A momentous occasion takes place in Fernie tomorrow.
This as the KIJHL’s Fernie Ghostriders make their return to Fernie Memorial Arena.
It will be their first game at the building since October 14 of last year, 3 days before a tragic ammonia leak which killed three people.
The team’s president Barb Anderson says they look forward to their return.
“The boys are pretty excited about being back at the memorial [arena] and being in their room and kind of getting into a routine. It’s been very difficult because we’ve basically been on the road with our practices and main camp.”
She hopes to see plenty of fans at the arena for tomorrow’s return.
“I’m hoping that lots of people come out and watch our guys. We’ve got some real fresh young guys that are coming, very strong, powerful players. Jeff [head coach Jeff Wagner} has done a great job with recruiting.”
Fernie has been playing their home games in Sparwood since October 17th’s tragedy.
The rink has been closed since then and was recently fitted with a new ice-chiller unit.
The Ghostriders are in Creston tonight to face the Thunder Cats.
The Cats will be in Fernie tomorrow for the Ghostrider’s home opener.
– Barb Anderson – President, Fernie Ghostriders