Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Ghostriders earned five of a possible six points last week starting with a 5-2 win at home vs Invermere Friday , a 5-4 shoot out loss in Revelstoke and a 4-3 shootout win in Golden Sunday afternoon. With the five points the Riders were tied for first place with the improved Golden Rockets. Golden has been a last place team for the last few years but seem to have turned it around and will be here in Fernie Saturday November 1st. Don’t want to miss this one, the Rockets have two of the smartest players in the league in Zach Baba 466 PIM with Golden last year and new goon Cody Southerland who had a league leading 518 PIM with Princeton last year. Southerland already has 105 PIM in his first 11 games this year and is right on track for another 500 by the end of the season and a guest appearance on Sesame Street. – Rider “D” Lee Klapp in photo
Saturday’s Game vs Creston
The Ghostriders go to NelsonFriday and Creston is at home to the Rockies. Creston won their home game a week ago Friday 5-2 over Spokane then lost 4-3 in a shoot out in Invermere. Cat forward Cole Yurkowski is one of the KIJHL’s top scorers with 9 goals and 20 pts. in 10 games. This is the first time these two teams have played each other in the regular season.

Odds and Ends
Rider Player of the Month Dave McIvor got hurt last Friday and missed the last couple of games and may miss this weekend…. New forward Karl Weberg had a goal and 3 assists Friday a goal and 2 assists in Revelstoke and an assist and the game winner in the shootout in Golden…Weberg is from Nelson where he played as a 17 year old, then last year at 18 he was in the BCHL (Cowachan) and was in Quesnel to start this year… Mark Leblanc had a goal in his first game but got hit by a shot and is day to day… Defenseman Joe Deluca missed last week but should be ready for Saturday’s game…Matt MacDonald and Karl Weberg scored in the last 30 seconds in Revelstoke to tie the game up and eventually get the team a point…Scott Cisco and Travis Harrad each scored their first goals last week… Former Chase Chief Tyson Bentley seems to be getting more comfortable in Fernie and had 3 assists last Friday, a goal and an assist Saturday then scored in the S/O Sunday…Former Kamloops goalie Tory Caldwell played in all three games last week replacing Jason Greenwell who went up toTrail for a few games. Greenwell won his game with the Smokies last week but may not play this weekend so he could be in a Rider uniform Saturday….

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