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The Riders scored three in the first and one in both the second and third. A couple of the goals were because of good puck pursuit and after the initial shots they quickly pounced on rebounds. Colby Burns and Spencer Bender took advantage of a couple of those. The other scorers were Joel Burgess and Aaron Neufeld. The Ghostriders also out-shot Golden 39-21 and had a fair advantage in PP time as well. Austin Wells was near perfect in the Rider net allowing just one goal in the first on a shot deflected from the point.. Anthony Gilbert played his first Rider game Friday and D coach James Ouimet was quite happy with his play. He had an assist on Neufeld's goal.
The Rockets missed their two best D men who were suspended. Brett DeFrias and Mike Anderson DeFrias will be available tonight when the Riders play in Golden. That game will be on local radio.
In other news
Creston was out-shot 2-1 but skated away with the 6-4 win in Kamloops Game Sheet Formosa and Collins scored and Magnus Viberg had the win in net.
Invermere and Nelson ended in a 2-2 tie but the Leafs had a big edge in shots. Lots of minors -Game Sheet here .. The goalie part was not filled out for the Rockies so we don't know who was in net.
A commenter had this to say about Invermere game
Brody Nelson was in goal for CV....Who ever input the game sheet in Nelson ended up giving time played and shots on goal to both Nelson goaltenders, Both teams had #30 in net. We were in attendance of this game.
So Nelson gets a point and ruins ? their perfect record... But their rivals in BV win 6-1 in Spokane
with Ryan Edwards scoring 3.Beaver Valley remain the only perfect team. STANDINGS HERE
It doesn't affect the Riders but Osoyoos defeats North Oak 10-2