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by The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced in a media release Wednesday that the Spokane Braves will not participate in the 2021/22 season.

The KIJHL said the decision comes as the result of continued uncertainty surrounding travel between Canada and the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Braves have been a valued member of the KIJHL for many...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

In a media release Tuesday, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) said the league has come to an official partnership agreement with InStat Hockey for the 2021-22 hockey season.

InStat is used by league and federation offices, coaches, scouts and management as a data and communication tool assisting in coaching processes, player development, statistical analysis and...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Aug 01 2021

Nelson Minor Hockey star Dryden Hunt has signed a two-year contract with NHL’s New York Rangers.

New York President and General Manager Chris Drury made the announcement Friday on the team website that the Rangers signed the free agent forward.

Drury also announced that the team has agreed to terms with free agent forward Greg McKegg on a one-year contract.

Hunt, 25, who...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 29 2021

Matti Erickson is off to Nairobi, Kenya.

The Kootenay Chaos Track star was selected by Athletics Canada Monday to represent the country at the World U20 track Championships next month in Nairobi, Kenya.

The two-time BC High School Cross Country medalist and Track and Field star served up a personal best time to capture the 800 meters race at BC Provincial Track and Field...

by Province of British Columbia on Wednesday Jul 28 2021

Quesnel, Maple Ridge and Kelowna have been announced as host cities for the 2024 BC Winter and Summer Games and the 2026 BC Summer Games.

"Congratulations to the host cities for the 2024 and 2026 BC Winter and Summer Games. This is a wonderful opportunity for these cities to showcase their 'A games' as a sports event-hosting destination and to support B.C.'s young athletes," said...

by Benjamin Phillips on Friday Jul 23 2021

Moments ago at the NHL Draft, Smoke Eater alumni Kent Johnson, made history as the highest Smoke Eater ever to be drafted into the NHL, going fifth overall to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Johnson who was named league MVP, top scorer, most Sportsmanlike and CJHL Top Forward in his second and final year in Trail where he tallied 108 points in 56 games. After putting himself front and centre...

by Contributor on Monday Jul 19 2021

The first Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program (KLAIP) for younger anglers is happening very soon, so kids are encouraged to get their trout heads in the game.

Kids must submit their rainbow or bull trout heads to one of four local depots by the end of July to participate in the August 1, 2021 draw. 

The youth KLAIP is running for the summer. By fishing for rainbow and bull...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Sunday Jul 11 2021

Thomas Skelton is impressed that he was able to finish his MindRight Ride for Mental Health.

He applauds everyone for getting on board to help blow past the goal of raising $10,000 for MindRight, earning $15,000 in donations.

More importantly, the Fernie Ghostriders associate coach and assistant GM is proud of the conversations struck on...

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