Taylor Rocca

Bandits first baseman Linden Meggison slugs away during American Legion Baseball action at Confederation Park in Cranbrook earlier this season.

Short-handed Bandits strikeout at Big Bucks tourney

Cranbrook Bandits take young squad to Montana, return winless; host Mission Valley Mariners Wednesday afternoon at Confederation Park

Bandits first baseman Linden Meggison slugs away during American Legion Baseball action at Confederation Park in Cranbrook earlier this season.
Russian captain Klim Kostin (#24) fends off a Finnish opponent during the 2016 U18 World Championships. Kostin was selected by the Kootenay Ice with the first-overall pick at the 2016 CHL Import Draft.

Ice select high-end Russian prospect Klim Kostin at import draft

Kootenay Ice select C/RW Klim Kostin with top pick, D Nikita Radzivilyuk with 61st pick at 2016 CHL Import Draft

Russian captain Klim Kostin (#24) fends off a Finnish opponent during the 2016 U18 World Championships. Kostin was selected by the Kootenay Ice with the first-overall pick at the 2016 CHL Import Draft.
Kimberley Dynamiters

KIJHL: Dynamiters acquire Roberts; crossover competition eliminated

Kimberley Dynamiters acquire defenceman Brett Roberts (1997); KIJHL AGM brings about official end to cross-conference play

Kimberley Dynamiters
Noah Philp (#15) and the Kootenay Ice open the 2016-17 WHL campaign with a home-and-home series against the Calgary Hitmen.

Making plans: Kootenay Ice announce 2016-17 schedule

Kootenay Ice set to open 2016-17 with home-and-home series against rival Calgary Hitmen; teddy bear toss slated for Dec. 10 vs. Kelowna

Noah Philp (#15) and the Kootenay Ice open the 2016-17 WHL campaign with a home-and-home series against the Calgary Hitmen.
Defenceman Mario Grman

History: Kootenay Ice at the CHL Import Draft

The 2016 CHL Import Draft goes Tuesday morning with the WHL's Kootenay Ice set to select first overall

Defenceman Mario Grman
The Kimberley Dynamiters will have to play wait-and-see when it comes to the future of Cranbrook product Korbyn Chabot (#26)

KIJHL: Dynamiters boost local crew with signing of Clarricoates, Sterzer

Dynamiters contingency of East Kootenay products gets a boost with signing of Cranbrook's Terrell Clarricoates & Kimberley's Caige Sterzer

The Kimberley Dynamiters will have to play wait-and-see when it comes to the future of Cranbrook product Korbyn Chabot (#26)
Kootenay Ice winger Zak Zborosky battles an Edmonton Oil King during 2015-16 WHL action at Western Financial Place.

Zborosky heads to development camp with New York Rangers

Kootenay Ice forward gets opportunity to prove worth at NHL prospect camp, joining Ice alumnus Mackenzie Skapski

Kootenay Ice winger Zak Zborosky battles an Edmonton Oil King during 2015-16 WHL action at Western Financial Place.
Roman Dymacek

Cooking up international flavours

Kootenay Ice look to land impact player with first-overall selection at 2016 CHL Import Draft Tuesday morning

Roman Dymacek
Cranbrook Bandits head coach Paul Mrazek (right) has a discussion on the mound with catcher Robert Nickell (#14) and pitcher Tyler Thorn (left) during American Legion Baseball action at Confederation Park earlier this season. Thorn helped guide his squad to a 12-0 victory over the Mission Valley Mariners this past Sunday in Polson

Bandits split weekend, claim wins over Twins, Mariners

Cranbrook Bandits split past weekend with Twins, Mariners; headed to Big Bucks Tournament in Libby this weekend

Cranbrook Bandits head coach Paul Mrazek (right) has a discussion on the mound with catcher Robert Nickell (#14) and pitcher Tyler Thorn (left) during American Legion Baseball action at Confederation Park earlier this season. Thorn helped guide his squad to a 12-0 victory over the Mission Valley Mariners this past Sunday in Polson
Former Kootenay Ice head coach Ryan McGill (above) has signed a contract extension to remain with the OHL's Owen Sound Attack through 2017-18.

Former Ice head coach Ryan McGill signs extension with Owen Sound Attack

Former Kootenay Ice head coach Ryan McGill will remain with the OHL's Owen Sound Attack through the 2017-18 campaign

Former Kootenay Ice head coach Ryan McGill (above) has signed a contract extension to remain with the OHL's Owen Sound Attack through 2017-18.
Sawyer Hunt celebrates after scoring against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks during 2016 KIJHL post-season action at the Kimberley Civic Centre. Hunt was dealt from the Dynamiters to his hometown Nelson Leafs on Tuesday.

