The Fernie Ghostriders defeated their Kimberley Dynamiters rivals in a tight Oct.23 home game, and are now preparing to face them for a second round on Kimberley ice Tuesday night.
Ghostriders head coach, Ty Valin, said the game went well, and that overall the team started to turn a corner and play the right way. But, he added a caveat.
“We still have to learn to play for 60 minutes,” he said.
The team started off the first period strong, but the second “wasn’t one of our better periods,” Valin said. The team responded in the third period and secured a late win, making it a “good day.”
Valin said it was fun to have fans back in the rink, even though it was at 50 per cent capacity. The support is really appreciated, he said.
The Ghostriders are set to meet the Dynamiters again Tuesday night, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. on Kimberley home ice. Valin said he anticipates another good game, and that the Ghostrider-Dynamiters rivalry is one of the biggest in the entire league. It will be the team’s first time playing in Kimberley, “so it will be interesting to see how the boys respond.”
Two more home games are scheduled for the weekend. Fernie will be pitted against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m., and the Golden Rockets on Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Valin said he and the team are looking forward to the weekend, and the continued support from the community.
“The team really appreciates it and really embraces it.”