A classic rivalry between the Fernie Ghostriders and Kimberley Dynamiters returns to action Tuesday night.
This will be the first meeting between the two teams since Kimberley knocked Fernie out of the playoffs in March.
Kimberley currently sits on top of the Eddie Mountain Division while the Riders own fourth place.
Fernie captain Mitch Titus says they have some unfinished business against the Nitros.
“I think the rookies on both teams have heard what to expect but once they see the two veteran lines go at it in the first minute of the game they’re going to really start to clue in on what this game means and what the series means against Kimberley.” says Titus.
Titus adds the Ghostriders need to get on the board first.
“If we can get a couple past [Cody Campbell] early and get him off his game a little bit and also play really physical, get over 60 hits, that’s always our goal, I think we’ll do really well.” explains Titus.
“Nemes has been on fire, Saworski, just look at his stats, he’s been on fire [too].” says Titus. “We’ve layed a lot of body especially in these last two games.”
This will be the Riders’ first home game since tragedy struck the community when an ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial killed three people.
When asked what the emotion will be inside the Sparwood barn, Titus kept it short and sweet.
“It’s going to be incredible.”
– Mitch Titus, Fernie Ghostriders captain