KIJHL: Dynamiters deal Hunt to hometown Leafs

Kimberley Dynamiters trade forward Sawyer Hunt (1997) to Nelson Leafs in exchange for forward Nicholas Ketola (1997) & future considerations

Sawyer Hunt celebrates after scoring against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks during 2016 KIJHL post-season action at the Kimberley Civic Centre. Hunt was dealt from the Dynamiters to his hometown Nelson Leafs on Tuesday.
Kimberley native Jared du Toit (above) won the 2016 Glencoe Invitational in Calgary this past weekend.

Du Toit claims Glencoe Invitational crown in Calgary

Kimberley native Jared du Toit goes wire to wire, winning prestigious tournament at esteemed Glencoe Country Club in Calgary

Kimberley native Jared du Toit (above) won the 2016 Glencoe Invitational in Calgary this past weekend.
Kimberley native Isaac Schacher (above) has committed his services to the University of Regina after wrapping up his junior hockey career with the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL.

Kimberley native Isaac Schacher commits to University of Regina

Former Western Hockey League defenceman Isaac Schacher headed for CIS following successful junior career

Kimberley native Isaac Schacher (above) has committed his services to the University of Regina after wrapping up his junior hockey career with the Drumheller Dragons of the AJHL.
Cranbrook native Bowen Byram (above) signed a WHL standard player agreement with the Vancouver Giants on Friday.

Giants ink Cranbrook native Byram to WHL player agreement

Cranbrook native Bowen Byram has a WHL standard player agreement with the Vancouver Giants

Cranbrook native Bowen Byram (above) signed a WHL standard player agreement with the Vancouver Giants on Friday.
Vince Loschiavo (#18) and the Kootenay Ice will take on the Hitmen in pre-season play in Crowsnest Pass once again.

Hybrid icing, video replay to be introduced following WHL AGM

WHL announces rule changes; 2016 pre-season schedule takes Kootenay Ice back to Kennewick, Crowsnest Pass

Vince Loschiavo (#18) and the Kootenay Ice will take on the Hitmen in pre-season play in Crowsnest Pass once again.
Cranbrook native Zoe Chore (right) competes during the Ladies Ski Cross heats at the Hafjell Freepark during the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer

Cranbrook skiers named to Canada Ski Cross developmental team

Cranbrook natives Zoe Chore and India Sherret named to Canadian national ski cross development program

Cranbrook native Zoe Chore (right) competes during the Ladies Ski Cross heats at the Hafjell Freepark during the Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer
National Aboriginal Day is celebrating its 20th year.

National Aboriginal Day celebrating 20th year

Canada will celebrate contributions of Indigenous Peoples on Tuesday, June 21

National Aboriginal Day is celebrating its 20th year.
Outfielder Jake Bromley (#9) gallops into third base during the first game of doubleheader American Legion Baseball action between the Cranbrook Bandits and Kootenai Valley Rangers Tuesday afternoon at Confederation Park.

Bandits weather conditions to sweep Rangers

Wind and rain doesn’t dampen Bandits bats through extended American Legion Baseball doubleheader Tuesday evening

Outfielder Jake Bromley (#9) gallops into third base during the first game of doubleheader American Legion Baseball action between the Cranbrook Bandits and Kootenai Valley Rangers Tuesday afternoon at Confederation Park.
The Cranbrook U16 Heat burned through round-robin action in Red Deer this past weekend

Hot Hot Heat: Cranbrook saves day, will host provincial softball championship

Cranbrook Heat step to plate with Softball BC searching for U16C provincial championship host site; tournament set for July 1 to 3

The Cranbrook U16 Heat burned through round-robin action in Red Deer this past weekend
Bandits third baseman Rylan D’Etcheverry gets ready to apply the tag as Kalispell Lakers baserunner Adam Joy (#4) is a step too late getting to third base at Confederation Park. Ultimately

Bandits stumble at home, dropping three of four

Cranbrook Bandits earn split with Glacier Twins before falling twice to Kalispell Lakers in American Legion Baseball action

Bandits third baseman Rylan D’Etcheverry gets ready to apply the tag as Kalispell Lakers baserunner Adam Joy (#4) is a step too late getting to third base at Confederation Park. Ultimately