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Burns Lake Pitbulls players are, back row, Susan Joseph, Tsayta Bayes and Hailey Crouse. In the front is Amy Hanson. (Contributed photo)

Northwestern B.C. girls sweep Calgary hockey tournament

The Pitbulls come from many communities in the region from Fraser Lake to Kitimat

Jupiter St. Pierre practices her skating routine on Nov. 22, before the Kla How Ya completion on Dec. 2 to 4 in Prince Rupert. (Photo: K-J Millar/The Northern View)

Kla How Ya skating competition in Prince Rupert, first time in 7 years

Public invited to watch skaters from across the north in free event Dec. 2 to 4

Kitimat v. Rampage in playoffs last winter. (Photo: Norman Galimski/The Northern View)

Penalties melt Ice Demons in a 5-0 loss to the Rampage

The team received 30 minutes in penalties — some deserved, some not, according to coaching staff

Ice Demons goaltender Thomas Mildenderger stretches out to save a shot by a River Kings’ forward. Mildenderger kept the River Kings in the game and it will prove to be an important asset if he can stay healthy. (Credit River Kings Facebook)

Ice Demons lose season opener, but expect strong season

The 7-3 loss highlighted what is and what isn’t working

Ice Demons goaltender Thomas Mildenderger stretches out to save a shot by a River Kings’ forward. Mildenderger kept the River Kings in the game and it will prove to be an important asset if he can stay healthy. (Credit River Kings Facebook)
Group shot from a North Coast Nightmares training session. (North Coast Nightmares photo)

Nightmares come true in Terrace and Kitimat

North Coast roller derby team back in action

Group shot from a North Coast Nightmares training session. (North Coast Nightmares photo)
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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

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Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Wed. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen Sept. 30.

Excitement builds as the Kitimat Saax unveil their new jerseys

The imagery of the logo is a reflection of the Kitimat community

Corporate partner Chris Duffy (left), and head coach Chris Naylor pose in front of the newly unveiled jerseys on Wed. The jerseys will be on full display when the Saax take on the Timbermen Sept. 30.
Smithers Golf and Country Club director of golf operations Steven Coulthard presents the Men’s Northern Open trophy to 2022 winner Joel Veenstra. (Submitted photo)

Smithereen takes back Men’s Northern Open title in tight battle with defending champ from Terrace

Joel Veenstra shot a one-under-par 215 over three days to best Scott Rigler’s even-par 216

Smithers Golf and Country Club director of golf operations Steven Coulthard presents the Men’s Northern Open trophy to 2022 winner Joel Veenstra. (Submitted photo)
Kitimat Saax Junior A Hockey Club GM and head coach Chris Naylor is still looking for some billet families. (Submitted photo)

New Kitimat Junior A hockey club ramps up for start of season

The Kitimat Saax are still looking for some families to billet players starting to arrive in town

Kitimat Saax Junior A Hockey Club GM and head coach Chris Naylor is still looking for some billet families. (Submitted photo)
The Kitimat Saax Junior A Hockey Club announced Chris Naylor as it’s GM and Head Coach for the inaugural 2022-23 hockey season. (Submitted photo)

Kitimat Saax Junior ‘A’ GMHL hockey team signs new head coach

Naylor heads from Moncton, N.B to Kitimat for lead role

The Kitimat Saax Junior A Hockey Club announced Chris Naylor as it’s GM and Head Coach for the inaugural 2022-23 hockey season. (Submitted photo)
Brian Oates is the new manager of golf operations at Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club. (Submitted photo)

Hirsch Creek introduces new manager of golf operations

Brian Oates comes to Kitimat from Deer Valley Golf Course in Saskatoon, Sask.

Brian Oates is the new manager of golf operations at Hirsch Creek Golf and Winter Club. (Submitted photo)
The Ubleis Logging team celebrates securing former NHL star Doug Bodger with a bid of $4,000 during the Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament’s Celebrity Auction Aug. 11 at Boston Pizza. (Thom Barker photo)

Celebrity golf tourney celebrity auction breaks record raising $94K for charity

Dan Hamhuis, Cliff Ronning and Paul Haysom tie for top bid at $5,500

The Ubleis Logging team celebrates securing former NHL star Doug Bodger with a bid of $4,000 during the Smithers Celebrity Golf Tournament’s Celebrity Auction Aug. 11 at Boston Pizza. (Thom Barker 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
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Longtime B.C. sports media personality Bob Marjanovich will present his podcasts via Black Press media. (Submitted art)
Boden Derbyshire has been signed with the Kitimat Spirit Bears, the GMHL expansion team. (Submitted photo)

Smithers goalie signs with GMHL expansion team in Kitimat

Boden Derbyshire is excited about taking his hockey career to the next level

Boden Derbyshire has been signed with the Kitimat Spirit Bears, the GMHL expansion team. (Submitted photo)
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BCHL adopts franchise scorecard at AGM

The scorecard will measure the strengths and weaknesses of each team, so improvements can be made

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Kitkatla’s Jacob Thom (#9, white) is double-teamed by Metlakatla’s Brad Martinez (left) and Jason Enright on his way to 29 points in the All Native Basketball Tournament Seniors Division final and tournament MVP title. (Thom Barker photo)

Kitkatla wins third All Native Basketball Tournament seniors title in four years

Jacob Thom named Seniors Division Most Valuable Player; Joe Lewis senior and junior receive awards

Kitkatla’s Jacob Thom (#9, white) is double-teamed by Metlakatla’s Brad Martinez (left) and Jason Enright on his way to 29 points in the All Native Basketball Tournament Seniors Division final and tournament MVP title. (Thom Barker photo)
The Burnaby Chiefs celebrate their championship in the Intermediate Division at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Burnaby downs Prince Rupert for Intermediate championship at All Native Basketball Tournament

With the way the Burnaby Chiefs burned through the Intermediate Division of…

The Burnaby Chiefs celebrate their championship in the Intermediate Division at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)
New Aiyansh’s Justin Adams, who was named ANBT Masters MVP, makes a layup through traffic during the championship game at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)

New Aiyansh repeats as All Native Basketball Tournament Masters champion

New Aiyansh’s Justin Adams repeats as Masters Most Valuable Player

New Aiyansh’s Justin Adams, who was named ANBT Masters MVP, makes a layup through traffic during the championship game at the All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)
Vancouver All My Relations celebrate their championship win against Similkameen at the 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)

Vancouver wins first Women’s title at All Native Basketball Tournament

Lower Mainland team prevails against Similkameen in grudge match from Wednesday

Vancouver All My Relations celebrate their championship win against Similkameen at the 2022 All Native Basketball Tournament in Prince Rupert April 9. (Thom Barker photo)