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The Hazelton Wolverines celebrate victory over the Quesnel Kangaroos on Oct. 30 at the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre in Hazelton. (Submitted photo)

Wolverines bounce back with pair of wins at home

Hazelton defeats Quesnel and Williams Lake in Halloween-themed weekend at new arena

The Hazelton Wolverines celebrate victory over the Quesnel Kangaroos on Oct. 30 at the Upper Skeena Recreation Centre in Hazelton. (Submitted photo)
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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
BCHL

2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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Smithers U14 soccer boys (in white) compete at “Turkey Tourney” in Richmond, B.C. on Thanksgiving weekend. (Cormac Hikisch photo)

Smithers U14 soccer boys excel in Lower Mainland tourney

The team’s 1-3 record was not indicative of how well the boys played, coach says

Smithers U14 soccer boys (in white) compete at “Turkey Tourney” in Richmond, B.C. on Thanksgiving weekend. (Cormac Hikisch photo)
BCHL

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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Regional Soccer Tournament held in Smithers Sept. 18. (Deb Meissner photo)

Regional Soccer Tournament held in Smithers Sept. 18.

Regional Soccer Tournament held in Smithers Sept. 18. (Deb Meissner photo) Regional…

Regional Soccer Tournament held in Smithers Sept. 18. (Deb Meissner photo)
Steelheads Captain Randall Groot looks on at a puck which would bounce just short of a goal in the second period of their Jan. 5 match against the Prince Rupert Rampagein 2020 before the remainder of the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Trevor Hewitt photo)

Steelheads bow out of CIHL season

Season begins Oct. 16 with matchup between Prince Rupert Rampage and Kitimat Ice Demons in Rupert

Steelheads Captain Randall Groot looks on at a puck which would bounce just short of a goal in the second period of their Jan. 5 match against the Prince Rupert Rampagein 2020 before the remainder of the season was cancelled due to COVID-19. (Trevor Hewitt photo)
BCHL

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
BCHL

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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Northern Men’s Open 2021 champion Scott Rigler of Terrace poses with the trophy in front of the 18th green at Smithers Golf and Country club after winning the tournament by three strokes with a three-round total of 220 on Sept. 6. (Thom Barker photo)
Northern Men’s Open 2021 champion Scott Rigler of Terrace poses with the trophy in front of the 18th green at Smithers Golf and Country club after winning the tournament by three strokes with a three-round total of 220 on Sept. 6. (Thom Barker photo)
CIHL games for the 2021/2022 season will see a return to the local venues with the Rupert Rampage hosting the Kitimat Ice Demons on Oct. 16. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
CIHL games for the 2021/2022 season will see a return to the local venues with the Rupert Rampage hosting the Kitimat Ice Demons on Oct. 16. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)
Cops For Cancer Spin-a-thon Fundraiser Aug 26 at Smithers Brewing Company. (Deb Meissner photo)

Spin for cancer

Cops For Cancer Spin-a-thon Fundraiser Aug 26 at Smithers Brewing Company. (Deb…

Cops For Cancer Spin-a-thon Fundraiser Aug 26 at Smithers Brewing Company. (Deb Meissner photo)
The Smithers Steelheads, who have applied to the Town to have a beer garden at the arena, were represented at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition parade July 25 on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)

Steelhead Hockey Association receives Smithers council support for beer garden

Steelhead Hockey Association goes through steps to add a beer garden for the 2021-2022 season

The Smithers Steelheads, who have applied to the Town to have a beer garden at the arena, were represented at the Bulkley Valley Exhibition parade July 25 on Main Street. (Thom Barker photo)
Kevin Cunin, left, competes in the team roping event at the Bulkley Valley Rodeo Aug. 28 five years after a bareback bronc riding accident at the same rodeo left him paralyzed from the chest down. (Thom Barker photo)

Paralyzed cowboy returns to competition at BVX

Kevin Cunin broke his neck and spine during the bareback bronc riding event in Smithers in 2015

Kevin Cunin, left, competes in the team roping event at the Bulkley Valley Rodeo Aug. 28 five years after a bareback bronc riding accident at the same rodeo left him paralyzed from the chest down. (Thom Barker photo)
Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file

KIJHL will require all players, bench staff, officials to be fully vaccinated

Full vaccinations required before start of season; one dose before any training camps

Kimberley Dynamiters vs Columbia Valley. Kimberley Bulletin file
Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)

VIDEO: Game time changed for Olympic women’s soccer final between Canada and Sweden

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema and Abbotsford’s Sophie Schmidt are on the Canadian team, gunning for gold

Chilliwack’s Jordyn Huitema (left in red jersey/shorts with purple pinnie) joins Canadian national women’s soccer squad teammates mobbing Jessie Fleming after her penalty kick goal lifted the team to a 1-0 semi-final win over the United States. (Canada Soccer photo)
Ivan Hanchard competes at Whistler June 23. (Facebook photo)

Smithers downhill mountain bike racer rises in ranks

A Canada Cup podium at Fernie and two other mid-pack results ranks Ivan Hanchard 5th overall

Ivan Hanchard competes at Whistler June 23. (Facebook photo)
Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}

South Hazelton steeplechaser out of final at Tokyo Olympics

Yee and Butterworth fail to qualify, Lalonde takes back Canadian record

Regan Yee (1417) of South Hazelton jumps the barrier and water pit in the Women’s 3000m Steeplechase during Athletics competition at Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan Aug. 1. Daniel Lea/CSM}