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After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Wasa Triathlon is being organized for August. Bulletin file photo.

Information released for Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon scheduled for August

In 2020 the COVID pandemic forced the Gerick Sports Wasa Triathlon to…

After being forced to cancel in 2020 due to the pandemic, the Wasa Triathlon is being organized for August. Bulletin file photo.
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BCHL designates Chilliwack as sole host of 2021 Showcase event

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

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The Cranbrook Bucks celebrate a victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Exhibition play, November, 2020. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks

BCHL, Cranbrook Bucks will begin regular season Oct. 8

It’s one of the sure signs of the arrival of autumn —…

The Cranbrook Bucks celebrate a victory against the Prince George Spruce Kings in Exhibition play, November, 2020. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks
Pictured are the bike racks at Kootenay Orchards school. Kootenay Orchards has won the bike to school challenge for GoByBike Week for the third year in a row. (Submitted file)

Cranbrook students break records in 2021 GoByBike Week

Kootenay Orchards retains their winning title for third year in a row

Pictured are the bike racks at Kootenay Orchards school. Kootenay Orchards has won the bike to school challenge for GoByBike Week for the third year in a row. (Submitted file)
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BCHL takes another step towards eliminating fighting

The BCHL claims it will have the stiffest anti-fighting measures of any North American league

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The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)

BC Hockey League announces 54-game schedule to begin in October

Junior hockey league recently completed 20-game ‘pod’ season

The BC Hockey League announced that the 2021-‘22 season will begin in October, with teams playing 54 games each. (Darren Francis photo)
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Twenty-two BCHL grads chasing Stanley Cup as NHL playoffs begin

The list includes Alex Newhook, getting his first taste of NHL playoffs with the Colorado Avalanche

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The five graduating members of the Vernon-based Thompson Okanagan Lakers U18AAA girls hockey team – Jessica Engelbrecht (from left), Makenna Howe, Cheree Peters, Jayden Perpelitz, and Alexis Bishop – have all committed to collegiate hockey programs in Canada and the U.S. (Photo submitted)

Vernon-based hockey squad sends 5 to college ranks

Thompson Okanagan U18AAA Lakers players heading to Canadian and U.S. programs

The five graduating members of the Vernon-based Thompson Okanagan Lakers U18AAA girls hockey team – Jessica Engelbrecht (from left), Makenna Howe, Cheree Peters, Jayden Perpelitz, and Alexis Bishop – have all committed to collegiate hockey programs in Canada and the U.S. (Photo submitted)
GoByBike week takes place in Cranbrook from May 31st to June 6th. There are several challenges to participate in for the chance to win prizes, and the championship title. (Townsman file)

GoByBike week in Cranbrook returns at the end of May

Ride your bike to school or work between May 31st and June 6th

GoByBike week takes place in Cranbrook from May 31st to June 6th. There are several challenges to participate in for the chance to win prizes, and the championship title. (Townsman file)
Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
Pictured is Chris Mummery, President of the Cranbrook Archery Club, where the 2021 3D Provincial Championships were set to take place this spring. The event has been cancelled, and Cranbrook will host in 2022. (Curtis Mummery file)
Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association’s spring outdoor season is up and running after a successful inaugural indoor season at the newly built New Dawn Place. Photo courtesy Nicole Fulton

KEYSA’s spring outdoor season underway

KEYSA’s spring outdoor season underway

Kootenay East Youth Soccer Association’s spring outdoor season is up and running after a successful inaugural indoor season at the newly built New Dawn Place. Photo courtesy Nicole Fulton
Special Olympics Cranbrook/Kimberley Alpine Team Athletes Erin Thom, Roxana Golbeck and coach Misty Pagliaro have been chosen to represent Team Canada at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 in Kazan, Russia. Anna Buske photo.

Special Olympics Cranbrook-Kimberley Alpine Team athletes to represent Team Canada in Russia

Special Olympics Cranbrook/Kimberley Alpine Team athletes Erin Thom, Roxana Golbeck and volunteer…

Special Olympics Cranbrook/Kimberley Alpine Team Athletes Erin Thom, Roxana Golbeck and coach Misty Pagliaro have been chosen to represent Team Canada at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2022 in Kazan, Russia. Anna Buske photo.
BCHL

BCHL pod season will end without playoffs

With COVID restrictions still hampering the league, the Fred Page Cup won’t be awarded in 2021

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The 2021 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo race has been postponed for a second year. (Cranbrook Townsman file)

Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo cancelled for second year in a row

The 2021 event will be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic; refunds to be issued automatically

The 2021 Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo race has been postponed for a second year. (Cranbrook Townsman file)
BCHL

BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

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Zeth Kindrachuk is pictured in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters in the Penticton pod, Saturday, April 10. Jack Murray photo

Bucks drop two to pod rivals

Cranbrook getting to know Penticton Vees, Trail Smoke Eaters, very well indeed.

Zeth Kindrachuk is pictured in action against the Trail Smoke Eaters in the Penticton pod, Saturday, April 10. Jack Murray photo
The KEYSA  Mr. Mike's Junior Players of the Week were Molly Cain and Avery Swain (pictured with Coach Rob Niedermayer).
The KEYSA  Mr. Mike's Junior Players of the Week were Molly Cain and Avery Swain (pictured with Coach Rob Niedermayer).
Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)

BC Hockey League submits notice to withdraw from CJHL

Canadian Junior ‘A’ League announces B.C. circuit’s intentions in short statement

Alberni Valley’s Brandon Buhr narrowly misses scoring his second goal of the Bulldogs’ BC Hockey League game against Victoria Grizzlies in the first period Friday, April 2, 2021. (SUSAN QUINN/ Alberni Valley News)
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Smoke Eaters down Bucks 8-3

The Cranbrook Bucks were in tough Wednesday, April 7, against Trail in…

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Kristy Shields is tentatively directing a women’s disc golf tournament in Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers file.

Women’s global disc golf tournament tentatively scheduled in Cranbrook

A women’s disc golf tournament dubbed the Idlewild Endeavour is tentatively scheduled…

Kristy Shields is tentatively directing a women’s disc golf tournament in Cranbrook. Paul Rodgers file.