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by Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Oct 27 2022

NHL Central Scouting has released its preliminary list of "Players to Watch" for the upcoming 2022/23 NHL Entry Draft with Smoke Eaters defenceman Brady Smith being named to the list.

Smith, who is just 17 years old playing in his first year as a Smoke Eater, has been named to the NHL Central Scouting preliminary watch list as a "C" list ranking, indicating a 4th, 5th...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 27 2022

The Trail Smoke Eaters, along with the Murphy Family Foundation are proud to announce that we have raised over $2,600 for the Orange Shirt Society from last month's orange t-shirt sales!

The Smoke Eaters were proud to incorporate our logo with the phrase “Every Child Matters” onto orange t-shirts for fans and community members to purchase ahead of Canada’s National...

by Contributor on Thursday Oct 27 2022

Jude Moore did his part for the Kootenay Lake kokanee salmon this summer, hauling dozens of predatory trout out of the lake and winning a new kayak for his effort. 

“My family caught around 60 trout at Davis Creek this year,” said the 11-year-old kids’ derby winner from Nelson.

“I think I entered 30 fish in the draw this summer.” 

Kids under 15 years of age can enter the...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Oct 11 2022

In a media release on the Hockey Canada website,  the Board of Directors has announced important changes to Hockey Canada’s leadership team.

Effective immediately, Hockey Canada announced the departure of chief executive officer Scott Smith along with the entire Board has also agreed to step down to make room for a new slate of directors.

Hockey Canada said an interim management...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Friday Oct 07 2022

The Grand Forks Border Bruins are the toast of the Neil Murdoch Division following week two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Bruins won two of their three games last week, including a 3-0 road victory over the Nelson Leafs, and currently are first in their division.

Head Coach & GM Dave Hnatiuk said the start of the season has been nice and one they...

by Contributor on Saturday Sep 24 2022

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is pleased to announce that Commissioner Jeff Dubois has signed a five-year contract extension that will see him remain in his role through the end of the 2027-28 season.

Dubois joined the KIJHL in March 2020, and has developed a number of key partnerships including new league and team websites plus a mobile app through...

by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Sep 20 2022

With the start of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League just days away, the league announced Monday that two players on the Creston Valley Thunder Cats have been suspended for an alleged hazing incident.

As well, the Thunder Cats have been fined and placed on two years probation by the KIJHL following a week-long investigation into hazing allegations.

"The KIJHL was...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Sep 18 2022

Results are slowly trickling in from the BC Senior Games in Victoria with sisters from the West Kootenay Boundary Zone capturing center stage in Pickleball played on the campus of the University of Victoria.

Tanis Bourchier of Nelson and Christine Wayling of Castlegar combined to claim the Gold Medal in the Women’s 55-plus 3.0 Doubles competition.

The first-year players,...