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Welcome to the 2019-2020 season of the Fernie Ghostriders

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e are very excited for the season and am sure the team will bring some very entertaining games as they have worked hard to prepare for the upcoming season. Our coaching staff has been working very hard during the off season and returning this season is Jeff Wagner, Head Coach/ General Manager, Jered Neufeld, Assistant Coach, Brandy Craverio, Kayla Boger and Heather Lewis, Athletic Therapists along with the support staff of Jill Snell, Chiropractor, Dr. Michael Stuckey, team Physician and Father David John, team Chaplin. New to the Fernie Ghostriders is Tal Klaudt, Assistant Coach. Welcome to the Fernie Ghostriders Tal. The team is looking forward to getting out in the Community and meeting people along with helping other groups where we can, joining in events such as the Terry Fox run in Sparwood, Reach a Reader with the Columbia Basin Trust, Reading in the Schools with Students at the Elementary Schools, Ringing the Bells to help the Salvation Army, Light up the Night Event with the City of Fernie and many other events. Many away games will be broadcasted on the Drive 99.1, look for our fridge magnets at the game, the Drive always is happy to bring our game back to all of you while we

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are on the road. Make sure you come out and enjoy an evening of great entertainment and lots of camaraderie with the fantastic fans that we are so blessed to have and I would say a fan base that rivals any other team. Also keep your eyes open for new Swag at our booster table, lots of new items this season. Come out any enjoy another season of Ghostriders hockey! #alwaysridetogether #kijhl #jrhockey #fernie Enjoy the season! Yours in Hockey! Barb Anderson, President Fernie Ghostriders

You’ve Got This Ghostriders! We wish you every success in the upcoming season.

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agner returns for his second season as the Head Coach/GM of the Fernie Ghostriders. His first season in Fernie saw the Ghostriders improve from 17th in the league (15-28-1-3) to 5th in the league (26-15-4-4). The Ghostriders also earned a berth in the second round of the playoffs for the first time in four years. The successful season also saw Wagner win the Coach of the Year Award in the Eddie Mountain Division. Prior to signing with the Ghostriders, Wagner spent two years in Creston where they won the Bronze Medal in the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The Mount Royal University graduate is entering his 10th year of coaching. Jeff lives in Fernie with his fiancée Steph and dog (and new team mascot) Ryder. Jeff Wagner, Head Coach/GM Fernie Ghostriders

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MEET THE 2019/2020 COACHING STAFF

Joining the Ghostriders staff are Tal Klaudt - Assistant Coach/Assistant GM and Thomas Skelton - Goalie Coach Tal Klaudt

Thomas Skelton

Klaudt joins the Ghostriders following four years in the North West quadrant in Calgary, spending time with the Midget AA, Minor Midget AAA and most recently the Bantam AAA program. Klaudt has also spent several years with the Hockey Canada Skills Development Program and Global in Calgary assisting athletes in all areas of development. Prior to coaching, the Mount Royal University Business student played junior hockey throughout BC including stints with the Kimberley Dynamiters and the Coquitlam Express in the BCHL.

Skelton joins the Ghostriders for his first year to provide assistance in Goalie Development and Analytics. Before coming to the Ghostriders, Skelton played junior hockey in Saskatchewan, as well as one year in the CIS for the University of Regina Cougars. Skelton also has coaching experience, acting as a goaltending consultant for the University of Oregon ACHA hockey club, as well as previously holding the position of Associate Coach of the Cheyenne Stampede of the WSHL. When not at the rink Skelton serves as the Vice Principal at Rocky Mountain Elementary School. Thomas resides in Elkford with his wife Lisa, son Gregory, and two daughters Amelia and Kinley.

