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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 (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

 

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

 

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)
Bruins drop two weekend games

Bruins drop two weekend games

But you can cheer them on Friday night.

Bruins drop two weekend games
Bruins’ assistant captain Trey Mason with Leafs’ assistant captain and the referee, discussing one of the many penalities called over the course of Monday night’s game. The game had a total of 41 penalities, keeping as many as four Bruins at a time in the box. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bruins down in playoffs, cling to Game 4

The Bruins are playing a Tuesday night Game 4.

  • Feb 27, 2018
Bruins’ assistant captain Trey Mason with Leafs’ assistant captain and the referee, discussing one of the many penalities called over the course of Monday night’s game. The game had a total of 41 penalities, keeping as many as four Bruins at a time in the box. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
Bruins keep playoff hopes alive

Bruins keep playoff hopes alive

The Bruins notched a crucial win last weekend.

  • Feb 15, 2018
Bruins keep playoff hopes alive
Bruins notch important win

Bruins notch important win

The Bruins will be hitting the rink again this weekend on strong footing.

  • Feb 8, 2018
Bruins notch important win
The Bruins pulled off a major win against Beaver Valley on Friday night, winning it with one point in sudden death overtime. However, the team fell to the Nelson Leafs the following night 3-1. (Kathleen Saylors/
Grand Forks Gazette)

Wine one, lose one for the Bruins

A recap of the Bruins’ weekend games against Beaver Valley and Nelson.

  • Feb 2, 2018
The Bruins pulled off a major win against Beaver Valley on Friday night, winning it with one point in sudden death overtime. However, the team fell to the Nelson Leafs the following night 3-1. (Kathleen Saylors/
Grand Forks Gazette)
The Castlegar Rebels made a strong offensive showing at home on Friday, going on to best the Bruins 6-2. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bruins’ slump continues

The team is fighting for a playoff spot.

  • Jan 26, 2018
The Castlegar Rebels made a strong offensive showing at home on Friday, going on to best the Bruins 6-2. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Border Bruins, like all Junior B teams in B.C., play wearing half-shields, as pictured in this photo from September 2017. Coach Emery Olauson is skeptical that the new protection requirements will make the game safer. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Coach skeptical of BC Hockey protection rules

Bruins’ coach and general manager Emery Olauson thinks concussion injuries will actually increase.

The Border Bruins, like all Junior B teams in B.C., play wearing half-shields, as pictured in this photo from September 2017. Coach Emery Olauson is skeptical that the new protection requirements will make the game safer. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Bruins played the Cloumbia Valley Rockies earlier this season. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bruins’ road trip off to a good start

The Bruins are at the start of an eight-game road trip

  • Dec 8, 2017
The Bruins played the Cloumbia Valley Rockies earlier this season. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Bruins faced a hard 2-1 loss against first-in-the-league Nelson Leafs on Friday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bruins recruit new goalie, face weekend slump

It wasn’t a great weekend for the Bruins, but a new goalie looks promising.

  • Nov 20, 2017
The Bruins faced a hard 2-1 loss against first-in-the-league Nelson Leafs on Friday. (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
It was a tough weekend for the Bruins as the team lost two to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats 6-3 and the Castlegar Rebels 6-0. Pictured, the Bruins were shut out by the Rebels’ near-constant advances on their net.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Bruins lose two over the weekend

The team had a defeating weekend, including a 6-0 loss against the Castlegar Rebels.

It was a tough weekend for the Bruins as the team lost two to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats 6-3 and the Castlegar Rebels 6-0. Pictured, the Bruins were shut out by the Rebels’ near-constant advances on their net.  (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ Bradley Ross and Jaxen Gemmell watch as Dylan Heppler’s shot beats Grand Forks Border Bruins goalie Ross King in a 4-0 Beaver Valley victory at the Hawks Nest on Saturday. (Jim Bailey/Trail Times)

Bruins fall to division second

Some benched team members are having an impact on the team’s performance.

  • Oct 9, 2017
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks’ Bradley Ross and Jaxen Gemmell watch as Dylan Heppler’s shot beats Grand Forks Border Bruins goalie Ross King in a 4-0 Beaver Valley victory at the Hawks Nest on Saturday. (Jim Bailey/Trail Times)
The Golden Rockets put up a tough first two periods, but the Bruins ultimately came out ahead on Saturday night winning the game 4-2.                                 (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)

Border Bruins split second season weekend

The Bruins have been playing a strong season so far.

  • Sep 20, 2017
The Golden Rockets put up a tough first two periods, but the Bruins ultimately came out ahead on Saturday night winning the game 4-2.                                 (Kathleen Saylors/Grand Forks Gazette)
The Bruins faced the Castlegar Rebels on Friday night

Bruins finish regular season, head to playoffs in Fruitvale

The Bruins lost against the Castelgar Rebels over the weekend, meaning they will face the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the playoffs next week.

The Bruins faced the Castlegar Rebels on Friday night
The Bruins dropped two against the Castlegar Rebels

Bruins drop back-to-back games against Rebels

The Border Bruins dropped two games against the Castlegar Rebels, and will face the team again on Friday.

The Bruins dropped two against the Castlegar Rebels

KIJHL: Bruins’ unbeaten streak ends

In back-to-back games, in Creston on Friday and at home the next evening against Fernie, our junior hockey team played into double overtime.