It's always a great game and turn out when Fernie comes to town. This game, even though it's November, had playoff intensity.
Brouwer got the start.
Scratches/Injuries: Kinnon, Roy, Klingspohn (but we now know why he was scratched)
The shot total for the period, 7-1 for the Ghostriders, is really misleading. There were several times when the Nitro's had the Riders pinned in their own end, and not just for one shift, but for multiple shifts in a row. Either a stick or a Rider player would get in the way. The Rider's scored the first goal of the game with just under a minute left on a random backhander that knuckled Brouwer.
Kimberley fought back, they tried wrap arounds, dekes, one-timers, but Orser was up to the task, or the Nitro's would lose control of the puck at a convenient time for the Ghostriders. There was even a chance by Prevost where he killed the post with the puck, but the goal judge turned on the light. Haase scored on the PP. But the Ghostriders showed why they are tops in the division, and why they have won 17 games this season, they scored two goals within 26 seconds. Things, of course, got personal at the end of the period and penalties were handed out. The Dynamiters outshot Fernie 12-8.
Oh the officiating. Marchi was obviously taken down on a breakaway, the net is dislocated, and then there is an offensive zone face-off. That was it. I saw Prevost get a stick to the face. Someone tried popping Van Steinbur's head off. No calls of course. But fair enough, the ref wanted the teams to play five-a-side. On another broken play, the Riders put another past Brouwer, and it was 4-1. The Dynamiters were called for a penalty with just over 2 minutes left and that sealed the W for the Riders, despite Coach Bancks attempts at cherry picking.
Nitro's Player of the Game
Coy Prevost. Many chances, was rewarded with more ice-time. 1A. KIJHL star of the game.
James Jowsey - usually a laid back D-man, really got into the middle of some scrums.
Keenan Haase - 1G
Tyson Brouwer - 17 saves. He made some stellar saves to keep the Dynamiters in it.
The team tweeted and shared a picture on FB a "selfie" of the arena. I do believe it will be a contest, where sharing, tagging, or RTing gets your name entered in a draw, winner to be announced during the holiday games.
Rink looking full tonight!! Retweet pic if you are watching the game!!! pic.twitter.com/hXadd73QHg
— Kimberley Dynamiters (@nitroshockey) November 29, 2014