The KIJHL’s Fernie Ghostriders had a successful return home Saturday night.
It was their first game at Fernie Memorial Arena since October 14th of last year, three days before the tragic ammonia leak which claimed the lives of 3 people who were working on the rink’s ice chiller unit.
Ghostriders coach Jeff Wagner says the team fed off of the large crowd’s emotion.
“It was an awesome night for us. The crowd was absolutely packed and bumpin’. We fed off their energy pretty good. We talked about it before the game, we knew it was going to be a pretty emotional night.”
Wagner adds it was Fernie’s best game so far this season.
“We executed our game plan to the fullest. It was really good to see, we haven’t had that execution yet this year. It was nice to see and nice to get rewarded.”
The Ghostriders walked away with a 5-3 win over the Creston Valley Thunder Cats to bring their record to 2-2-0-0 for the season.
– Jeff Wagner – Head Coach, Fernie Ghostriders