The Fernie Ghostriders and the Kimberley Dynamiters face off in the first round of the playoffs in the Eddie Mountain Division of the KIJHL. Fans of both teams know the Dynamiters and the Ghostriders have a longstanding rivalry between the two clubs.
This season Kimberley has lead the division with Fernie taking fourth spot.
Ghostriders Head Coach Craig Mohr says the rivalry just makes for more exciting hockey. “The Fernie-Kimberley thing has gone on for years and years and years and its a lot of fun,” Mohr says. “As a fan and as a coach, I’ve enjoyed many years of a great rivalry. Both towns support their teams probably better than anybody else in the KIJHL.”
Mohr says the crowd is especially energized anytime they attend a Ghostriders/Dynamiters playoff game. “Its a special experience and that’s what we tell our players when we are trying to recruit them,” Mohr says. “We have a pretty unique thing happening out here between us and Kimberley and its growing. Nothing in the league compares to the Fernie-Kimberley games, meeting in the first round will prove to be exciting hockey.
The playoffs will start on the 23rd and Kimberley has home ice advantage. Get out and support your team and see some amazing hockey! Here is the round one schedule:
Tuesday, 23rd in Kimberley
Wednesday, 24th in Fernie
Friday, 26th in Kimberley
Saturday, 27th in Fernie
Monday, 29th in Kimberley
Tuesday, March 1st in Fernie
Thursday, March 3rd in Kimberley