Monday, March 14, 2011

Gameday: Rebels @ Ghostriders (Game 5)

(Castlegar leads series 3-1)

Do or die (sort of) for Fernie.

Game 5 goes this evening at the Memorial Arena (6:30 PT) as the 'Riders will now look to overcome a 3-1 series deficit. This after 5-3 and 3-1 victories by the Rebels over the weekend in Games 3 and 4 put Castlegar within a win of their first KIJHL final in 15 years.

Fernie has been strong at home all season, with only two losses to their credit during the regular campaign (one of which came at the hands of the Rebels). I'm sure the players are hoping for a loud, boisterous turnout tonight to spur the home side on.

I'd guess the Rebels, on the other hand, would want to finish this series off tonight. A Ghostrider win this evening would let them back into the series and force a Game 6 at the Complex Tuesday.

Broadcast Info: Mountain FM's Jon Zacks has the call live beginning with the pre-game show at 6:15 Pacific. As always, the home side will cover webcast duties. I can't promise any timely Twitter updates tonight as I'll be in Trail covering an event for the newsroom, but the RiderNews feed does a pretty good job of keeping the Twitter-verse up to date.

Out of Town: We now know the winner of the Kootenay Conference final will face the Osoyoos Coyotes. This after they eliminated Revelstoke last night in Game 6 of the Okanagan final by a score of 4-2. The 'Yotes will have home-ice advantage for the KIJHL finals, dates and times are yet to be determined.

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