Taylor Rocca

Nolan Kurylo celebrates a goal with his Kimberley Dynamiters teammates.

Nitros clash with ‘Riders in Christmas Classic

Kimberley Dynamiters host first of home-and-home series with Fernie tonight at Civic Centre.

Nolan Kurylo celebrates a goal with his Kimberley Dynamiters teammates.
Ice forward Noah Philp stands over a falling Cougars player during their came on October 26

Ice enter Wheat Kings weekend with optimism

Strong play against Prince George has Kootenay Ice hopeful they’ll pick up first home win with Brandon in town this weekend.

Ice forward Noah Philp stands over a falling Cougars player during their came on October 26
Taylor Rocca

Farewell: This isn’t goodbye; simply so long for now

Taylor Rocca, Townsman & Bulletin sports editor signing off one last time

Taylor Rocca
Reed Morison (left) skates past Noah Philp (right) during the annual Kootenay Ice Intrasquad Game Wednesday night.

Team White wins Ice intrasquad game despite marvellous Morison

Forward Reed Morison registers hat trick as Team Black falls to Team White at 18th annual Kootenay Ice United Way Intrasquad Game

Reed Morison (left) skates past Noah Philp (right) during the annual Kootenay Ice Intrasquad Game Wednesday night.
Noah Philp (centre) battles Vince Loschiavo (#18) during the Kootenay Ice Intrasquad Game Wednesday at Western Financial Place.

Plenty of promise as Ice training camp wraps up

Strong showing from 2000, 2001 draft classes has Kootenay Ice management & coaches excited for future

Noah Philp (centre) battles Vince Loschiavo (#18) during the Kootenay Ice Intrasquad Game Wednesday at Western Financial Place.
Assistant coach Jeff Keiver (right) looks over drills with returning goaltender Mitch Traichevich (left) during Kimberley Dynamiters training camp at the Kimberley Civic Centre this past weekend. Derek Stuart

KIJHL: Dynamiters pare camp roster, prepare for pre-season

With 28 players remaining, Kimberley Dynamiters visit Creston Valley Thunder Cats to open KIJHL exhibition play Wednesday night

Assistant coach Jeff Keiver (right) looks over drills with returning goaltender Mitch Traichevich (left) during Kimberley Dynamiters training camp at the Kimberley Civic Centre this past weekend. Derek Stuart
Cranbrook product Payton Lee (left) has a laugh with former Ice goaltender Nathan Lieuwen (right) during Kootenay Ice training camp Monday.

Payton & the Perceptives

With goaltender Payton Lee along with forwards Matt Alfaro & Zak Zborosky, Kootenay Ice have valuable 20-year-old contingent

Cranbrook product Payton Lee (left) has a laugh with former Ice goaltender Nathan Lieuwen (right) during Kootenay Ice training camp Monday.
Kootenay Ice winger Zak Zborosky runs through drills as head coach Luke Pierce (background) looks on during veterans' practice at Western Financial Place on Monday.

Zborosky eagerly awaits Rangers camp as Ice back at it

Winger Zak Zborosky headed for first NHL camp with New York Rangers following Kootenay Ice training camp

Kootenay Ice winger Zak Zborosky runs through drills as head coach Luke Pierce (background) looks on during veterans' practice at Western Financial Place on Monday.
Highly-touted Russian prospect Klim Kostin (left) is not expected in Cranbrook for Kootenay Ice training camp. Jeff Chynoweth

Chynoweth: CHL must level import draft playing field

Kootenay Ice GM Jeff Chynoweth says wild Western Hockey League polices itself while OHL, QMJHL ignore backdoor deals at import draft

Highly-touted Russian prospect Klim Kostin (left) is not expected in Cranbrook for Kootenay Ice training camp. Jeff Chynoweth
Bandits head coach Paul Mrazek (left) and assistant coach Ryan Phillips (right) present Tyler Thorn (middle) with his MVP award. Thorn was also named the team's top pitcher.

Bandits celebrate American Legion season with team awards

Graduating pitcher Tyler Thorn named MVP as Cranbrook Bandits hand out team awards

Bandits head coach Paul Mrazek (left) and assistant coach Ryan Phillips (right) present Tyler Thorn (middle) with his MVP award. Thorn was also named the team's top pitcher.
Former Kootenay Ice captain Tanner Lishchynsky (above) is off to the University of Saskatchewan.

