Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Award winners

Click on the underlined links to see the player profiles and hear Coach Mohr talk about the winners.

The Most Exciting Player went to #4 Sam Plaquin (94) a great all around player who always made things happen. The straw that stirred the drink.

Top D man was # 28 Evan Reid, he can skate like the wind.

Most Insperational went to Team Captain Dylan Robertson Played his first game in 2009-10 and was an assistant C last year and always played for keeps.

Top Scorer was Doan Smith and Joel Burgess Smith only played part of the season here in Fernie but sure had the scoring touch. Burgess played his first season in 2010-11 and was a warrior with talent.

The Rookie of the Year was Cavin Tilsley This 16 year old forward really matured here in Fernie and became a better player each game.

The Most Improved was Kyle Haugo, our other 16 year old who made huge strides as the season wore on plus played either Defense or Forward.

The MVP was Jeff Orser  Jeff always gave the Ghostriders a chance to win in net and was also named as the Eddie Mountain Top Goalie as well.

The Playoff MVP was Cole Keebler  Cole missed several games because of injuriesother wise he may have taken a few more team and league awards.

Five of our players have finished their junior careers they are 

#3 Dylan Robertson "C" 183 games over 6 years
# 7 Joel Burgess "A" 153 Games over 5 years.
# 4 Sam Plaquin 48 Games 1 Yr.
# 22 Aaron Neufeld "A" 150 Games over 3 years.
# 10 Derek Georgopoulos 169 KIJHL Games 3 yrs with Fernie 1 with Castlegar 2 with Kimberley

Below is the speech Team President Barb Anderson made at the banquet.
Well another year of Ghostrider hockey has come to an end and what a year!
Always a tough time when something you enjoy doing comes to an end.
We had such a great season both on and off the ice.
Myself, the board and the coaching staff are very proud of the team. Not only did all of you play hard and provide everyone with great entertainment, you also represented our team in the community very well.
As I reflected back on this season, I feel very fortunate to be the President of such a great organization. An organization with rich history and strong roots! To fly the colors of the Fernie Ghostriders is very apparent with our extended family of board members, coaching staff, billet parents, parents, volunteers etc., each and every person involved beams with pride when they talk about the Fernie Ghostriders.
We have so many wonderful people who make this team run with ease, we may be small in number, but mighty in dedication!
Being an organization which is primarily volunteer, so many people involved are the true definition of volunteer which is:
a person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service”
Giving of ones time to the better good, simply put,  is good for the soul!
I would like to take this opportunity in thanking everyone who volunteers for the Fernie Ghostriders in any capacity, without the time and effort put forth, we would not be the success that we are.
Along with the many volunteers is the overall community support. The community of Fernie and the Elk Valley has embraced the team for many years, continuing to do so without hesitation. Without the continued support, it would be a lot harder for us to operate such a successful franchise.
The coaching staff of the Fernie Ghostriders is second to none in any league and/or division of sport. The commitment would rival the big franchises of all paid personnel. The countless hours spent to guide and develop our boys is very much appreciated! Heading the group is Craig! We are happy to have you back with the Fernie Ghostriders, you have captained the ship to a successful year both on and off the ice. Thank you to each and every one who is part of our coaching staff.
The players our team attracts are those who believe in our program. We are very proud of our program. We watch our players come to us as boys, and leave our program as men, ready to embrace what life might throw them.

The team this season has brought our organization great joy and we enjoyed the journey of our season. The season may have been cut short from what we wanted, but remember all of the great things you did both on and off the ice. We are extremely proud of each one of you.
It is always tough to see our 20 year olds graduate from our program, but it is also a sense of accomplishment to have watched each of you throughout your time with Fernie and have watched you grow as people.
Good luck to each of you and I know you will be successful with anything you choose to do in your lives.
Lastly, to the board members! Without you continued commitment, the team would not be here. Countless of hours spent to ensure the organization runs smoothly. Thank you so much!
Thank you once again and have a great evening!

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