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Brady Bjork of the Prince George Spruce Kings flies into Ty Taylor of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL retro night action last January at the Civic Arena. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

BCHL unveils historical stats page on website

New listing features several Vernon players

Brady Bjork of the Prince George Spruce Kings flies into Ty Taylor of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL retro night action last January at the Civic Arena. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)                                Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)

World Junior Hockey fever hits Vernon

Vipers spice up floor ball demonstration at OK Landing School

Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)                                Celly, the mascot for the 2019 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships, pulls off a toe drag in front of Vernon Vipers winger Connor Marritt at Okanagan Landing School. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)
B.C. club curling challenge opens house

B.C. club curling challenge opens house

New rules aimed at getting more rinks involved

B.C. club curling challenge opens house
Steve Laycock and Rick Sawatsky work the brooms as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)

Dunstone brushes off Cotter in Vernon cashspiel

Prestige Hotels & Rersorts Curling Classic

Steve Laycock and Rick Sawatsky work the brooms as skip Jim Cotter looks on during the Prestige Hotels & Resorts Curling Classic at the Vernon Curling and Athletic Club. (Lisa Mazurek/Morning Star)
Loverboy frontman Mike Reno keeps it cool as the band brings Vernon back to the ’80s at Kal Tire Place Sept. 8. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)

Loverboy ignites Vernon stage

It sounded like the ’80s as Loverboy and Platinum Blonde rocked the opening of Kal Tire Place North

Loverboy frontman Mike Reno keeps it cool as the band brings Vernon back to the ’80s at Kal Tire Place Sept. 8. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)
Robert Varga of Fort St. John takes aim at a target during the annual North Okanagan Trap and Skeet Club’s Labour Day Trap Shoot in Spallumcheen. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)

Okanagan shooters honour founding members

North Okanagan Trap & Skeet Club Labour Day Classic

Robert Varga of Fort St. John takes aim at a target during the annual North Okanagan Trap and Skeet Club’s Labour Day Trap Shoot in Spallumcheen. (Roger Knox/Morning Star)
Coach Amar Talic of European Football School watches as Jerome Winter perfects his scorpion in a drill at MacDonald Park. (Photo Submitted)

European coaches impressed with Okanagan soccer skill

Vernon once again hosted the highly qualified coaches of European Football School.

Coach Amar Talic of European Football School watches as Jerome Winter perfects his scorpion in a drill at MacDonald Park. (Photo Submitted)
Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.                                Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.

B.C. lacrosse legends celebrate Canadian titles, life after crash

Vernon Senior B lacrosse team survived a 1976 plane crash after victory in Winnipeg

Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.                                Vernon Tigers, from left, Graydon Brown, Marty Stein, Terry Mosdell and Dale Rintoul display their championship rings at the Vernon Golf & Country Club.
Owen Barker of Armstrong has signed with Vancouver’s pro lacrosse franchise. (Maple Ridge Burrards Photo)

Okanagan’s Barker signs with National Lacrosse League team

Vancouver franchise adds muscle with Armstrong product

Owen Barker of Armstrong has signed with Vancouver’s pro lacrosse franchise. (Maple Ridge Burrards Photo)
Billet brother Lyndon Tung, from left, Mitch, Wyatt, Westin, Gavin and Riley Andres arrive in Vernon for the Vipers training camp. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon Vipers welcome five-brother act

Andres boys from Minnesota attend BCHL training camp

Billet brother Lyndon Tung, from left, Mitch, Wyatt, Westin, Gavin and Riley Andres arrive in Vernon for the Vipers training camp. (Photo Submitted)
Smoke and flames engulf the Kelowna Flightcraft DC-3 after it crashed in a field near Pincher Creek, Alta. on Sept 8, 1976. (Don Kendall, Vernon Daily News Photo).

Legendary B.C. lacrosse team reunion will recount titles, terror

Goalie Rich Zecchel is still frightened to fly and recalls the crash-landing of a DC-3 in a field.

Smoke and flames engulf the Kelowna Flightcraft DC-3 after it crashed in a field near Pincher Creek, Alta. on Sept 8, 1976. (Don Kendall, Vernon Daily News Photo).
Vernon strength and conditioning coach Rhonda Catt meets Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman at the Tampa Bay Lightning development camp. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon’s Catt works with NHL Bolts

Vernon strength and conditioning coach invited to Tampa Bay development camp

Vernon strength and conditioning coach Rhonda Catt meets Hall of Famer Steve Yzerman at the Tampa Bay Lightning development camp. (Photo Submitted)
Vernon’s Dave Oliver has joined the NHL’s New York Rangers as an assistant coach. (Ottawa Senators Hockey Club)

Vernon’s Oliver joins Rangers staff

Vernon Laker grad hired as assistant coach

Vernon’s Dave Oliver has joined the NHL’s New York Rangers as an assistant coach. (Ottawa Senators Hockey Club)
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North Enderby Timber clinch NOSL crown

Last-second goal by Sladen gives NET 1-0 win over Turn-Key Controls

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Kendra Jones-Munk of Vernon swings away on the No. 1 fairway in the Spall Ladies Open Wednesday at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)

Lenoury’s 76 wins Ladies Open

Field of 66 golfers at Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club

Kendra Jones-Munk of Vernon swings away on the No. 1 fairway in the Spall Ladies Open Wednesday at the Spallumcheen Golf and Country Club. (Kevin Mitchell/Morning Star)
North Okanagan Knights hire Van Horlick

North Okanagan Knights hire Van Horlick

New head coach of Junior B franchise in Armstrong

North Okanagan Knights hire Van Horlick
Actor Nicolas Cage meets Kennedy Mund of Vernon after shooting a movie scene at Grillers Meats in downtown Vernon Friday. (Photo Submitted)

B.C. teen meets Nicolas Cage

Filming mob movie in downtown Vernon, B.C.

Actor Nicolas Cage meets Kennedy Mund of Vernon after shooting a movie scene at Grillers Meats in downtown Vernon Friday. (Photo Submitted)
Bill Greene of Falkland has been elected the new chairman of the board for BC Hockey. (Photo Submitted)

Greene pushes teamwork as new BC Hockey head

Falkland man twice brought Junior B franchises to the North Okanagan

Bill Greene of Falkland has been elected the new chairman of the board for BC Hockey. (Photo Submitted)
Vernon’s Peter Byrnes rides in the Canadian Great Cycle Challenge to combat children’s cancer. (Photo Submitted)

Vernon’s Byrnes conquers cancer cycle

Raises cash to combat children’s disease

Vernon’s Peter Byrnes rides in the Canadian Great Cycle Challenge to combat children’s cancer. (Photo Submitted)
Vernon Viper goalie Ty Taylor, getting a hug from teammate Jesse Lansdell, is one of 58 B.C. Hockey League players attending NHL development camps. Taylor was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL entry draft. (Morning Star File)

BCHL sending 58 to NHL development camps

Vernon Vipers represented by quartet

Vernon Viper goalie Ty Taylor, getting a hug from teammate Jesse Lansdell, is one of 58 B.C. Hockey League players attending NHL development camps. Taylor was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the NHL entry draft. (Morning Star File)