Junior B Hockey

Alyssa MacMillan, assistant coach and director of marketing and advertising with the Summerland Steam, is the first and only female coach in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. (Contributed)

Summerland Junior B hockey team has first female coach in league

Alyssa MacMillan has a long history playing and coaching hockey

 

Bruins Head Coach and General Manager Dave Hnatiuk tells a player exactly where to go during a lull in a regular season home game in October 2021. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Bruins’ coach built Grand Forks a team, just like he said he would

Head Coach and GM Dave Hnatiuk has laid a foundation he can build on

 

Bruins MVP, Captain Ray Warrack (centre), poses for photo with (L-R) Coach Dave Hnatiuk and assistant coaches Shane Gorman and Igor Agarunov at the team’s awards banquet Family Day Monday, Feb. 21. Photo: Submitted

Grand Forks Border Bruins wrap up regular season, celebrate players

The Bears picked up their fifth season win against Castlegar

 

Bruins captain Ray Warrack scores the first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday night, Feb. 11. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography

Grand Forks’ Bruins bring Beaver Valley to home ice shoot-out

The Bears put up a hard fight, but lost to the Nitehawks in successive weekend games

Bruins captain Ray Warrack scores the first goal against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Friday night, Feb. 11. Photo: Peter Kalasz Photography
The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)

Icy roads near Victoria claim life of 18-year-old junior hockey player

VIJHL junior B team planning special ceremony Friday to honour Grant Gilbertson, who was 18

The Peninsula Panthers and the hockey community at large are mourning the death of 18-year-old Grant Gilbertson, who died in a collision Monday night near the intersection of Sooke and Humpback roads. (Courtesy Christian J. Stewart Photography)
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Delta to host B.C. Junior ‘B’ hockey’s Cyclone Taylor Cup championship next April

The 2021 tournament was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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Bruins’ centre Jonah Smith offers some words of encouragement to goalie Ethan Shebansky, freshly scored on by Castlegar’s Jacob Moldenhauer. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks Bruins’ lose to Castlegar Rebels in final exhibition

‘We gotta learn not to beat ourselves,’ says Bruins’ coach Dave Hnatiuk

Bruins’ centre Jonah Smith offers some words of encouragement to goalie Ethan Shebansky, freshly scored on by Castlegar’s Jacob Moldenhauer. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Head coach Dave Hnatiuk tells a player exactly where to go during a lull in Saturday’s game against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Bruins pick up win in weekend doubleheader

The Bears beat Beaver Valley last Friday, holding the Nitehawks to a tie on Saturday

  • Sep 27, 2021
Head coach Dave Hnatiuk tells a player exactly where to go during a lull in Saturday’s game against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Bruins’ Ray Warrack is stopped by Thundercats’ goalie Harmon Laser-Hume at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 19. Photo: Peter Kalasz

Grand Forks Border Bruins lose hard-fought games over weekend

The Bruins have four more exhibition games before the regular season

The Bruins’ Ray Warrack is stopped by Thundercats’ goalie Harmon Laser-Hume at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 19. Photo: Peter Kalasz
Bruins coach Dave Hnatiuk drops the puck as two players face off at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

‘We’re starting over,’ says Grand Forks Border Bruins coach

The bears finished their pre-season training camp at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 12

Bruins coach Dave Hnatiuk drops the puck as two players face off at the Jack Sunday, Sept. 10. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
The Spokane Braves will not play in the KIJHL this season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Spokane Braves pull out of 2021-22 KIJHL season

Uncertainty around U.S. border opening forces Braves to pull out of upcoming junior season

The Spokane Braves will not play in the KIJHL this season. Photo: Jim Bailey
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

The KIJHL season won’t continue until at least Feb. 5. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Border Bruins play the Nelson Leafs Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Photo: Jensen Edwards

UPDATE: Bruins won’t play after Friday’s game against Nelson Leafs

Citing Dr. Bonnie Henry’s recent travel restrictions, the KIJHL said teams can’t play within health regions

The Border Bruins play the Nelson Leafs Friday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. Photo: Jensen Edwards
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 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
Elvis Slack of the Grand Forks Border Bruins brings the puck into the offensive zone. Feb. 6, 2020 - Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette

Grand Forks Border Bruins duo sign for Jr. A team in Saskatchewan

Elvis Slack and Kyle Bailey’s stellar rookie seasons in Grand Forks caught scouts’ eyes

Elvis Slack of the Grand Forks Border Bruins brings the puck into the offensive zone. Feb. 6, 2020 - Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette
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)
Grand Forks Border Bruin Jordan DeGouw gets tripped up by a Golden Rockets player on Jan. 17 during a game in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)

Border Bruins fall after roller-coaster week

Border Bruins beat the Nelson Leafs on Jan. 14 in overtime, then fell 10-4 to them on Sunday

Grand Forks Border Bruin Jordan DeGouw gets tripped up by a Golden Rockets player on Jan. 17 during a game in Grand Forks. (Jensen Edwards/Grand Forks Gazette)