Ghostriders’ MacDuff signs with SMU Huskies

Fernie Ghostriders forward Ethan MacDuff will play for the Southern Maine University Huskies in NCAA Division III next season.

MacDuff led the Ghostriders with 65 points in 43 games. In 86 career KIJHL games, the Lloydminster, Alberta product had 47 goals and 103 points. He added 13 points in 19 KIJHL Teck Cup championship games.

Getting this opportunity is exciting for MacDuff as he takes the next step in his career.

“They have a really good program and I’ve talked to the coach quite a bit and some of the captains have reached out to me,” he said of the school based in Portland, Maine. “It seems it will be a good fit for me.”

MacDuff said last season was big for him with confidence and trusting himself to make plays.

“I was playing with good players too and I’m excited to be playing with good players again at the next level,” said MacDuff. “The Fernie organization made me feel so comfortable and gave me so many opportunities that I was able to develop into the player and person I am. The KIJHL is a huge development league for young athletes trying to move to the next level.”