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A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Summerland steams past North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL: North OK, Summerland, Chase Heat split weekend encounters as each goes 1-1

Vernon mountain biker Tom Van Steenbergen suffered multiple injuries in a crash Friday, Oct. 15, at the Red Bull Rampage event in Utah. He underwent eight hours of surgery Saturday and is now on the road to recovery. (twitter.com)

Rampage crash results in multiple injuries for Vernon mountain biker

Tom van Steenbergen was competing at Red Bull Rampage in Utah when a trick went awry

Salmon Arm Secondary runners Sophie Hamilton (from left), Taylor Menzies and Sama Vukadinovic warm up before the start of the North Zone five-kilometre event Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

PHOTOS: North Okanagan-Shuswap runners race through provincial park

Vernon Secondary plays host to 70 runners from nine different schools for cross-country running event at Kal Lake provincial park

Salmon Arm Secondary runners Sophie Hamilton (from left), Taylor Menzies and Sama Vukadinovic warm up before the start of the North Zone five-kilometre event Wednesday, Oct. 13, at Coldstream’s Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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The Salmon Arm Silverbacks will host the Vernon Vipers in their 60th season BCHL Retro Theme Night game on Jan. 2 at the Shaw Centre. (Salmon Arm Observer - file photo)

Silverbacks to play Vernon in BCHL Retro Theme game in Salmon Arm

Vipers will entertain the Penticton Vees in their Retro contest Nov. 27

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks will host the Vernon Vipers in their 60th season BCHL Retro Theme Night game on Jan. 2 at the Shaw Centre. (Salmon Arm Observer - file photo)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks beat the Merritt Centennials 3-1 Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Nicola Valley, to open the BCHL’s regular season. (Black Press file photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks open BCHL season with win

Silverbacks go into Merritt and skate away with well-earned 3-1 victory

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks beat the Merritt Centennials 3-1 Saturday, Oct. 9, in the Nicola Valley, to open the BCHL’s regular season. (Black Press file photo)
A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Sicamous Eagles drop weekend twinbill

Eagles fall 4-2 to Chase and 3-0 to Princeton at Sicamous Recreation Centre

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks open their 2021-22 BCHL regular season tonight against the Merritt Centennials. (File photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks to open BCHL season in Merritt

The Silverbacks won three games and lost three games in BCHL preseason play

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks open their 2021-22 BCHL regular season tonight against the Merritt Centennials. (File photo)
Penticton Vees forwards Ethan Mann (left) and Finlay Williams celebrate a goal against Salmon Arm during the Vees’ 5-2 BCHL pre-season win over the Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 2, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)

Pre-season perfection for Penticton Vees

Vees wrap up BCHL exhibition slate with home-and-home sweep of Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Penticton Vees forwards Ethan Mann (left) and Finlay Williams celebrate a goal against Salmon Arm during the Vees’ 5-2 BCHL pre-season win over the Silverbacks Saturday, Oct. 2, in Penticton. (Cherie Morgan Photography)
The Sicamous Eagles salute the crowd at the recreation centre after their 3-1 win over the North Okanagan Knights in the Eagles’ KIJHL regular-season home opener. (Facebook video)
The Sicamous Eagles salute the crowd at the recreation centre after their 3-1 win over the North Okanagan Knights in the Eagles’ KIJHL regular-season home opener. (Facebook video)
Vernon Panthers quarterback Jake Farrell (13) surveys the scene from the Salmon Arm one-yard-line during the Panthers’ home-opening 61-0 romp over the AAA Golds in Okanagan AA/AAA Hybrid Division Senior Varsity football action Friday, Sept. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Vernon Panthers roll past Salmon Arm in high school football season opener

Offence combines for eight majors, defence adds another as Vernon scores 61-0 victory at GVAP

Vernon Panthers quarterback Jake Farrell (13) surveys the scene from the Salmon Arm one-yard-line during the Panthers’ home-opening 61-0 romp over the AAA Golds in Okanagan AA/AAA Hybrid Division Senior Varsity football action Friday, Sept. 24, at Greater Vernon Athletics Park. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
The Sicamous Eagles hockey team will play their home opener for the 2021-22 KIJHL season on Oct. 2 at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre. (File photo)

Sicamous Eagles ready to soar once more as home opener approaches

Eagles general manager said lessons learned on and off the ice this year will benefit young players

The Sicamous Eagles hockey team will play their home opener for the 2021-22 KIJHL season on Oct. 2 at the Sicamous & District Recreation Centre. (File photo)
Vernon Vipers defenceman Luke Ashton (left) flips the puck away before absorbing a hit from Emmett Nordin of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks during Salmon Arm’s 4-1 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks skate to win over Vernon Vipers

Three unanswered goals lift Gorillas to 4-1 B.C. Hockey League pre-season victory at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Vipers defenceman Luke Ashton (left) flips the puck away before absorbing a hit from Emmett Nordin of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks during Salmon Arm’s 4-1 BCHL pre-season win Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
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Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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Vees announce they will require proof of full vaccination to see games effective immediately. (Vees)

Penticton Vees fans will need to show full vaccination proof to see games

SOEC event employees, Vees players and staff all required to be vaccinated

Vees announce they will require proof of full vaccination to see games effective immediately. (Vees)
Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort has received high marks in a survey from a popular Canadian golf website. (Contributed)

Vernon golf course among Canada’s best public links

Predator Ridge Resort earns high praise for both of its 18-hole tracks at scoregolf.com

Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort has received high marks in a survey from a popular Canadian golf website. (Contributed)
Former Penticton Vees player and current Colorado Avalanche forward Tyson Jost hosted a shooting camp with Okanagan Hockey Camps this summer. (Colorado Avalanche/Twitter)

Okanagan-based NHLers return home to coach youth hockey camp

All three pros played youth hockey in the Okanagan before heading to the NHL

Former Penticton Vees player and current Colorado Avalanche forward Tyson Jost hosted a shooting camp with Okanagan Hockey Camps this summer. (Colorado Avalanche/Twitter)