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Ron Simms (right) is the winner of this year’s first grand prize, a 2022 Polaris Side by Side ATV from Main Jet Motorsports. From left: Kirsten Clarke of the B.C. Ministry of Forests, Kevin Westerhaug and Aaron Seminoff of Main Jet Motor Sports, Dale Williams of the BC Wildlife Federation, Gordie Grunerud of the West Arm Outdoors Club, and winner Ron Simms. (Contributed)

Creston retiree hooks first Grand Prize of Kootenay Lake derby

Ron Simms is the new owner of a 2022 Polaris Side by Side ATV courtesy of Main Jet Motorsports

  • Dec 1, 2022
Trail Smoke Eaters trade goalie Cole Tisdale and forward Quinn Disher. Photo: Jim Bailey

Update: Trail Smoke Eaters make trades to bolster line up

Smoke Eaters trade forward Quinn Disher for Penticton Vees forward Ethan Mann

Kootenay cross-country skiers attended a Teck sponsored snow camp at Panorama last week. (Photos by Cam Gillies)

Kootenay Nordic racers attend snow camp at Panorama

With recent snow, communities across the Kootenays are opening their Nordic trails…

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks skated to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs in Nelson on Tuesday. Photo: Jim Bailey

B.V. Nitehawks edge Nelson Leafs in 2-1 thriller

Nitehawks forward Gavin Tritt scored the game winner in the B.V. victory over the Leafs Tuesday

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks skated to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs in Nelson on Tuesday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong will join Brady Hunter at the BCHL All-Star Game in Penticton Jan. 21. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters forwards headed to BCHL All-Star game

Smoke Eaters fans vote Nic Remissong onto Interior Conference All-Star team

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong will join Brady Hunter at the BCHL All-Star Game in Penticton Jan. 21. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Beaver Valley Nitehawks got back on the winning track on Friday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

B.V. Nitehawks beat Kelowna Chiefs in shootout

Stojan stymies Kelowna shooters, Hanson scores in shootout for the Nitehawks 4-3 victory over Chiefs

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks got back on the winning track on Friday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy sparked the third-period 3-2 comeback win against the Wenatchee Wild on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters split shootout games vs Wenatchee Wild

Third period goals from Smoke Eaters Hunter and Cobetto-Roy set up 3-2 comeback win over Wild

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy sparked the third-period 3-2 comeback win against the Wenatchee Wild on Saturday. Photo: Jim Bailey
Alvin Caron skipped his team to the Trail Retirees First Section win. Photo: File

Trail Retirees Curling: Caron wins Section 1

Team Caron won the first section of Trail Retirees Curling; new teams selected for Section 2

Alvin Caron skipped his team to the Trail Retirees First Section win. Photo: File
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Josh Schenk battles for position in front of Wild goalie Andy Vlaha. Photo: Jim Bailey

Vlaha backs Wild to big win over Trail Smoke Eaters

Wenatchee’s Andy Vlaha stopped 40 shots in a 3-2 Wild victory over the Smokies in Trail on Wednesday

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Josh Schenk battles for position in front of Wild goalie Andy Vlaha. Photo: Jim Bailey
Rossland and Nelson Run Club members (from left) Roger Hull, Marc Caruth, Neil Farynowski and Connor Sherman completed a 75-km run from Nelson to Trail and exceeded their fundraising goal for men’s mental health in their Move for Movember challenge. Photo: submitted

Amazing Movember for Rossland and Nelson Run Club members

Recreational runners complete epic challenge to raise funds and awareness for men’s mental health

Rossland and Nelson Run Club members (from left) Roger Hull, Marc Caruth, Neil Farynowski and Connor Sherman completed a 75-km run from Nelson to Trail and exceeded their fundraising goal for men’s mental health in their Move for Movember challenge. Photo: submitted
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong committed to the NCAA Air Force Falcons for the 2023-24 season. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters forward commits to Air Force

