Junior B Hockey

Wayne March takes a look back at his time as general manager of the Sicamous Eagles. He was replaced as GM earlier this year and will be stepping down as manager of Sicamous and District Rec Centre over the summer. (Jim Elliot-Eagle Valley News)

Backbone of Sicamous Eagles reflects on 26 years of Junior B

Wayne March says he will miss the team’s people and the game’s toughness

 

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL postpones regular season until Feb. 5

The announcement follows an extension of the province’s athletic travel restrictions

 

With no fans in the stands, it has been hard on local junior hockey teams. (Western File photo)

Pandemic presents unknowns for Okanagan junior hockey teams

With no fans and a shortened season, owners suffer financially

 

Junior B hockey teams will begin their season on Nov. 13 as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League begins its season. Last year, the Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. (Black Press file photo)

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League to begin season Nov. 13

Home openers scheduled as 14 of 17 teams will participate in this year’s Junior B season

Junior B hockey teams will begin their season on Nov. 13 as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League begins its season. Last year, the Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. (Black Press file photo)
The North Okanagan Knights and Kamloops Storm will be joined by the Chase Heat in one of three, three-team Kootenay International Junior Hockey League cohorts when the league starts its 2020-21 season on Nov. 13. (Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan Knights join Chase, Kamloops in KIJHL cohort

Junior B hockey league announces regular-season structure for Nov. 13 debut

The North Okanagan Knights and Kamloops Storm will be joined by the Chase Heat in one of three, three-team Kootenay International Junior Hockey League cohorts when the league starts its 2020-21 season on Nov. 13. (Morning Star file photo)
North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)

North Okanagan Knights add three in dispersal draft, trade veteran D-man

The KIJHL held draft of players from three teams who have opted out of 2020-21 season

North Okanagan Knights defenceman Lee Christensen, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game from November 2019 against Princeton, is now a member of the Posse after the team traded him for a player development fee. The Knights also picked up three players from the 100 Mile House Wranglers in the league’s player dispersal draft Saturday, Sept. 5. (Morning Star file photo)
The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper

KIJHL delays season to Nov. 13; three teams opt out

The league will play a 30-game season without 100 Mile House, Spokane and Beaver Valley

The KIJHL returns to the ice Nov. 13, albeit without the Spokane Braves, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and 100 Mile House Wranglers. Photo: Tyler Harper
Vernon forward Nic Bolin of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s North Okanagan Knights (right) is taking his game to Junior A, committing to the Red Lake Miners in Ontario. The Miners play in the six-team Superior International Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)

Miners dig up services of Vernon player

Ontario’s Red Lake Miners Junior A hockey club ink North Okanagan Knights forward Nic Bolin

Vernon forward Nic Bolin of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s North Okanagan Knights (right) is taking his game to Junior A, committing to the Red Lake Miners in Ontario. The Miners play in the six-team Superior International Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)
North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Olsen (centre) is among 14 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League players to win a league bursary. (Morning Star - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights forward wins league bursary

Tyler Olsen among 14 KIJHL players to win $500 scholarship; he’s studying at Okanagan College

North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Olsen (centre) is among 14 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League players to win a league bursary. (Morning Star - file photo)
Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Oknaagan Knights (front) has signed with the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)

Vernon player to battle for North Stars

Kevin-Thomas Walters leaves North Okanagan Knights for Junior A team in Saskatchewan

Vernon’s Kevin-Thomas Walters of the North Oknaagan Knights (front) has signed with the Junior A Battlefords North Stars of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. (Morning Star - file photo)
North Okanagan Knights goalie Caedon Bellmann is making the jump from Junior B hockey to Junior A, signing a letter of intent with the Red Lake (Ont.) Miners of the six-team Superior International Hockey League. (Knights Facebook photo)

North Okanagan Knights goalie moving to Junior A

Spallumcheen’s Caedon Bellmann to play in Ontario for team in six-team loop

North Okanagan Knights goalie Caedon Bellmann is making the jump from Junior B hockey to Junior A, signing a letter of intent with the Red Lake (Ont.) Miners of the six-team Superior International Hockey League. (Knights Facebook photo)
PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. The Posse won the best of seven series to go on to face the Kelowna Chiefs. However, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s post season has now been cancelled. (Black Press file photo)

KIJHL playoff season cancelled

Junior B league ends season during division finals series

PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Summerland Steam and the Princeton Posse faced each other in Junior B hockey playoff action. The Posse won the best of seven series to go on to face the Kelowna Chiefs. However, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s post season has now been cancelled. (Black Press file photo)
Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)

Concerns over COVID-19 prompt postponement of Vancouver Island junior hockey game

Several players reported to be self-isolating for influenza-like symptoms

Game 1 of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s North Island playoff final between the Oceanside Generals and Campbell River Storm, set for March 10 at Oceanside Place in Parksville, has been postponed. (File photo)
Summerland Steam end regular season in third place

Summerland Steam end regular season in third place

Three Junior B hockey games held over past week

Summerland Steam end regular season in third place
PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Princeton Posse and the Summerland Steam will face each other in the division semifinals beginning Feb. 29. The Posse finished in second place in regular season hockey action while the Steam finished in third place. The winner of the best of seven series will go on to face the winner of the Kelowna Chiefs and North Okanagan Knights. (KIJHL logos)

Summerland Steam and Princeton Posse to face off in division semifinals

Junior B hockey teams begin best of seven series on Feb. 28 in Princeton

PLAYOFF ACTION                                The Princeton Posse and the Summerland Steam will face each other in the division semifinals beginning Feb. 29. The Posse finished in second place in regular season hockey action while the Steam finished in third place. The winner of the best of seven series will go on to face the winner of the Kelowna Chiefs and North Okanagan Knights. (KIJHL logos)
Summerland Steam earn two weekend wins

Summerland Steam earn two weekend wins

Junior B team defeats Osoyoos Coyotes and Kelowna Chiefs

Summerland Steam earn two weekend wins
Knights defenseman Cole Haberlack, now in his third year with the Knights. (Photo: North Okanagan Knights)

North Okanagan Knights win home opener in double-OT thriller

The Knights defeat the Kamloops Storm 3-2 in a marathon of a home opener

Knights defenseman Cole Haberlack, now in his third year with the Knights. (Photo: North Okanagan Knights)