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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

 

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

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)
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
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)
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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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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)
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
The KIJHL announces the schedule for the 2021-22 season, with the Kimberley Dynamiters getting back at it on Oct. 1 at home against Columbia Valley. Paul Rodgers file.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats forward Ryan Patterson is chased by Kimberley Dynamiters defenceman Mitch Fargey during the Jan. 3 game. (Photo by Jeff Banman)

KIJHL prepares for upcoming 2021-22 season

The Creston Valley Thunder Cats first game will take place on Oct. 1 against Fernie

The KIJHL announces the schedule for the 2021-22 season, with the Kimberley Dynamiters getting back at it on Oct. 1 at home against Columbia Valley. Paul Rodgers file.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats forward Ryan Patterson is chased by Kimberley Dynamiters defenceman Mitch Fargey during the Jan. 3 game. (Photo by Jeff Banman)
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)