Off the Glass

At the home opener on September 24 Don Siska dropped the ceremonial puck to commemorate the Ghostriders 20th season. Siska was the Vice President of the club during the inaugural 1991-92 season and was one of the founding fathers of the team. The late George Majic was President that year. Few remember the past Presidents but here we do. Their names appear in the order that they entered our lives and the number is for the years they governed. George Majic, (1) Don Siska (1) Bill Skrenka(1) Rob Watson (1) Lori Sinclair (4) John Miller(1), Phil Iddon (11).

At the home opener on September 24 Don Siska dropped the ceremonial puck to commemorate the Ghostriders 20th season. Siska was the Vice President of the club during the inaugural 1991-92 season and was one of the founding fathers of the team. The late George Majic was President that year. Few remember the past Presidents but here we do. Their names appear in the order that they entered our lives and the number is for the years they governed. George Majic, (1) Don Siska (1) Bill Skrenka(1) Rob Watson (1) Lori Sinclair (4) John Miller(1), Phil Iddon (11).

The BCHL held their first ever 15 year old draft last week and Fernie’s Jeff Raymon was selected by the Trail Smoke Eaters. It was a good choice as Raymon will likely play at that level in the next few years. The draft only means that Raymon’s affiliate rights are held by Trail for this season. Jeff is with the Cranbrook Midget Ice this year.

Goaltender Chris Solecki won 7-1 in Invermere and 6-1 at home vs Chase and as of Saturday he was the top goalie in the KIJHL with a 6-1 record, a 1.33 GA and a 955 save percentage. Coach Verner watched him last year with the last place North Okanagan Knights and traded the always vague “future considerations” to get him.

With their 6-1 win against Chase, the Ghostriders won’t be the answer to the KIJHL’s ridiculous trivia question posed on the KIJHL site. The question was. “Which team will win a game first? Chase, Columbia Valley or Grand Forks?” More great “marketing” by the league, those three GMs must be P/O. Well at least the question wasn’t,  “Who will be the biggest loser?” The Golden Rockets were almost a Trivial Pursuit answer Friday when it took O/T to get a 6-5 home win.  The Rockies even outshot Golden 40-31 but couldn’t get the W. The Ghostriders outshot Invermere 61-19 last week. Riders fans won’t want to miss Friday when one of the premier teams in the league, the Kamloops Storm, comes to town. Fernie opened the season in Kamloops with a 2-1 OT win.

 

And finally, a couple of weeks ago we said Shawn Potyuk was the assistant coach but it was a lie, Shawn Potyuk is the coach as is former Rider Travis Harrad. Kayla Neufeld looks after their injuries.

With George Hurlbut

 

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