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North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway makes a glove save with Nick Morin of the Kelowna Chiefs looking for a rebound during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Feb. 4, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)

North Okanagan Knights’ playoff hopes fading

Two weekend KIJHL defeats extends club’s losing skid to 11 games; six points out playoff spot with six games left

North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway makes a glove save with Nick Morin of the Kelowna Chiefs looking for a rebound during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Feb. 4, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)
Kelowna Chiefs forward Owen Spannier (centre) tries to corral an airborne puck as he splits the North Okanagan Knights’ defensive pairing of Tyson McCaig (left) and Landen Janz during the Chiefs’ 3-1 KIJHL win Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)

Kelowna and Princeton down slumping North Okanagan Knights

Chiefs hand North Okanagan ninth straight KIJHL loss with 3-1 decision Wednesday in Rutland

Kelowna Chiefs forward Owen Spannier (centre) tries to corral an airborne puck as he splits the North Okanagan Knights’ defensive pairing of Tyson McCaig (left) and Landen Janz during the Chiefs’ 3-1 KIJHL win Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)
Busy weekend in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League

Sicamous Eagles add to 100 Mile House’s woe

Eagles hand Wranglers 13th straight loss with 6-3 win Saturday; weekend recap included

Busy weekend in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League
The Osoyoos Coyotes found their offensive touch against the North Okanagan Knights, winning by a score of 9-2 Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Jen Jensen Photography)

North Okanagan Knights surrender 2 hat tricks, lose 9-2 to Osoyoos

Tegan Neuman and Noah Eisenhut each had big nights for the Coyotes

The Osoyoos Coyotes found their offensive touch against the North Okanagan Knights, winning by a score of 9-2 Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. (Jen Jensen Photography)
Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs pokes for the puck against North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway and defender Tyson Tupper during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Jan. 21, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)

Kelowna Chiefs sweep KIJHL twinbill from North Okanagan Knights

Chiefs score 4-3 win at home Friday, 7-3 road win in Armstrong Saturday

Spencer Horning of the Kelowna Chiefs pokes for the puck against North Okanagan Knights goalie Gabriel Murrells-Allaway and defender Tyson Tupper during the Chiefs’ 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Jan. 21, in Rutland. (Tami Quan Photography)
The puck bounced the right way for the Princeton Posse, who needed a shootout to defeat the hometown North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in KIJHL action Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. (Black Press - file photo)

Princeton Posse secure extra point against North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL: A 4-3 shootout victory propels Princeton to within three points of Knights in playoff spot battle

The puck bounced the right way for the Princeton Posse, who needed a shootout to defeat the hometown North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in KIJHL action Wednesday, Jan. 19, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre in Armstrong. (Black Press - file photo)
Kaleb Kremp (88) scored once as the hometown Osoyoos Coyotes beat the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 in KIJHL action Sunday, Jan. 16, in the south Okanagan. (Osoyoos Coyotes Facebook/Jen Jensen Photography)

North Okanagan Knights fall to Coyotes

KIJHL: Osoyoos, the league’s top team, beats North Okanagan 6-4 in Sunday afternoon action

Kaleb Kremp (88) scored once as the hometown Osoyoos Coyotes beat the North Okanagan Knights 6-4 in KIJHL action Sunday, Jan. 16, in the south Okanagan. (Osoyoos Coyotes Facebook/Jen Jensen Photography)
The list of rescheduled games involving the Princeton Posse, the Summerland Steam, and the 100 Mile House Wranglers. (KIJHL)

KIJHL postpones games, players and staff test positive for COVID-19

Games involving Princeton Posse, Summerland Steam, and 100 Mile House Wranglers have been postponed

The list of rescheduled games involving the Princeton Posse, the Summerland Steam, and the 100 Mile House Wranglers. (KIJHL)
The visiting Osoyoos Coyotes needed a 71st shot to beat the North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in overtime in KIJHL action Saturday, Jan. 8, in Armstrong. (Jen Jensen Photography)