Nic Remissong will take his game to the next level and soar with the NCAA Div. 1 Air Force Falcons

  • Nov 22, 2022
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong committed to the NCAA Air Force Falcons for the 2023-24 season. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Nitehawks goalie Nathan Presley stopped 43 shots in a 4-0 loss to the Revelstoke Grizzlies on Friday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo

KIJHL: Revelstoke Grizzlies, Sicamous Eagles ground B.V. Nitehawks

Beaver Valley faces off against Kelowna Chiefs and Nelson Leafs this weekend

Beaver Valley Nitehawks goalie Nathan Presley stopped 43 shots in a 4-0 loss to the Revelstoke Grizzlies on Friday. Photo: Stephen Piccolo
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong drives to the net but is stopped on this play by Merritt goalie Johnny Hicks. The Smoke Eaters, however, came away with a 3-1 victory over the Cents on Saturday at the Cominco Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

Trail Smoke Eaters beat Centennials, comeback falls short vs Spruce Kings

Trail Smoke Eaters skate to 3-1 win over Merritt Saturday, after falling 4-3 to Prince George Friday

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Nic Remissong drives to the net but is stopped on this play by Merritt goalie Johnny Hicks. The Smoke Eaters, however, came away with a 3-1 victory over the Cents on Saturday at the Cominco Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey
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
Angler Kerry Reed landed this nice November bull trout on Kootenay Lake. Photo: Submitted

West Kootenay Fishing Report: The bite is on

A drop in water temperature means rainbows are coming to the surface

Angler Kerry Reed landed this nice November bull trout on Kootenay Lake. Photo: Submitted
Smoke Eaters goalie Teagan Kendrick and Salmon Arm’s Maddux Martin fight for the bouncing puck in a 4-1 Silverbacks win on Sunday at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photos: Jim Bailey

Smoke Eaters drop two tough matches to Vees and ‘Backs

Trail Smoke Eaters take Penticton to shootout Saturday, stymied by Salmon Arm goalie on Sunday

Smoke Eaters goalie Teagan Kendrick and Salmon Arm’s Maddux Martin fight for the bouncing puck in a 4-1 Silverbacks win on Sunday at the Trail Memorial Centre. Photos: Jim Bailey
The Fernie Ghostriders skated to a 7-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Saturday in Fernie. Photo: Jim Bailey

Fernie Ghostriders rally in third to defeat B.V. Nitehawks

A third period outburst lifted the Fernie Ghostriders to a 7-3 victory…

The Fernie Ghostriders skated to a 7-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Saturday in Fernie. Photo: Jim Bailey
Trail Smoke Eaters forward Trey Fechko was named the BCHL First Star of the week. Photo: Jim Bailey

Smokies Fechko earns BCHL first star

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Trey Fechko earned the BCHL First Star of…

Trail Smoke Eaters forward Trey Fechko was named the BCHL First Star of the week. Photo: Jim Bailey
The Victoria Grizzlies skated to a 7-2 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Sunday to end the Smokies three-game road trip. Photo: Jim Bailey

Vaunted Grizzlies’ attack ends Smoke Eaters road trip

Trail Smoke Eaters fall 7-2 to Victoria Grizzlies, take 1-of-3 on Vancouver Island road trip

The Victoria Grizzlies skated to a 7-2 win over the Trail Smoke Eaters on Sunday to end the Smokies three-game road trip. Photo: Jim Bailey
Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Nathan Dominici beats Creston goalie Jacob Burnside for the game winner in a 4-1 victory over the Thundercats Saturday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey

Stojan backstops Nitehawks to win over Thundercats

Beaver Valley Nitehawks fell to Golden Friday, before beating Creston on Saturday by same 4-1 score

Beaver Valley Nitehawks forward Nathan Dominici beats Creston goalie Jacob Burnside for the game winner in a 4-1 victory over the Thundercats Saturday at the B.V. Arena. Photo: Jim Bailey