The Fernie Ghostriders claimed 3 of 4 available points on their Thanksgiving road trip in the Okanagan.
They fell 3-2 in overtime Friday to the Princeton Posse but rebounded Saturday with an 8-2 shellacking of the Osoyoos Coyotes.
Head coach Jeff Wagner was happy with the team’s effort in Saturday’s win.
He says his message to the team after taking a 6-2 lead into the 3rd period was, “You don’t embarrass anyone too much and you don’t want to get involved with the extra-curricular stuff and potentially get suspended, we want all our guys in the lineup.”
Wagner was particularly happy with the Ghostriders’ efforts on special teams.
“We created a lot of offensive opportunities, on the power play we moved the puck around really well [and] it made it tough on their penalty killers. We kept things simple for the most part on their power play, kept them on the outside for the most part.”
The Ghostriders return home this weekend for bouts with the Revelstoke Grizzlies and the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.
The Ghostriders are third in the Eddy Mountain Division standings with 13 points, they’re 1 point behind second place Columbia Valley and 3 behind first place Kimberley.
– Jeff Wagner – Head Coach, Fernie Ghostriders