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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

Cranbrook Bucks

Bucks split weekend games with West Kelowna

Brand new weekend in a brand new regular season, and the Cranbrook…

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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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Cranbrook Bucks’ defenceman Bauer Morrissey defends the Trail Smoke Eaters’ Brady Hunter in Friday night BCHL action at Western Financial Place. Trevor Crawley photo

The Bucks are back: At last, regular season underway in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Bucks split home-and-away with Trail Smoke Eaters to open season

Cranbrook Bucks’ defenceman Bauer Morrissey defends the Trail Smoke Eaters’ Brady Hunter in Friday night BCHL action at Western Financial Place. Trevor Crawley photo
The Rocky Mountain Rogues have won the Saratoga Cup following a win over the Williams Lake Rustlers in Kamloops this past weekend. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Rogues.

Rocky Mountain Rogues capture Saratoga Cup

The Rocky Mountain Rogues rugby team won the 2021 Saratoga Cup Championship…

  • Oct 7, 2021
The Rocky Mountain Rogues have won the Saratoga Cup following a win over the Williams Lake Rustlers in Kamloops this past weekend. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountain Rogues.
Marie-Philip Poulin splits the Cranbrook Bucks defence during an offensive zone rush during Tuesday's exhibition matchup between the BCHL hosts and the Canadian National Women's Team. Trevor Crawley photo..

Bucks host national women’s team for exhibition tune-up in Cranbrook

While Bucks won 8-3, Canada’s national women’s team continues preparation for Beijing Games

Marie-Philip Poulin splits the Cranbrook Bucks defence during an offensive zone rush during Tuesday's exhibition matchup between the BCHL hosts and the Canadian National Women's Team. Trevor Crawley photo..
2021 Spring Gran Team Champions - Elizabeth Lake Lodge. Back row – Shelby Lehmann and Alex McLeod Front row from left – Liam Thompson, Deidre Rundberg, Amanda Thompson, Lochlann Freitag, Elizabeth McLeod, Paul Freitag, Tricia McLeod, Rachel Freitag, George Freitag, Lynnette Wray - Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary President Not pictured – Alyssa Williams, Anika Fleming, Rob Crowder, Mike Kosof, Carson Damm, Becky Lockhart, Daryl Calder, Michelle Freitag, Thomas Gilhooly, Brian McMahon, Michael McMahon Shelby (Submitted file)

GoByBike Cranbrook returns for fall edition

The autumn ride takes place for two weeks, Monday September 27th to Sunday, October 10th

2021 Spring Gran Team Champions - Elizabeth Lake Lodge. Back row – Shelby Lehmann and Alex McLeod Front row from left – Liam Thompson, Deidre Rundberg, Amanda Thompson, Lochlann Freitag, Elizabeth McLeod, Paul Freitag, Tricia McLeod, Rachel Freitag, George Freitag, Lynnette Wray - Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary President Not pictured – Alyssa Williams, Anika Fleming, Rob Crowder, Mike Kosof, Carson Damm, Becky Lockhart, Daryl Calder, Michelle Freitag, Thomas Gilhooly, Brian McMahon, Michael McMahon Shelby (Submitted file)
Players battle along the boards during an intra-squad game as part of the Cranbrook Bucks’ training camp last week. Trevor Crawley photo.

Bucks wrap up training camp, head into BCHL preseason action

With the sound of pucks rattling off glasses, whistles cutting into the…

Players battle along the boards during an intra-squad game as part of the Cranbrook Bucks’ training camp last week. Trevor Crawley photo.
Strongman Classic 2021 (Paul Smith file)

17th annual Strongman Classic a success

24 athletes took part in this year’s event, hosted by Fitness Inc. in Cranbrook

Strongman Classic 2021 (Paul Smith file)
Pictured is Ryder Duczek of Cranbrook, who had a flawless first pass on his way to his second consecutive Pro-Men’s Skim National Championship. (Max Webster/Webster Film and Photography file)

Local wakesurfers take home hardware at Canadian Wakesurf Nationals

Cranbrook, Fernie and Moyie riders all made it to the podium

  • Sep 21, 2021
Pictured is Ryder Duczek of Cranbrook, who had a flawless first pass on his way to his second consecutive Pro-Men’s Skim National Championship. (Max Webster/Webster Film and Photography file)
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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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Josh Casimer of Cranbrook made his kickboxing and Muay Thai premiere on September 11 in Airdrie Alberta. (Photo courtesy Joel Huncar)

Cranbrook youth wins Gold in Airdrie

Josh Casimer made his kickboxing and Muay Thai debut on September 1

  • Sep 17, 2021
Josh Casimer of Cranbrook made his kickboxing and Muay Thai premiere on September 11 in Airdrie Alberta. (Photo courtesy Joel Huncar)
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
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KIJHL teams can have 50% arena capacity with fully vaccinated patrons

Teams can decide if that’s what they want to do, commissioner says

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Two Cranbrook disc golfers and old friends Ben Loggains (left) and Casey Hanemayer (right) took first and second place, respectively, by a margin of only one stroke at Falcons Flight, one of the largest disc golf tournaments in Canadian history held in Sundre, Alta. from Sept. 4-6. Photo courtesy of Andre Lodder - Parked Pro.

Cranbrook’s Loggains and Hanemayer take first, second at Alberta disc golf tournament

Old friends battle it out down the stretch with Loggains winning by one stroke

Two Cranbrook disc golfers and old friends Ben Loggains (left) and Casey Hanemayer (right) took first and second place, respectively, by a margin of only one stroke at Falcons Flight, one of the largest disc golf tournaments in Canadian history held in Sundre, Alta. from Sept. 4-6. Photo courtesy of Andre Lodder - Parked Pro.
A group of local seniors — The Chain Rattlers — has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it. Brian Clarkson photos

‘Chain Rattlers’ hosting disc golf clinic for seniors

A group of local seniors has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it

A group of local seniors — The Chain Rattlers — has discovered the joys of Disc Golf, and head out every morning, every day of the year, to partake of it. Brian Clarkson photos
Special Olympics Cranbrook/Kimberley Cross Country Ski Team 2020 (Submitted file)

Special Olympics Cranbrook/Kimberley looks to recruit athletes, volunteers

Several upcoming sessions for the 2021/22 season and beyond

Special Olympics Cranbrook/Kimberley Cross Country Ski Team 2020 (Submitted file)
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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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Last year’s Regatta. Leone Lund photo
Last year’s Regatta. Leone Lund photo