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Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach and GM Terry Jones was suspended eight games after two players were found to have played games despite not being completely vaccinated. Photo: Jim Bailey

KIJHL team fined, coach suspended for COVID-19 policy breach

Two players with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks played games despite not having two vaccine doses

 

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Delta to host B.C. Junior ‘B’ hockey’s Cyclone Taylor Cup championship next April

The 2021 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 

Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small

KIJHL launches app featuring real-time game scores

Follow the Castlegar Rebels, Nelson Leafs or your favourite KIJHL team on the new app

 

Arnie Caplan is the Castlegar Rebels’ new coach. Image:KIJHL
Arnie Caplan is the Castlegar Rebels’ new coach. Image:KIJHL
The Spokane Braves will not play in the KIJHL this season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Spokane Braves pull out of 2021-22 KIJHL season

Uncertainty around U.S. border opening forces Braves to pull out of upcoming junior season

The Spokane Braves will not play in the KIJHL this season. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)

Spokane opts out of KIJHL season

American club cites travel uncertainty between Canada and the U.S. for dropping out

The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)
Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks in March 2020. Photo: Jim Bailey

Castlegar Rebels announce first player commitment for next season

Tanner Truswell is a defenceman from Calgary, Alberta

Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks in March 2020. Photo: Jim Bailey
Revelstoke Grizzlies. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

COVID benches Revelstoke Grizzlies for the season

News comes after multiple members test positive for the virus

Revelstoke Grizzlies. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)

KIJHL postpones all games through end of 2020

Due to provincial health orders, games up to Dec. 31 have been pushed back

KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)
The The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced a pause on all regular season play until Dec. 8, 2020 at the earliest, following the latest province-wide restrictions due to COVID-19. (Tyler Harper/Black Press)

KIJHL pauses play for two weeks in wake of new COVID-19 restrictions

The league will cease playing regular season games until Dec. 8 at the earliest

The The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced a pause on all regular season play until Dec. 8, 2020 at the earliest, following the latest province-wide restrictions due to COVID-19. (Tyler Harper/Black Press)
The KIJHL is proceeding with this weekend’s scheduled games despite new COVID-19 restrictions. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

KIJHL proceeds with weekend games despite new COVID-19 restrictions

The league falls entirely within Interior Health and is already playing within four-team cohorts

The KIJHL is proceeding with this weekend’s scheduled games despite new COVID-19 restrictions. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Castlegar Rebels will kick off the KIJHL season this weekend with a pair of exhibition games against the Nelson Leafs, before the season start on Nov. 13.  Photo: Jim Bailey.

Rebels, Leafs set to open KIJHL season

The Castlegar Rebels and Nelson Leafs kick off the KIJHL season with a pair of exhibition games

Castlegar Rebels will kick off the KIJHL season this weekend with a pair of exhibition games against the Nelson Leafs, before the season start on Nov. 13.  Photo: Jim Bailey.
Castlegar Rebels hold three-day camp before upcoming season

Castlegar Rebels hold three-day camp before upcoming season

The camp looked a little different this year due to COVID-19 protocols

Castlegar Rebels hold three-day camp before upcoming season
The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star

Ice rinks in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson to reopen in September

Rinks have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star
The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL looking for government assistance to keep sticks on the ice

Commissioner says league may not continue without support

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ were near-perfect at the 2017 Keystone Cup in Arborg, Man. However, their only loss came in the championship game when the Wainwright Bisons of Alberta knocked off the Hawks 4-3 in overtime. Steve Scaia photo

Beaver Valley Nitehawks fall in OT of Keystone Cup final

Alberta champion Wainwright Bisons beat Nitehawks 4-3 in Western Canadian final

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ were near-perfect at the 2017 Keystone Cup in Arborg, Man. However, their only loss came in the championship game when the Wainwright Bisons of Alberta knocked off the Hawks 4-3 in overtime. Steve Scaia photo
Chase Daniels

Rebels looking to next year after series loss

“It’s a series that everyone is going to remember,” Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisler said following the game.

Chase Daniels
Mike Johnstone (right)

Rebels volunteers honoured during playoffs

The Castlegar Rebels honoured their volunteers at a recent playoff game in Castlegar.

Mike Johnstone (right)
Everett Hicks

Rebels fight back to tie series 1-1

After losing to the Nelson Leafs in quadruple overtime on Thursday, the Castlegar Rebels fought back on Saturday.

Everett Hicks
Vince Bitonti fought to score for the Rebels

Despite best efforts, Rebels lose to Leafs in first playoff game

The Castlegar Rebels lost to the Nelson Leafs in the fourth period of overtime during their first playoff game.

Vince Bitonti fought to score for the Rebels