Two defencemen in the West Kootenay are packing their bags and heading to Fernie.
Hryhoriw played last season in Northern Ontario for the English River Miners and the Iroquois Falls Eskimos.
The 20-year old defender has 2 points and 39 penalty minutes in 34 KIJHL games.
Popoff played his first year of junior hockey last season for the North Okanagan Knights.
The right-handed blue liner had 2 points and 10 penalty minutes in 35 games with the Knights last season.
The Riders kick off their season this Friday in Grand Forks.
(Jake Hryhoriw photo courtesy of Jen Jenson Photography)
(Jordan Popoff photo courtesy of Kevin Bathurst)