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UPDATED: Games cancelled for Alberta teams joining BCHL

The Alberta Junior Hockey League is putting the hammer down on the five teams joining the independent, British Columbia Hockey League for 2024-25 season. The AJHL said in a statement Thursday on its website that the league has “cancelled all upcoming games scheduled to be played between these five defecting teams and the remaining eleven […]

BC Hockey updates Junior A pathway

BC Hockey is excited to share a progress update on the Junior hockey pathway in B.C., and the teams looking to move from Junior A Tier 2 to Junior A Tier 1. Behind the scenes this hard work continues as a part of our commitment to elevate the Junior hockey experience in British Columbia and Yukon. […]

Dec. 12 proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day

Dec. 12 will be proclaimed Christine Sinclair Day in B.C. to recognize the extraordinary career and outstanding achievements in sport of the Canadian women’s soccer legend. “Dec. 12 is a day for our province to celebrate the extraordinary career of Christine Sinclair and her unparalleled contributions to soccer, both on and off the field,” said […]

Nitros to host 2024 Junior A Championship

BC Hockey, along with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the Pacific Junior Hockey League (PJHL) and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL) announced Thursday that the Kimberley Dynamiters (KIJHL) will host the 2024 BC Hockey Junior A Championship, April 18-21, 2024. BC Hockey said in a media release that the four-team tournament […]

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 […]

FIRE AND ICE

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...