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Four back-to-back wins for the Fernie Ghostriders has secured them a spot in round two of the KIJHL 2019 Playoffs. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Ghostriders celebrate clean-sweep of round one playoffs

Next, Fernie takes on division rivals the Kimberley Dynamiters in round two

Four back-to-back wins for the Fernie Ghostriders has secured them a spot in round two of the KIJHL 2019 Playoffs. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Ghostriders two-for-two as Playoffs begin

Two back to back wins for the Fernie Ghostriders in round one…

Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Prior to Tuesday’s game, Kathy Merkel, KIJHL VP, handed out Eddie Mountain Division awards. rookie of the year went to Keegan McDowell

Dynamiters take first two games against Golden

Series moves to Golden for next two games

Prior to Tuesday’s game, Kathy Merkel, KIJHL VP, handed out Eddie Mountain Division awards. rookie of the year went to Keegan McDowell
GALLERY: Fernie skaters dazzle at annual ice show

GALLERY: Fernie skaters dazzle at annual ice show

Fernie Skating Club celebrates skaters’ achievements; presents annual ice show

GALLERY: Fernie skaters dazzle at annual ice show
Fernie Ghostriders ready for playoffs

Fernie Ghostriders ready for playoffs

Riders coach confident after team controls weekend of games against Columbia Valley Rockies

Fernie Ghostriders ready for playoffs
GALLERY: Family fun at Fernie nordic ski event

GALLERY: Family fun at Fernie nordic ski event

Fernie Nordic Society hosts annual Community Fun Race; reports membership growth

GALLERY: Family fun at Fernie nordic ski event
Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)

B.C.-based ‘Team Tardi’ brings home gold in junior curling worlds

In a 9-4 victory over Switzerland, a Langley-based curling team earned its 2nd straight world title

Canada defeat Switzerland to retain world junior men’s title Saturday morning in Nova Scotia. (Richard Gray/WCF)
A double loss weekend has the Fernie Ghostriders back to the drawing board, just one week before playoffs begin. They are pictured above during practice at Fernie Memorial Arena. Phil McLachlan/File/The Free Press

Fernie Ghostriders face defeat during away weekend

Fans encouraged to wear white for first playoffs game at Fernie Memorial Arena, February 26

A double loss weekend has the Fernie Ghostriders back to the drawing board, just one week before playoffs begin. They are pictured above during practice at Fernie Memorial Arena. Phil McLachlan/File/The Free Press
GALLERY: Fernie Ghostriders get their home game mojo back

GALLERY: Fernie Ghostriders get their home game mojo back

Riders post 6-1 win over Columbia Valley Rockies; prepare for playoffs

GALLERY: Fernie Ghostriders get their home game mojo back
Local skier bound for Canada Winter Games

Local skier bound for Canada Winter Games

A total of 251 athletes from around B.C. will represent the province…

Local skier bound for Canada Winter Games
Fernie Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner has committed to two more years with the team. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner commits to another two years

Fernie Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner has committed to another two years…

Fernie Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner has committed to two more years with the team. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press
Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.

13-year-old B.C. hockey player quits team over bullying

Jamison Ladd penned a letter alleging that coaches did not do enough to resolve harassment

Jamison Ladd penned a letter to his coaches announcing that he was quitting the team after he said bullying was not properly addressed.
Extreme cold mars Fernie youth ski competition

Extreme cold mars Fernie youth ski competition

Fernie Jeep Junior Freeski finals cancelled amid extreme cold warning; local skiers excel in heats

Extreme cold mars Fernie youth ski competition
GALLERY: Fernie PeeWee hockey team face tough opponents

GALLERY: Fernie PeeWee hockey team face tough opponents

Junior Ghostriders PeeWee Rep team play first home game in two years; lose 2-4 to Windermere Rockies

GALLERY: Fernie PeeWee hockey team face tough opponents
Fernie Ghostriders rebound after disappointing home loss

Fernie Ghostriders rebound after disappointing home loss

Riders return to Fernie Memorial Arena on Saturday, February 9

Fernie Ghostriders rebound after disappointing home loss
Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)

VIDEO: 2020 New Holland Canadian Juniors will playout in the Lower Mainland

Three-time national champ Tyler Tardi on hand for annoucement – excited to possibly compete at home.

Langley Township Councillors Bob Long and Margaret Kunst flanked provincial, national, and global junior champion Tyler Tardi, who curls out of the Langley Curling Centre. The trio were on hand for Thursday’s announcement that Langley will be hosting the 2020 junior nationals. (Roxanne Hooper/Black Press)
Hockey fans raise over $3200 for cancer patient

Hockey fans raise over $3200 for cancer patient

Coaching staff reference Kaleb’s bravery and resilience in pre-game speech

Hockey fans raise over $3200 for cancer patient
Riders take three-point weekend against division leaders

Riders take three-point weekend against division leaders

Ghostriders maintain fifth place after one win, one loss

Riders take three-point weekend against division leaders
GALLERY: Fernie skiers impress at freestyle competition

GALLERY: Fernie skiers impress at freestyle competition

Fernie Freestyle Ski Club hosts Alberta Club Championship #1

GALLERY: Fernie skiers impress at freestyle competition
At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)

BC junior curlers bring home third national gold

Team BC, headed by skip Tyler Tardi, emerged triumphant – again – from the Canadian juniors Sunday.

At the New Holland Canadian Junior Curling Championships today (Sunday), Team BC – with Skip Tyler Tardi, third Sterling Middleton, second Matthew Hall, lead Alex Horvath, and coach Paul Tardi – earned the gold. It’s the third national triumph for Tardi and Middleton. (Michael Burns/Curling Canada)