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by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 21 2020

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is doing an about-face on its decision to continue its regular season.

Following province-wide restrictions brought in by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry Thursday, the league decided to continue its season Friday with a host of games — including a 10-1 victory by the Nelson Leafs over the Grand Forks Border Bruins and Castlegar...

by Contributor on Friday Nov 20 2020

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has provided an update on league operations following the Provincial Health Order issued on November 19th:

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, the KIJHL has made the health and safety of our athletes, staff, volunteers, billet families and fans our top priority. In doing so, we have closely observed all of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 16 2020

Prior to opening weekend of the KIJHL, Commissioner Jeff Dubois released a statement regarding the ongoing issues the league is facing as it begins play during COVID-19.

The KIJHL began the season following COVID-19 cases involving two teams in the East Kootenay.

On October 30th, the KIJHL announced that a member of the Kimberley Dynamiters had tested positive for...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 03 2020

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has provided an update regarding the positive COVID-19 test result by a member of the Kimberley Dynamiters on Friday, October 30th.

The Interior Health Authority has completed the process of contact tracing following identification of the positive test case and recommended that nine additional members of the Dynamiters...

by Sara Golling on Tuesday Oct 13 2020

(With files from Linda Allis, for Black Jack)

Having great times in the snow:

We’ve seen our first taste of snow in Rossland already, giving hope to everyone who loves the stuff and can hardly wait to get out in it this winter. As always, fingers are crossed for a great snow year.  For those who love cross-country skiing and are thinking ahead...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 12 2020

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt has switched National Hockey League teams, recently signing a one-year, two-way contract with the Arizona Coyotes.

Coyotes General Manager Bill Armstrong made the announcement as NHL teams continue to scan the free-agent market to bolster rosters for the upcoming season.

Hunt, 24, played last season in the Florida Panthers system, splitting...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 09 2020

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is continuing to make preparations for launching its 2020-21 season after announcing Tuesday its cohort structure and groupings for the upcoming campaign, scheduled to commence Friday, November 13th.

Murdoch Division rivals, Nelson Leafs, Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins will be joined in its four-team cohort by...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 03 2020

The always-entertaining, hard-fought Murdoch Division rivalry between Leafs and Nitehawks is being put on hold for at least one season after the Beaver Valley franchise joined teams from Spokane and 100 Mile House opting out of the 2020-21 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

KIJHL commissioner Jeff Dubois made the announcement Thursday in an emailed media release.

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