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The Ghostriders play Spokane here in Fernie this Friday Feb. 1 @7:30 January 31, 2008

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Last Week

The Fernie Ghostriders won 5-3 last Friday night in Fernie against the Columbia Valley Rockies.

 

This game only took about five minutes for the first of eight goals on the night to be scored when Dave McIvor from Brandon Stevens and Scott Traverse deflected in his 30th goal on the year. For the record an 18 yr old McIvor only had 16 goals last year and finished 7th in Rider scoring, this year he is leading the team in scoring. David King used his great hand skills on the next goal with Richard Small and Darryl Gagnon getting the assists. Rockie All-Star Brett Bjorkman and Reid Mitchell each scored for the Rockies and the period ended 2-2.

In the second there was only one goal scored and that was by Kyle Chartrand, McIvor and Cody Reinbold had the assists.

In the third period the Riders scored a pair pretty goals, the first was off the stick of new Rider Darryl Gagnon who only had to tap in a perfect back door pass from Richard Small. Derek Bishop had the second assist. Then defenseman Joe DeLuca made the pass of the night from his own end to the tape of a streaking Dave McIvor’s stick and the Riders had their 5th. Scott Anderson had the second assist. Brett Bjorkman from Reid Mitchell and Tyler Miller scored on the power play for the Rockies with about seven minutes left in the game but it was too little too late.

Rider goalie Jason Greenwell got the win in net stopping 21 shots and Tyrel Jennings took the loss but still stopped 38 of 43. The first star with 2 G and 1A was Dave McIvor, second with 2A was Richard Small and third with 1G 2A was Rockie Reid Mitchell

 

Riders vs Braves

Friday’s game is game two of a home and home with Spokane. The Ghostriders won 4-3 in overtime last Saturday in Spokane. Dave McIvor, Ray Pressacco, Josh McEwan and Cody Reinbold (OT winner) scored the goals and Jason Greenwell got the win in net even though Matt Randall elbowed him and took a 5 minute major. Brandon Stevens was suspended after that elbow for being in the second fight at the same stoppage. Froward Eli King was hoping to get back in the lineup tonight, Jordan Reid and Scott Cisco are day to day.

Odds and Ends

#15 Dave McIvor is the Ghostriders nominee for the KIJHL player of the Month for January, Dave had 9 goals 5 assists in only 8 games and the team was 5-2-1….. The winner will be announced this week….. The Riders travel to Nelson tomorrow then finish their regular season road schedule in Creston this Tuesday but will play a make up game in Beaver Valley Feb. 10 …. The last home game is February 17 vs the Rockies. …. Dave McIvor scored 3 goals and had 3 assists last weekend and now has a team leading 56 points…. Ray Pressacco scored his first goal in Spokane and has 9 points in 11 games…..Defenseman Cody Reinbold scored his 5th in Spokane and has the most points 22 for a defenseman…. Derek Bishop is right behind him with 19 in a few less games…..Jeff Zmurchyk played with the Trail Smoke Eaters two weeks ago and by all accounts everything went well and Jeff may go there next year….. Creston’s goalie Wade Waters did not play last Saturday against Kimberley…. the score…. Nitros 7 Thundercats 1….. Waters played Friday vs Kimberley ….. the score…. Creston 6 Kimberley 5…..And then he stoned Spokane last Sunday 1-0 stopping 44 shots…..The Nitros now have a couple of points on Spokane for the last PO spot and have 2 games in hand.

 

The Ghostriders Play Kimberley On Friday and Princeton On Saturday Here In Fernie Both Games @ 7:30 January 16, 2008

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Last Week

The Riders only played one game last weekend a 4-3 shootout loss to Creston. Dave McIvor Richard Small and John Shaw scored the goals.

 

Riders vs Kimberley

The last time these two teams played was January 8th in Kimberley where the Ghostriders lost 6-2. Scott Cisco and Jordan Reid scored the Rider goals and Nitro Tommy Latouche Gauvin had 4 assists. Since “K” top scorer Dustin Johnson went up to Junior “A” January 10 the top scorer in the KIJHL now is Gauvin. Kimberley and Spokane are tied for the last P/O spot with 38 points but Kimberley has a game in hand.

