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Bucks finish regular season with 4-0 win over Wild

Herd scores two goals in opening minute; will now face Prince George in the playoffs

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The Eagles Boxers at Saturday Night Fights in Calgary. Left to right: Coach Adam Gareau, Alexa Hansen, Teigan Seymour, Connor Ferrier, Coach Bill Watson.

Eagles Boxers fly high in Calgary

Cranbrook Eagles boxers and Provincial Champions Connor Ferrier and Alexa Hansen each…

  • Mar 22, 2022
The Eagles Boxers at Saturday Night Fights in Calgary. Left to right: Coach Adam Gareau, Alexa Hansen, Teigan Seymour, Connor Ferrier, Coach Bill Watson.
Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports defenceman Asher Kuiken (6) moves up from the blue line for a good look at a shot on Cranbrook Bucks goalie Seth Coward during the opening game for both teams Sunday, March 20, at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships at Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

Cranbrook Bucks roll to 7-3 win over Vernon Vipers in Tier 2 U15 opener

The eight-team provincial hockey championships opened Sunday in Vernon

Vernon Sun Valley Source For Sports defenceman Asher Kuiken (6) moves up from the blue line for a good look at a shot on Cranbrook Bucks goalie Seth Coward during the opening game for both teams Sunday, March 20, at the B.C. Tier 2 U15 hockey championships at Kal Tire Place North. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Bucks goaltender Nathan Airey prepares to make the save on Adam Eisele of the Penticton Vees, Friday, March 18 at Western Financial Place. (Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook Bucks split weekend games with top-ranked Penticton

The Herd posts an impressive win Friday; drops one to the Vees in a fracas filled Saturday game

Bucks goaltender Nathan Airey prepares to make the save on Adam Eisele of the Penticton Vees, Friday, March 18 at Western Financial Place. (Barry Coulter photo)
Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)

22 NHL jerseys = fun game on ice

Williams Lake hockey dad Clay Palmantier organized the event

Some Williams Lake U11 hockey players enjoyed a game wearing NHL jerseys at the Cariboo Memorial Recreation Complex. Back row from left, Callum Peterson - Dallas, Kalen Surette - Vegas, Mike Palmantier - Seattle, Kloey Spence - Vancouver, Tryan Rivet - Pittsburgh, Gavin Francis - Carolina, Cole Olsen - Nashville, Henry Larsson-Allan - Philadelphia, third= row from left, Deklan Fraser - Calgary, Landon Galisky - Buffalo, Matthew Boyd-Gilbert - Detroit, Easton Neuner - St. Louis, Jackson Sache - Anaheim, Flynn Kinley - Edmonton, Lane Judd - Winnipeg, second row from left, Carter McLennan - Arizona, Luc Harrison - Columbus, Sophie Johnson - New Jersey, Jayda Frizzi - New York Islanders, Parker Cook - Colorado, front row from left Zion Campbell - Toronto and Wade Hansen - Montreal. (Clay Palmantier photo)
The East Kootenay Volleyball Club's U18 Girls team, gold medal winners.

EK Volleyball Club teams win gold at Alberta tournament

The East Kootenay Volleyball Club mid-season practice and tournament play has resulted…

The East Kootenay Volleyball Club's U18 Girls team, gold medal winners.
Left to right: Coaches Dan Meldrum, Mark Eagles, Ryan Winstantley and Manager Sarah Mooy. Back row: #3 Lewis Draper, #10 Jonny Lukan, #7 Lucas Wright, #17 Landen Bain, #6 Mason Taylor, #18 Jake Delaire, #9 Jorden Winstantley. Middle row: #8 Jasper Fraser, #11 Rhett Magro, #5 Tye Eagles, #2 Kace Oberle, #14 Paige Morigeau, #12 Hayden Morrison. Front row: #16 Izaak Meldrum and #1 Connor Czernicki . (Photo by Nicole Koran)

Blazing Bucks win U11 Banner

The U11 Championship Banner tournament was held March 11, 12 and 13…

Left to right: Coaches Dan Meldrum, Mark Eagles, Ryan Winstantley and Manager Sarah Mooy. Back row: #3 Lewis Draper, #10 Jonny Lukan, #7 Lucas Wright, #17 Landen Bain, #6 Mason Taylor, #18 Jake Delaire, #9 Jorden Winstantley. Middle row: #8 Jasper Fraser, #11 Rhett Magro, #5 Tye Eagles, #2 Kace Oberle, #14 Paige Morigeau, #12 Hayden Morrison. Front row: #16 Izaak Meldrum and #1 Connor Czernicki . (Photo by Nicole Koran)
Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Chan (left) gets rubbed out by Cranbrook’s Tysob Dyck during the Snakes’ 3-2 BCHL shootout win Sunday, March 13, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

UPDATE: Vernon Vipers hunt down Bucks in shootout

BCHL: Vipers move to within four points of fifth-place Cranbrook with 3-2 victory at Kal Tire Place

Vernon Vipers forward Tyler Chan (left) gets rubbed out by Cranbrook’s Tysob Dyck during the Snakes’ 3-2 BCHL shootout win Sunday, March 13, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Team Buchy battling Team Craig at the 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. Paul Rodgers photos.

