The Fernie Ghostriders will try to snap a six game losing skid in Kimberley Tuesday.
The Riders have eight players out with injuries but Head Coach Craig Mohr says the addition of two new players will help.
Newcomer Dylan DeFosse scored the lone goal over the weekend for Fernie.
Mohr says DeFosse plays a gritty, sandpaper style of hockey.
“Dylan had some good numbers, put up some big numbers last year in Midget AA so he’ll be able to find the net.” says Mohr.
DeFosse had 30 points in 27 games with CBHA Rangers of the Hockey Calgary Midget AA League last season and posted seven points in 29 games this season with the Victoria Cougars of the VIJHL Junior B.
Fernie also added 19-year old forward Jason Lane from the Revelstoke Grizzlies who has six points in 21 games this season.
Head Coach Craig Mohr also says Fernie needs to stay positive and stick to the plan despite all the injuries.
“Let’s not deviate, let’s continue to push forward.” says Mohr. “I really saw us on Saturday, just our body language and how guys were after the game, they kind of dug their heels in and said ‘okay, we understand but enough is enough here, let’s start playing better hockey.'”
Fernie lost 5-0 to Creston Saturday extending their losing streak to six.
Starting goaltender Zak Larson returns from injury Tuesday after being out since October 27.
Mohr also says scoring on the power play could help turn things around for them offensively.
Tuesday’s game in Kimberley will be live on 99.1 The Drive starting with the pre-game show at 7:00 PM.
– Craig Mohr, Fernie Ghostriders Head Coach