Taylor Rocca

The second-annual Kootenay Rockies Kids Fondo returns to St. Eugene Golf

Kootenay Rockies Kids Fondo ready to ride on

Second-annual children's cycling experience returns to St. Eugene Golf, Resort & Casino in Cranbrook on Sunday, May 29

The second-annual Kootenay Rockies Kids Fondo returns to St. Eugene Golf
Cranbrook Bandits pitcher Daniel Mercandelli (#31) tosses during the fourth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Missoula Pioneers Saturday afternoon at the Loggertown Wood Bat Classic in Libby

Promise aplenty as Bandits win one at Wood Bat Classic

Cranbrook Bandits open American Legion Baseball season with win over Clark Fork, drop contests with Missoula & Calgary in Libby, Mont.

Cranbrook Bandits pitcher Daniel Mercandelli (#31) tosses during the fourth inning of a 3-2 loss to the Missoula Pioneers Saturday afternoon at the Loggertown Wood Bat Classic in Libby
Left-handed pitcher Tyler Thorn

Bandit set to open season south of border

The American Legion Baseball season gets underway this weekend as the Cranbrook Bandits visit Libby, Mont. for the Wood Bat Classic

Left-handed pitcher Tyler Thorn
Cranbrook native Bowen Byram

Byram & Ice prove bantam draft a complex beast

Townsman sports editor Taylor Rocca says WHL draft a complex beast, proven by circumstance involving Kootenay Ice & Bowen Byram

Cranbrook native Bowen Byram
Cranbrook native Payton Lee (#30)

Kingdom Cranbrook awaits as Payton Lee comes home

After trade from Edmonton Oil Kings, veteran goaltender looks forward to helping Kootenay Ice return to WHL playoff picture

Cranbrook native Payton Lee (#30)
Cranbrook native Payton Lee (#30) pictured during 2015-16 action as a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings

Ice acquire hometown kid Payton Lee from Oil Kings

Kootenay Ice send conditional sixth-round pick to Edmonton in exchange for goaltender & Cranbrook native Payton Lee

Cranbrook native Payton Lee (#30) pictured during 2015-16 action as a member of the Edmonton Oil Kings
Derek Stuart

KIJHL: Dynamiters name Derek Stuart new head coach, general manager

Calgary native and Dynamiters alumnus Derek Stuart has high expectations for success as he takes over from Jerry Bancks

Derek Stuart
Cranbrook native Bowen Byram

Cranbrook native Bowen Byram selected third overall by Vancouver Giants at WHL Bantam Draft

Defenceman Bowen Byram selected third overall by Vancouver Giants at WHL Bantam Draft

Cranbrook native Bowen Byram
Garnet Kazuik

Kootenay Ice select Peyton Krebs first overall at WHL Bantam Draft

Kootenay Ice select Okotoks native Peyton Krebs with first-overall selection at 2016 WHL Bantam Draft

Garnet Kazuik
Cranbrook native Bowen Byram

Byram anxiously anticipating WHL Bantam Draft

Cranbrook defenceman Bowen Byram projected to go early in first round of Thursday's WHL Bantam Draft in Calgary

Cranbrook native Bowen Byram
Braiden Koran throws to first base after fielding a ground ball during Cranbrook Bandits tryouts at Confederation Park on Monday

Cranbrook Bandits set roster, begin preparations for season

With 11 returners & five rookies, Cranbrook Bandits look ahead to American Legion Baseball season

Braiden Koran throws to first base after fielding a ground ball during Cranbrook Bandits tryouts at Confederation Park on Monday
Carter Bancks (#34) and the Utica Comets were eliminated in the first round of the AHL playoffs by the Albany Devils this past Thursday.

Bancks & Utica Comets eliminated in first round of AHL playoffs

Carter Bancks and the Utica Comets knocked out of AHL post-season in four games by Albany Devils this past Thursday

Carter Bancks (#34) and the Utica Comets were eliminated in the first round of the AHL playoffs by the Albany Devils this past Thursday.
Jarret Stoll

Kootenay Ice eager to surprise as WHL Bantam Draft looms large

With WHL Bantam Draft set for Thursday in Calgary, Kootenay Ice prepare for top choice since selecting first overall in 1997

Jarret Stoll
Saturday featured an all-East Kootenay match up at Confederation Park as the Mount Baker Wild took on the Selkirk Storm (at bat) during the Mount Baker Spring Baseball Classic at Confederation Park in Cranbrook. The Wild went on to finish third

Mount Baker Wild baseball serves as spring training for many Bandits

Wild stake out third place at home tournament; Calgary Redbirds claim crown as high school baseball season nears conclusion

Saturday featured an all-East Kootenay match up at Confederation Park as the Mount Baker Wild took on the Selkirk Storm (at bat) during the Mount Baker Spring Baseball Classic at Confederation Park in Cranbrook. The Wild went on to finish third
Kootenay Ice president & general manager Jeff Chynoweth (left) is pictured with former goaltender Wyatt Hoflin (right) during the presentation of 2016 team awards.

Chynoweth family becomes lone shareholder of Kootenay Ice

Chynoweth family purchases remaining Kootenay Ice stake from Niedermayer brothers; remain committed to Cranbrook for 2016-17

Kootenay Ice president & general manager Jeff Chynoweth (left) is pictured with former goaltender Wyatt Hoflin (right) during the presentation of 2016 team awards.
Mount Baker Wild

Mount Baker Wild set to host baseball tourney

Six-team tournament action begins Friday evening at Confederation Park in Cranbrook as Wild host Kimberley's Selkirk Secondary School

Mount Baker Wild
Cranbrook Bandits head coach Paul Mrazek (second from right) explains the next drill to his group of hopefuls during the final day of tryouts at Confederation Park Monday evening.

Bandits tryouts in books as boys of summer near return

Cranbrook Bandits tryouts concluded Monday night at Confederation Park, leaving head coach Paul Mrazek with plenty of difficult decisions

Cranbrook Bandits head coach Paul Mrazek (second from right) explains the next drill to his group of hopefuls during the final day of tryouts at Confederation Park Monday evening.
White Tiger Taekwondo is

White Tiger Taekwondo turns in stellar performance in Kelowna

White Tiger Taekwondo scores club-best medal haul as 15 students lay claim to 46 medals at Kelowna martial arts tournament

White Tiger Taekwondo is
Former Kimberley Dynamiters captain Jason Richter (#40)

KIJHL: Dynamiters veterans reflect on end of era

Kimberley Dynamiters departing veterans reflect on successful run that helped restore strength to organization

Former Kimberley Dynamiters captain Jason Richter (#40)
The Cranbrook Lacrosse Association hosted its season-opening box lacrosse festival Sunday at the Kinsmen Arena.

Ice Breaker LacrosseFest opens Cranbrook box lacrosse season

Cranbrook Lacrosse Association hosted its Ice Breaker LacrosseFest Sunday at Kinsmen Arena, welcoming clubs from Elk Valley & West Kootenay

The Cranbrook Lacrosse Association hosted its season-opening box lacrosse festival Sunday at the Kinsmen Arena.