News Release: Wagner hired by Coquitlam Express in BCHL

May 14-2021


It is bitter sweet that the Fernie Ghostriders Head Coach and General Manager Jeff Wagner will be moving on to the Coquitlam Express Junior A Hockey Team in the BCHL. Jeff has accepted the position of Associate Coach & Director of Scouting.\

During the three years Jeff has been with the Fernie Ghostriders, he has a positive impact on our program and was always up for a challenge. The first year Jeff helped our team through the challenges of re-entry to the Fernie Memorial after the devasting ammonia leak in 2017 which took the lives of three beloved individuals, and then through the COVID year which saw many challenges. Jeff took all challenges on with ease and professionalism.

Jeff won Eddie Mountain Coach of the Year in 2018-2019 season.

We are extremely proud of what Jeff has done for our team, moving forward with the program we had envisioned. We are even more proud that Jeff now has developed his skills to move to the BCHL with the Coquitlam Express.

When asked, Jeff had this to say:

“I’d like to thank Barb Anderson and the Board for the opportunity to coach in Fernie for the past 3 seasons. My fiance and I fell in love with the town and the organization and the support we received throughout our time will always be a highlight for us. I look forward to the next chapter in my coaching career, but would not have this opportunity without the Ghostriders. I’d also like to thank the volunteers, our coaching staff and our players for their dedication. This is a first class organization and I am proud to have been a part of it.”

On behalf of the Fernie Ghostriders, I would like to thank Jeff and his fiancé Stephanie for the time they have been in Fernie and we wish them nothing but the best! Congratulations Jeff!