In the first game of a six-game away stint for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, they beat the Fernie Ghostriders 4-3 on Friday, giving them 52 points, 10 below the Ghostriders and Kimberley Dynamiters, tied for first place in the Eddie Mountain division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.
Scott Swiston scored early in the first period, which ended with a 1-1 tie. The Ghostriders led 3-2 at the end of the second period, in which only Trevor Forward scored for the Thunder Cats. In the third period, Andrew Hodder scored on mid-period a power play, and Mark Ferguson score the game-winner with 2:31 left in the game.
Last night, the Thunder Cats visited the Golden Rockets, earning a 5-4 overtime win. Thunder Cat Trevor Forward scored the game’s first goal with three minutes left in the first period. The second period started with two power-play goals by the Rockets, and two from the Thunder Cats, one by Darcy Flaherty (shorthanded) and one by Andrew Hodder (power-play).
In the third period, two more Rockets goals and a power-play goal by Thunder Cats Jovi Fabbri at 2:04 tied the score and sent the game into a scoreless overtime. Fourteen seconds into a second overtime, Fabbri scored the game-winner.
This weekend, the Thunder Cats head out on a road trip that takes them to visit the Revelstoke Grizzlies, North Okanagan Knights and the Rockets.