Bruno Campese Bringing Stanley Cup to Nelson on October 15

The Stanley Cup victory tour for the Vegas Golden Knights will touch down in the West Kootenay on October 15 with a visit from Nelson-raised Bruno Campese. One of the most legendary trophies in all of sport has been crisscrossing the globe since the Knights defeated the Florida Panthers in June to claim the franchise’s […]


With submissions by the Rossland Curling club Fire has invaded and disrupted – even ended — so many lives recently, in BC and around the world – and so far Rossland has been very fortunate, suffering only a few days of dense smoke.  We can all be grateful for that, even as we send donations […]

KIJHL releases 2023-24 schedule

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has released its 2023-24 regular season schedule, which begins on Friday, September 22nd with 16 of the league’s 20 teams in action. All KIJHL teams will play a 44-game regular season that includes six games each against divisional rivals, two games against teams from the alternate division within the […]

Christina Lake native brings back Silver from Commonwealth Games

Former staff member and Christina Lake native James Dergousoff is coming home from the Commonwealth Games with a silver medal. Dergousoff, 25, swam the breast stroke leg for the Canadian entry in the 4 x 100 meter mixed medley relay that finished in second place. The team of Dergousoff, Kylie Masse, Maggie Mac Neil and Ruslan...

Horcoff named Red Wings assistant G.M. and Grand Rapids Griffins G.M.

Detroit Red Wings executive vice president and general manager Steve Yzerman today announced that Shawn Horcoff has been named Red Wings assistant general manager and general manager of the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League. Horcoff will work alongside Yzerman on all hockey operations matters for the Red...

Former Saints skipper signs as Bruins new coach, GM

 New owner, now a new head coach. The Grand Forks Border Bruins recently welcomed the hockey team’s new head coach and GM for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. Former Selkirk College Saints skipper, Dave Hnatiuk, joins the Boundary City squad after spending the last two seasons as the Head Coach...

Grand Forks doctor takes over ownership of Border Bruins

By Emanuel Sequeira, Director of Communications The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has approved the sale of the Grand Forks Border Bruins to local physician Dr. Mark Szynkaruk, who assumes ownership of the club from the community-owned Grand Forks Border Bruins Association. “We’re very pleased to welcome Dr....

Smokies welcome new head coach, GM

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce Tim Fragle as the team’s next General Manager and Head Coach. Fragle, a native of Edmonton, Alberta and former Smoke Eater comes to Trail with a strong coaching resume as the team’s new General Manager and Head Coach. During the past four years, Fragle has been head...

Selkirk College Saints and BCIHL Take Fall Semester Pause

To ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season will not begin its regular season any sooner than January 2021. At last week’s annual general meeting, the Selkirk College Saints and other member teams decided that safety concerns related to the COVID-19 ...

Selkirk College Saints Hit the Reset Button

The Trinity Western University Spartans finished a hefty 21 points ahead of the Selkirk College Saints in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season. The upshot of matching up against tough odds in the first round of the playoffs is that once the puck drops to start the BCIHL semi-final between...

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