The KIJHL community is mourning the death of a former Fernie Ghostriders and Columbia Valley Rockies player.
The BC Coroners service has not identified a man who fell from a Kelowna apartment building balcony Friday, however social media posts by teams, family and friends indicate it was 24-year-old Brendan Burge.
Burge played nearly 60 games for Fernie over the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 seasons before being traded to Columbia Valley where he suited up for 21 contests.
Burge, who was from Salmon Arm, is said to be survived by a young daughter.
– Josh Hoffman