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Junior Hockey returns to Williams Lake following sale of KIJHL franchise from Summerland

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced today that the Summerland Steam franchise has been sold and relocated to Williams Lake, where they will now be known as the Mustangs. The sale and move was approved unanimously by the KIJHL’s Board of Governors and will take effect immediately. With the addition of the Mustangs, the […]

BCIHL’s Miners ink Leafs’ Turner

Aidan Turner of the Nelson Leafs has signed to play for the Logan Lake Miners in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League for the 2024-25 season. Turner had 18 points in 28 regular season games and added two assists in five Teck Cup playoff games for the Leafs. His biggest growth this season came from the […]

Nelson Minor Hockey claims Silver Medals at BC Championships

Nelson Minor Hockey teams came ever so close to capturing BC Hockey Championships. Both Nelson teams — U13s and U15s — lost in the final of their respective tournaments Wednesday in Revelstoke and Quesnel to claim silver medals. The Nelson U13s lost 8-3 to Kitimat in the final of the BC Hockey Tier 4 Championships […]

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Special Olympics

Nelson athletes shined at a Special Olympics Swim Meet held recently at the Castlegar Aquatic Centre. Nelson Special Olympians Thor Wilkinson, Payton Birk, Christopher Poer and Kingsley Deighton, who have worked very hard on perfecting strokes, competed in most of the races during the meet. Birk raced solo in all of her heats and was […]

Four remain in hunt for Tier 3 U18 Title

Castlegar U18s finished out of the playoffs at the BC Hockey Tier 3 Championships at the NDCC Arena. Castlegar lost 2-0 to Dawson Creek to finish the eight-team tournament in fourth spot in Pool B with a 0-1-2 record. Division winning Terrace and Mission advance as the top seeds in Wednesday morning’s semi-finals at the […]

Nelson teams advance to BC Hockey Championship Playoff Round

Nelson Minor Hockey teams booked tickets into the playoff round after capturing their respective divisions at the Tier 3 U13 and U15 BC Hockey Championships in Revelstoke and Quesnel. The Nelson U13s advance to meet Elk Valley today after defeating host Revelstoke 6-2 in the final round robin game Tuesday. Nelson won Pool B with […]

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Slow but steady was fishing for February. Kootenay Lake February was an interesting month for us.  Usually a slower month for business, however, with the weird weather patterns, we were able to help out some of the ski lodges who were battling unfavourable snow conditions. Their guests were introduced to something they didn’t know even […]

Mallard's Team of the Week — Trafalgar Thunder Gr. 8 Girls Basketball

The Trafalgar Thunder came ever so close to capturing the West Kootenay Grade 8 Girls Basketball Title, losing a close 19-15 decision to Rossland at the Championship Tournament Friday at the J. Lloyd Crowe gymnasium in Trail. The Thunder, which saw remarkable improvement throughout the hardwood campaign, consists of nine Grade 7s and two Grade […]

Rebels alumnus Green named interim head coach of NHL’s Devils

Castlegar Rebels alum Travis Green (1985-86) has been named the New Jersey Devils Interim Head Coach for the rest of the 2023-34 NHL season. The Devils made the announcement on March 4. “Travis has key experience running benches at the junior, AHL and NHL levels and knows that there are no shortcuts to success. He […]

Junior Bombers outlast Crowe Hawks to claim West Kootenay Basketball Title

The L.V. Rogers Bombers used a dominating second quarter to outlast the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 62-49 in the final of the West Kootenay Junior Boys Basketball Championships Friday at the Hangar in Nelson. The two West Kootenay rivals were seeded one-two in the six-team field, gaining a bye into the semi final round. LVR […]
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