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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 03 2020

The always-entertaining, hard-fought Murdoch Division rivalry between Leafs and Nitehawks is being put on hold for at least one season after the Beaver Valley franchise joined teams from Spokane and 100 Mile House opting out of the 2020-21 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

KIJHL commissioner Jeff Dubois made the announcement Thursday in an emailed media release.

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by Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

British Columbia (September 2nd, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitments of two players in Nicolas Roussel and Jackson Krill for the upcoming season.

Roussel, an 18-year-old from Maple Ridge and Krill, a 16-year-old from Port Moody, were both players the Smoke Eaters staff identified from the teams ID Camp. Roussel played just 12 games last year in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 26 2020

Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines.

“I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of competition these past few months,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

“viaSport has done...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 24 2020

After Nelson Baseball finishes its renovation of Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson, the Blue Jays just might want to ditch Buffalo as its minor league affiliate.

The Toronto Blue Jays “Jays Care Foundation” made Queen Elizabeth Park renovations happen a little easier after the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 12 2020

Simon Fraser University is retiring its varsity athletics team name, the Clan, effective Wednesday the university said on its website.

The university initiated a stakeholder engagement process of the team name in January after a poll of student athletes last year indicated strong support for a name change.

Based on the results of the engagement...

by Contributor on Sunday Jul 19 2020

We have started our season out on the west coast and it’s off to a great start.  

There has been lots of Coho around to keep everyone busy while hunting for the big Chinooks. Some days have been a grind, but Chinook are showing up at the usual spots lately.  So far, the biggest Chinook we’ve seen on the dock is 33 pounds.

That’s a great sign for this early in the season.  Looking...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jul 17 2020

In a media release appearing on the league's website, the BC Hockey League announced Friday that it is planning to start the 2020-21 regular season on Dec. 1, pending approval from the Provincial Health Office (PHO).

“We’ve been having discussions with the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture since March around a safe return to play,” said BCHL Commissioner Chris Hebb in the media...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jul 13 2020

The BC Hockey Hall of Fame is asking the public to rummage through garages, basements and attics to help showcase the province's rich and diverse hockey history.

Due to COVID-19, the Hall was forced to cancel the annual summer induction event.

However, the downtime has given Hall staff the opportunity to shift their focus toward creating a new exhibit.

Located in Penticton...

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