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Briar McNaney has been hired as the Nelson Leafs’ interim head coach. Photo: Submitted

Following line brawl and suspensions Nelson Leafs hire new interim head coach

Briar McNaney arrives after several years coaching Columbia Valley

 

Nelson head coach Adam DiBella addresses Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has resigned after he was suspended for the remainder of the KIJHL season. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Nelson Leafs head coach resigns after league suspension for line brawl

Adam DiBella stepped down after being suspended for the remainder of the season

 

The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
The Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were handed a number of suspensions after both teams brawled during a game Dec. 31 in Nelson. Photo: Hockey TV
The Castlegar Rebels took on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on home ice Sept. 29. Photo: Jennifer Small

Castlegar Rebels make coaching change

Head coach Arnie Caplan is out, assistant coach serving as interim coach

The Castlegar Rebels took on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on home ice Sept. 29. Photo: Jennifer Small
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats are on a two-year probation for alleged hazing. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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 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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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
(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
(L-R) Szynkaruks Danny, Theo and Bruins’ owner Mark show off their plaid during the first period. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

IN PHOTOS: Grand Forks Bruins fans make costumed appearances at home game

The Gazette snapped photos of a witch, a princess, Spider Man and a little lumberjack

(L-R) Szynkaruks Danny, Theo and Bruins’ owner Mark show off their plaid during the first period. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
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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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Creston Valley goalie Harmon Laser-Hume stops a slap-shot by Grand Forks centre, Davis Hunter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ Bruins lose two at home

Bears to host Nelson Leafs Saturday, Oct. 30

Creston Valley goalie Harmon Laser-Hume stops a slap-shot by Grand Forks centre, Davis Hunter. Photo: Laurie Tritschler