Friday, 30 September 2016

Riders get a 2-0 road win in Golden

The Ghostriders win 2-0 in Golden

The Ghostriders peppered Rocket goalie Owen Sikkes (98) with 37 shots but according to the Rockets Twitter, Sikkes was performing hi way robbery and the riders could only score two goals... however, that was all they needed, and the boys got a much needed 2-0 win.  Brandon Butler got his second KIJHL shutout as well stopping 14 Rocket shots.

Ty Carron from Aidan Wilson scored in the first period on the power play and Mitch Titus scored in the second from Kevin Pierce for a 2-0 lead that they would hang on to for the win.

The win gives the Riders 5 points, all on the road, and keeps them in the chase... with a ton of home games coming up starting...

NEXT HOME GAME SATURDAY OCT 1st @7:30 VS CASTLEGAR

The only other Eddie Mountain Game saw the Columbia Valley Rockies lose 4-3 in double overtime on the road in Spokane. KIJHL top scorer Paxton Malone had 2 G 1A and Trail Thompson scored the game winner in 2 OT

Next up... on Saturday, the Riders host Castlegar, Columbia Valley is in Grand Forks and Creston is in Kimberley.






Riders get a 2-0 road win in Golden

The Ghostriders win 2-0 in Golden

The Ghostriders peppered Rocket goalie Owen Sikkes (98) with 37 shots but according to the Rockets Twitter, Sikkes was performing hi way robbery and the riders could only score two goals... however, that was all they needed, and the boys got a much needed 2-0 win.  Brandon Butler got his second KIJHL shutout as well stopping 14 Rocket shots.

Ty Carron from Aidan Wilson scored in the first period on the power play and Mitch Titus scored in the second from Kevin Pierce for a 2-0 lead that they would hang on to for the win.

The win gives the Riders 5 points, all on the road, and keeps them in the chase... with a ton of home games coming up starting...

NEXT HOME GAME SATURDAY OCT 1st @7:30 VS CASTLEGAR

The only other Eddie Mountain Game saw the Columbia Valley Rockies lose 4-3 in double overtime on the road in Spokane. KIJHL top scorer Paxton Malone had 2 G 1A and Trail Thompson scored the game winner in 2 OT

Next up... on Saturday, the Riders host Castlegar, Columbia Valley is in Grand Forks and Creston is in Kimberley.






Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Hey Refs

Elk Valley Minor Hockey will be hosting two Referee’s clinics Saturday October 15th at the Elkford Arena, and Saturday November 12th at the Sparwood Rec Center.

To register, you MUST go to www.BCHockey.net and sign up prior to the clinic date. You’ll need a pencil, pen and paper to participate. Please bring a lunch, skates, a helmet (without a cage) and if possible a whistle. Minor Hockey is willing to reimburse the cost of the clinic. Good way for anyone 12 years and older to earn money and get some exercise. Exceptional opportunities for female officials. No experience needed, just a love of Hockey. For more information go to
www.ElkValleyMinorHockey.ca

Contact Dwight Kerkhoven @ 250-425-2234 (H),  250-910-1197 (C) either   refereed@shaw.ca  or   evmha-RefinChief@hotmail.com

Monday, 26 September 2016

Kathy Merkel is the new VP of the EM

Rider fans should already know this, but if they don’t, former President Phil Iddon, who left the team three years ago to become one of the Vice President’s of the KIJHL, has left the KI and is now BC Hockey’s Junior Coordinator. I think that means that him and someone else will be ordering the junior teams around from now on...

The  VP's have a fair bit of work on their plates so the KI filled the opening quickly and last week they announced that Kimberley’s Kathy Merkel will take over for the departing Iddon as the Eddie Mountain Vice President. 

Well you can almost hear the Nitro fans laughing as they fire stuff at the Rider players thinking that after three season’s with a Fernie VP  they now have one of their own in the ivory tower and won’t even need as much as a flu shot this year.

But.. Iddon, much to the dismay of Rider fans, was fair, and Merkel, who I have had a few conversations with over the last several years will be as well. I’d bet anything on that. 


So the Nitro’s, like the Riders, have lost a valuable piece of their volunteer network, it remains to be seen if they can find someone to fill her spot as volunteers have become increasingly harder to find with each passing year. 

Merkel, for the record, has done everything from Governor to dishwasher for the Dynamiters and has been with the team for about 25 years… I was probably only 10 or so when she started out…

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Riders lose 2 in a row to Creston- Saturday's home game sheet below

