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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

 

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 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

 

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
Border Bruins’ goalie Justin Dueck gathers his thoughts ahead of last Friday’s home game against the Creston Thundercats (Oct. 22). Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Grand Forks’ goalie ups his game at Rockets’ camp

Justin Dueck was among head Coach Dave Hnatiuk’s first picks, says KIJHL’s Emanuel Sequeira

Border Bruins’ goalie Justin Dueck gathers his thoughts ahead of last Friday’s home game against the Creston Thundercats (Oct. 22). Photo: Laurie Tritschler
Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small

KIJHL launches app featuring real-time game scores

Follow the Castlegar Rebels, Nelson Leafs or your favourite KIJHL team on the new app

Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins in a September pre-season game. Photo: Jennifer Small
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 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 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)
KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)

KIJHL postpones all games through end of 2020

Due to provincial health orders, games up to Dec. 31 have been pushed back

KIJHL games have been postponed through Dec. 31. (File photo)
The Border Bruins needs billets for six of its out-of-town players, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 23 (Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette)

Border Bruins need more dens for out-of-town players

The team is hoping to place a handful of boys before November’s season-opener

The Border Bruins needs billets for six of its out-of-town players, the team said Wednesday, Sept. 23 (Jensen Edwards - Grand Forks Gazette)
The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)

KIJHL looking for government assistance to keep sticks on the ice

Commissioner says league may not continue without support

The Revelstoke Grizzlies played the Princeton Posse Nov. 8, 2019 with a final score of 2-2 after double overtime. (Liam Harrap/Revelstoke Review)