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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

 

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

 

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

 

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)

Okanagan tennis star sweeps into Round 2 at Wimbledon

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil scores straight sets win over Spanish opponent Tuesday, June 29, in London

Vernon’s Vasek Pospisil has advanced into the second round of men’s singles at the Wimbledon Championships in London Tuesday, June 29, scoring a straight sets win over a Spanish opponent. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Rick Rycroft)
Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)

B.C. Lions call on Vernon standout in CFL draft

Canadian Football League club selects former VSS Panthers star Ben Hladik in third round of league draft

Former Vernon Panthers football standout Ben Hladik of the UBC Thunderbirds (top, in a game against the Manitoba Bisons, <ins>making one of his 38 Canada West solo tackles in 2019</ins>), was chosen in Tuesday’s 2021 Canadian Football League draft. (Rich Lam - UBC Thunderbirds photo)
The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)
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‘Modified’ games, limited competitive play return as B.C.’s local sports enter Phase 3

Phase 3 will see sports divided into four categories based on the number and intensity of contact

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B.C. pledges $1.5M to help local groups return to sport; no date for competitive play

Feds will also provide $3.4M in funding for youth sports

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B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame

Three-time world and Paralympic gold medalist Sonja Gaudet is part of 11-member class

B.C. Paralympian named to Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame