The Fernie Ghostriders won 1-0 against the Columbia Valley Junior B team at the Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena in Invermere on Friday, December 4th.
“The first period, we were a bit sloppy,” said Rockies coach Wade Dubielewicz. “We were trying to be a bit cute, but we were pucks deep, and that kind of went against our game plan and I think it led to Fernie getting a bit of momentum.”
During the first period, Fernie player Ryan Kennedy scored the first and only goal of the game with an assist from his teammate Mitch Titus with less than 10 minutes left.
“I have to give them credit,” added Dubielewicz. “They did a good job, and never allowed us to get it back.”
The quest to win was a competitive one for both teams, which led to a heated game.
Ghostriders player Dustin Watt got a two-minute penalty for holding before the end of the first. During the second, Titus took another two-minute Ghostriders penalty for high-sticking.
“We were getting the puck in deep, and then blindly throwing it to the slot with no one there,” explained Dubielewicz about the second period. “All we were doing is knocking the puck down there, and they were knocking it back down at us so we threw a lot of pucks away.”
During the third period, Rockies athlete Nick Hoobanoff took a two-minute penalty for roughing.
“Our division’s too tight not to show up for the first 20 minutes so I’m hoping the (Rockies) got a bit of a lesson (at this game), having our butts handed to us,” concluded Dubielewicz.