Jordan Kromm will be playing for the University of Jamestown in North Dakota next season. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Jordan Kromm will be playing for the University of Jamestown in North Dakota next season. Phil McLachlan/The Free Press

Kromm to join fellow Ghostriders in North Dakota

Joining Greg Susinski in North Dakota is Fernie Ghostrider forward Jordan Kromm, who has committed to the University of Jamestown for the 2019/20 season.

For years the two players have been teammates, and will be able to continue playing together for many more.

The Free Press previously reported that Fernie Ghostriders defenseman and senior player Greg Susinski had committed to the University of Jamestown in North Dakota for next season.

Ghostriders head coach Jeff Wagner commended Kromm on his quick progression through the hockey system, his role as lead scorer last year, and his commitment to the team this year so far.

“Getting commitments that early is always a nice feather in the cap for our players,” said Wagner.

Some senior players will be forced to wait until this current season is over before they secure their next placement, but Wagner said that because of their hard work, both Kromm and Susinski will be able to simply focus on finishing their last season with the Ghostriders and move on to bigger and better things.

“Obviously it’s exciting,” said Kromm. “(We are) going down with some guys that we already know like Andrew Clark and Trail Thompson from Creston (Valley Thundercats) and Greg from here; it’ll be a pretty easy transition because we all know each other.”

“It’s very exciting to be able to continue playing hockey and doing what I love,” he added.

Kromm anticipates this next step as nothing short of incredible.

In addition to playing with Susinski for years, the two hockey players have been friends off the ice as well. Since playing in Fernie the two have lived with the same billet family, and Kromm noted that it’s hard to find friends like that.

“I think it’s pretty hard to find friends like that, everyone’s got a couple of them, and I’m lucky enough to be able to travel down to the states and continue playing hockey with the guy that’s been there the entire time I’ve been here,” Kromm said.

“I’ve played 115 games with the guy so – it’s been a long time and it’s really exciting.”

The two hockey players’ friendship goes back a long way. Living within 10 minutes of each other as they grew up in Calgary, the two were almost inseparable.

Although the hockey in Jamestown will be different than in Fernie, Kromm said he will be focused on continuing to push and progress as an athlete.

“The opportunity there (comes with) a lot of playing time for both Greg and I. It’s an exciting opportunity and you just want to just keep on going to that next level and chase that dream from your six-year-old self starting to play hockey,” said Kromm.

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