The Fernie Ghostriders had Beaver Valley’s number this season.
The Riders doubled up on the Nitehawks 4-2 on Saturday night in their final matchup of the year.
Fernie inched past the defending Cyclone Taylor Cup Champions 2-1 in their season series.
Head Coach Craig Mohr says their team play is what’s driving them to victory lately.
“It’s always nice to go into [Beaver Valley] and win, that’s right up there with one of the toughest rinks to get points out of.” says Mohr. “They know how to play in their rink, they’re always a real good hockey team so it was very satisfying to come away with the two points.”
Rookie netminder Broc Merkl got the nod in net after Zak Larson went down with a broken hand the previous weekend.
Merkl was on-point stopping 36 of 38 Nitehawks shots.
Mohr says they’re confident his strong play can continue.
“When we had some breakdowns he made saves and Broc’s our guy right now for the month of November anyway with Zak being injured.” explains Mohr. “Broc’s going to get the ball to run with it and I think our team and I know myself and the other coaches are confident that he can get the job done and so far he’s playing real well.”
The Riders will resume play Tuesday night when they host the rival Kimberley Dynamiters for the first time this season.
– Craig Mohr, Fernie Ghostriders Head Coach