The Fernie Ghostriders play their home opener Friday night against the Golden Rockets.
The Riders have started the season on a low note losing four straight on the road.
Head Coach Craig Mohr says there’s a great vibe in the dressing room after a productive week of practice.
“I think as much as anything it would be nice [for] the guys just to get that little bit of monkey off their back and gain a little bit of confidence and enjoy the home cooking while it’s here.” says Mohr.
He also says getting the Fernie crowd behind them will be a huge energy boost.
“I think the vets have been talking to the rookies about it and I know I’m excited to get in the crazy atmosphere of the Fernie Memorial.” says Mohr. “I’m a little bit like them, I still enjoy it, I still get excited about it as well.”
Returning Rider Keelan Saworski and recent acquisition Grayson Neufeld will also be in the lineup.
“I think they already have [made in impact] in practice.” explains Mohr. “The impact was almost immediate.”
Meanwhile the Kimberley Dynamiters are carrying their undefeated record into Columbia Valley Friday night and Creston is home to Beaver Valley.
The Nitros will head to Golden on Saturday while Creston stays put at home and hosts the Nelson Leafs.
– Craig Mohr, Fernie Ghostriders Head Coach