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The Canadian Women’s Rafting Team: Kailee Marland, Hannah Brown, Maris Fraser, Ali Preece and Erin Webber. (Contributed by Maris Fraser)

Making waves: Canadian Womens Rafting Team raising funds to head to world championships

The 2022 World Rafting Championship is taking place in Bosnia from May 24 to Jun. 1

The Canadian Women’s Rafting Team: Kailee Marland, Hannah Brown, Maris Fraser, Ali Preece and Erin Webber. (Contributed by Maris Fraser)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
Revelstoke Grizzlies vs Osoyoos Coyotes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Road-warrior Grizzlies head home with commanding series lead over Coyotes

The series will continue in Revelstoke on Friday (Mar. 18)

Revelstoke Grizzlies vs Osoyoos Coyotes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Revelstoke Grizzlies vs Osoyoos Coyotes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Grizzlies pummel Coyotes in convincing Game 1 victory

Revelstoke kicked off Okanagan Conference Final in Osoyoos on Tuesday (Mar. 16)

Revelstoke Grizzlies vs Osoyoos Coyotes. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Grizzlies’ goaltender Brandon Weare in action earlier this season. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Storm stave off elimination in game five, Grizzlies head to Kamloops tonight

It took double-overtime to settle the difference between the two fierce rivals on Mar. 10

Grizzlies’ goaltender Brandon Weare in action earlier this season. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Brady Augot crowding the net against the Kamloops Storm on Tuesday (Mar. 8) night. (Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week)

Grizzlies one win away from the third round after Tuesday’s win over Kamloops

The Grizzlies will return to the Revelstoke Forum for game five on Thursday (Mar. 10)

Brady Augot crowding the net against the Kamloops Storm on Tuesday (Mar. 8) night. (Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week)
Jameson Rende celebrating the opening goal of the game against the Grizzlies on Monday (Mar. 7) night. (Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week)

Grizzlies lose defensive battle in game three of their series against Kamloops

Revelstoke will play the Storm again tonight (Mar. 8) in game four

Jameson Rende celebrating the opening goal of the game against the Grizzlies on Monday (Mar. 7) night. (Allen Douglas/Kamloops This Week)
Shredding powder at day one of the King and Queen of the Mountain event at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Mar. 5. (Photo by Felix Gerz)

Heavy lies the crown: Views from the King and Queen of the Mountain event

The two-day event was held at Revelstoke Mountain Resort from Mar. 5-6

Shredding powder at day one of the King and Queen of the Mountain event at Revelstoke Mountain Resort on Mar. 5. (Photo by Felix Gerz)
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
The Stoked Cubs at their first-ever tournament in Sicamous on Feb. 19. (Contributed by Stephanie Miller)

Girls getting stoked on hockey: Local program expanding the sport

The Stoked Cubs program in Revelstoke is getting girls involved in hockey

The Stoked Cubs at their first-ever tournament in Sicamous on Feb. 19. (Contributed by Stephanie Miller)
Revelstoke Grizzlies vs Sicamous Eagles. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Coming down to the wire: Grizzlies and Eagles play a closely contested game two

The playoff series continues on Friday (Feb. 25) in Sicamous

Revelstoke Grizzlies vs Sicamous Eagles. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Grizzlies’ goaltender Brandon Weare in action earlier this season. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke Grizzlies kick off their playoff series against the Sicamous Eagles

The KIJHL playoffs began at the Revelstoke Forum on Tuesday (Feb. 22)

Grizzlies’ goaltender Brandon Weare in action earlier this season. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
Brandon Gallo, Cole Berg, and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)

Recapping a regular season to remember at the Revelstoke Forum

The Revelstoke Grizzlies returned to the Forum with a bang for the 2021/22 regular season

Brandon Gallo, Cole Berg, and Brandon Weare of the Revelstoke Grizzlies. (Josh Piercey/Revelstoke Review)
Fans in the stands at the Revelstoke Forum. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)

Grizzlies lose hard-fought battle to the Sicamous Eagles, look ahead to playoffs

The playoffs start on Tuesday (Feb. 22) night against the Sicamous Eagles

Fans in the stands at the Revelstoke Forum. (Jocelyn Doll-Revelstoke Review)
Grizzlies head coach Ryan Parent delivering a team talk on Feb. 15. (Matthew Timmins)

Revelstoke Grizzlies derail Summerland Steam in second last game

The Grizzlies downed the visitors 5-1, build momentum before the playoffs

Grizzlies head coach Ryan Parent delivering a team talk on Feb. 15. (Matthew Timmins)
Grizzlies' goaltender Brandon Weare saved 26 out of 28 shots on goal in the Nov. 12 game against the Osoyoos Coyotes. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Osmond makes 46 saves, Chase Heat defeat Grizzlies

Revelstoke Grizzlies missed chance to extend lead on division rivals last Friday (Feb. 11) night

Grizzlies' goaltender Brandon Weare saved 26 out of 28 shots on goal in the Nov. 12 game against the Osoyoos Coyotes. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
The Revelstoke Forum erupted as Brandon Gallo netted the overtime winner to give the Grizzlies a hard-fought win on Saturday (Dec. 4). (Matt Timmins)

The Grizz go marching on

A recap of last week’s action at the Revelstoke Forum

The Revelstoke Forum erupted as Brandon Gallo netted the overtime winner to give the Grizzlies a hard-fought win on Saturday (Dec. 4). (Matt Timmins)
One of Canada’s most successful athletes ever, Brian McKeever (right), is set to compete in his sixth Paralympic Winter Games. The nation’s Para-Nordic team is preparing for Beijing 2022 at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre near Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)

‘Immensely proud’: Canada’s Para Nordic team training for Beijing 2022 near Penticton

Nickel Plate Nordic Centre has the same altitude (1,800 metres) as the Paralympic hills in China

One of Canada’s most successful athletes ever, Brian McKeever (right), is set to compete in his sixth Paralympic Winter Games. The nation’s Para-Nordic team is preparing for Beijing 2022 at Nickel Plate Nordic Centre near Penticton. (Logan Lockhart, Western News)
BC School Sports has been in talks with the Ministry of Education to reverse a decision that prevents school sports tournaments from happening, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

BC School Sports ‘hopeful’ Ministry of Education will reverse tournaments restriction

Recent decision allows club sport but prevents school tournaments from taking place

BC School Sports has been in talks with the Ministry of Education to reverse a decision that prevents school sports tournaments from happening, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Beth Granstrom in action at the Canmore Nordic Centre. (Contributed by Beth Granstrom)

Revelstoke skier representing Canada at world championships

Beth Granstrom is heading to Norway to take place in the U23 World Ski Championship

Beth Granstrom in action at the Canmore Nordic Centre. (Contributed by Beth Granstrom)