Fernie Ghostriders captain Mitch Titus. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Ghostriders accelerating towards playoffs

Fernie’s first playoff game of the season is this Sunday, February 25 in Sparwood.

The Fernie Ghostriders welcomed the Golden Rockets onto the Sparwood ice Friday night, but weren’t about to let them take away their win. The home team outshot and outscored the opposing team 3-1.

Fernie outshot Golden 44 to 29.

Dylan Defosse scored the first goal of the game during the first period with the help of Ryan Partaker and Devyn Stewart .

Fernie also scored the only two goals in the second period; the first, an unassisted breakaway goal by Tristan Downe and another by Keelan Saworski with the help of Mitch Titus.

Zak Larson was so close to his first shutout – but a goal by Golden with seven seconds left in the game robbed him of this opportunity. However, this game served as his highest save percentage throughout his 15 games with the Ghostriders; 96.55 per cent.

Golden currently sits in last place in the league with 10 points; 40 losses, three wins, one tie and three overtime losses.

Fernie currently sits one spot above Golden with 34 points; 15 wins, 28 losses, one tie and three overtime losses.

On Sunday, February 18, two days later, Fernie played another home game against the Creston Valley Thundercats, but came up short by one goal.

The Riders did make a commendable effort to regain control of the game in the last period, but it just wasn’t enough.

Creston scored two in the first period, and three in the second. Fernie scored one in the first period, and one in the last remaining seconds of the second. In the third period, Fernie found its fire, but two goals were not enough to come back.

Creston outshot Fernie 41 to 34.

Fernie’s first playoff game of the season is this Sunday, February 25 at the Sparwood Recreation and Leisure Centre. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m.


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Tristan Downe fires one home during Friday’s home game against Golden. Fernie won 3-1. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

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