Hockey fans get ready, the Fernie Ghostriders will be hitting the ice for the 2012/2013 season home opener on Saturday, September 22.
The Ghostriders are back for another year of Junior B hockey, and after starting the season with a few games on the road, it’s finally time for the boys to play on home ice. They’ll be taking on the Golden Rockets on Saturday at Fernie Memorial Arena.
“It’s a great building to play in, obviously, especially when you’re the home team,” said Head Coach, Barry Wolff. “We have great fans so we’re looking forward to putting on a great game for them.”
It was a rocky first couple of games for the Ghostriders, suffering a loss against the Princeton Posse in Friday’s season opener. The team met defeat again Saturday, with a final score of 8-1 for the Chiefs in Kelowna, on Saturday. It was Sunday’s game against the Summerland Steam, where the Ghostriders pulled off their first win. They took down the Steam, 6-2.
It was a busy weekend, but the team is now back at home for a full week of practice. “We’ve definitely got some work to do, no question about it,” remarked Wolff. “We added some guys late last week, so we didn’t really have the chemistry going the first few games, but we finally found it late in the third game.”
Wolff went on to say, “We have lots of practice going on, lots of work to do on specialty teams and our systems. I want to take it to the next step and focus on that and a little conditioning, and some team bonding.”
The Ghostriders are off to Kimberley on Friday to challenge the Dynamiters. The puck will drop in Fernie for the first time this season on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.