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Ice Demons bump Steelheads from playoffs

Ice Demons bump Steelheads from playoffs

Kitimat defeats visiting Smithers 6-4 in wildcard game Feb. 7

Ice Demons bump Steelheads from playoffs
First 2020 Shamrock Cup races. Contributed photo

Shamrock Cup Results

Winners from the Feb. 1 ski and snowboard competition on Hudson Bay Mountain

First 2020 Shamrock Cup races. Contributed photo
The Hazelton Wolverines line up for the first season since 2011-2012 in their brand new arena. Facebook photo

Wolverines roar back from dismal start

After five straight losses, Hazelton finishes third with a winning record

The Hazelton Wolverines line up for the first season since 2011-2012 in their brand new arena. Facebook photo
Jim Watson. (Submitted photo)

Jimmy Watson confirmed for Smithers-Canucks Alumni game

Former Philadelphia Flyer and Stanley Cup champ returns to the Bulkley Valley

  • Jan 29, 2020
Jim Watson. (Submitted photo)
The Steelheads and Wolverines shake hands following their Jan. 17 game in Hazelton. (Facebook photo)

Steelheads fall to Wolverines 3-1

Smithers will finish its season with two games against Terrace Jan. 25 and Feb. 1

The Steelheads and Wolverines shake hands following their Jan. 17 game in Hazelton. (Facebook photo)
Reuben Hunter, right, grapples with a coach during wrestling practice Jan. 15 at Smithers Secondary School. (Thom Barker photo)

Smithers wrestler tops podium in Prince George

Reuben Hunter wins his weight class and is named most outstanding wrestler at Kelly Road tournament

Reuben Hunter, right, grapples with a coach during wrestling practice Jan. 15 at Smithers Secondary School. (Thom Barker photo)
Callie Lancaster at the start of the National biathlon championship in 2018. (Archive photo)

Bulkley Valley biathletes add to World Masters medal count

Callie Lancaster and Lèa-Marie Bowes-Lyon combine with Squamish’s Yvette Jackson for Relay bronze

Callie Lancaster at the start of the National biathlon championship in 2018. (Archive photo)
First race of Northern Teck Cup series and 2020 Winter Games Zone qualifier held in Smithers
First race of Northern Teck Cup series and 2020 Winter Games Zone qualifier held in Smithers
Swimmers play with snow during the Winter Wonderland Swim at the BV Pool on Dec. 27. (Marisca Bakker photo)

B.V. Pool holiday Winter Wonderland Swim

Swimmers got to play with snow in the pool

Swimmers play with snow during the Winter Wonderland Swim at the BV Pool on Dec. 27. (Marisca Bakker photo)
Prince Rupert was on the rampage beating the Steelheads 7- 3. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Steelheads drop afternoon match to Rampage 7-3

The loss brings the teams season record to 3-8

Prince Rupert was on the rampage beating the Steelheads 7- 3. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
Avalanche Canada forecasting dangerous conditions in the alpine and treeline areas
Avalanche Canada forecasting dangerous conditions in the alpine and treeline areas
Top 10 sports stories of 2019: Numbers 1-5

Top 10 sports stories of 2019: Numbers 1-5

Countdown of the top local sports stories

  • Dec 31, 2019
Top 10 sports stories of 2019: Numbers 1-5
The Bulkley Valley Pool and Recreation Centre. (Marisca Bakker photo)

BV Pool ramps up efforts to hire more lifeguards

Free assessment clinic and cut-rate prerequisite Bronze courses being offered in January

The Bulkley Valley Pool and Recreation Centre. (Marisca Bakker photo)
The lodge at Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre prepared and ready to receive skiers just prior to the start of Snow Camp Dec. 13. (Facebook photo)

This one time, at Snow Camp

Youth prepare for Nordic ski season with instruction and fun at Snow Camp

  • Dec 31, 2019
The lodge at Bulkley Valley Nordic Centre prepared and ready to receive skiers just prior to the start of Snow Camp Dec. 13. (Facebook photo)
Top Sports Stories for 2019

Top Sports Stories for 2019

This week numbers 10 through 6

  • Dec 24, 2019
Top Sports Stories for 2019
Smithers Steelhead Brendan Moore finds the net in the second period of the Dec. 14 match between the Steelheads and Ice Demons in Kitimat. The Steelheads would go on to win the game 3-1. (Gerry Leibel photo)

Steelheads beat Ice Demons 3-1 to split season series

The boys get two weekends off before lacing up against the Prince Rupert Rampage in Smithers Jan. 5

Smithers Steelhead Brendan Moore finds the net in the second period of the Dec. 14 match between the Steelheads and Ice Demons in Kitimat. The Steelheads would go on to win the game 3-1. (Gerry Leibel photo)
Kanna Kurihara. (File photo)

Otters finish strong at Northwest Holiday Invitational

Kanna Kurihara continues to break records with seven first places and overall gold

Kanna Kurihara. (File photo)
Back Row: (L-R): Coach Courtney Malkow, Adison Labonte, Samantha Love, Hannah Hoffman, Haddassah Hoffman, Phoebe Frost, Isabelle Frost, Kolbie Doodson, Coach Deb Portman, Coach Clair Ben Zina; Front Row: (L-R): Amber Alexander, Brielle Pott, Aja Alexander, Sarah Lo, Madison Malkow, Brynn Garland, Cassandra Kotai, Katie Lo, Emma Butler, Brinley Pott, Addison Leach, Taya Kasum

Smithers skaters glide to podium at Kla How Ya competition

SFSC skaters are now preparing for regional championships, scheduled for Jan. 17-19 in Prince George

Back Row: (L-R): Coach Courtney Malkow, Adison Labonte, Samantha Love, Hannah Hoffman, Haddassah Hoffman, Phoebe Frost, Isabelle Frost, Kolbie Doodson, Coach Deb Portman, Coach Clair Ben Zina; Front Row: (L-R): Amber Alexander, Brielle Pott, Aja Alexander, Sarah Lo, Madison Malkow, Brynn Garland, Cassandra Kotai, Katie Lo, Emma Butler, Brinley Pott, Addison Leach, Taya Kasum
Kaleb Gorbahn notched his first professional golf win in Arizona Dec. 10. (Facebook photo)

Smithers golfer cards first professional win

Kaleb Gorbahn shot a pair of 68s on his way to the Dove Valley Championship title in Arizona

Kaleb Gorbahn notched his first professional golf win in Arizona Dec. 10. (Facebook photo)
The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)

Canadian Cross Country Championships in Abbotsford on Saturday

Hundreds of the best runners in the country competing at Clearbrook Park

The Canadian Cross Country Championships come to Abbotsford’s Clearbrook Park on Saturday. (Athletics Canada photo)