The Fernie Ghostriders make their first trip of the season to Kimberley Friday.
Fernie is currently 19 points behind the first place Dynamiters but also have five games in hand.
The Nitros edged the Riders 5-4 in a physical first meeting of the season.
Captain Mitch Titus says they expect another rough and tough game Friday night.
“It’s going to be another classic Fernie-Kimberley matchup for sure.” says Titus. “I think we really want to capitalize, they’ve got two of their best defencemen out right now so that’s going to be huge for us.”
This is the beginning of a very busy month for the Riders with 11 games in the entire month and nine of which are against divisional teams.
“It’s the most important month of our season.” says Titus.
The Riders currently have at least five games in hand on every team in the Eddie Mountain Division.
“It’s awesome having games in hand, it’s a pretty big luxury but if you don’t win those games then there’s no point.” says Titus. “You have to really capitalize on these games and that’s what we’re trying to do here.”
Friday’s game can be heard live on 99-1 The Drive starting with the pre-game show around seven o’clock.
– Mitch Titus, Fernie Ghostriders captain