Jered Neufeld - Assistant Coach returns to the Ghostriders staff Jered Neufeld Neufeld returns for his second year with the Ghostriders. Prior to joining the Ghostriders, Neufeld spent time with the Esterhazy Flyers (Sr Hockey League) and the Red Deer Vipers (HJHL) as an Assistant Coach. He also spent time as a Defenceman at Briarcrest University. When not at the rink Neufeld serves at the Managing Director at Elk Valley Jack Carter. Throughout the season Jered works primarily with the team’s defensive core. Jered lives in Sparwood with his wife Melissa and three dogs, Koda, Charlie and Lucy.

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Ethan Fitzgerald Position: Goalie Hometown: Calgary, AB 17-Feb-01

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Eric Backhouse

Position: Defence Hometown: Calgary, AB 21-Jun-01

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Derek Green

Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, AB 15-Aug-01

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Aaron Hladiuk

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Position: Defence Hometown: Trail, BC 24-Aug-99

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Liam Schreiber

Position: Forward Hometown: Powell River, BC 20-Feb-01

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Brady Stange

Position: Centre Hometown: Fruitvale, BC 11-Mar-00

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Kyle Klein

Position: Defence Hometown: Red Deer, AB 09-Feb-02

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Owen Titus

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Position: Defence Hometown: Elkford, BC 05-Sep-02

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Brennen Wingenbach Position: Forward Hometown: Airdrie, AB 23-May-01

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Johnny Elias

Position: Forward Hometown: Whitehorse, YK 27-Nov-00

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Derek Unterberger Position: Defence Hometown: Calgary, AB 21-Nov-01

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Andrew Bonham Position: Forward Hometown: Okotoks, AB 14-Aug-01

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Seamus Keith

Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, AB 24-Sep-01

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Mike Holowatuk Position: Defence Hometown: Calgary, AB 04-Jul-01

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Carson Cecconi

Position: Forward Hometown: Powell River, BC 27-May-02

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Jordon Kromm

Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, AB 24-Jul-99

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Daniel Lindeman Position: Defence Hometown: Okotoks, AB 23-May-01

Dylan Defosse

Position: Forward Hometown: Calgary, AB 17-May-99

Aiden Gleisner Position: Forward Hometown: Brooks, AB 28-Oct-00

Brody Bauder

Position: Forward Hometown: Ft. Saskatchewan, AB 03-Jun-01

Greg Susinski

Position: Defence Hometown: Calgary, AB 06-Dec-99

Chance Griffith Position: Goalie Hometown: Airdrie, AB 21-Mar-01

Sam Smith

Position: Goalie Hometown: Calgary, AB 26-Feb-01

Ryder

Golden Doodle Pawsition: Mascot Hometown: Okotoks, AB


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Former Ghostrider scores NHL contract

Fernie Ghostrider Executive and Board of Directors Team President

Barb Anderson email presidentfernieghostriders@gmail.com

A former Ghostrider has signed a two-year contract with the Vancouver Canucks On July 9, the NHL team announced they had signed forward Reid Boucher to a one-year, two-way deal and defencemen Brogan Rafferty and Josh Teves each to a two-year, two-way contract. Teves played in Fernie as a Ghostrider from 2013 to 2014. The Free Press previously reported in March that the Vancouver Canucks had announced the signing of Teves to a one-year entry-level contract. The 24-yearold made his professional debut with Vancouver on March 26 against the Anaheim Ducks. During his time with the Ghostriders, the skilled player earned himself the title of top defenceman. During his season with the Ghostriders he scored 10 goals and assisted in 14, during 50 games played. The Calgary native went on to play one season for the BCHL Merritt Centennials, registering 33 points in 57 games. From there, he was recruited to the Princeton Tigers where, in four seasons, accumulated 85 points in 126 career games. In the 2018-19 season, Teves led all Princeton Tigers defencemen in scoring, with 20 points (3-17-20) in 30 games. The 6’0”, 180-pound defenceman also ranked third on the team in shots on goal (74) and power play

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Board Members Josh Teves during his time with the Fernie Ghostriders in 2013. The Free Press/File

assists (10). ”Josh had an outstanding collegiate career at Princeton,” said Vancouver Canucks General Manager Jim Benning in March. “He has good vision and playmaking ability, and can contribute in all three zones. We’re excited to see him play at the professional level.”

