The Ghostriders won 4-2 over the Sicamous Eagles on Saturday night. They face the Eagles again this weekend in Sicamous.

Ghostriders earn four points over weekend

The Fernie Ghostriders won both weekend games, against the Kimberley Dyanmiters and the Sicamous Eagles.

After a big away game win on Friday against division rivals Kimberley Dynamiters the Ghostriders returned for a Saturday night home game against the Sicamous Eagles in hopes to keep the winning streak alive.  The star of the game was goalie Brandon Butler, who kept the team in the game and gave the squad the opportunity they needed to bury a couple of goals late and come out with the win.

When asked about Friday’s away game, head coach, Craig Mohr said that the overtime win was great.

“It was awesome, especially since we were down 2-0 in the third.”

The team carried the momentum from the away game win into the Fernie Memorial Arena on Saturday night.

Mohr said  the second period was sloppy and that the third period was an opportunity to restart and get some chances.

“We just played 20 awful minutes. We got to sweep that away and we got to go play 20 minutes in the third and win. Your goalie is giving you a chance to win a hockey game,“ said Mohr.

Assistant coach Jeff Zmurchyk said that the team carried a lot of momentum from Friday night and had to reset after the second on Saturday.

“We battled hard, it’s always tough coming back from a (win), we had a good win in Kimberley last night.  We are on a bit of a high and we started out a bit slow in the game at the beginning but we battled back and came out with the win.”

When asked about the standout players, Zmurchyk was quick to commend Brandon Butler, the Ghostriders’ defense, and the top line of Justin Peers, Zach Befus, and Cole Keebler.

“Butty was our player of the game, obviously he stood on his head tonight and gave us a chance to win and that’s what we need out of a goaltender and he did a great job. I thought our top line of Peers, Befus and Keebler were great tonight again; I think they chipped in on every one of our goals. And our defense battled hard as well tonight.”

The Ghostriders are away for the weekend, playing Sicamous Eagles on Friday and Revelstoke Grizzlies on Saturday.  The next home game is against the Castlegar Rebels on Dec. 5. The game is set to start at 7:30 p.m.

 

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