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Fernie Ghostriders
Fernie Ghostriders
City Fernie, British Columbia
League Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
Founded 1991, Joined KIJHL in 2004
Home Arena Fernie Memorial Arena
Colours Red and Black
GM/Coach William Verner
Captain Scott Traverse

The Fernie Ghostriders are a Canadian Junior 'B' ice hockey team from Fernie, British Columbia playing in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Their home ice is the Fernie Memorial Arena. The team takes its name from the Ghost Rider, an iconic shadow that appears on Mount Hosmer and is visible from the city. Mount Hosmer appears on the team's current logo.

HistoryEdit

The Fernie Ghostriders have been around in some variety since 1991. The team was a charter member of the Southern Division of the now-defunct Rocky Mountain Junior Hockey League, which was a Junior 'A' league, taking a year of absence in 1992-93. They won their RMJHL Southern Division in 1993-94.

When the RMJHL went defunct in 1999, Fernie was the only Canadian team in the league. That year, the Ghostriders joined the America West Hockey League, winning the championship in the 1999-00 season with a record of 48-8-2, and made an appearance in the Gold Cup National Championship.

The Ghostriders were US Junior National Gold Cup Bronze Medal Winners in 2003.

They played in the NAHL for one season before their move down, but their franchise rights were sold to a Kalamazoo, Michigan based group.

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Ghostriders Win The 2007 championship

The Ghostriders won their division for the 2005/06 season, but failed to beat the Beaver Valley Nitehawks for the rights to play in the championship game. The Ghostriders won the 2006-07 KIJHL Championship, but did not fare as well in the Cyclone Taylor Cup, losing all of their games.

The Ghostriders won the 2007-08 KIJHL Championship again, and won Bronze in the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

Season-by-season recordEdit

Season GP W L T OT GF GA P Results Playoffs
North American Hockey League
2003-04 56 12 38 - 6 146 270 30 7th Western
Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
2004-05 50 17 28 1 4 167 220 39 4th Division
2005-06 50 35 9 3 3 223 137 76 1st Division Lost In 4th Round
2006-07 52 38 10 - 4 254 245 80 1st Division Champions
2007-08 52 32 17 - 3 184 145 67 1st Division Champions
2008-09 52 30 15 - 7 172 153 67 2nd Division Lost in 3rd round

DNQ denotes "did not qualify"

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Notable AlumniEdit

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