Border Bruins, Ghostriders and Rockies advance players

The Grand Forks Border Bruins and Fernie Ghostriders have made announcements on players advancing to junior A and the college level.


The Bruins announced that Nathan Cohen-Wallis is joining the Espanola Express in the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League while Logan Hascarl has committed to Concordia University, former Bruins defenceman Byron Walker is joining Eastern Washington University and Evan Gorman will play for the Selkirk Saints this fall.


Cohen-Wallis, of Canmore, Alta, had 29 goals and 59 points in 78 career KIJHL games.The 20-year-old added five assists in eight career playoff games.


Hascarl, 21, collected 11 goals and 61 points in 231 career regular season games to go with 157 penalty minutes. In 26 playoff games, Hascarl had three goals and seven points.


Walker, 20, a Mena, Ark. native, had an assist in 19 games (


Gorman, 21, the Grand Forks native had 29 goals and 87 points in 192 career games mostly with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Eleven of his 18 goals last season came on the power-play. In the playoffs, he had a goal and seven points in 41 games.

The Ghostriders announced that defenceman Sawan Gill and forward Kyle Ford are joining the La Ronge Ice Wolves in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.


As a rookie, Gill, a Calgary native, had two goals and 24 points in 47 games. He was second among team defenceman in scoring. In eight playoff games, he added two goals and five points. Ford, also a rookie from Calgary, netted 17 goals and 42 points in 48 games. In eight playoff games, he added a goal and four points.


Columbia Valley Rockies goalie C.J. Wedenig posted on his Twitter account that he has committed to the UCO Bronchos in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 1 for this season.


“I want to thank everyone who has supported and helped me to get here,” Wedenig wrote. “The long hours navigating through adversity have paid off, and I’m excited to start my new chapter.”


Wedenig split last season betwenen the Rockies and Nelson Leafs to earn eight wins in 24 games.