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Terrace River Kings defender Carson Olson (20) hooks the knee of Quesnel Kangaroos forward Braiden Epp (21) during a game at the West Fraser Centre on Saturday January 18. A game between the two teams scheduled for Jan. 8 has been postponed. (Sasha Sefter - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Terrace River Kings games in Quesnel and Williams Lake postponed

The Terrace River Kings are dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak

Terrace River Kings #55 Steve Cullis celebrates a goal against the Hazelton Wolverines on Dec. 18, 2021 at the Terrace Sportsplex. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)

Terrace River Kings head into holiday break with win over Hazelton

Game was the highest scoring contest of the CIHL season so far

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Forty BCHL stars to skate in Top Prospects Game

The all-star showcase will be part of the junior A league’s 60th anniversary weekend in January

Back row, left to right: Coach Jaqueline, coach Joanne, Hannah Thompson, Aaliyah Beeton, Kara O'Gorman, Kayeanna Mackenzie, Kally Mackenzie, Teysean Henry, Brianne Monsen, Ciara McKay, Ethan Kietzmann, Camryn Monsen, coach Cynthia, coach Heather. Front row, left to right: Sloan Prevost, Jaliyah Tadiaman, Bailey Bartlett, Kate Kharchenko, Maia Guerriero, Emily Larmour, Halle Correia, Anabelle Ruchotzke, Ariane Khalil. (Submitted photo/Joanne Bartlett)

Terrace skaters impress at Kla-How-Ya competition

Kla-How-Ya in Kitimat was the first in-person competition since the start of COVID-19 pandemic

Back row, left to right: Coach Jaqueline, coach Joanne, Hannah Thompson, Aaliyah Beeton, Kara O'Gorman, Kayeanna Mackenzie, Kally Mackenzie, Teysean Henry, Brianne Monsen, Ciara McKay, Ethan Kietzmann, Camryn Monsen, coach Cynthia, coach Heather. Front row, left to right: Sloan Prevost, Jaliyah Tadiaman, Bailey Bartlett, Kate Kharchenko, Maia Guerriero, Emily Larmour, Halle Correia, Anabelle Ruchotzke, Ariane Khalil. (Submitted photo/Joanne Bartlett)
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BCHL adopts use of Sporfie video review system

The junior A league experimented with the system at the BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack in October

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The Smithers Secondary School Senior Girls 2021 Zone volleyball champions. Fiona Sullivan, back row second from left, an elite player, was forced to sit on the bench as team manager due to a BC School Sport bylaw that prevents her from playing. (Submitted photo)

Northwest B.C. athlete disqualified from competition due to inequitable bylaw

Advocates say bylaw barring transfers after Grade 9 should not apply to northern B.C.

The Smithers Secondary School Senior Girls 2021 Zone volleyball champions. Fiona Sullivan, back row second from left, an elite player, was forced to sit on the bench as team manager due to a BC School Sport bylaw that prevents her from playing. (Submitted photo)
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BCHL taking out-of-conference games off the schedule for rest of 2021-22 season

The league is shifting to regional matchups with travel still hindered province wide

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Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL adds 24 skaters, 8 goaltenders to online all-star ballot

Voting is open until Tuesday to determine which six skaters and four goalies make the game

Chilliwack’s Cameron Johnson is one of 24 BCHL skaters added to an online all-star ballot along with eight goaltenders. (Darren Francis photo)
Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)

BCHL coaches determine initial 18 skaters for three-on-three all-star tournament

Remaining all-stars will be determined through online fan voting

Chilliwack Chief Abram Wiebe is one of 18 BCHLers named to the All-Star three-on-three tournament following a poll of league coaches. (Darren Francis photo)
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Flooding fallout forces BCHL to postpone more games

Nine matches are being pushed back, but the junior A league has also added nine regional games

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River Kings #10 William Orrey skates with the puck towards the Netchako Northstars goal during a game on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)

Terrace River Kings continue CIHL dominance

Terrace beat the Nechako Northstars and Kitimat Ice Demons by a combined score of 15-5

River Kings #10 William Orrey skates with the puck towards the Netchako Northstars goal during a game on Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)
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BCHL postpones eight games due to flooding

The homes of the Chilliwack Chiefs and Merritt Centennials have been particularly hard hit

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Terrace River Kings goaltender Tyran Hunter in an Oct. 25, 2021 game against the Kitimat Ice Demons. Hunter has started and won all three games for the River Kings to begin the 2021/22 Central Interior Hockey League season. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)

Terrace River Kings top standings after weekend wins

Terrace beat Williams Lake and Quesnel to remain undefeated to start CIHL season

Terrace River Kings goaltender Tyran Hunter in an Oct. 25, 2021 game against the Kitimat Ice Demons. Hunter has started and won all three games for the River Kings to begin the 2021/22 Central Interior Hockey League season. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)
Terrace’s #17 Ian Chrystal skates in on goal during the River Kings’ season opening win against the Kitimat Ice Demons Oct. 23, 2021 at the Terrace Sportsplex. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)

Terrace River Kings pick up win in home opener

Terrace scored five unanswered goals against Kitimat at the Sportsplex

Terrace’s #17 Ian Chrystal skates in on goal during the River Kings’ season opening win against the Kitimat Ice Demons Oct. 23, 2021 at the Terrace Sportsplex. (Terrace River Kings/Facebook)
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BCHL all-star festivities to include Top Prospects Game

All-star events will be held Jan. 14 in Penticton, with NHL and college scouts in attendance

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Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)

Chilliwack’s Sardis Drumline gets season-long gig at Vancouver Canucks games

Small groups from Sardis secondary school will perform at 41 National Hockey League matches

Members of the Sardis Drumline on the ice at an empty Abbotsford Centre prior to Friday night’s American Hockey League game. (submitted photo)
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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

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

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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper