BC Minor Hockey

Kole Comin leaving court on the second day of a month-long trial. (Jacqueline Gelineau/Capital News)

Trial starts in Kelowna for 4 men accused of sexual assault, unlawful confinement

The four men allegedly took turns sexually assaulting a young woman in Kelowna

 

The South Okanagan U18 minor-hockey team was crowned champions at a recent province-wide tournament hosted by Summerland. (Photo courtesy of John Arendt)

South Okanagan U18 minor-hockey team wins provincial title in Summerland

Teams from Prince George, Creston, Smithers, Summerland and Chetwynd attended the tournament

 

Salmon Arm firefighters and CP Rail staff responded to compressed gas leaking from a rail car carrying argon refrigeration liquid on Saturday, March 19, 2022. (Salmon Arm Fire Department photo)

Salmon Arm rail crossing temporarily closed due to rail car leaking argon gas

Fire chief said gas non-toxic, non-flammable, but in large concentrations can displace oxygen

 

The Lumby Stars won the five-team U18 Female Division of the 24th annual Richmond Ravens Ice Classic hockey tournament Sunday, March 20. The Stars defeated the Yukon Wild 6-1 in the final. It was the only goal scored on the Stars in five games. (Facebook photo)

Lumby U18 females Stars of Richmond tourney

Stars win Richmond Ravens Ice Classic; North OK Knights fall in district U15 rec final; Jr. Snakes winners

The Lumby Stars won the five-team U18 Female Division of the 24th annual Richmond Ravens Ice Classic hockey tournament Sunday, March 20. The Stars defeated the Yukon Wild 6-1 in the final. It was the only goal scored on the Stars in five games. (Facebook photo)
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)
A card of support, signed by members of Ridge Meadow’s U11 A1 team, was presented to Semiahmoo goaltender Dmytro Makogonsky at the teams’ game Saturday. (Contributed photo)

Hockey clubs’ support for Ukrainian goaltender ‘brought tears’ to father’s eyes

Young hockey players join together to support B.C. family

A card of support, signed by members of Ridge Meadow’s U11 A1 team, was presented to Semiahmoo goaltender Dmytro Makogonsky at the teams’ game Saturday. (Contributed photo)
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and

Orange Shirt Society nets national minor hockey campaign to further reconciliation

Society teams up with Canadian Tire and Keener Jerseys to create conversation and healing

  • Feb 17, 2022
Minor hockey teams across Canada will have an opportunity to engage in the conversation about the intergenerational impacts of residential schools and
A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a 
twin-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)

‘It would be sickening’: Penticton Minor Hockey Association talks future of Memorial Arena

The arena has been included in the city’s controversial Civic Places and Spaces plan

A consultant report suggests Memorial Arena and McLaren Arena both be demolished to make way for a 
twin-rink facility. (Brennan Phillips - Western News)
Penticton Minor Hockey U11 team go for gold at the Memorial Arena. (PMH Facebook page)

‘Something to be proud of’: Memorial Arena in Penticton a part of city’s history

Old Barn home to 1955 Vees World Champions, figure skaters, lacrosse and major events

Penticton Minor Hockey U11 team go for gold at the Memorial Arena. (PMH Facebook page)
The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)

Vernon hockey team breaks (pizza) bread with Merritt opponents

U11 Boston Pizza Vipers host Merritt for pizza meal post-game to show support for those affected by floods

The Vernon Boston Pizza Junior Vipers and Merritt Centennials’ U11 Development C hockey squads, along with parents and coaches, enjoy donated pizza, fruit and veggies after their game Saturday, Dec. 4, in Vernon. The Vipers arranged the meal in support of the Centennials, all of whom were affected by recently flooding. (Contributed)
Ronda Caron took this photo of the flood in Princeton. (Facebook)

‘Sprung into action’: Princeton Posse players shift focus, help community

The team’s game against Kelowna on Tuesday was postponed

Ronda Caron took this photo of the flood in Princeton. (Facebook)
Head instructor Grady Gare goes over a drill with attendees at the sixth Gare Hockey Camp held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at Vernon's Okanagan Training Rink. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

North Okanagan hockey youth score skills with former NHL star

Gare Hockey Camp focused on intro to body contacting for U15 age group at OTR featuring Smithson

Head instructor Grady Gare goes over a drill with attendees at the sixth Gare Hockey Camp held Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at Vernon's Okanagan Training Rink. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins

KIJHL’s Border Bruins sold to Grand Forks doctor

The league announced the sale Friday, May 14

New Border Bruins owner Dr. Mark Szynkaruk reps team colours with his young sons and wife Tracey. Photo courtesy of the Grand Forks Border Bruins
The Summerland Minor Hockey Association has had to make changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Games, such as this one from 2018, are not allowed, but players have been working on skills development. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland minor hockey focuses on skills development

Ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected practices for young players

The Summerland Minor Hockey Association has had to make changes as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Games, such as this one from 2018, are not allowed, but players have been working on skills development. (Summerland Review file photo)
Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

COVID-19: North Okanagan parents want arena access as minor hockey resumes

Rink occupancy is limited to 50 people during the pandemic, leaving no room for spectators

Vernon’s Kal Tire Place. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)
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)

Shuswap’s Mr. Hockey recognized by Hockey Canada

Roy Sakaki of Salmon Arm 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)
Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)

NHL return unlikely to affect minor hockey in B.C.: officials

Minor sports remain part of Phase 4 of Restart Plan

Minor hockey is unlikely to be rushed back into action, even if Vancouver is picked as a hub city for the NHL playoffs. (BLACK PRESS file photo)
Nathan Gossoo (Center) and Lian Gayfer (Right, wearing “A”) were both selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Nathan Gossoo)

Four Okanagan Rockets selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft

Nathan Gossoo, Lian Gayfter, Dante Nunes and Luke Schraeder were selected

Nathan Gossoo (Center) and Lian Gayfer (Right, wearing “A”) were both selected in the 2020 WHL Bantam Draft. (Photo - Nathan Gossoo)
The Summerland Steam, in white, and the Princeton Posse faced each other in a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena in January. The Posse defeated the Steam 3-1. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland Steam preparing for fall hockey season

Despite COVID-19, organizers of Junior B team anticipate league play this fall

The Summerland Steam, in white, and the Princeton Posse faced each other in a Junior B hockey game at the Summerland Arena in January. The Posse defeated the Steam 3-1. (Summerland Review file photo)
BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)

BC Hockey, Vancouver Canucks encourage stick tapping to honour frontline health care workers

Families are encouraged to video themselves tapping their sticks at 7 p.m. and post to social media

BC Hockey and the Vancouver Canucks are encouraging stick taps for health care workers every night at 7 p.m. (Facebook page)