Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Brandon Switzer is the new head coach for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats name new head coach

Brandon Switzer had replaced Bill Rotheisler as head coach for next season

 

In game six on March 1, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats had their last victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 5-3. (Photo © Brandon Shaw / analogdog.ca)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats eliminated from playoffs

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks narrowly defeated the Thunder Cats 3-2 in Game 7

 

On Feb. 26, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats were defeated on their home ice 4-3 by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. (Photo © Brandon Shaw / analogdog.ca)

KIJHL playoffs underway, Thundercats avoid elimination

The Thunder Cats are facing off against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the final of seven games

On Feb. 26, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats were defeated on their home ice 4-3 by the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. (Photo © Brandon Shaw / analogdog.ca)
The Thunder Cats defeated the Castlegar Rebels 6-1 on Jan. 22. (Photo © Brandon Shaw/analogdog.ca)

Creston Valley Thunder Cat’s quest for four-win streak sputters at hands of Rockets

Next home game will feature the Cats versus Castlegar on Saturday, Feb. 5

  • Feb 1, 2022
The Thunder Cats defeated the Castlegar Rebels 6-1 on Jan. 22. (Photo © Brandon Shaw/analogdog.ca)
Luke Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats has been named a KIJHL Star of the Week. (KIJHL photo)

Thunder Cats forward named as a KIJHL Star of the Week

Rookie Luke Chakrabarti has been essential in some recent victories

Luke Chakrabarti of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats has been named a KIJHL Star of the Week. (KIJHL photo)
Goaltender Liam Stevens and forward Blake Anderson are new additions to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats make player moves, hit trade deadline

A new goalie and three new forwards have joined the ranks

  • Jan 27, 2022
Goaltender Liam Stevens and forward Blake Anderson are new additions to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (KIJHL)
Creston RCMP say five people were arrested Saturday at a local hockey game. (File photo)

Five arrested for ignoring COVID-19 rules at Creston hockey game

Police removed them from premises when they refused to leave

Creston RCMP say five people were arrested Saturday at a local hockey game. (File photo)
On Dec. 10, Friends of the Thunder Cats presented a donation of $6,693 to Angel Flight to continue their mission of flying local patients in need to Kelowna and other centres for treatment. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Friends of the Thunder Cats continue to support Creston community

Working behind the scenes, Friends of Thunder Cats has raised funds for…

  • Jan 24, 2022
On Dec. 10, Friends of the Thunder Cats presented a donation of $6,693 to Angel Flight to continue their mission of flying local patients in need to Kelowna and other centres for treatment. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
At the last home game on Jan. 8, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats defeated the Golden Rockets 7-5. (Submitted)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats start off new year 1 for 3

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats celebrated a 7-5 win against the Golden…

At the last home game on Jan. 8, the Creston Valley Thunder Cats defeated the Golden Rockets 7-5. (Submitted)
He shoots… he scores! The Creston Valley Thunder Cats score on the Columbia Valley Rockies at the home game on Nov. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats win 11 of last 17 games

The Thunder Cats are currently third in the standings

He shoots… he scores! The Creston Valley Thunder Cats score on the Columbia Valley Rockies at the home game on Nov. 12. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats have recently signed Colby Bechthold. (KIJHL)

SJHL veteran Colby Bechthold joins the Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Originally from Boyle, Alta., Bechthold spent the last two seasons with the SJHL’s Weyburn Red Wings

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats have recently signed Colby Bechthold. (KIJHL)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats came away with one win and one loss during the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Thunder Cats team line-up sees 17 returning players

The next home game for the Thunder Cats will be on Oct. 23 against the Golden Rockets

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats came away with one win and one loss during the opening weekend of the 2021/22 season. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Goalie Harmon Laser-Hume played his best at the home opener against the Fernie Ghostriders on Oct. 1, successfully stopping all 34 shots at the net. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

One win, one loss for Creston Valley Thunder Cats opening weekend

At the home opener last Friday, the Thunder Cats scored a 4-0 victory against the Fernie Ghostriders

Goalie Harmon Laser-Hume played his best at the home opener against the Fernie Ghostriders on Oct. 1, successfully stopping all 34 shots at the net. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
Carson Small is the Campbell River Storm’s latest acquisition. He was a top-scorer with his previous team, the Creston Valley Thundercats. Image courtesy of Campbell River Storm/ Jeff Banman

Campbell River Storm acquire leading scorer from KIJHL team

Carson Small joins the Storm from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats

Carson Small is the Campbell River Storm’s latest acquisition. He was a top-scorer with his previous team, the Creston Valley Thundercats. Image courtesy of Campbell River Storm/ Jeff Banman
The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star

Ice rinks in Castlegar, Creston and Nelson to reopen in September

Rinks have been closed since March 16 due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The ice rink at the Nelson and District Community Centre. Photo: Tyler Harper/Nelson Star
Creston Valley Thunder Cats outlast Grand Forks Border Bruins in overtime

Creston Valley Thunder Cats outlast Grand Forks Border Bruins in overtime

Creston team beat Grand Forks 5-4 on Jan. 18; goaltender injured during game

  • Jan 23, 2020
Creston Valley Thunder Cats outlast Grand Forks Border Bruins in overtime
Injuries and the flu leave Thunder Cats shorthanded in Okanagan division

Injuries and the flu leave Thunder Cats shorthanded in Okanagan division

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats’ play against the Okanagan division this season…

  • Dec 4, 2019
Injuries and the flu leave Thunder Cats shorthanded in Okanagan division
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The Thunder Cats road trip didn’t get off to a good start

The first weekend of the Creston Valley Thunder Cats give-game road trip…

  • Nov 27, 2019
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Rocky start to November for Thunder Cats

Rocky start to November for Thunder Cats

By Eric Blow The Eddie Mountain division race got a lot closer…

  • Nov 6, 2019
Rocky start to November for Thunder Cats