Junior B hockey clubs are sending their sympathies to the Fernie Ghostriders and the City following Tuesday’s incident that left three dead at Fernie Memorial Arena.
An investigation is underway into an ammonia leak at the arena Tuesday afternoon.
Kimberley Dynamiters Head Coach Derek Stuart says they are offering their deepest condolences.
“It’s a terrible tragedy especially for people who were trying to do good at the arena and I think for us we just offer our condolences.”
He explains he’s been in contact with Ghostriders Head Coach Craig Mohr.
“I told him that if there’s anything he needs from myself or the Dynamiters or out of the [City] of Kimberley we would be more than willing to help.” explains Stuart. “At this time it’s probably pretty shocking still for them but it’s a terrible tragedy.”
Creston Valley Thunder Cats Head Coach Brad Tobin also expressed his sympathies.
“The community of Creston and the Thunder Cats send our sympathy and condolences to the community of Fernie and the Ghostriders.” says Tobin. “It’s terrible to hear such tragic loss of life and undoubtably friends to the team and the community over there.”
Here’s Columbia Valley Rockies Head Coach Wade Dubeilewicz.
“Our condolences go out to the Fernie Ghostriders and the [City] of Fernie and everybody affected by the situation.” says Dubielewicz. “It’s terrible and hopefully they can recover from this.”
Golden Rockets President Ted Stephens says the city and the team has their support.
“On behalf of [the Golden Rockets] we send [our] condolences to all those who are involved and best wishes to the families moving forward.”
Staff and players with the Ghostriders are all safe and accounted for.
Home games for the Riders will be played at Sparwood Arena until the situation is under control.
Thoughts and prayers for all those affected by the tragedy at Fernie Memorial Arena yesterday.
— KIJHL (@KIJHL) October 18, 2017
Our thoughts going out to everyone in Fernie as they are dealing with their loss & pray all stay safe while repairing the arena https://t.co/UzdZDagvT3
— Kimberley Dynamiters (@nitroshockey) October 18, 2017
Our thoughts and condolences go out to all the friends and family affected by the situation at the Fernie arena. Stay safe everyone.
— Creston Thunder Cats (@CV_Thundercats) October 18, 2017
— CV Rockies (@CV_Rockies) October 18, 2017
Wishing the Town of Fernie and the Ghostriders all the best as they figure out their situation at the arena! @KIJHL
— Golden Rockets (@RocketsGolden) October 18, 2017
Our deepest condolences to the friends and families of those affected in the tragic event at Fernie arena.
— BVNITEHAWKS (@BVNitehawks) October 18, 2017