Taylor Rocca

Former Kootenay Ice forward Jason Jaffray (left) skates alongside Rob Niedermayer during the annual Niedermayer Hockey School Charity Game (August 2014).

Kootenay Ice alumnus Jason Jaffray scores German League title

Former Kootenay Ice forward Jason Jaffray helps Red Bull Munich capture Deutsche Eishockey Liga crown

Former Kootenay Ice forward Jason Jaffray (left) skates alongside Rob Niedermayer during the annual Niedermayer Hockey School Charity Game (August 2014).
Kimberley native Carter Bancks is enjoying a career season with the AHL’s Utica Comets.

Career season continues for Carter Bancks as Utica Comets open AHL playoffs

Kimberley native Carter Bancks recognized with Tom McVie Award as coach’s MVP; Utica Comets face Albany Devils to open AHL playoffs

Kimberley native Carter Bancks is enjoying a career season with the AHL’s Utica Comets.
Sheffield Steelers

Cranbrook native helps Sheffield Steelers to league title in Great Britain

Cranbrook native Jace Coyle helped the Sheffield Steelers to the Elite Ice Hockey League championship in his first season in Great Britain

Sheffield Steelers
WHL 50th anniversary

Pursuit of Ed Chynoweth Cup continues as four teams remain

Western Hockey League post-season continues with Red Deer Rebels, Brandon Wheat Kings, Kelowna Rockets & Seattle Thunderbirds in the hunt

WHL 50th anniversary
Head coach Luke Pierce works with his Kootenay Ice charges earlier this season.

Sunny SoCal proves productive for Kootenay Ice coach Luke Pierce

Kootenay Ice coach Luke Pierce soaked up plenty of sunshine & much more as a member of the WHL staff for at annual U.S. Combine Camp

Head coach Luke Pierce works with his Kootenay Ice charges earlier this season.
Erik Delaire (left) and Braiden Koran (right) of the Cranbrook Bantam Tier 2 Hornets have been selected to compete at the 2016 B.C. Cup in Salmon Arm from April 21 to 24.

East Kootenay to be represented at 2016 B.C. Cup in Salmon Arm

East Kootenay will be represented by two local players and Kootenay Ice assistant coach Gordon Burnett at the 2016 B.C. Cup in Salmon Arm

Erik Delaire (left) and Braiden Koran (right) of the Cranbrook Bantam Tier 2 Hornets have been selected to compete at the 2016 B.C. Cup in Salmon Arm from April 21 to 24.
Former Kimberley Dynamiters general manager Mike Reid (left) presents veteran defenceman Justin Meier (right) with his sweater during the Dynamiters annual awards banquet earlier this season. After a successful run with the Nitros

Former Dynamiters general manager set to revamp Midget AA hockey program

Mike Reid aims to directly affiliate Cranbrook Midget AA program with Kimberley Dynamiters, make midget hockey ‘cool’ again

Former Kimberley Dynamiters general manager Mike Reid (left) presents veteran defenceman Justin Meier (right) with his sweater during the Dynamiters annual awards banquet earlier this season. After a successful run with the Nitros
Lacrosse season is back underway in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Lacrosse enjoying increased registration numbers as box lacrosse season begins Sunday

Cranbrook Lacrosse Association set to welcome Elk Valley and West Kootenay teams to Kinsmen Arena for box lacrosse action Sunday

Lacrosse season is back underway in Cranbrook
2016 Allan Cup

Kootenay Ice alumni win Allan Cup with Bentley Generals

Kootenay Ice alumni Thomas Heemskerk and Kyle Sheen win 2016 Allan Cup with Bentley Generals

2016 Allan Cup
Dynamiters defenceman George Bertoia

KIJHL: Dynamiters defenceman George Bertoia commits to AJHL Drumheller

Kimberley Dynamiters defenceman George Bertoia, 17, has committed to the AJHL's Drumheller Dragons for 2016-17

