Bruins lost 5-3 to Castlegar and 12-2 in Beaver Valley. The Bruins will play in Golden Saturday. Their top scorers are Spencer Hodgson 13 pt. and Stefan Jensen 13pts.
Adam Taylor Photo.–Three players who felt good last week…. (1) #18 Chad Olson scored 3 goals two weeks ago then got a huge game winning goal last Friday against his old team the Nelson Leafs…. (2) Another former Leaf # 22 Karl Weberg had 2 assists in that 3-2 game….. and 3 # 4 Adam Taylor the former Thundercat warrior also scored a nice game winning goal against his former team, Creston, last Saturday…
Adam Taylor-Chad Olson
They keep getting better… Defenseman #3 Lee Klapp had 3 goals and an assist last weekend was first star vs Creston and was rock solid on the blueline as well… With a few of the older guys out for the last few games the Riders went with 5 “D” last week- youngsters Evan Burgess (16) Zach Traverse (17) and Brock Tailfeathers (18) played well and played lots and as Coach Verner says “They continue to develop on the back end.” Verner also points to speedy center Travis Harrad. “Harrad has emerged as an excellent face-off man and his line has really given our team strength up front”.
They are healing… The Riders had some injuries the last few games including , Scott Anderson, Gilbert Bilodeau, Dave McIvor, Mark Leblanc and Joe Deluca. Deluca returned last weekend and had 3 assists . Coach Verner said “It was great to have Joey back in the line up as he adds a great presence on our back end. He is so confident with the puck and very good controlling the opposition in our end”.
How many points will they end up with… Karl Weberg had 4 assists last week and now has 12 points in 5 games…. Last week Captain Scott Traverse had 3 assists, was a second star in Nelson and now leads the team with 20 points…Traverse’ line mate Dave McIvor with 19 points missed a few games but should be at full speed Friday.
Goaltender Jason Greenwell has been in Trail for a few games since their goalie got hurt but Trail didn’t play so Jason was back in the Rider net last weekend doing what he does best, shutting out Creston 4-0.