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BCHL says Hockey Canada is biased towards major junior

A 35-page paper suggests Hockey Canada needs to recognize junior A as a legit development path

Vernon Vipers defenceman Ayden Third (right) bumps Salmon Arm captain Nathan Mackie into the boards during the Silverbacks’ 4-1 B.C. Hockey League victory in Vernon’s home opener Saturday, Sept. 24, at Kal Tire Place. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks sweep aside Vernon

‘Backs roll to 4-1 BCHL win in Vipers’ home opener; sweep season-opening home-and-home series

Salmon Arm Silverbacks goaltender Matthew Tovell was stellar in a 3-0 win over the Vernon Vipers to kick off the 2022-23 BCHL season Friday, Sept. 23, 2022. (Salmon Arm Silverbacks photo)

Vernon Vipers shut out by Salmon Arm in season opener

Matthew Tovell stopped all 36 shots he faced for the Silverbacks

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks sent forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy to the B.C. Hockey League’s Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations. (sasilverbacks.com file photo)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks win, trade, hire

Gorillas sweep BCHL pre-season games with Merritt; trade returning forward; and hire assistant coach

The Salmon Arm Silverbacks sent forward Mathieu Cobetto-Roy to the B.C. Hockey League’s Trail Smoke Eaters for future considerations. (sasilverbacks.com file photo)
Sicamous Eagles goalie Caleb Muri freezes the puck in front of Kelowna Chiefs forward Ezekiel Kirkness during KIJHL pre-season play in Rutland Sunday, Sept. 11. (Tami Quan Photography)

Sicamous Eagles open KIJHL pre-season

Eagles win one of three weekend games at four-team slate in Rutland

Sicamous Eagles goalie Caleb Muri freezes the puck in front of Kelowna Chiefs forward Ezekiel Kirkness during KIJHL pre-season play in Rutland Sunday, Sept. 11. (Tami Quan Photography)
The hometown Salmon Arm Silverbacks (grey) defeated the Vernon Vipers 6-3 as the B.C. Hockey League pre-season schedule for both teams kicked off Sunday, Sept. 4, in the Shuswap. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography file)

Salmon Arm Silverbacks double Vernon Vipers

Make the final 6-3 at the Shaw Centre as the BCHL pre-season schedule begins; teams meet Tuesday in Vernon

The hometown Salmon Arm Silverbacks (grey) defeated the Vernon Vipers 6-3 as the B.C. Hockey League pre-season schedule for both teams kicked off Sunday, Sept. 4, in the Shuswap. (Lisa Mazurek - Vernon Vipers Photography file)
Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)

PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds win historic football game in Vernon

UBC defeats Calgary Dinos 28-7 in first Canadian U-Sports exhibition game played in North Okanagan

Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)
Kelowna Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club fighter Landon Onkel takes a breather between rounds while listening to trainer Geoff Lawrence during the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Okanagan-Shuswap fighters show moxy at Vernon boxing card

12-bout Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show at Vernon Rec Centre draws near-capacity crowd

Kelowna Los Gatos Locos Boxing Club fighter Landon Onkel takes a breather between rounds while listening to trainer Geoff Lawrence during the Ian Gibson Tribute Boxing Show Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Vernon Recreation Centre. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Two Salmon Arm, Vernon players shine at national basketball championships

Both girls named all stars on B.C. teams during U15 and U17 tournaments

Vernon’s Caitlin Gingras and Salmon Arm’s Moriah Jansen take time for a photo after their exciting performances at Canada Basketball’s 15U & 17U National Championships in Sherbrooke, Quebec from Aug. 1-6, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Salmon Arm hockey referee skates from student to instructor

40 budding officials join BC Hockey’s Summer Officiating School

Caden Dehoog, one of the instructors at the 2022 BC Hockey Summer Officiating School from Aug. 4-8, grew up in Salmon Arm and loves the path of refereeing he’s taken. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
The Okanagan Elite, made up of players and coaches from Naramata to Kamloops, won the Western Canadian U17B girl’s softball championship Sunday, Aug. 7, in St. Alberta, Alta. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan softball girls crowned Western Canadian champs