Dynamiters defenceman George Bertoia
Forward Trevor Van Steinburg

KIJHL: Dynamiters announce cancellation of spring camp

Kimberley Dynamiters forced to cancel spring camp in Penticton due to low registration numbers

Forward Trevor Van Steinburg
Former catcher Brandon Ouillette keeps watch behind home plate as head coach Paul Mrazek (back bench

Baseball season draws near as Cranbrook Bandits prepare for tryouts

Cranbrook Bandits Montana State ‘B’ Baseball tryouts set to begin Friday at Confederation Park

Former catcher Brandon Ouillette keeps watch behind home plate as head coach Paul Mrazek (back bench
Members of the 100 Mile House Wranglers celebrate the team's KIJHL championship on home ice. The Wranglers went on to win the Cyclone Taylor Cup and Keystone Cup.

KIJHL: 100 Mile House Wranglers claim Keystone Cup

100 Mile House Wranglers score Keystone Cup victory in overtime Sunday on heels of winning Cyclone Taylor Cup

Members of the 100 Mile House Wranglers celebrate the team's KIJHL championship on home ice. The Wranglers went on to win the Cyclone Taylor Cup and Keystone Cup.
Kootenay Ice head coach Luke Pierce (above) has been named to the coaching staff for the WHL's 11th U.S. Combine Camp.

Kootenay Ice head coach Luke Pierce named to WHL’s U.S. combine staff

Kootenay Ice head coach Luke Pierce has been named a part of the coaching staff for the WHL's U.S. Combine Camp

Kootenay Ice head coach Luke Pierce (above) has been named to the coaching staff for the WHL's 11th U.S. Combine Camp.
Jerry Bancks

KIJHL: Kimberley Dynamiters begin search for new bench boss

Kimberley Dynamiters embark on path towards new era as search for head coach and general manager begins

Jerry Bancks
Kimberley Dynamiters centre Keenan Haase (#27)

KIJHL: Dynamiters forward Keenan Haase commits to NCAA New England College

California kid Keenan Haase is taking his game to the East Coast after committing to the New England Pilgrims of NCAA Div. III

Kimberley Dynamiters centre Keenan Haase (#27)
Utica Comets forward Carter Bancks (#34) signs autographs for young fans earlier this season. The Kimberley native was named Utica Comets Man of the Year in late March and is enjoying a career season in the American Hockey League.

Kimberley native Carter Bancks enjoying career season with Utica Comets

Kimberley native Carter Bancks has been making his impact, both on and off the ice, with the AHL's Utica Comets this season

Utica Comets forward Carter Bancks (#34) signs autographs for young fans earlier this season. The Kimberley native was named Utica Comets Man of the Year in late March and is enjoying a career season in the American Hockey League.
The Kootenay Ice

Kootenay Ice ready to put disappointing season in rear view

After challenging 2015-16 WHL campaign, the Kootenay Ice are already looking ahead to 2016-17

The Kootenay Ice
Jerry Bancks (centre) stands along assistant coach Jeff Keiver (left) during Game 5 of the KIJHL championship at the South Cariboo Rec Centre in 100 Mile House. The game would end up being the last hurrah for both Bancks and Keiver both announced they will be stepping away from hockey.

KIJHL: Dynamiters head coach Jerry Bancks announces retirement

A family man, teacher and hockey coach — Jerry Bancks succeeded in fulfilling all of those during his time with Kimberley Dynamiters

Jerry Bancks (centre) stands along assistant coach Jeff Keiver (left) during Game 5 of the KIJHL championship at the South Cariboo Rec Centre in 100 Mile House. The game would end up being the last hurrah for both Bancks and Keiver both announced they will be stepping away from hockey.
While much focus was on the learning experiences of young players this past season

Rookie Kootenay Ice coach intent on applying lessons

Kootenay Ice head coach Luke Pierce learned plenty in first season as WHL bench boss, now focus shifts to building, progressing come 2016-17

While much focus was on the learning experiences of young players this past season