 

Fernie vs Princeton

These teams have only played once this year in Princeton back in October and Princeton won 3-2 in overtime. Cody Hutton and Dave McIvor scored the Rider goals and Devin Hartigan took the loss in net. Princeton has the most penalties of all KIJHL teams with 1696 minutes and Cody Southerland has 331 of them. Princeton lost their last game against Chase 8-4 Mr. Southerland had 27 PIM’s. Brad Gloss with 38 points is their top scorer. The Possey signed Nolan Bowker and Riley Ferster at the deadline. Princeton is one of the top teams with 48 points.

 

Round the League

Lots of trades last Thursday January 10 when all teams had to get down to 23 players. Here are a few of them. We will start in Fernie where GM Will Verner brought in three experienced players for the playoffs. The first player Eli King (88) was already here practicing for a week before he was signed and he played last Friday against Creston. King is the older brother of #22 Dave King (90) Eli came here from the Junior “A” Bonneyville Pontiacs. Verner also signed forward Darryl Gagnon (87) from the Quesnel Millionaires of the BCHL and defenseman Ryan Hill (87) from the junior “A” Port Hope Predators. To make room Verner had to move Tim Crawley to Invermer and trade AJ Gourlay back to Ontario….. Kimberley is gearing up for the Cyclone Taylor Cup this spring (in Kimberley) and they added a few players. Meanwhile Grand Forks has thrown in the towel and have traded their best players Andrew Green and Jerris Gregory to Kimberley. The Nitros gave up Konrad Sander and some undisclosed considerations, Kimberley also signed defenseman Russell McLean from Nelson……Dustin Johnson was the top scorer in the KIJHL before the deadline but now he is playing Junior “A” in Nanimo of the BCHL with former Rider goalie Evan Smith…..The Chase Chiefs got a few players including former Rider goalie Nigel Nolan from Golden ….. And finally, former Rider goalie Devan Hartigan who left a couple of months ago to play Junior “A” in Ontario found out he didn’t like it and ended up in Beaver Valley with former Rider coach Craig Mohr last week.

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The Ghostriders Play The Summerland Sting on Friday and the Nelson Leafs on Saturday Here in Fernie Gametimes are @ 7:30 January 1, 2008

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Last Week

The Ghostriders played Kimberley twice last weekend losing 4-3 at home but winning 4-0 in Kimberley. On Friday the Ghostriders were leading for most of the game but took several costly penalties and the Nitros scored 3 power play goals and won 4-3. Rider scorers were John Shaw, Scott Cisco and AJ Gourlay. On Saturday in Kimberley the Riders roasted the Nitros 4-0. Dave McIvor had a pair of goals and Jordan Reid and Richard Small each scored singles and Jason Greenwell got the shutout.

 

Riders vs Summerland

The only time Fernie played Summerland was back on October 20 in the Okanagan where the Ghostriders stung Summerland 7-0. John Shaw and Richard Small had 2 each while Brett Lucente, Jordan Reid and Scott Traverse each had singles. Jordan Sullivan got the shutout in net. Summerland’s 17 yr. old rookie Dustin Johnson is the top scorer in the KIJHL with 56 points and averages 1.7 points a game. The last game the Sting played was on December 19 when they lost 4-2 in Princeton.

Riders vs Nelson

Fernie has only played Nelson once this year and that was here in Fernie September 29th. Nelson won that game 4-3. Dave McIvor, Tim Crawley and Jordan Reid scored the Rider goals and Nigel Nolan took the loss in net. Nelson had a home and home with the strong Beaver Valley Nitehawks last and won 3-2 S/O on Sunday and 3-2 again on New Years Eve. Their top scorers are 17 yr. Old Riley Loyst and 20 year old Jeremy Van Troyen.

 

Odds n’ Ends

Last Saturday in Kimberley Jason Greenwell got his 3rd shutout as a Ghostrider …. Dave McIvor missed the new a few times last Friday but on Saturday had 2 goals and 1 assist and in 2 games last week had 4 points and now has 42pts. …. 23 of those are goals….Jordan Reid leads the Riders with 45 pts…… Derek Bishop and Cody Reinbold have the most points for defensemen at 15 but with 5 goals and 8 assists Joe DeLuca is right behind them….Nitro Nick Grady started all the fights last Friday with a hit from behind that saw the Riders lose three players but it helped Scott Traverse up his team leading PIM to 164….. Last Friday’s game here in Fernie was a total sellout of 1140 and dozens of fans were turned away at the door……The Ghostriders and their Coaches and Board Members thank you for your support.

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