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Lacrosse at the Rossland Arena June 1: West Kootenay Timberwolves and the Cranbrook Outlaws

The West Kootenay Timberwolves junior lacrosse players were on the road May 25 and 26, honing skills and teamwork. After a 4-13 loss to Alberta’s Rockyview Rage in Cochrane, AB, the Timberwolves bounced back with a 4-3 win over the Cranbrook Outlaws.  This coming weekend, they will once again play against the Cranbrook Outlaws...

West Kootenay Timberwolves win season opener double header; look forward to home opener

The Timberwolves junior lacrosse team kicked off the 2019 season with a pair of wins against the Outlaws in Cranbrook this weekend. Eric Reid scored the opening goal and contributed five goals on Saturday, with Dustin Perepolkin scoring the sudden death overtime goal two minutes into overtime. The Timberwolves defeated the ...

Selkirk College Saints Pay Tribute to the Heaven Era

The Selkirk College Saints are turning the page to a new chapter as the hockey team celebrates the achievements of the last four years and opens the door for a new head coach. After four successful seasons as head coach of the men’s hockey program, Brent Heaven is stepping down to pursue other interests. During his time behind...

Editorial: Avoiding Mountain Bike Mishaps

The 13-year-old mountain-bike rider who was injured last week in a mishap at RossGlen bike skills park was taken to the hospital in Trail for treatment, according to a news release from our local RCMP detachment in Trail.  To help riders stay safe, the RCMP will be hosting a bike safety rodeo in May; details will be posted ...

Selkirk College Saints Put Official Wrap on Season

In a season where the Selkirk College Saints relied on strong defense for success in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL), the team recognized the goaltending tandem of Patrick Zubick and Tallon Kramer as its most valuable players. The pair of puckstoppers were a major part of helping the Saints to a...

WORLD’S FIRST KITEFOIL ACADEMY

Unique partnership launched to train world class Kitefoil athletes:  Red Mountain Academy and 4 Elements Kiteboarding are excited to announce the creation of the world’s first Kitefoil Academy.  The Red Mountain Kitefoiling Academy provides an exceptional kitefoiling and training program as well as an individual...

Smoke Eaters Land Commitment From Power Forward Connor Sweeney

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Connor Sweeney (’00) has committed to the team for the 2019/20 season.  Sweeney, 18, comes to Trail after playing with the Lawrence Academy Spartans for the past two seasons, amassing 16 goals and 31 assists for 47 points over that span. During the...

West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Expanding to Lower Columbia Communities

 By Suzanne Belanger Dust off the nets, lacrosse season is underway!  The West Kootenay Minor Lacrosse Association will continue to host a practice group in Rossland in 2019, if there is enough player interest. First practice in Rossland Arena! The Rossland Arena echoed with laughter and bouncing balls on Monday, as the West...

Smoke Eaters Season Comes To Close In Game #7 Loss To Vipers

The Trail Smoke Eaters dropped Game #7 of their best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers by a 5-2 score on Monday night at Kal Tire Place and saw their 2018/19 season come to a close.  The Vipers started the game as good as any team could in a Game #7 as they applied lots of pressure early on and...

Lacrosse 2019 in Rossland and Castlegar

The West Kootenay Timberwolves will play in the Alberta Junior B Tier III Rocky Mountain Lacrosse League in 2019. The Timberwolves are pleased to announce the return of the 2018 coaching staff.  Head Coach Peter Youngblut will share the bench with Assistant Coaches Kevin Floyd and Rob Van Beek, and Goaltending Coach Tyler...

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