The Fernie Ghostriders started game two as they played in the second and third period of the first game, with strong play and lots of pressure.
Ben Primeau got the Ghostriders first goal at 16:08 in the first period, assisted by Derek Georgopolous and Tyler Gonzales. The Rockets responded at 13:45 with a goal by Josh Jewell from James Price. Later in the first period at the 3:41 mark Derek Chudyk scored to make it 2 – 1 from Connor Lowe-Wylde and Patrick Webb. The Fernie Ghostriders out shot The Golden Rockets 11 to 9 after the first period of play.
The first period saw six penalties, with an additional 10 minute misconduct to Josh Kluck for blow to the head. Other penalties included Carson George from The Golden Rockets, two minutes for hooking at 12:28, two penalties to James Price from The Golden Rockets, two minutes for hooking at 7:28 and two minutes for cross checking at 1:11, Fernie Ghostrider Dylan Robertson, two minutes for boarding at 7:14 and Fernie Ghostrider Matt Carr, two minutes for cross checking at 1:11. No power play goals had been scored, both teams very strong on the penalty kill.
The second period was dominated by the Fernie Ghostriders outshouting the Rockets 14 to 5 but could not get past net minder James Leonard, who is this week’s who’s hot in the KI with a save percentage of 0.934. The second period saw three minor penalties to Carson George from The Golden Rockets, two minutes for slashing at 14:30, Marc Lepine from The Golden Rockets, two minutes for cross checking at 3:18 and Fernie Ghostrider Dereck Georgepolous, two minutes for slashing at 1:44.
The Ghostriders also dominated the third period outshouting the Rockets 15 to 11, in which they added an empty netter from Tyler Gonzales, from Ben Primeau and Connor Lowe-Wylde, with one minute left in the third period.
The three Stars of the Game included 1st Star Fernie Ghostrider Derek Chudyk, 2nd Star Fernie Ghostrider Josh McKissock, and 3rd Star Golden Rocket James Leonard.
The Fernie Press box also paid tribute to the sad news of the day that was the death of the legendary Stompin’ Tom Connor. The Canadian icon wrote and sang that other Canadian anthem about the “best game in the land”, the hockey song “The Good Old Hockey Game.” They played it through a few stoppage of plays.