The Fernie Ghostriders are limping into the holiday break.
Nine players are out of the lineup including top line forwards Keelan Saworski and Brendan Nemes and the team has only won two of seven games so far this month.
Captain Mitch Titus says they can still right the ship but they have to buckle down and push forward.
Titus, who leads the Riders with 31 points in 26 games, insists when you allow yourself to get down because of a losing streak, it leads to making excuses and pointing fingers.
The fourth year Fernie player declares the obvious “losing sucks”.
So, he says they have to stick together as a team, power through the rough spots and sooner or later you’ll catch some breaks and hopefully they can turn that into something big.
The Riders are looking looking to unwrap a big “W” Friday night when they visit the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.
It’s Fernie’s final match before the Christmas break and the fourth place Riders are 18 points back of second seeded Creston in the division.
Titus says a victory against a team they’re chasing in the division would be big for morale.
All other local KIJHL teams are off until after Christmas.
Fernie will face its rival Kimberley Dynamiters December 28th and 29th in the annual “Christmas Classic” home and home showdown.
– Fernie Ghostriders captain Mitch Titus