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Fernie 2019 - 2020 Regular Season Schedule

Fri, Sept. 20 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Golden Rockets Golden Arena Sat, Sept. 21 7:30P MST Creston Valley Thunder Cats VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Tues, Sept. 24 7:30P MST Kimberley Dynamiters VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Sept. 27 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Columbia Valley Rockies Invermere - Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Sat, Sept. 28 7:30P MST Princeton Posse VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Oct. 4 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Chase Heat Chase - Art Holding Memorial Arena Sat, Oct. 5 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS 100 Mile House Wranglers 100 Mile House - South Cariboo Rec Center Sun, Oct. 6 5:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Kamloops Storm Kamloops - Memorial Arena Fri, Oct. 11 7:30P MST Kelowna Chiefs VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Oct. 12 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Golden Rockets Golden Arena Fri, Oct. 18 7:30P MST Summerland Steam VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Oct. 19 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Beaver Valley Nighthawks Fruitvale - Beaver Valley Arena

Sat, Oct. 26 7:30P MST Creston Valley Thunder Cats VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Nov. 1 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Creston Valley Thunder Cats Creston - Johnny Bucyk Arena Sat, Nov. 2 7:30P MST Beaver Valley Nighthawks VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Nov. 8 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Columbia Valley Rockies Invermere - Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Sat, Nov. 9 7:30P MST Castlegar Rebels VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Nov. 15 7:30P MST Columbia Valley Rockies VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Nov. 16 7:30P MST Osoyoos Coyotes VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Thurs, Nov. 21 7:30P MST Nelson Leafs VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Nov. 22 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Castlegar Rebels Castlegar & District Recreation Centre Sat, Nov. 23 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Spokane Braves Spokane - Eagles Ice Arena Sat, Nov. 30 7:30P MST Grand Forks Border Bruins VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Dec. 6 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Beaver Valley Nighthawks Fruitvale - Beaver Valley Arena

Sat, Dec. 7 7:30P MST Golden Rockets VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Dec. 13 7:30P MST North Okanagan Knights VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Dec. 14 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Golden Rockets Golden Arena Tues, Dec. 17 7:30P MST Columbia Valley Rockies VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Dec. 20 7:00P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley Civic Centre Fri, Dec. 27 7:30P MST Kimberley Dynamiters VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Dec. 28 7:00P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley Civic Centre Tues, Dec. 31 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Creston Valley Thunder Cats Creston - Johnny Bucyk Arena Fri, Jan. 3 7:30P MST Golden Rockets VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Jan. 10 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Sicamous Eagles Sicamous & District Recreation Centre Sat, Jan. 11 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Revelstoke Grizzlies Revelstoke Forum Sun, Jan. 12 7:30P MST Spokane Braves VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena

Fri, Jan. 17 7:30P MST Creston Valley Thunder Cats VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Tues, Jan. 21 7:00P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Kimberley Dynamiters Kimberley Civic Centre Fri, Jan. 24 7:30P MST Kimberley Dynamiters VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Jan. 25 7:30P MST Golden Rockets VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Feb. 1 7:30P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Creston Valley Thunder Cats Creston - Johnny Bucyk Arena Thurs, Feb. 6 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Grand Forks Border Bruins Grand Forks - Jack Goddard Memorial Arena Fri, Feb. 7 7:00P PST Fernie Ghostriders VS Castlegar Rebels Castlegar & District Recreation Centre Sat, Feb. 8 7:30P MST Nelson Leafs VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Fri, Feb. 14 7:30P MST Spokane Braves VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Feb. 15 7:00P MST Fernie Ghostriders VS Columbia Valley Rockies Invermere - Eddie Mountain Memorial Arena Fri, Feb. 21 7:30P MST Grand Forks Border Bruins VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena Sat, Feb. 22 7:30P MST Columbia Valley Rockies VS Fernie Ghostriders Fernie Memorial Arena

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