Butler, Dubinsky lead North Okanagan Knights to three of four points

KIJHL: New forward scores three goals in first two games, goalie stops 95 of 102 weekend shots

The visiting Osoyoos Coyotes needed a 71st shot to beat the North Okanagan Knights 4-3 in overtime in KIJHL action Saturday, Jan. 8, in Armstrong. (Jen Jensen Photography)
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
The North Okanagan Knights traded Jesse Lee and the rights to Owen Spannier to the Sicamous Eagles in exchange for forward Paison Butler Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (KIJHL photo)

North Okanagan Knights acquire forward in trade with Sicamous Eagles

The Knights picked up Paison Butler in exchange for Jesse Lee, rights to Owen Spannier

The North Okanagan Knights traded Jesse Lee and the rights to Owen Spannier to the Sicamous Eagles in exchange for forward Paison Butler Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022. (KIJHL photo)
Overtime was needed – though not much extra time – to determine a KIJHL winner Saturday, Dec. 18, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre between the Sicamous Eagles and North Okanagan Knights. (Black Press - file shot)

North Okanagan Knights snap losing skid with overtime win over Sicamous

Knights had lost nine straight; Eagles now riding nine-game skid; Carter Wiebe scores game-winner

Overtime was needed – though not much extra time – to determine a KIJHL winner Saturday, Dec. 18, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre between the Sicamous Eagles and North Okanagan Knights. (Black Press - file shot)
The puck rolls agonizingly close to the goalline past Summerland Steam goalie Ben Lewis, who was able to keep it out of the net, denying the hometown North Okanagan Knights a goal. The Steam beat the Knights 4-3 in KIJHL action Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

North Okanagan Knights can’t buy KIJHL win

Knights losing streak reaches eight as home team falls 4-3 to Summerland

The puck rolls agonizingly close to the goalline past Summerland Steam goalie Ben Lewis, who was able to keep it out of the net, denying the hometown North Okanagan Knights a goal. The Steam beat the Knights 4-3 in KIJHL action Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Jenna Fochler Photo)
The North Okanagan Knights were defeated by the Kelowna Chiefs 2-1 Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)

Kelowna Chiefs edge North Okanagan Knights 2-1

The Knights went a dismal 0/11 on the powerplay en route to their seventh straight loss

The North Okanagan Knights were defeated by the Kelowna Chiefs 2-1 Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. (Morning Star - file photo)
Osoyoos Coyotes defenseman Ethan Floris carries the puck in a game versus the North Okanagan Knights Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Jen Jensen Photography)

North Okanagan Knights losing streak continues with shootout loss to Osoyoos

The Knights lost 5-4 in a shootout to the top team in the KIJHL Tuesday night

Osoyoos Coyotes defenseman Ethan Floris carries the puck in a game versus the North Okanagan Knights Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (Jen Jensen Photography)
North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Kulczycki (right) battles Anthony Tulliani of the Osoyoos Coyotes for puck possession during the Knights' 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Feb. 14, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)

North Okanagan Knights battle division leaders

Knights host Osoyoos Coyotes in KIJHL action Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. in Armstrong

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North Okanagan Knights forward Tyler Kulczycki (right) battles Anthony Tulliani of the Osoyoos Coyotes for puck possession during the Knights' 4-3 KIJHL win Friday, Feb. 14, at the Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Katherine Peters - Morning Star)
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
A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

North Okanagan Knights hope offence returns in Kamloops

Club closing out three-game KIJHL weekend after 6-3 win at home Friday, but 2-0 loss in 100 Mile House

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)
KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File Photo)

Sicamous Eagles’ offence erupts

KIJHL: Eagles score season-high nine times; wrap of league action Friday and Saturday

KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File Photo)
A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)

Added time a bonus for North Okanagan Knights

KIJHL: Knights score two overtime victories on time change weekend

A KIJHL franchise could begin playing in Quesnel in fall of 2022. (File Photo)