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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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Interior AAA Junior Varsity Football championship Thursday, Nov. 18. (Ron Pres / Facebook)

Rutland Voodoos vanquish Kelowna Owls

Junior Varsity Football: Voodoos win Interior AAA title with convincing 37-0 romp over crosstown rivals

Interior AAA Junior Varsity Football championship Thursday, Nov. 18. (Ron Pres / Facebook)
Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)

NHL Hockey Hall of Fame welcomes Vernon’s Ken Holland

Edmonton Oilers president one of six people inducted in Class of 2020-21 Monday in Toronto

Vernon’s Ken Holland (left) receives his Honoured Member blazer and Tissot watch from Hockey Hall of Fame Chair of the Board and Honoured Member Lanny McDonald Monday, Nov. 15, in Toronto. (Kevin Sousa/Hockey Hall of Fame)
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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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Third-year guard Kelsey Falk of Vernon (with ball) goes up for two points for the UBCO Heat over UBC rival Emily Martindale in CIS women’s basketball action in Kelowna Friday, Nov. 12. Falk, a Vernon Secondary grad, had her fourth double-double in five games this season to lead the Heat past UBC 63-61, UBCO’s first-ever win over their sister school. (Julie Pringle/Snap Photography)

Vernon’s Falk on fire for UBCO Heat

Kelsey Falk leads Heat women’s basketball team to first-ever win over UBC rivals

Third-year guard Kelsey Falk of Vernon (with ball) goes up for two points for the UBCO Heat over UBC rival Emily Martindale in CIS women’s basketball action in Kelowna Friday, Nov. 12. Falk, a Vernon Secondary grad, had her fourth double-double in five games this season to lead the Heat past UBC 63-61, UBCO’s first-ever win over their sister school. (Julie Pringle/Snap Photography)
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)
The West Kelowna Warriors took care of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Saturday, Nov. 13, in West Kelowna, scoring a 5-1 decision. (File photo - Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Vipers Photography)

West Kelowna Warriors handle Vernon Vipers

BCHL: Warriors win seventh straight with 5-1 decision over Highway 97 rivals

The West Kelowna Warriors took care of the Vernon Vipers in BCHL action Saturday, Nov. 13, in West Kelowna, scoring a 5-1 decision. (File photo - Lisa Mazurek/Vernon Vipers Photography)
The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)

Kelowna Rockets fall short in comeback against Portland Winterhawks

The Winterhawks took a commanding 4-2 lead after the first period

The Kelowna Rockets fell 5-4 to the Portland Winterhawks at Prospera Place on Nov. 5. (Photo: Steve Dunsmoor/Kelowna Rockets)
Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)

Scouts to attend upcoming Okanagan Classic U18 AAA tournament

The 2006 players in particular will be under examination from Western Hockey League scouts

Brennan Nelson playing for the Okanagan Rockets, photo provided by Brennan Nelson. (File photo)
The North Okanagan Knights scored a 5-1 win over the visiting Kelowna Chiefs in their lone KIJHL weekend game Friday, Oct. 22, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Black Press - file photo)

North Okanagan Knights roll past Kelowna

KIJHL: Hometown Knights score 5-1 victory for second win of the season

The North Okanagan Knights scored a 5-1 win over the visiting Kelowna Chiefs in their lone KIJHL weekend game Friday, Oct. 22, at Armstrong’s Nor-Val Sports Centre. (Black Press - file photo)
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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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Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Kelowna quartet rakes in Cotter cash

Hannah Rempel rink wins 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at Vernon Curling Club

Kelowna’s Vivian Schmeeckle (right) discusses shot options with skip Hannah Rempel as Comox Valley counterpart Keelie Duncan looks on during semifinal play Sunday, Oct. 24, at the 20th annual Rick Cotter Memorial Junior Spiel at the Vernon Curling Club. Rempel went on to win the championship. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
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)
The Rockets lost 2-0 to the Vancouver Giants in a game at the Langly Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)
The Rockets lost 2-0 to the Vancouver Giants in a game at the Langly Events Centre on Saturday, Oct. 23. (Contributed)
Vernon Kal Tire won the regular season in the Kelowna Men’s Soccer League’s 45+ Division, then added a third straight Playoff Cup championship with a 2-0 win over the runner-up Penticton Pinnacles in the final match. (Contributed)

Vernon squad reaches pinnacle of soccer league

Kal Tire defeats Penticton Pinnacles 2-0 in Kelowna Men’s 45+ League championship game

Vernon Kal Tire won the regular season in the Kelowna Men’s Soccer League’s 45+ Division, then added a third straight Playoff Cup championship with a 2-0 win over the runner-up Penticton Pinnacles in the final match. (Contributed)
Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)

Big games from Vernon player boost UBCO women’s hoops

Kelsey Falk has pair of double-doubles as Heat take two of three exhibition games in Alberta

Vernon’s Kelsey Falk had a pair of huge games for the UBCO Heat as the women’s basketball team went 2-1 in three pre-season games in Alberta. (UBCO photo)
Vernon’s Jim Cotter (centre) and Kelowna’s Rick Sawatsky (left) and Andrew Nerpin welcomed back former teammate Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna to the team. The quartet went 2-3 and missed the playoffs at the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Classic in Penticton Oct. 14-17. (Michael Burns Photography)

Vernon skip welcomes back former teammate

Jim Cotter has former second Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna playing in a limited men’s schedule this season

Vernon’s Jim Cotter (centre) and Kelowna’s Rick Sawatsky (left) and Andrew Nerpin welcomed back former teammate Tyrel Griffith of Kelowna to the team. The quartet went 2-3 and missed the playoffs at the World Curling Tour’s Nufloors Classic in Penticton Oct. 14-17. (Michael Burns Photography)
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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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