Former Ice captain commits to University of Saskatchewan

Defenceman Tanner Lishchynsky returns home to Saskatoon as member of CIS Huskies

Former Kootenay Ice captain Tanner Lishchynsky (above) is off to the University of Saskatchewan.
Derek Stuart

KIJHL: Stuart bolsters Nitros ahead of camp

Derek Stuart, head coach & GM of the Kimberley Dynamiters, added two Alberta products to his roster ahead of Friday's opening of camp

Derek Stuart
Roman Vopat (above) is the newest assistant coach with the WHL's Kootenay Ice.

Kootenay Ice add former NHLer to coaching staff

Roman Vopat joins Kootenay Ice as assistant coach following two seasons with Prince George Cougars

Roman Vopat (above) is the newest assistant coach with the WHL's Kootenay Ice.
After a summer away from the rink

Kootenay Ice announce training camp schedule

Kootenay Ice return to Western Financial Place on Monday, Aug. 29, with the opening of the club's annual training camp.

After a summer away from the rink
The Kootenay Ice have acquired 17-year-old Barrett Sheen (above) from the  Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for 19-year-old Jesse Zaharichuk.

Ice beef up with acquisition of Barrett Sheen

Kootenay Ice ship Jesse Zaharichuk to Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for 6-foot-3, 212-pound forward Barrett Sheen

The Kootenay Ice have acquired 17-year-old Barrett Sheen (above) from the  Lethbridge Hurricanes in exchange for 19-year-old Jesse Zaharichuk.
Cranbrook product Jace Coyle

Coyle returns to North America after stint in Europe

Cranbrook's Jace Coyle is coming back to North America with the ECHL's Quad City Mallards after playing two seasons of pro hockey in Europe

Cranbrook product Jace Coyle
Cranbrook product and longtime Bandits ace Tyler Thorn (above) has committed to the University of Calgary Dinos of the Canadian College Baseball Conference.

Longtime Bandits ace commits to Calgary Dinos

Former Cranbrook Bandits left-handed pitcher Tyler Thorn commits to University of Calgary's Canadian College Baseball Conference program

Cranbrook product and longtime Bandits ace Tyler Thorn (above) has committed to the University of Calgary Dinos of the Canadian College Baseball Conference.
Defenceman Trey Doell (#8) lines up for a faceoff during Game 5 of the 2016 KIJHL championship at the South Cariboo Rec Centre in 100 Mile House. The Kimberley Dynamiters will open the 2016-17 KIJHL regular season on Sept. 9 when the Fernie Ghostriders visit town.

Dynamiters schedule locked in for 2016-17

Kimerley Dynamiters open KIJHL's 50th anniversary season on Sept. 9 when Fernie Ghostriders come to visit

Defenceman Trey Doell (#8) lines up for a faceoff during Game 5 of the 2016 KIJHL championship at the South Cariboo Rec Centre in 100 Mile House. The Kimberley Dynamiters will open the 2016-17 KIJHL regular season on Sept. 9 when the Fernie Ghostriders visit town.
Iona and Lyle Prier (centre) drop the ceremonial puck at the Kimberley Dynamiters 2015-16 regular season home opener in September 2015. The Priers celebrated their 20th year as junior hockey billets this past season.

The backbone of junior hockey

Billet families provide East Kootenay junior hockey players with necessities away from rink to aide success on ice

Iona and Lyle Prier (centre) drop the ceremonial puck at the Kimberley Dynamiters 2015-16 regular season home opener in September 2015. The Priers celebrated their 20th year as junior hockey billets this past season.
Kimberley native Scott Jacklin (#8) battles against a Greenville Swamp Rabbit during the 2015-16 ECHL season.

Kimberley’s Scott Jacklin re-signs with ECHL Brampton

Kimberley product Scott Jacklin made his return to the ECHL's Brampton Beast official on July 27

Kimberley native Scott Jacklin (#8) battles against a Greenville Swamp Rabbit during the 2015-16 ECHL season.