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by Contributor on Friday May 14 2021

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. Szynkaruk to the KIJHL and...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 12 2021

Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications

For a fifth straight year, the University of Jamestown Jimmies are playing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship tournament.

The Jimmies will be pursuing a Division I men’s championship in Saint Louis, Mo., this month. Ranked 15th among the 20 teams in the tournament, they feature 16...

by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 29 2021

Selkirk College said in a media release Monday the school will no longer ice a men’s hockey team, announcing that the program will be discontinued due to budgetary constraints.

Competing in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) since 2006, the Selkirk College Saints’ current players, coaches and team staff were informed of the decision this week.

With...

by Boundary Sentinel on Thursday Mar 25 2021

For second time in as many years, the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has forced organizers to cancel the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament.

Tournament organizers said recent decisions by the Province and Health Authorities have indicated that it will not be possible to hold large gatherings and events throughout summer 2021 in BC.

Like most events held throughout the...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 15 2021

The BC Hockey League has been granted permission by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) to play a shortened 2020-21 season beginning the first week of April.

The PHO said it has approved the BCHL’s proposal for a safe return to play under its COVID-19 Safety Plan.

The league will operate in a “pod” model where three to four teams will play each...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 07 2021

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League worked its very best to try to get a hockey season in during a pandemic.

However, following the recent decision by BC Provincial Health to extend the province-wide ban on social gatherings and events, indefinitely, due to the citing concerns of the growing number of COVID-19 variant cases, the league announced Saturday the cancellation of its...

by Contributor on Saturday Jan 30 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Revelstoke Grizzlies have ceased operations for the remainder of the 2020/21 season after members of the organization tested positive for COVID-19.

On Tuesday, January 26th, the Grizzlies became aware of a potential COVID-19 contact that occurred through a team player’s place of employment. In accordance with KIJHL...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 10 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League remains committed to its goal for providing a season despite of the recent Provincial Health Order extension to February 5, 2021 limiting sports activities and travel.

KIJHL Commissioner Jeff Dubois said the league remains hopeful of resuming regular season play at that time and will continue with preparations to award the Teck Cup to our...

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