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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
On Dec. 17, the Thunder Cats faced the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, winning 6-4. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Shaw, Analog Dog Creative Ltd.)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats win last 4 out of 6 games

The team has been holding strong through December

  • Dec 22, 2022
On Dec. 17, the Thunder Cats faced the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, winning 6-4. (Photo courtesy of Brandon Shaw, Analog Dog Creative Ltd.)
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
On Oct. 21, Friends of Thunder Cats donated $24,000 to Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Friends of Thunder Cats donate towards future of hockey

In October, Friends of Thunder Cats gave back to Creston’s hockey community.…

On Oct. 21, Friends of Thunder Cats donated $24,000 to Creston Valley Thunder Cats. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats defeated the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-2 on Friday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats on winning streak

Tonight, the team will face the Fernie Ghostriders

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats defeated the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-2 on Friday, Oct. 21. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
The Creston Valley Thunder Cats faced an unfortunate loss 3-2 to the Castlegar Rebels in the homeopener on Friday, Sept. 23. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats lose out on first games of the season

The Cats lost 3-2 to the Rebels in the homeopener last Friday

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats faced an unfortunate loss 3-2 to the Castlegar Rebels in the homeopener on Friday, Sept. 23. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)
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)
Brad Tobin is the new head coach and general manager for the Thunder Cats. (Courtesy of KIJHL)

Thunder Cats bring back familiar face as new head coach

Brad Tobin is returning to Creston to take over the position

Brad Tobin is the new head coach and general manager for the Thunder Cats. (Courtesy of KIJHL)
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

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

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)
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)
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)
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)
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 Creston Valley Thunder Cats have made some big changes to the team recently. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)

Creston Valley Thunder Cats trades team captain and makes other moves

Vin Jackson has been traded to Revelstoke, among other moves

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats have made some big changes to the team recently. (Photo by Kelsey Yates)