After losing their first two exhibition games 6-3 in Creston and 3-0 to Kimberley here in Fernie the Ghostriders got their first win of the year against the Creston Thunder Cats on Friday night.
The Riders got off to a slow start Friday and were down 2-0 before former Nelson Leaf Chad Olson scored in the second period. After that it was all Ghostriders and in the third the Riders scored four unanswered goals. Scott Cisco, Matt MacDonald, Dave McIvor and Chad Olson with his second on the night finished off the Cats 5-2. Longtime Thunder Cat Cole Yurkowski scored both Creston’s goals.
In the first period Creston was the better team with several good scoring chances but last year’s playoff MVP Jason Greenwell kept the score down until the Ghostriders settled down and eliminated the odd man rushes. A coupla fights in this one with Joe Deluca featured in the main event.
The Ghostriders go to Kimberley Saturday then open the season on the road Friday September 12 in Grand Forks, Saturday in Princeton and Sunday in Summerland.
The Ghostriders home opener is on Friday September 19 when they host the Columbia Valley Rockies, game time is 7:30. See you at the rink.