   Kootenay International Junior Hockey League: Box Scores
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Creston Valley Thunder Cats@Fernie Ghostriders
8
2
SCORING123TOTAL
Creston Valley Thunder Cats3328
Fernie Ghostriders0022
SHOTS123TOTAL
Creston Valley Thunder Cats1411934
Fernie Ghostriders971228
POWER PLAYS
Creston Valley Thunder Cats3 for 8 (37.5%)
Fernie Ghostriders1 for 6 (16.7%)
GAME DETAILS
GAME DATESep. 24, 2016
LOCATIONFernie Memorial Arena 
VENUE 
START TIME7:30PM
REFEREE 1Ryan Blake
REFEREE 2-
LINESMAN 1Keaton Smith
LINESMAN 2Ross Pankew
SCOREKEEPERMurray Brockmeyer
ATTENDANCE0
STARS OF THE GAME
 HOME STAR AWAY STAR
Fernie Ghostriders
Mitch Titus
Creston Valley Thunder Cats
Stratton Pickett
SCORING SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 9:31 (PP) Kyle Bergh from  Sebastian Kilcommons and Luke Kalenuik 1-0 CVT
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 3:38 Stratton Pickett from  Julian Benner and Mitchell Wolfe 2-0 CVT
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 1:09 Aiden Wong from  Mitchell Wolfe and Lien Miller-Jeannotte 3-0 CVT
PERIOD 2
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 15:15 (PP) Thomas Cankovic from Justen James and Jake Livingstone 4-0 CVT
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 9:50 Liam Plunkett from  Justen James 5-0 CVT
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 4:08 Luke Kalenuik from  Jonathan Lee and McConnell Kimmett 6-0 CVT
PERIOD 3
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 14:00 Lien Miller-Jeannotte from  Stratton Pickett and Tyler Severson 7-0 CVT
Fernie Ghostriders at 10:38 (PP) Tayler Sincennes from  Mitch Titus and Kevin Pierce 7-1 CVT
Fernie Ghostriders at 7:39 Mitch Titus from  Kyle Haugo and Riley Siebel 7-2 CVT
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 4:01 (PP) Kyle Bergh from  Thomas Cankovic and Liam Plunkett 8-2 CVT
PENALTY SUMMARY
PERIOD 1
Fernie Ghostriders at 19:04 - Nolan Lagace for Tripping (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 12:59 - Topher Harding for Slashing (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 10:10 - Kyle Haugo for Holding (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 7:59 - Kevin Pierce for Elbowing (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 7:59 - Stratton Pickett for Slashing (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 6:05 - Jonathan Lee for Slashing (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 0:00 - Trevor Broad for Game Misconduct (10 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 0:00 - Trevor Broad for Fighting (5 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 0:00 - Trevor Broad for Instigator (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 0:00 - Bryce Sturm for Roughing (2 Min.)
PERIOD 2
Fernie Ghostriders at 9:39 - Team Penalty for Bench Minor (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 6:18 - Ty Carron for Game Misconduct (10 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 6:18 - Justen James for Game Misconduct (10 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 6:18 - Ty Carron for Fighting (5 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 6:18 - Justen James for Fighting (5 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 2:39 - Alex Cheveldave for Misconduct (10 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 2:39 - Landon Siegle for Misconduct (10 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 2:39 - Alex Cheveldave for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 2:39 - Landon Siegle for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 2:29 - Ryan Kennedy for Boarding (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 1:12 - Aiden Wong for Roughing (2 Min.)
PERIOD 3
Fernie Ghostriders at 16:02 - Nolan Lagace for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 16:02 - Justin Peers for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 16:02 - Jonathan Lee for Roughing After The Whistle (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 12:03 - Stratton Pickett for Holding (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 9:40 - Joey Stensland for Misconduct (10 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 9:40 - Topher Harding for Misconduct (10 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 9:40 - Joey Stensland for Roughing (2 Min.)
Creston Valley Thunder Cats at 9:40 - Topher Harding for Roughing (2 Min.)
Fernie Ghostriders at 5:14 - Kevin Pierce for Delay of game (2 Min.)
CRESTON VALLEY THUNDER CATS PLAYER STATS
#PlayerGAPTS+/-SHPIM
3McConnell Kimmett 011E00
5Topher Harding 000E014
6Jonathan Lee 011E04
7Bryce Sturm 000E02
10Thomas Cankovic 112E00
14Julian Benner 011E00
18Justen James 022E015
19Sebastian Kilcommons 011E00
20Mitchell Wolfe 022E00
21Tyler Severson 011E00
23Jake Livingstone 011E00
26Lien Miller-Jeannotte 112E00
27Stratton Pickett 112E04
29Landon Siegle 000E012
36Liam Plunkett 112E00
71Luke Kalenuik 112E00
89Kyle Bergh 202E00
91Aiden Wong 101E02
CRESTON VALLEY THUNDER CATS GOALIE STATS
#PlayerMIN.SHSV
30Brock Lefebvre (W)60:002826
35Patrick Ostermann (Backup)0:0000
FERNIE GHOSTRIDERS PLAYER STATS
#PlayerGAPTS+/-SHPIM
3Kevin Pierce 011E04
6Kyle Haugo 011E02
7Evan Traverse 000E00
9Nolan Lagace 000E04
10Ryan Kennedy 000E02
13Mike Dyck 000E00
14Joey Stensland 000E012
15Ty Carron 000E015
17Mitch Titus 112E00
18Ty Abbott 000E00
20Trevor Broad 000E017
21Justin Peers 000E02
22Aidan Wilson 000E00
23Alex Cheveldave 000E012
24Ben Shushkovsky 000E00
26Tayler Sincennes 101E00
27Mack Differenz 000E00
28Riley Siebel 011E00
FERNIE GHOSTRIDERS GOALIE STATS
#PlayerMIN.SHSV
40Brandon Butler (L)40:002519
31Brandon Youngson (Backup) 20:0097
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