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BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Tyden McWillis, who was a rookie for the Grizzlies this past season, has joined the BCHL’s Powell River Kings. (Contributed)

Grizzlies Tyden McWillis joins Powell River Kings for BCHL season

McWillis played two games for the Grizzlies during the weird pandemic season

Tyden McWillis, who was a rookie for the Grizzlies this past season, has joined the BCHL’s Powell River Kings. (Contributed)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Kelowna Rockets’ season postponed after positive COVID-19 test

The Rockets were scheduled to take on the Kamloops Blazers on Tuesday night. That game has now been postponed

The Kelowna Rockets fill the arena against the Calgary Hitmen on February 28, 2015 at Prospera Place in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
The Revelstoke Snowboard Club held a COVID-safe Waxathon at the end of January. The club will host their gear swap on Sunday, March 28. 
(Oldtrip Media photo)

Snowboard swap coming up on March 28 in Revelstoke

A portion of the proceeds go to the Revelstoke Snowboard Club

The Revelstoke Snowboard Club held a COVID-safe Waxathon at the end of January. The club will host their gear swap on Sunday, March 28. 
(Oldtrip Media photo)
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BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

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James LeBuke, a Revelstokian going to university in Michigan, has qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships later this month. (Submitted)

Revelstoke swimmer going to NCAA championships

James LeBuke is a member of the University of Michigan swim team

James LeBuke, a Revelstokian going to university in Michigan, has qualified for the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships later this month. (Submitted)
The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Riverside Forest Walk walk begins at the BC Interior Forestry Museum on Highway 23. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke trail network to expand with the help of CBT funding

Four Revelstoke projects received a total of almost $80,000

The Riverside Forest Walk walk begins at the BC Interior Forestry Museum on Highway 23. (Jocelyn Doll/Revelstoke Review)
The Columbia Basin Trust is providing $25,000 for a natural playscape at Begbie View Elementary . (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

Revelstoke youth activity projects funded by Columbia Basin Trust

In total the trust granted $500,000 to 80 projects across the region

The Columbia Basin Trust is providing $25,000 for a natural playscape at Begbie View Elementary . (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times

KIJHL cancels season due to ongoing COVID-19 restrictions

It’s the second straight season the KIJHL has had to shut down prematurely

A Nelson Leafs player takes a shot on a Beaver Valley Nitehawks goaltender during the 2020 playoffs. The KIJHL announced Saturday it was cancelling the 2020-21 season. Photo: Jim Bailey/Trail Times
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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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The Greater Vernon Ringette Association is one of six Vernon sports groups benefitting from B.C.’s Local Sport Relief Fund. (Morning Star file photo)

Relief funds keep Okanagan in the game

Clubs at risk of closure due to inability to offer programs and fundraise

The Greater Vernon Ringette Association is one of six Vernon sports groups benefitting from B.C.’s Local Sport Relief Fund. (Morning Star file photo)
The Stoked Cubs U11 girls hockey team is the first girls team in Revelstoke in a long time. (Submitted)

Revelstoke’s girls hockey team skating towards $100,000 competition

The U11 team pitched support for the food bank in a submission to the Good Deed’s Cup

The Stoked Cubs U11 girls hockey team is the first girls team in Revelstoke in a long time. (Submitted)
Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Pickleball play hits the ice in Okanagan

Rivals battle it out in support of the food bank

Brett Forsythe battles it out in a game of singles pickleball on ice at Okanagan Training Rink Thursday, Jan. 7 in support of the Vernon Food Bank. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Yu Sasaki started Far East Bistro seven years ago. Though he usually shuts it down for the winter, with the Freeride World Tour cancelled this year he is set up in the parking lot at Southside Market. (Photo by Oscar Bascones)

Revelstoke food truck stays open while Freeride World Tour is closed

Yu Sasaki would normally stash Far East Bistro for the winter, but the pandemic changed that

  • Jan 12, 2021
Yu Sasaki started Far East Bistro seven years ago. Though he usually shuts it down for the winter, with the Freeride World Tour cancelled this year he is set up in the parking lot at Southside Market. (Photo by Oscar Bascones)
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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

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The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL postpones regular season until Feb. 5

The announcement follows an extension of the province’s athletic travel restrictions

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
Marek Glowacki, 80, broke a national record this summer in the shot put. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Marek Glowacki, 80, broke a national record this summer in the shot put. (Liam Harrap - Revelstoke Review)
Raymond Speerbrecker was voted fan favourite in the 2018/2019 season. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL captains talk pandemic season

There have been ups and downs

  • Dec 18, 2020
Raymond Speerbrecker was voted fan favourite in the 2018/2019 season. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)