Ghostriders endure back-to-back defeats against Creston Valley Thunder Cats

The Fernie Ghostriders experienced a difficult weekend, losing two games in a row to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.

Ghostriders Aidan Geiger has scored 7 goals and 8 assists for the Ghostriders this season.

By Sara Moulton

Contributor

The Fernie Ghostriders experienced their most difficult weekend of the season last Friday and Saturday, losing two games in a row to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.

The away game on Friday, October 18 was this season’s worst result so far for the Ghostriders, as Creston used their home ground advantage to win the match, eight goals to two. The following night’s game at Fernie Memorial Arena was hard fought by the home team, but at the final siren it was again Creston who emerged victorious. While the 6-4 result was much more favourable than the outcome on the road, Ghostriders captain Ben Primeau believed that the home game could’ve ended differently.

“Last night (in Creston) was unacceptable,” said Primeau, speaking after Saturday’s bout. “I think there’s just a few things we need to change a little bit. We bounced back pretty well tonight; we put in a good effort, but we could’ve been better.”

Although Saturday’s match began with a sluggish first period that saw Creston score two goals in quick succession, the second period looked much more promising for the home team. A goal by Kurtis Bond (assisted by Primeau) jump-started the Ghostriders, and though Creston managed to slip another one into the net, Aidan Geiger (assisted by Spencer Bender and Cole Keebler) promptly answered the call to deliver a second goal seconds later. Keebler (assisted by Primeau and Josh Teves) scored an equalizer towards the end of the second period, with a roar from the crowd to encourage the Ghostriders for the final segment of the game.

Both teams worked especially hard throughout the third period, but Creston came out swinging and had scored two more goals by the time Dylan Robertson (assisted by Joel Burgess) managed a short-handed goal for the Ghostriders. The final goal of the night went to Creston with only minutes left in the game, sealing the result in favour of the Thunder Cats.

Fernie’s Head Coach and General Manager, Dale Hladun, and Assistant Coach, James Ouimet, were eager to leave the weekend’s results behind them and focus on future games. Primeau was also remaining positive about the team’s prospects in their upcoming matches against Columbia Valley and Golden next weekend.

“It’s been an off week. You learn from losses,” said Primeau. “But we have a good group of guys and we’re gelling well together. We’ve just got some work to do.”

The next Ghostriders home game will be against the Golden Rockets at 7:30 pm on Saturday, October 26. This will be their last match wearing pink jerseys in support of breast cancer, and fans are invited to participate in the silent auction to raise funds for Friends for Friends. See www.fernieghostriders.com for more details and current bid amounts.

 

Just Posted

Local boys raise money for sick children in unconventional way

Four local boys have found a way to use their passion for… Continue reading

Skid Steer stolen from Sparwood Transfer Station

Elk Valley RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance with a theft that… Continue reading

Golf pro has big plans for Sparwood Golf Course

Golf pro looks to a promising future for golf in Sparwood

Ghostriders show grit and tenacity

Hard work and heartbreak; a reoccurring theme in Fernie’s past two hockey… Continue reading

Fernie Swim team aims for Nationals

Aidan Chudleigh has high hopes for his swim team this year, and… Continue reading

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Sparwood florist to compete nationally

The Maple Leaf Cup; where art and flower design meet under one… Continue reading

B.C. reporter reflects on covering Charles Manson

Charles Manson, leader of a murderous cult, died on Sunday at 83

ICBC overbilling for crash repairs not the problem, dealers say

Collision repair shops reject union claim of inflated costs

B.C. groups to address child sex abuse in sports

viaSport is organizing a full day of education in association with Canadian Centre for Child Protection and the Coaching Association of Canada.

Report sets exercise guidelines for young kids, including ‘tummy time’ for babies

Kids aged one to four should get at least three hours of physical activity throughout the day

Stampeders return to Grey Cup with 32-28 win over Edmonton Eskimos

The Stampeders will face the Toronto Argonauts next Sunday in Ottawa for the title

Nebraska approves TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska’s Public Service Commission approved TransCanada’s Keystone XL route in a close vote

B.C. VIEWS: China a better partner than U.S.

B.C. is slowly winning the softwood lumber war

Most Read