Fernie Ghostrider Head Coach Ty Vallin is pleased with his team’s start early in the KIJHL season.
The team took on the Osoyoos Coyotes in their home opener at Fernie Memorial Arena last Saturday night and won 8 - 3.
“Any time you score eight goals, it’s great,” Vallin said. “It’s a good way to start. But there’s still lots of work to do.”
He says it’s too early in the season to identify any glaring weakness, but the team would be working hard on every aspect of the game at practice in the coming days.
Three players scored twice against Osoyoos — Hunter Sperle, Kyler Watson and Jack Lambert.
“We got production early from those guys, which is good,” Vallin said.
He also noted that a lot of players were on the score sheet which indicates good balance.
“Production from all aspects of the lineup is good,” he said.
The Ghostriders also had a solid exhibition season, winning four of five games, although Vallin said he doesn’t like to make too much of exhibition play. It’s a chance to evaluate your team, he says, but exhibition performance is hard to gauge.
Still, the team heads into the next games prepared. Fernie hosts Nelson this Friday night and then another home game on Tuesday against Creston.
Then they head to Golden.