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Barry Wolff Building a team of winners - The Free Press Turns 115 Years Old

Barry Wolff as head coach in 2002 the first time he was leading the Fernie Ghostriders to greatness - The Free Press Files
Barry Wolff as head coach in 2002 the first time he was leading the Fernie Ghostriders to greatness
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August 20 2002

Free Press Files

Fernie Ghostrider head coach Barry Wolff has been involved in Hockey his whole life and has always had a love for the game.

Originally from Kelowna, he played hockey until he was 24 years old and found himself at the Detroit Red Wings training camp.

After a bad ankle injury at camp a doctor told him he would never play the sport again. He then decided to pursue a career in coaching.

The first team he coached was a Midget AAA team from Kelowna and that was when he knew that coaching hockey was going to be a major part of his life.

Wolff says he went on to coach in Williams Lake in the Rocky Mountain Junior A League. After one year he moved on to Quesnel where he coached for three years in the BCHL. From Quesnel he moved on to Langley for another three years. From Langley Wolff’s travels brought him to Fernie and in his first year as head coach of the Fernie Ghostriders he led them to their first Gold Cup showing in four years.

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