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The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo Clippers for sale, owner says hockey won’t be back to normal any time soon

Wes Mussio says he’s had numerous inquiries about the junior A club already

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BCHL season delayed once more, but league still hopes to play

The junior A league isn’t ready to sink the season, which is now pushed back into March

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BCHL delays start of the season as provincial health orders remain in place

The junior A league has been forced to abandon a plan to start in mid-January

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)

Pat Quinn Classic scholarships continue even as COVID cancels tournament

Female and male bantam players province wide are encouraged to apply for $1,000 scholarships

The Pat Quinn Classic has been a popular tournament for top bantam and peewee teams in recent years, but COVID-19 means there will be no physical event this season. The scholarships established by the tournament are carrying on. (Pat Quinn Classic photo)
The Terrace River Kings lost 3-9 to the Quesnel Kangaroos on Mar. 2, 2019 in the final CIHL playoffs. (Lindsay Chung Photo)
The Terrace River Kings lost 3-9 to the Quesnel Kangaroos on Mar. 2, 2019 in the final CIHL playoffs. (Lindsay Chung Photo)
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BCHL pushes back season start due to provincial health orders

The delay is minimal, just six days, for now. But the league is open to starting up after Christmas

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The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)

Chilliwack hockey parents petition to be let back in the arena

Refused access due to pandemic protocols, parents are now applying pressure to loosen the rules

The ‘new normal’ for hockey parents in Chilliwack and elsewhere in B.C., watching their kids from outside of the arena due to COVID-19 protocols. (Submitted photo)
Many Kitimat sports teams, such as the Snow Valley Skating Club, are implementing COVID-19 safety measures for coaches and team members, such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing masks. For the Skating Club, coaches need to stay six feet away from participants as much as possible and must wear a mask at all times while in the arena. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)

Sports in the time of COVID-19

Various sports teams around Kitimat have had their seasons affected by the pandemic

Many Kitimat sports teams, such as the Snow Valley Skating Club, are implementing COVID-19 safety measures for coaches and team members, such as physical distancing, hand hygiene, and wearing masks. For the Skating Club, coaches need to stay six feet away from participants as much as possible and must wear a mask at all times while in the arena. (Clare Rayment/Kitimat Northern Sentinel)
Pre-registration is in place this year, among other changes, for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Black Press photo)

Registration open for curling season at Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club

New protocols are in place for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions

Pre-registration is in place this year, among other changes, for the 2020/21 curling season due to COVID-19 restrictions. (Black Press photo)
Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool making NFL debut on Monday Night Football

Abby Senior grad suiting up with the Pittsburgh Steelers to take on New York Giants in Big Apple

Abbotsford’s Chase Claypool makes his NFL debut on Monday Night Football on Sept. 14. (Pittsburgh Steelers Twitter picture)
Go through the covered area anf right, towards the woods to get to the disc golf course at Hirsch Creek Park. (District of Kitimat photo)

Disc golf course open for season

The course is located in Hirsch Creek Park

Go through the covered area anf right, towards the woods to get to the disc golf course at Hirsch Creek Park. (District of Kitimat photo)
Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex will be reopening its squash courts, fitness room, and spin classes on Sept. 14, with COVID-19 hours and restrictions in places. (Black Press photo)

Tamitik Sports Complex reopening some activities

The pool remains closed for the time being, but a few activities will start up again Sept. 14

Tamitik Jubilee Sports Complex will be reopening its squash courts, fitness room, and spin classes on Sept. 14, with COVID-19 hours and restrictions in places. (Black Press photo)
The Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club golf course and driving range are temporarily closed as of Sept. 1 due to extremely wet weather. (Black Press photo)

Kitimat golf club closed due to wet weather

The Club said it is monitoring course conditions and will notify people when it reopens

The Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club golf course and driving range are temporarily closed as of Sept. 1 due to extremely wet weather. (Black Press photo)
One of the Kitimat junior curling teams, with curlers Camryn Oliveira (left), Kate Durrant, Grace Feduniak, Kendall Ferguson, Shylean Bogart, Andrea Watt, Ally Feduniak, Gemma Rigoni, Kayla Abrams, and coaches Dave Durrant (back) and Jennifer Knott (front). (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Knott)

Kitimat coach wins Curl BC junior curling award

Jennifer Knott said the award belongs to all the coaches, as well as the entire junior league

One of the Kitimat junior curling teams, with curlers Camryn Oliveira (left), Kate Durrant, Grace Feduniak, Kendall Ferguson, Shylean Bogart, Andrea Watt, Ally Feduniak, Gemma Rigoni, Kayla Abrams, and coaches Dave Durrant (back) and Jennifer Knott (front). (Photo courtesy of Jennifer Knott)
Sean Finn (left) working with a player in the Avangard Omsk hockey team youth development program in Russia. Finn created the program and has worked to advance it, to help redefine player development in professional hockey. (Avangard Omsk photo)

Kitimatian in Russia: how a former Kitimatian is changing the hockey world

Sean Finn runs one of the most successful hockey development programs in the world

Sean Finn (left) working with a player in the Avangard Omsk hockey team youth development program in Russia. Finn created the program and has worked to advance it, to help redefine player development in professional hockey. (Avangard Omsk photo)

Results of the Kitimat ladies golf — Tuesday, June 9

Winners by flight: A Flight 1st low gross – Dorit Lindner –…

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Canada West cancels fall sports due to COVID-19

B.C. student athletes at seven universities impacted by cancellation, more cancellations possible

Canada West has officially cancelled all fall sports in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George cancelled due to COVID-19

Another international sporting event has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak

Team Canada for the World Women’s Curling Championship in Prince George: Kerri Einarson, third, Val Sweeting, second, Shannon Birchard and lead, Briane Meilleur pose with the trophy after defeating Team Ontario to win the Scotties Tournament of Hearts in Moose Jaw, Sask., Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Team Oliveira in action. (Photo Curl BC)

Kitimat curlers win gold

… just not the championships

Team Oliveira in action. (Photo Curl BC)
The girls’ team curlers are Kayla Abram, Shylean Bogart, Grace and Ally Feduniak, and Camryn Oliveira, pictured here after winning the ladies B-event at the 51st annual Snowflake curling bonspiel. (Photo Gerry Leibel)

Good luck, Kitimat!

Our local athletes compete in the BC Winter Games this weekend

The girls’ team curlers are Kayla Abram, Shylean Bogart, Grace and Ally Feduniak, and Camryn Oliveira, pictured here after winning the ladies B-event at the 51st annual Snowflake curling bonspiel. (Photo Gerry Leibel)