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Brayden Haskell of the Sicamous Eagles slips a shot by Adam Ferreira of the Kamloops storm during the Eagles’ 7-4 home win on Sunday, Feb. 9. (Clancy Whiteside/ Eagle Valley News)

Sicamous Eagles draft forward from team that won’t play in coming season

Three KIJHL squads are opting out of the 2020/21 season which will be shorter due to COVID-19.

Brayden Haskell of the Sicamous Eagles slips a shot by Adam Ferreira of the Kamloops storm during the Eagles’ 7-4 home win on Sunday, Feb. 9. (Clancy Whiteside/ Eagle Valley News)
The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL delays season to Nov. 13; three teams opt out

The league will play a 30-game season without 100 Mile House, Spokane and Beaver Valley

The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper
Armstrong Curling Club board president Terri Nicholson (centre, waving) has been named one of two winners of Curl BC’s 2020 Club Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo submitted)

Armstrong Curling Club president wins provincial honour

Terri Nicholson is one of Curl BC’s two 2020 Club Volunteer of the Year winners

Armstrong Curling Club board president Terri Nicholson (centre, waving) has been named one of two winners of Curl BC’s 2020 Club Volunteer of the Year award. (Photo submitted)
Jordyn Konrad (right) throws a left-handed punch at her opponent. (Photo submitted)

Salmon Arm boxer in the running for magazine cover

The Ms Health and Fitness award comes with a $20,000 prize which will go towards Olympic training

Jordyn Konrad (right) throws a left-handed punch at her opponent. (Photo submitted)
The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have named defenceman Hunter sansbury as their captain heading into the 2020/21 season. (Salmon Arm Silverbacks Photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks name Hunter Sansbury team captain

The defenceman joined the team last season and immediately made a positive impact.

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks have named defenceman Hunter sansbury as their captain heading into the 2020/21 season. (Salmon Arm Silverbacks Photo)
Club Shuswap’s oldest member Helen Bobbitt aced the course’s 15th hole on Aug. 12. She was presented with a plaque by course representative Josie Sexsmith. (Club Shuswap Photo)

87-year-old Salmon Arm woman sinks hole-in-one

The Aug. 12 ace is Helen Bobbitt’s fourth.

Club Shuswap’s oldest member Helen Bobbitt aced the course’s 15th hole on Aug. 12. She was presented with a plaque by course representative Josie Sexsmith. (Club Shuswap Photo)
Jaxon Danilec tries to strip the puck away from a Kelowna Chiefs player before Cole Steinke makes a pad save. Danilec was one of the top scoring rookies in the KIJHL in the 2019/2020 season. (Dunsmoor Creative/KIJHL)

Sicamous Eagles’ Jaxon Danilec moving on to Alberta Junior A team

Following a divisional MVP performance, the Olds Grizzlys came calling

Jaxon Danilec tries to strip the puck away from a Kelowna Chiefs player before Cole Steinke makes a pad save. Danilec was one of the top scoring rookies in the KIJHL in the 2019/2020 season. (Dunsmoor Creative/KIJHL)
The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association has a plan in place for returning to play under the restrictions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Salmon Arm Minor Hockey put return to play plan in motion

Hockey will look different to start with but skates will be back on the ice September 1

The Salmon Arm Minor Hockey Association has a plan in place for returning to play under the restrictions forced by the COVID-19 pandemic. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)

BCHL teams can start training in September for first league games in December

B.C. Hockey League announces Dec. 1 start date for 2020-21 season

The B.C. Hockey League has announced it plans to start its 2020-21 regular season Dec. 1, though teams can start training camps in early September. (Black Press file photos)
The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon Vipers land three forwards

Signings continue for BC Hockey League squad

The Vernon Vipers have announced the signings of three new forwards for the upcoming BC Hockey League season. (Morning Star - file photo)
Junior golf tour returns to Okanagan with free clinic

Junior golf tour returns to Okanagan with free clinic

Ford Junior Golf Clinic goes Sunday, July 19, at Vernon’s Predator Ridge Golf Resort

Junior golf tour returns to Okanagan with free clinic
Salmon Arm’s Roy Sakaki (left) has been named Hockey Canada’s Order of Merit West 2020 Award Winner for his dedication to the game. (File photo)

Salmon Arm’s Mr. Hockey recognized by Hockey Canada

Roy Sakaki named Order of Merit West winner for 2020

Salmon Arm’s Roy Sakaki (left) has been named Hockey Canada’s Order of Merit West 2020 Award Winner for his dedication to the game. (File photo)
KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020

Teams to move to move forward with the scheduling and delivery of summer camps and programs under the guidance of the league and BC Hockey

KIJHL sets season starting date of October 2, 2020
Buffalo Sabres forward Curtis Lazar (27) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Buffalo Sabres nominate Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar for NHL trophy

The 25-year-old is finding his niche in the league as a hard-checking forward

Buffalo Sabres forward Curtis Lazar (27) is stopped by Edmonton Oilers goalie Mike Smith (41) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)

B.C. Hockey League prepping for 2020-21

League reviewing different scenarios and start times in compliance with provincial regulations

The B.C. Hockey League is reviewing different plans and scenarios as it prepares for a 2020-21 season. (Black Press - file photo)
North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association has cancelled its 2020 indoor box season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse cancels box season

COVID-19 wipes out indoor lacrosse; group hopeful outdoor field season will start in August

North Okanagan Minor Lacrosse Association has cancelled its 2020 indoor box season due to COVID-19. (Morning Star - file photo)
William Poirier of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (10) is one of five B.C. Hockey League players to win a B.C. Hockey League $2,000 Shaw Communications scholarship. Poirier will continue his career at McGill University in Montreal. (Black Press - file photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks forward wins league scholarship

William Poirier among five B.C. Hockey League players earning award from Shaw Communications

William Poirier of the Salmon Arm Silverbacks (10) is one of five B.C. Hockey League players to win a B.C. Hockey League $2,000 Shaw Communications scholarship. Poirier will continue his career at McGill University in Montreal. (Black Press - file photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) has been named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)

Vernon Vipers forward named top scholastic player in country

Jojo Tanaka-Campbell wins Canadian Junior Hockey League national honour

Vernon Vipers forward Jojo Tanaka-Campbell (left) has been named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Scholastic Player of the Year. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photos)
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)