The Ghostriders played three games this weekend

Ghostriders go 2-1 on the road

The Ghostriders had a “death by diesel” weekend, travelling the farthest distances they will all season.

The Ghostriders had a “death by diesel” weekend, travelling the farthest distances they will all season.

It started with a Friday night game against the Kamloops Storm, in which the Ghostriders earned a 2-1 victory. On Saturday night, the Ghostriders faced off against the 100 Mile House Wranglers, where they were beat 5-1. The road trip’s final game was against the Chase Heat on Sunday afternoon, where the Ghostriders won 6-4. Overall, Head Coach Craig Mohr said that the weekend was “fabulous.”

“100 Mile House was a hard loss. It ended up 5-1 but they got a couple late. 100 Mile House was a mean, rough hard game. It was just one of those games – they play pretty physical in their own rink and they play good in their own rink and these are games, they were playoff intensity, they were hard fought games. It was awesome. Very well earned wins,” said Mohr.

Mohr said that he was happy with the team’s performance, as everyone showed up to play hard, which is what’s needed with three-game weekends.

“I think that’s the key is when you have three day weekends, you got to have everyone playing well because you don’t really have the man power to be short,” he said. “You just play too much hockey, so everyone’s got to be playing. That was one of our big success is that we had everyone pulling, everyone played well.”

Mohr credited Cole Keebler, Jeff Orser and Alex Cheveldave as having exceptionally good games, but did mention the help of many players helped this weekend.

“Cole Keebler had a great weekend. Jeff Orser – he won the two games he played Friday and Sunday, played spectacular,” said Mohr. “Alex Cheveldave had a very good weekend too. He put some goals in for us, and played well.”

“We had a bunch of unsung heroes,” he continued. “Some of the guys, they don’t score a lot of points, but they were three mean hockey games. Some of the grinding kids played real well, they played real hard. I think for some of the young guys, they got a taste of what it’s like to play three real intense, hard fought games and they got a taste of what it’s like and what playoffs are going to be like. All in all in was a good weekend.”

The Ghostriders face a challenging weekend, as they meet division rivals, Kimberley Dynamiters, for the first time this season and play against Columbia Valley in their arena, in which they have yet to win this season.

“It’s a really big weekend, we are playing Kimberley at home for the first time and then we are back in Inveremere and we haven’t won in Inveremere yet this year,” said Mohr. “It’s going to be a good challenging weekend. It’s always fun when you can play your main rival. It is. It’s going to be awesome.”

The Ghostriders host the Kimberley Dyanmiters at the Fernie Memorial Arena on Friday with the game starting at 7:30 p.m.

 

Just Posted

Fernie man builds 10-foot sign thanking fire responders

Ken Rawson built his “thank u” sign on Saturday as helicopters responded to fires in the Elk Valley

SAR volunteers thanked after series of emergencies

Incidents ranged from the search for a missing hiker to delivering evacuation alerts in nearby towns

Update: guard built at Coal Creek Road fire near Fernie

Seventeen firefighters and one helicopter working to contain Coal Creek FSR fire, east of Fernie

‘Beauty amongst such tragedy:’ B.C. photographer captures nature’s trifecta

David Luggi’s photo from a beach in Fraser Lake shows Shovel Lake wildfire, Big Dipper and an aurora

McDermid Creek fire registered at 70ha

A wildfire burning approximately 6 kilometres west of the Morrissey area is… Continue reading

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Most Read