The Ghostriders play the Kimberley Dynamiters Tuesday. Kimberley is the Ghostriders biggest rival team, this game will be more than exciting!
The Riders play in Kimberley Monday so this will be the fourth time these two teams have played this season. Kimberley won the first game 4-3 and Fernie won the second game 3-2 in OT, both teams won on the road. They will play each other four more times in February.
The Dynamiters entered the Christmas break in first place in our division and were first overall in the KIJHL with 55 points. Because Golden has only won four games the Dynamiters have already clinched a playoff spot.
Before the break Kimberley played two games, they lost 5-2 in Creston and won 8-0 against Golden. Their top scorers are Jason Richter, Jared Marchi, Eric Buckley and D-man Jordan Busch. Tyson Brouwer is their #1 goalie with a 20-4-0-1 record. Jerry Bancks is the Head Coach and Mike Reid is their GM.
The Ghostriders played two games just before the Christmas break, they won 7-4 when Creston was here but lost 6-2 when Beaver Valley visited us on December 19th.
Before the Christmas Break
Despite missing several games with an injury Cole Keebler was still in third place in KIJHL scoring with 48 points. Keebler was in second place in goal scoring with 24. Kimberley’s Jason Richter had scored one more goal and leads the KIJHL with 25. Keebler was leading the KI with 4 shorthanded goals and the Ghostriders had an 8-1-0-1 record in their last 10 games. AP Dalton Bouvier scored his first of the year in the Creston game.
Zach Befus scored 10 power play goals and was in second place in power play goals scored. Kimberley’s Richter also has 10 and Creston’s Carson Cartwright, who will be here in Fernie January 2nd, has 11.
Cole Keebler, Ryan Teslak, Mack Differenz, and Dan Burgess are all listed as day to day with injuries.
The Ghostriders play in Creston New Year’s Eve then return to Fernie for the rematch January 2nd.