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The stands were full with Ghostriders supporters at the Fernie Memorial Arena for Sunday night hockey action. (File photo - 2020)

Ghostriders drop in their division after weekend losses

The team went into the weekend in second place in the division

The stands were full with Ghostriders supporters at the Fernie Memorial Arena for Sunday night hockey action. (File photo - 2020)
The stands were full with Ghostriders supporters at the Fernie Memorial Arena for Sunday night hockey action.
The stands were full with Ghostriders supporters at the Fernie Memorial Arena for Sunday night hockey action.
The stands were full with Ghostriders supporters at the Fernie Memorial Arena for Sunday night hockey action. (File photo - 2020)

‘It’s been a good run’: Ghostriders second in division following weekend games

The Fernie Ghostriders have six wins, three losses, and one shootout loss

The stands were full with Ghostriders supporters at the Fernie Memorial Arena for Sunday night hockey action. (File photo - 2020)
Fernie Ghostriders Vs Kimberley Dynamiters - Oct 23rd 2021 .The Fernie Ghostriders hold off a late rally by the Kimberley Dynamiters to secure a 4-3 victory. (Image courtesy of Vince Mo)

Fernie Ghostriders facing Kimberley Dynamiters for second round after weekend win

The rival KIJHL teams went toe-to-toe Saturday and secured a third-period win

Fernie Ghostriders Vs Kimberley Dynamiters - Oct 23rd 2021 .The Fernie Ghostriders hold off a late rally by the Kimberley Dynamiters to secure a 4-3 victory. (Image courtesy of Vince Mo)
BCHL

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)
BCHL

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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After nearly a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Coal Valley Boxing Club out of Fernie and Sparwood returned to Competitive Amateur Boxing at the Mad Katz Boxing Fight for the recent Community Charity boxing event in Kelowna. This was the first amateur boxing event outbreak hosted by Boxing BC since the Covid-19, and David Thompson fought on the card representing Fernie. Pictured above: Head Coach and President Mike Johnson

Coal Valley boxer back in action at Kelowna event

After nearly a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Coal Valley…

  • Oct 14, 2021
After nearly a two-year hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Coal Valley Boxing Club out of Fernie and Sparwood returned to Competitive Amateur Boxing at the Mad Katz Boxing Fight for the recent Community Charity boxing event in Kelowna. This was the first amateur boxing event outbreak hosted by Boxing BC since the Covid-19, and David Thompson fought on the card representing Fernie. Pictured above: Head Coach and President Mike Johnson
BCHL

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
A record number of women mountain bikers took part in the 14th Annual Dirt Diggler Fall Classic near Fernie. The Womens’ overall winner, Chandrima Lavoie, is third from the left wearing the gray pullover and bearing number 57 on her bike.  Photo courtesy Vince Mo.

Aidan Jones wins 14th Dirt Diggler Fall Classic

Annual mountain bike race goes ahead Saturday, Sept. 11, after taking a hiatus last year

  • Sep 14, 2021
A record number of women mountain bikers took part in the 14th Annual Dirt Diggler Fall Classic near Fernie. The Womens’ overall winner, Chandrima Lavoie, is third from the left wearing the gray pullover and bearing number 57 on her bike.  Photo courtesy Vince Mo.
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KIJHL teams can have 50% arena capacity with fully vaccinated patrons

Teams can decide if that’s what they want to do, commissioner says

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Tom Medlicott, U18 winner in the Fernie Junior Tournament, organised by Fernie Sports Co. And photos courtesy Emily Park

Tennis holds court at Fernie Junior Tournament

After a delayed start, some serious court mopping (thank you Jae Harrup)…

Tom Medlicott, U18 winner in the Fernie Junior Tournament, organised by Fernie Sports Co. And photos courtesy Emily Park
DOLPHINS

Elk Valley Dolphins Swim into Season with New Coaching Staff

By Angie Abdou Frank Comerford has recently moved to Canada to take…

  • Sep 10, 2021
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BCHL

Border closure forcing BCHL’s Wenatchee Wild to open season on road

With Canadian teams unable to visit the United States, the Wild have no choice but to come north

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The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.

TransRockies Race Series cancels Kootenay events due to Covid restrictions

Organizers of the TransRockies Single Track 6 mountain bike race have made…

The race in Golden in 2018. Photo courtesy Gibson Pictures.
Maddie and Katie at the start: @MKuhnPhoto

Dolphins host first swim camp

By Kiera Hansen In the last week of July, the Elk Valley…

  • Aug 24, 2021
Maddie and Katie at the start: @MKuhnPhoto
Orlan Weber and Danielle Kiedyk won the tournament and got their names on the trophy. (Image courtesy of Bruce Elson)

40th Annual Tony Servello golf tournament

On August 12 the Fernie Golf Club hosted the tournament with 70 golfers

Orlan Weber and Danielle Kiedyk won the tournament and got their names on the trophy. (Image courtesy of Bruce Elson)
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)