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West Kootenay Basketball Officials take to court to call fouls on cancer

Basketball Officials in the West Kootenay are once again joining with their provincial colleagues to call fouls on CANCER. West Kootenay Basketball Officials are again raising money and awareness in the 15th Call a Foul on Cancer — Pink Whistles Legacy Fund, which strives to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society — B.C. and […]

KIJHL announces partnership with Neuropsychology Consultant

In a media release Wednesday, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced its partnership with Dr. Michael Czarnota, the official Neuropsychology Consultant of the Canadian Hockey League. Dr. Czarnota comes with an impressive resume working with the ECHL, USHL, the CHL and its three leagues and has a desire to work with as many […]

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 […]

BCHL sets new league record for NCAA Division 1 committed players

With a flurry of recent NCAA Division I commitments, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) has set a new benchmark for committed players with 193, with many more expected in the coming months. The previous high of 190 was set in June of last season. Trail Smoke Eaters players committed to NCAA Division I programs are:  […]

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. […]

Wildcats ready for challenge at BC High School A Girls Volleyball Championships

Mount Sentinel is taking an underdog mindset into the BC High School A Girls Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday in at Selkirk College in Castlegar and at L.V. Rogers in Nelson. The Wildcats enter the tournament as the 16th seed. However, according to head coach Joe Moreira, the seeding is just a number. “We are a […]

Brian DeBiasio to be inducted into Golf Hall of Fame of BC

Former Granite Pointe golfer Brian DeBiasio was recently welcomed into the Golf Hall of Fame of BC. DeBiasio, who was a former administrator in the Kootenay Lake School District at L.V. Rogers High School before retiring and moving to Vancouver Island, joins Craig Doell of Victoria, Shelly Stouffer of Nanoose Bay and the late Ron […]

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 […]

Nelson's Ryan Lewis earns varsity soccer honours

Nelson Soccer grad Ryan Lewis has earned not one, but two major awards for his goal-scoring weekend on the Canada West Men’s Soccer circuit. Tuesday, for the second time in his Thompson Rivers University WolfPack soccer career, Lewis was selected Canada West men’s soccer player of the week. Then on Wednesday, the WolfPack forward earned the […]

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 […]