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Nelson Leafs shut out Border Bruins 5-0

Tenzin Mint has also been named one of the KIJHL’s three stars

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Liam Noble celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Leafs’ 9-1 win over Castlegar on Saturday. Photo: Nelson Leafs

Nelson Leafs sweep hard-luck opponents

The Leafs clobbered Grand Forks and Castlegar

Liam Noble celebrates with his teammates after scoring during the Leafs’ 9-1 win over Castlegar on Saturday. Photo: Nelson Leafs
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey

UPDATED: KIJHL games postponed after 4 teams report COVID-19 cases

Kelowna, Beaver Valley, Castlegar and Fernie each have infected players

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels, seen here during a game in December, are among the four KIJHL teams to report positive COVID-19 cases on their rosters. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley forward Gavin Tritt battles with the Leafs’ Liam Noble. Photo: Jim Bailey

Noble scores 3, Nelson Leafs beat Nitehawks 4-3

The Leafs have a 6-point lead atop the division

Beaver Valley forward Gavin Tritt battles with the Leafs’ Liam Noble. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Nelson Leafs go 2-for-3 during busy weekend

Nelson has a 4-point lead atop the division

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Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach and GM Terry Jones was suspended eight games after two players were found to have played games despite not being completely vaccinated. Photo: Jim Bailey

KIJHL team fined, coach suspended for COVID-19 policy breach

Two players with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks played games despite not having two vaccine doses

Beaver Valley Nitehawks coach and GM Terry Jones was suspended eight games after two players were found to have played games despite not being completely vaccinated. Photo: Jim Bailey
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Delta to host B.C. Junior ‘B’ hockey’s Cyclone Taylor Cup championship next April

The 2021 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small

KIJHL launches app featuring real-time game scores

Follow the Castlegar Rebels, Nelson Leafs or your favourite KIJHL team on the new app

Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small
The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)

Spokane opts out of KIJHL season

American club cites travel uncertainty between Canada and the U.S. for dropping out

The Spokane Braves (white jerseys) will not participate in the upcoming 2021-22 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season due to travel uncertainty between Canada and the United States. (File photo)
Revelstoke Grizzlies. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

COVID benches Revelstoke Grizzlies for the season

News comes after multiple members test positive for the virus

Revelstoke Grizzlies. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)
KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)

KIJHL postpones all games through end of 2020

Due to provincial health orders, games up to Dec. 31 have been pushed back

KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)
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Matthew Byrne scores 3 as Nelson Leafs hammer Grand Forks

Byrne already has 11 points through three games

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