Okanagan Elite, made up of players from Naramata to Kamloops, win U17B title in Alberta

The Okanagan Elite, made up of players and coaches from Naramata to Kamloops, won the Western Canadian U17B girl’s softball championship Sunday, Aug. 7, in St. Alberta, Alta. (Facebook photo)
Brendan Hughes with the Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets winds up for a swing during a game versus Vernon on Sunday, July 31. (Roger Knox-Black Press)

Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets take talents to Provincials

Teams facing stiff competition in B.C. championships in Pitt Meadows

  • Aug 4, 2022
Brendan Hughes with the Salmon Arm Minor Baseball U15A Hornets winds up for a swing during a game versus Vernon on Sunday, July 31. (Roger Knox-Black Press)
The Okanagan Zone champion Vernon Canadians won the bronze medal Sunday, July 31, at the B.C. 11U AAA Baseball Championships in Cloverdale with a win over the Nanaimo Pirates. (Contributed)

Vernon Canadians bag baseball bronze

C’s defeat Nanaimo at B.C. 11U finals in Cloverdale; Vernon, Salmon Arm advance to 15U provincials

The Okanagan Zone champion Vernon Canadians won the bronze medal Sunday, July 31, at the B.C. 11U AAA Baseball Championships in Cloverdale with a win over the Nanaimo Pirates. (Contributed)
Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm and her horse Rose took part in the 2022 BC Games in Prince George, July 21 to 24, bringing home four gold medals and a bronze for show jumping. (Csontributed)

Shuswap athletes excel in 2022 BC Summer Games in Prince George

Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm earns top honours in show jumping

Katie Thielman from Salmon Arm and her horse Rose took part in the 2022 BC Games in Prince George, July 21 to 24, bringing home four gold medals and a bronze for show jumping. (Csontributed)
A Skydiving Boogie is planned for the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm from Sept. 2-5, 2022. (Pixabay image)

Skydiving Boogie coming to Salmon Arm’s airport

Shuswap Regional Airport to see registered skydivers gather over four days for the joy of the sport

A Skydiving Boogie is planned for the Shuswap Regional Airport in Salmon Arm from Sept. 2-5, 2022. (Pixabay image)
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members are among more than 20 Shuswap athletes competing the BC Summer Games in Prince George which wrap up July 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members are among more than 20 Shuswap athletes competing the BC Summer Games in Prince George which wrap up July 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members Aida Mills, Julia Reed, Molly Tudan and Kirsten Ely get some time on the water prior to the BC Summer Games in Prince George from July 20 to 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)

Shuswap Rowing Club to send team to BC Summer Games

Seven youth and two coaches to participate in Prince George July 20-24

  • Jul 18, 2022
Shuswap Rowing and Paddling Club members Aida Mills, Julia Reed, Molly Tudan and Kirsten Ely get some time on the water prior to the BC Summer Games in Prince George from July 20 to 24, 2022. (Photo contributed)
The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)

Okanagan Elite softball squad off to Westerns

U17B team made up of girls from Naramata to Tappen capture bronze medal at B.C. championships

The Okanagan Elite U17B girls softball team,made up of players from Naramata to Tappen, won the bronze medal at the B.C. finals, and now advance to the Western Canadian championships in Alberta. (Facebook photo)
Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP

B.C. marathoner Cam Levins finishes historic 4th at world championships

Black Creek-born runner beat his previous Canadian record by about 2 minutes

Galen Rupp, of the United States, and Cam Levins of Canada (right) compete during the men’s marathon at the World Athletics Championships Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Eugene, Ore. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Patrick Smith/Pool Photo via AP
Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)

Shuswap hockey star signs with Vancouver Canucks

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar, who also played minor hockey in Vernon, inks three-year deal

Salmon Arm’s Curtis Lazar is coming home. Lazar, who has played in Ottawa, Calgary, Buffalo and Boston, has signed a three-year NHL contract with the Vancouver Canucks. (File photo)