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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 28 2020

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced Tuesday in a media release that the Junior B league will seek financial assistance from the provincial and federal governments due to the monetary impact as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 20-team -Junior B league followed the lead of many other sports organizations around the globe in March by cancelling the...

by Bob Hall on Sunday Apr 26 2020

The Selkirk College Saints put the official wraps on the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season at the team’s annual awards evening using tools that have become a symbol for current times.

Gathering in their homes and connected using Zoom videoconferencing, players and coaches recognized outstanding contributions in a hockey season that came to a...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 14 2020

It’s not the ending Selkirk College Saints’ captain Parker Wakaruk anticipated.

On March 12, the Saints had traveled to Langley and were preparing for the first-round British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoff series against the Trinity Western University Spartans when they received news that all games were suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.     

“We knew...

by Contributor on Wednesday Mar 25 2020

To reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect the health of British Columbians, the 2020 BC Summer Games that were scheduled for July 23-26 in Maple Ridge have been cancelled.

“Keeping British Columbians safe and healthy is our top priority. Through conversations with leadership at the BC Games Society, it became clear that there was no viable path forward to host the Games this year and...

by Contributor on Saturday Mar 21 2020

By Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications Manager

Being on the bench of the WHL’s Spokane Chiefs, it’s another step closer to Adam Maglio realizing his ultimate goal of coaching in the NHL.

Working with head coach Manny Viveiros and assistant coaches Adam Deadmarsh and Dustin Donaghy, Maglio says he wouldn’t be there were it not for playing in the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 12 2020

Hours after the National Hockey League announced it has put a pause on the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League followed with news the Junior B League has indefinitely suspended the 2019/20 playoffs due to ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19.

News of the decision was announced on the KIJHL website Thursday afternoon.

“The KIJHL...

by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 09 2020

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 the Spartans and Saints, they embark at the exact same 0-0 score....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 03 2020

L.V. Rogers Bombers overcame a slow start to bounce Stanley Humphries of Castlegar 66-36 at West Kootenay Junior Boys Basketball Playoff Tournament Saturday at the Hangar in Nelson.

Nathan Humphrey led the Bombers against SHSS in the Consolation Final with 18 points.

Jake Wheeler had 13 while Mika Whitefield, Griffin Phillips and Cole Woodward each added eight points.

The...

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