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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)
Pictured above, left to right:Nina Lennie, coach; Shaun Currie; Jessica Klassen; Jesse Jensen; Erin Thom; Daryl Mayer;Head coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit; Barbara Phillips, coach (in front). (Photo submitted)

Local Special Olympians off to regional qualifers

2023 Special Olympics to be held in Kamloops; Regional qualifiers are this weekend in Kelowna

Pictured above, left to right:Nina Lennie, coach; Shaun Currie; Jessica Klassen; Jesse Jensen; Erin Thom; Daryl Mayer;Head coach Kevin Phillips; Layne Benoit; Barbara Phillips, coach (in front). (Photo submitted)
Cranbrook Bucks defenceman Carsyn Good (left) tries to duck under a check from Vernon’s Matthew Culling during the Bucks’ 3-2 BCHL win over the hometown Vipers Saturday, Feb. 12. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Cranbrook bucks weekend sweep at hands of Vernon Vipers

Two goals two minutes apart in third period lift expansion Bucks to 3-2 BCHL win at Kal Tire Place

Cranbrook Bucks defenceman Carsyn Good (left) tries to duck under a check from Vernon’s Matthew Culling during the Bucks’ 3-2 BCHL win over the hometown Vipers Saturday, Feb. 12. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)
Vernon Vipers forward Zack Tonelli misses a great opportunity in front of Cranbrook goalie Nathan Airey during the Snakes’ 2-1 BCHL shootout win over the Bucks Saturday, Feb. 5, in Cranbrook (cranbrookbucks.ca/ photo)

Bucks lose two to Vipers in OT shootouts

Brendan Shykora It was oh so close for the Cranbrook Bucks this…

Vernon Vipers forward Zack Tonelli misses a great opportunity in front of Cranbrook goalie Nathan Airey during the Snakes’ 2-1 BCHL shootout win over the Bucks Saturday, Feb. 5, in Cranbrook (cranbrookbucks.ca/ photo)
Vernon Vipers forward Zack Tonelli misses a great opportunity in front of Cranbrook goalie Nathan Airey during the Snakes’ 2-1 BCHL shootout win over the Bucks Saturday, Feb. 5, in Cranbrook. (cranbrookbucks.ca/ photo)

Vernon Vipers’ win streak up to 9

Snakes sneak past hometown Cranbrook Bucks 2-1 in shootout; sweep twinbill in East Kootenays

  • Feb 6, 2022
Vernon Vipers forward Zack Tonelli misses a great opportunity in front of Cranbrook goalie Nathan Airey during the Snakes’ 2-1 BCHL shootout win over the Bucks Saturday, Feb. 5, in Cranbrook. (cranbrookbucks.ca/ photo)
Nathan Morin’s third-period goal gave Salmon Arm a 5-4 lead in Cranbrook Saturday, Jan. 30. It wasn’t enough as the Silverbacks dropped a 6-5 BCHL shootout decision to the hometown Bucks. (Chris Fowler Photo)

Cranbrook Bucks rally to edge Salmon Arm Silverbacks

Shootout required after hometown Bucks get late third-period marker and win game 6-5 on penalty shots

Nathan Morin’s third-period goal gave Salmon Arm a 5-4 lead in Cranbrook Saturday, Jan. 30. It wasn’t enough as the Silverbacks dropped a 6-5 BCHL shootout decision to the hometown Bucks. (Chris Fowler Photo)
KEYSA player volunteer coaches along with Will Feria, Whitecaps Head Coach-East Kootenays/Technical Director KEYSA

KEYSA Early Bird Soccer Registration now open

KEYSA (Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association) provides a variety of soccer opportunities…

  • Jan 27, 2022
KEYSA player volunteer coaches along with Will Feria, Whitecaps Head Coach-East Kootenays/Technical Director KEYSA
The Cranbrook Disc Golf Club's winter putting league is back in a new venue, New Dawn Place, Cranbrook's indoor sports dome. Paul Rodgers photo.

Cranbrook disc golf club’s winter putting league finds new home in soccer dome

The Cranbrook Disc Golf Club’s (CBKDGC) winter putting league has returned again…

The Cranbrook Disc Golf Club's winter putting league is back in a new venue, New Dawn Place, Cranbrook's indoor sports dome. Paul Rodgers photo.
The Cranbrook Bucks continue their winning ways over the Trail Smoke Eaters. Tim Matwey photo

Bucks continuing winning ways against Trail

Cranbrook gets fifth consecutive win over Smoke Eaters

The Cranbrook Bucks continue their winning ways over the Trail Smoke Eaters. Tim Matwey photo
Pictured are Abigail Betker and Bryan Fraser, coach of the women’s Avalanche volleyball team at COTR. Betker is the latest athlete to join the team. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)

Kimberley’s Abigail Betker to join COTR women’s Avalanche volleyball

Betker was signed onto the team this week and will be playing for the Avalanche come the fall

Pictured are Abigail Betker and Bryan Fraser, coach of the women’s Avalanche volleyball team at COTR. Betker is the latest athlete to join the team. (Corey Bullock/Cranbrook Townsman)
Cranbrook split their two-game homestand with Prince George Friday and Saturday — a 1-0 OT victory on Friday and a 5-0 loss on Saturday. Vicki Brown/MyLight Photography

Prince George gets revenge over Bucks on Saturday

Cranbrook split their two-game homestand with the Spruce Kings — a 1-0 OT victory on Friday and a 5-0 loss on Saturday

Cranbrook split their two-game homestand with Prince George Friday and Saturday — a 1-0 OT victory on Friday and a 5-0 loss on Saturday. Vicki Brown/MyLight Photography
The Cranbrook Bucks beat the Prince George Spruce Kings in overtime Friday, Jan. 7, at Western Financial Place. The rematch goes Saturday at 7 pm. Vicki Brown/Mylight Photography

Red Hot Bucks gain OT victory over Spruce Kings Friday

Cranbrook-Prince George rematch goes tonight, Saturday, Jan. 8, at Western Financial Place

The Cranbrook Bucks beat the Prince George Spruce Kings in overtime Friday, Jan. 7, at Western Financial Place. The rematch goes Saturday at 7 pm. Vicki Brown/Mylight Photography
BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)

Overcoming COVID-19, other barriers ‘a wild ride’ says BCHL commissioner

Chris Hebb has dealt with a pandemic, cancelled games and travel issues since joining league

BCHL commissioner Chris Hebb (inset) has been part of the junior ‘A’ league since 2018. (Garrett James photo)
Trail’s Corey Cunningham can’t get the puck past Cranbrook goalie Evan Gartner in BCHL action between the Smoke Eaters and Bucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, in Trail. Jim Bailey photo

Bucks dominate Trail, can’t quite hold on in Merritt, in epic New Year action

Two wins against the Smoke Eaters, an OT loss against Merritt leave the Herd in good position to start 2022

Trail’s Corey Cunningham can’t get the puck past Cranbrook goalie Evan Gartner in BCHL action between the Smoke Eaters and Bucks, Saturday, Jan. 1, in Trail. Jim Bailey photo