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by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Feb 26 2016

For some reason the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have a way of playing just well enough and just a little bit better than the Nelson Leafs.

The Hawks squeaked out another one of those nail-biting victories Friday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Leafs 6-2 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Series....

by Bob Hall on Monday Feb 22 2016

With three games remaining in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints hold the fate of home ice advantage for the post season in their own hands.

Coming off a pair of playoff-like contests against rival Simon Fraser University this past weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, each team captured a victory...

by Bob Hall on Monday Feb 15 2016

If building late-season drama was the goal, the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) schedule-makers couldn’t have planned it any more perfect.

With time running out on the regular season, over the next two weeks the Selkirk College Saints and Simon Fraser University Clan will lock horns in three pivotal games that will likely determine who finishes first overall. At...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 13 2016

The Castlegar Rebels completed a weekend sweep of the Nelson Leafs, doubling the Green and White 6-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Chris Breese, Mike Bhotoa and Tayden Woods, also finishing with a pair of goals, led the Rebels each with three points.

Castlegar led 3-2 after the first period and 5-3 following 40 minutes of...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 12 2016

Nick Deschenes, has been relieved of his duties as GM/Head Coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters effective immediately.  President, Tom Gawryletz, stated, “The team has been outscored by a margin of 22-3 in the last three games but more importantly, it is obvious that the players are not responding to him.”

Deschenes has...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 08 2016

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has never been big on promoting itself.

However, league governors should be pleased to give themselves a pat on the back after correcting original suspensions following a January 29th game at the NDCC Arena between Nelson and Castlegar.

Following the penalty-filled contest, as many as three Leafs had suspensions posted on the KIJHL...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jan 28 2016

The Selkirk College Saints pursuit of a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title begins in earnest Friday against the Trinity Western Spartans.

With the second semester of play underway, the three-time defending league champions begin a string of five straight home games at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre where they hope to get a firm...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 26 2016

Anaheim Ducks forward (and former Castlegar Rebel) Shawn Horcoff has been suspended for 20 games, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and...

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