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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

James Dergousoff sat down for an interview with The Gazette shortly before Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
James Dergousoff sat down for an interview with The Gazette shortly before Christmas. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks lifeguard, hopeful Olympian working at pool that started his career

James Dergousoff has nearly qualified for the past two Summer Olympics

A downhill skier flies down the hill at Phoenix Mountain on March 4. Photo: Facebook / Phoenix Mountain

Season-opener draws near at Phoenix Mountain

Ski Association President James Hall is hoping for snow in the coming days — and plenty of it

The Bruins are now ranked fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division, according to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Graphic: borderbruins.ca

Grand Forks Border Bruins win at Castlegar, lose at home

The team played their last games of the season half over the Dec. 17-19 weekend

The Bruins are now ranked fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division, according to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Graphic: borderbruins.ca
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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

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The Bruins went up against the Castlegar Rebels at The Jack Saturday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Bruins lose two weekend games

The Bears have won one out of 20 games so far this season

The Bruins went up against the Castlegar Rebels at The Jack Saturday, Dec. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The U-11 Bruins’ Bentley Clemens takes a pass from the little Bears’ Erica Evdokimoff during Saturday’s game against the Trail Whitesmoke. Photo courtesy of Dave Evdokimoff

Grand Forks’ Atom Bruins take weekend Jamboree

The Under-11’s took on teams from Castlegar and Trail

The U-11 Bruins’ Bentley Clemens takes a pass from the little Bears’ Erica Evdokimoff during Saturday’s game against the Trail Whitesmoke. Photo courtesy of Dave Evdokimoff
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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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Bruins forward Jackson Smith (#17) lets out a triumphant yell during Saturday’s game at the Jack. Photo: Peter Kalasz

Grand Forks Bruins take down Murdoch Division leader, ending losing streak

‘It’s nice to see the boys rewarded for playing a full 60-minutes,’ says Coach Hnatiuk

Bruins forward Jackson Smith (#17) lets out a triumphant yell during Saturday’s game at the Jack. Photo: Peter Kalasz
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
Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Children in Interior Health are eligible for vaccines

Children age five to eleven are eligible for COVID-19 vaccine registration

Kane Peterson, 9, gets his COVID vaccination at North Sound Pediatrics in Mill Creek, WA on Nov. 6, 2021. A vaccination clinic for children aged 5 to 11 is planned for the Ashcroft HUB on Nov. 30. (Photo credit: Kevin Clark/The Herald)
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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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The U-11 Atom Bruins pose for a team picture with head coaches Dave Evdokimoff (back left) and Brady Dunbar after sweeping a tournament in Creston Sunday, Nov. 28. Photo courtesy of Angelina McIver

Grand Forks Atom Bruins win Creston tournament

The young Bears beat four teams, including another Bruins squad

The U-11 Atom Bruins pose for a team picture with head coaches Dave Evdokimoff (back left) and Brady Dunbar after sweeping a tournament in Creston Sunday, Nov. 28. Photo courtesy of Angelina McIver
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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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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(L-R) Danny and Ben Macfarlane met with The Gazette at The Jack Goddard Memorial Arena during the Bruins’ Remembrance Day Skate Thursday, Nov. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

West Boundary Brothers now teammates on Grand Forks Border Bruins

Danny and Ben Macfarlane grew up in Bridesville, now billeting in Christina Lake

(L-R) Danny and Ben Macfarlane met with The Gazette at The Jack Goddard Memorial Arena during the Bruins’ Remembrance Day Skate Thursday, Nov. 11. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Bruins nearly tied Friday night’s game against the Nelson Leafs. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Bruins lose weekend home games

Bears acquitted themselves well against Nelson, went down hard against Beaver Valley

The Bruins nearly tied Friday night’s game against the Nelson Leafs. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Brogan Beliveau (left) and his friend Charlie Kain gave The Gazette a rink-side interview Saturday, Oct. 30. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks volunteers stand with Bruins every home game

Brogan Beliveau and Charlie Kain give it their all, week after week, because they love the team

Brogan Beliveau (left) and his friend Charlie Kain gave The Gazette a rink-side interview Saturday, Oct. 30. Photo: Laurie Tritschler