The Fernie Ghostriders now sit at the bottom of their division after another tough weekend of losses.
The young KIJHL team was having a good run up until their game against the Kimberley Dynamiters on Nov. 12, which saw them lose 1-2. Their two previous games had been shutout wins, and they were second place in the Eddie Mountain Division, trailing the first place Columbia Valley Rockies by just one point.
Now, as of Nov. 23, they are tied for last place in the division alongside the Golden Rockets, with 17 points. The Columbia Valley Rockies still sit in first place with 25 points.
The first loss of the past weekend was on Nov. 19 against the Golden Rockets. The final scoreboard was 1-6, with the one goal for the Ghostriders being made by Ethan MacDuff at 9:45 minutes into the second period. Assists for that goal came from Cole Fournier and Kort Kisinger.
On Nov. 20, they put up more goals against the Castlegar Rebels, but still came out with a loss, 3-4. The first goal of the game came from Rebels’ Griffen Ryden 10 seconds into the first period. The Ghostriders answered that early goal against with three consecutive goals of their own. The first two came in the first period from Taylor Schmideder at 2:05 minutes in, and the second came from Cole Fournier at 17:32 into the first.
Liam Samycia scored their third goal at 10:44 minutes into the second period, making the scoreboard 3-1 for the Ghostriders halfway through the game. The Rebels answered all three goals however, giving them the one-goal victory in the final count.
Two games are coming up this weekend.
The Ghostriders will face the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere on Nov. 26, and the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in Fernie on Nov. 27.