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Fernie Ghostriders Playoff Schedule is Announced

Fernie Ghostriders head into the Playoff vs Columbia Valley Rockies in the first round. The Fernie Ghostriders ended the Regular Season with 74 points which earnes the team first place in the Eddie Mountain Division and second in the KIJHL behind Castlegar Rebels.

The Riders had a tough night with a 2-1 win Sunday for their final regular season game against the Columbia Valley Rockies. The Riders started the game with a shortened bench and Solecki in net but the game started getting ugly from the mid point of the first period. Solecki made ten saves on ten shots in the first but was replaced by backup Pierce Dushenko in the second and Third period. Pierce Dushenko had one of his best nights saving 21 of 22 shots with the one goal completely out of his reach.

By the end of the third period the Ghostriders only had 10 payers rolling two lines with many players out mainly for precautionary reasons. The big turning point in the game was a 5 minute penalty to Derek Chudyk. Which the team played most of that time in the Columbia Valley Rockies zone. This was done by big efforts by Tyler Gonzales and Connor Lowe-Wylde who seemed to dominate the play all night.

With two minutes left in the third period still tied at one Will Lightfoot gets two minutes for high sticking which led to the bad giveaway from ex Fernie Ghostrider's top scorer Brendan Burge to Fernie's captain Josh McKissock for a shorthanded breakaway goal with less then 4 seconds left in the third period.

Playoffs start on Saturday February 23rd vs Columbia Valley Rockies all games at 7:30pm

The Schedule is as follows

Saturday    February 23 2013  at Fernie

Sunday      February 24 2013  at Fernie

Tuesday     February 26 2013  at Invermere

Thursday    February 28 2013  at Invermere

Friday          March 1  2013  at  Fernie

Saturday     March 2 2013  at  Invermere

Sunday       March 3  2013  at  Fernie

All Games 7:30Pm

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