2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship underway in Kimberley

The 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship is underway at the…

Team Buchy battling Team Craig at the 2022 AMJ Campbell BC Mixed Curling Championship at the Kimberley Curling Club. Paul Rodgers photos.
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Bucks down Merritt 6-1 in BCHL action Friday night in Cranbrook

It took the Cranbrook Bucks a half period to get on the…

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The East Kootenay Track and Field Club are back for the 2022 season, with opportunities to compete at the BC Summer Games. Photo courtesy EKTFC.

Registration open for 2022 East Kootenay Track and Field Club

The East Kootenay Track and Field Club (EKTFC) is back and registration…

The East Kootenay Track and Field Club are back for the 2022 season, with opportunities to compete at the BC Summer Games. Photo courtesy EKTFC.
Kaila Buchy, Third: Jaelyn Cotter, Second: Katelyn McGillivray, Lead: Cassidy Schwaerzle and Coach Tom Buchy after winning the provincial juniors last year. Tom, the current BC Seniors champ joins daughter Kaila and Jaelyn Cotter along with Dave Toffolo at the AMG Campbell BC Mixed Championship in Kimberley this week. Kimberley Bulletin file.

BC Mixed Curling Championship in Kimberley this week

If watching the Brier on TV isn’t enough for you this week,…

Kaila Buchy, Third: Jaelyn Cotter, Second: Katelyn McGillivray, Lead: Cassidy Schwaerzle and Coach Tom Buchy after winning the provincial juniors last year. Tom, the current BC Seniors champ joins daughter Kaila and Jaelyn Cotter along with Dave Toffolo at the AMG Campbell BC Mixed Championship in Kimberley this week. Kimberley Bulletin file.
Cranbrook’s Rhys Bentham and goalie Nathan Airey watch the puck fly over the net in Saturday night BCHL action in Wenatchee, Washington. (Dale Fletcher photo()

Bucks split weekend games against Wild

Tyson Dyck’s hat trick leads Cranbrook to first ever road win against Wenatchee

Cranbrook’s Rhys Bentham and goalie Nathan Airey watch the puck fly over the net in Saturday night BCHL action in Wenatchee, Washington. (Dale Fletcher photo()
Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)

Northwest B.C. Paralympic hockey player takes to the ice in Beijing tonight

The opening hockey game of the 2022 Paralympics features rematch of 2018 gold medal final with USA

Adam Kingsmill, far right, celebrates the opening of the 2022 Paralympic Games with Canadian teammates in Beijing, China. (Facebook photo)
Andrew King of the Cranbrook Bucks battles Nathan Morin of the Silverbacks for the puck during first period action at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, Thursday, March 3. (Barry Coulter photo)

Cranbrook Bucks beat Salmon Arm Silverbacks in OT

Buck’s Tyson Dyck nets two in a low-scoring, fast-paced game in Cranbrook. Bucks win season series 4-1

Andrew King of the Cranbrook Bucks battles Nathan Morin of the Silverbacks for the puck during first period action at Western Financial Place in Cranbrook, Thursday, March 3. (Barry Coulter photo)
Bucks’ Brendan Rogers in front of the Wenatchee Wild net. Tim Matwey photo

Bucks split weekend games with Wenatchee Wild

After a long, long, long road trip through the Okanagan, the Cranbrook…

Bucks’ Brendan Rogers in front of the Wenatchee Wild net. Tim Matwey photo
For the first time since 2014 the College of the Rockies Men’s Avalanche volleyball team are PACWEST bronze medalists after a four-set victory over the Douglas Royals on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 26. (Photo via pacwestbc.ca)

COTR Avalanche men’s team wins bronze at PACWEST championships

With files from Ryan Watters/pacwestbc.ca For the first time since 2014 the…

For the first time since 2014 the College of the Rockies Men’s Avalanche volleyball team are PACWEST bronze medalists after a four-set victory over the Douglas Royals on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 26. (Photo via pacwestbc.ca)
The COTR Avalanche at PACWEST provincials

Avalanche Men advance to semi-finals at Provincials

Women’s team edged out by Capilano

  • Feb 25, 2022
The COTR Avalanche at PACWEST provincials
Pictured above - The Cranbrook-Kimberley Special Olympians at Regional Qualifiers in Kelowna. Back row, left to right: Shaun Currie; Daryl Mayer; Head Coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit. Front row, left to right: Jessica Klassen; Erin Thom; Jesse Jensen; Coaches Barbara Phillips and Nina Lennie. (Photo submitted)

Local Special Olympians race at Regional Qualifiers

Team Cranbrook-Kimberley is back from the Regional Qualifiers for the 2023 Special…

Pictured above - The Cranbrook-Kimberley Special Olympians at Regional Qualifiers in Kelowna. Back row, left to right: Shaun Currie; Daryl Mayer; Head Coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit. Front row, left to right: Jessica Klassen; Erin Thom; Jesse Jensen; Coaches Barbara Phillips and Nina Lennie. (Photo submitted)
Standing, left to right: Will Olsen, Connor Ferrier, Jaxon Chisholm, Kya Chisholm, Alexa Hansen. Kneeling: coach Miles Chisholm, Coach Bill Watson, missing coach Tom White. (photo submitted)

Cranbrook Eagles boxers having a busy 2022

Cranbrook Eagles boxers have had a busy start to their competition season.…

Standing, left to right: Will Olsen, Connor Ferrier, Jaxon Chisholm, Kya Chisholm, Alexa Hansen. Kneeling: coach Miles Chisholm, Coach Bill Watson, missing coach Tom White. (photo submitted)