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Matthew Byrne scores 3 as Nelson Leafs hammer Grand Forks

Byrne already has 11 points through three games

 

The The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced a pause on all regular season play until Dec. 8, 2020 at the earliest, following the latest province-wide restrictions due to COVID-19. (Tyler Harper/Black Press)

KIJHL pauses play for two weeks in wake of new COVID-19 restrictions

The league will cease playing regular season games until Dec. 8 at the earliest

 

The KIJHL is proceeding with this weekend’s scheduled games despite new COVID-19 restrictions. (File photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

KIJHL proceeds with weekend games despite new COVID-19 restrictions

The league falls entirely within Interior Health and is already playing within four-team cohorts

 

The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star

Ice rinks in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson to reopen in September

Rinks have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star
The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL looking for government assistance to keep sticks on the ice

Commissioner says league may not continue without support

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ were near-perfect at the 2017 Keystone Cup in Arborg, Man. However, their only loss came in the championship game when the Wainwright Bisons of Alberta knocked off the Hawks 4-3 in overtime. Steve Scaia photo

Beaver Valley Nitehawks fall in OT of Keystone Cup final

Alberta champion Wainwright Bisons beat Nitehawks 4-3 in Western Canadian final

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ were near-perfect at the 2017 Keystone Cup in Arborg, Man. However, their only loss came in the championship game when the Wainwright Bisons of Alberta knocked off the Hawks 4-3 in overtime. Steve Scaia photo
The Leafs held their awards banquet on Thursday. Top row left to right: Dale Howell

KIJHL: Dale Howell named Leafs MVP

The 20-year-old forward was named Nelson's top player at the annual awards banquet.

The Leafs held their awards banquet on Thursday. Top row left to right: Dale Howell
Dale Howell scored but the Leafs still lost 3-2 to the Nitehawks in Game 3.

KIJHL: Leafs on edge of being swept

Nelson lost 3-2 in double overtime to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Game 3 Saturday.

Dale Howell scored but the Leafs still lost 3-2 to the Nitehawks in Game 3.
Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Dylan Heppler misses on this chance but scored twice and assisted on the overtime winner in a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over the Nelson Leafs Wednesday at the Hawks Nest.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks last minute comeback sinks Nelson Leafs

The Nitehawks scored two goals in the final minute of the game to force overtime against the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Dylan Heppler misses on this chance but scored twice and assisted on the overtime winner in a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over the Nelson Leafs Wednesday at the Hawks Nest.
Tyler Ghirardosi gives the Beaver Valley Nitehawks the lead on this second-period goal as the Hawks skated to a 5-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Game 1 of the Neil Murdoch Division final on Tuesday at the B.V. Arena.

Beaver Valley Nitehawks take Game 1 over Nelson Leafs

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks hung on for a 5-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs on Tuesday at the Hawks Nest.

Tyler Ghirardosi gives the Beaver Valley Nitehawks the lead on this second-period goal as the Hawks skated to a 5-4 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Game 1 of the Neil Murdoch Division final on Tuesday at the B.V. Arena.
Leafs goaltender Devin Allen makes a save Saturday.

KIJHL: Leafs prepare for Nitehawks

Nelson Leafs look ahead to next series against Beaver Valley.

Leafs goaltender Devin Allen makes a save Saturday.
Leafs defenceman Zach Morey and Rebels forward Chase Szott in the middle of the action Thursday in Castlegar.

KIJHL: Leafs take series lead in Game 5

Logan Wullum scored in OT as the Leafs beat the Rebels 3-2 in Castlegar.

Leafs defenceman Zach Morey and Rebels forward Chase Szott in the middle of the action Thursday in Castlegar.
The Nelson Leafs celebrate after winning Game 4 against the Castlegar Rebels.

KIJHL: Leafs overwhelm Rebels in Game 4

Sawyer Hunt scored in double overtime as Nelson tied the series with Castlegar.

The Nelson Leafs celebrate after winning Game 4 against the Castlegar Rebels.
Nelson Leafs forward Dale Howell waits for a deflection opportunity during Game 3 on Monday.

KIJHL: Rebels edge Leafs in Game 3

Logan Styler scored in double overtime as Castlegar beat Nelson 5-4.

Nelson Leafs forward Dale Howell waits for a deflection opportunity during Game 3 on Monday.
The Castlegar Rebels overwhelmed the Nelson Leafs in Game 2 on Saturday.

KIJHL: Rebels rout Leafs in Game 2

Everett Hicks scored a hat trick as Castlegar beat Nelson 5-1 to tie the series.

The Castlegar Rebels overwhelmed the Nelson Leafs in Game 2 on Saturday.
Nelson Leafs forward Dale Howell battles for the puck during Thursday's playoff game in Castlegar.

KIJHL: Leafs shock Rebels in 4OT marathon

Devin Allen had 53 saves as Nelson won Game 1 of the playoff series.

Nelson Leafs forward Dale Howell battles for the puck during Thursday's playoff game in Castlegar.
KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves

KIJHL: Leafs secure 3rd place

Nelson's 5-2 win over Grand Forks means the Leafs face Castlegar in the playoffs.

KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves
KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves

KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves

The 2-0 win keeps Nelson in contention for third place.

KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves
KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5

KIJHL: Leafs snap slump

Dale Howell scored and had two assists in Nelson's 5-3 win against the Fernie Ghostriders on Saturday.

KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5
KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5

KIJHL: Leafs lose fourth straight

Nelson dropped a 5-3 result to the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere on Friday night.

KIJHL: Leafs and Border Bruins tie 5-5