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by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 27 2022

Cole Berg and Brandon Kasdorf each scored singles to spark the Revelstoke Grizzlies in a 2-1 win over the Nelson Leafs in Game two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Teck Cup Championship Saturday night at the Forum.

The win, coming after Revelstoke opened the series with a 4-3 victory Friday, gives the Grizzlies a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Games three...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 21 2022

Basketball Officials in the West Kootenay are once again joining with their provincial colleagues to raise money and awareness in the 13th annual Call a FOUL on Cancer — Pink Whistle campaign.

The annual campaign, which runs through the month of February — strives to raise funds for the Canadian...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 21 2022

The Nelson Leafs can cross one item from their the 2022 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League bucket list after the Green and White captured the Neil Murdoch Division regular season title.

The Leafs posted a weekend sweep of Murdoch rivals Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 4-3 in OT, and Grand Forks Border Bruins, 7-1, to finish the season with a 31-10-0-1 record — 16 points ahead of...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 04 2022

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...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Jan 08 2022

It appears the Omicron variant has hit teams in the league with COVID-19 cases forcing the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to postpone several weekend games in the division.

The KIJHL has postponed no less than seven weekend games, including Saturday’s 7 p.m. tilt at the NDCC Arena between the Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels.

The contest has been postponed due to a...

by Contributor on Friday Dec 24 2021

Since joining the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as commissioner late in the 2019-20 season, Jeff Dubois has navigated the league through the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this Question & Answer article, Dubois touches on what the experience working with the league has been like, placing a focus on post-secondary education for players and more.

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by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 02 2021

In a short statement on the league website, the Kootenay International Hockey League announced that the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have been sanctioned for violations under the league’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

The KIJHL statement said the sanctions stem from the participation of two Nitehawks players in team activities, including KIJHL regular season games, at a time when they did not...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Thursday Dec 02 2021

KidSport™ has launched their 10th annual Give the Gift of Sport™ fundraising campaign, calling on Canadians to donate online at

More than 30 percent of Canadian youth under the age of 18 cannot afford to play organized sport. With the support of the Government of Canada, corporate partners, and the generosity of...