Local Sports

BCHL

BCHL stays tight-lipped about reasons for leaving Canadian Junior Hockey League

The BCHL retains affiliation with Hockey Canada and BC Hockey, but isn’t saying what comes next

Lee Hansen, general manager of the 108 Golf Resort, is anticipating another strong year ahead. (Kelly Sinoski photo-100 Mile Free Press).

Season tees off at 108 Golf Resort

Front Nine expected to open this weekend, or by Monday

The Chilliwack Chiefs and Coquitlam Express will finally play games in early April as the BCHL squeezes in a shortened 20 game season. Just-announced provincial funding may help the junior A league offset financial losses caused by the COVID pandemic. (Darren Francis photo)

Province provides relief funding for amateur sport

The government is directing $15 million to teams/leagues impacted by the COVID pandemic

Brandon Plewes the president of the South Cariboo Track and Trail Dirtbike Association, is looking to upgrade their motocross track with a new drainage system to avoid flooding this spring. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

Upgrade proposed for local Motocross tracks

South Cariboo Track and Trail Dirtbike Association seeks grant funding.

Brandon Plewes the president of the South Cariboo Track and Trail Dirtbike Association, is looking to upgrade their motocross track with a new drainage system to avoid flooding this spring. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Werner Heine, the 100 MIle Soccer Association’s president, shows off their new gameplan for returning to play this season. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House soccer gets set to kick off

Association is back this spring with a brand new game plan.

Werner Heine, the 100 MIle Soccer Association’s president, shows off their new gameplan for returning to play this season. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
BCHL

BCHL will have three teams playing in Burnaby during shortened season

The league announced five pod locations as the junior A league prepares to play in early April

BCHL
Bryce Bugera grinds down the 100 Mile Quad Kink at the entrance to Centennial Park. See related story on A18. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 MIle Free Press)

100 Mile ‘Quad Kink’ to be featured in snowboard movie

Centennial Park rail famous in snowboarding circles

Bryce Bugera grinds down the 100 Mile Quad Kink at the entrance to Centennial Park. See related story on A18. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 MIle Free Press)
Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Saddle up: Quesnel Rodeo Club planning three 2021 events

Club president Ray Jasper said the rodeos could include rough stock events

Wyatt McCullough didn’t make it look easy, but he managed to succeed in the steer wrestling event at the High School Rodeo, held during in 2020 at Alex Fraser Park. This was the first rodeo event held in Quesnel in 2020 after everything else was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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

The Nanaimo Clippers in action at Frank Crane Arena in early 2020. (News Bulletin file photo)
Barb Matfin with the old Piston Bully at the 100 Mile Nordics. The club is looking to raise money to replace its aging fleet as the demand for cross-country skiing grows. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile Nordics seek funds to upgrade equipment

Pisten Bully is 36 years old and replacement parts are hard to find, making it unreliable.

Barb Matfin with the old Piston Bully at the 100 Mile Nordics. The club is looking to raise money to replace its aging fleet as the demand for cross-country skiing grows. (Kelly Sinoski photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
Mt Timothy experienced record crowds on Saturday, Feb. 6. (Jennifer Antonchuk photo - submitted).

Mount Timothy breaks attendance records

Resort saw record numbers of skiers coming to cut some fresh powder on Feb. 6.

Mt Timothy experienced record crowds on Saturday, Feb. 6. (Jennifer Antonchuk photo - submitted).
The Mica Mountain Rider’s trail grater. (Photo submitted)
The Mica Mountain Rider’s trail grater. (Photo submitted)
Nic Flinton

100 Mile House Wranglers make plans for their future

Organization has been using its time off to fundraise and plan for the 2021-2022 season.

Nic Flinton
BCHL

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

BCHL
Steve McMullen (from left), Karla Riach and Ron Riach give snowshoeing a try with their friend Holly Millin on Deka Lake last April. (Photo submitted)

Snowshoeing offers socially distant outdoor activity

Outdoor activities such as snowshoeing see increase across B.C.

Steve McMullen (from left), Karla Riach and Ron Riach give snowshoeing a try with their friend Holly Millin on Deka Lake last April. (Photo submitted)
(Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile Curling Club ends season

President Gordon Smith said season suspended following extension of B.C.’s current health order.

(Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
South Cariboo Recreation Centre. Jen Blyth photo

CRD to apply for grant to install high-def cameras, audio at ice arenas for streaming

The cost of the project is estimated at $250,000 for installation at all three recreation facilities

South Cariboo Recreation Centre. Jen Blyth photo
Elisha Boutilier's children make use of their backyard rink. (Photo submitted)

Puck drops in Horse Lake: family wins ice rink kit in Canadian Tire contest

Elisha Boutilier will see the puck drop in her own backyard.

Elisha Boutilier's children make use of their backyard rink. (Photo submitted)
A 100 Mile House Minor Hockey Player practices his stickwork at a practice at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)

100 Mile House Minor Hockey Association suspends activities

This move is effective immediately and comes due to the spike of COVID-19 cases in 100 Mile House

A 100 Mile House Minor Hockey Player practices his stickwork at a practice at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. (Patrick Davies photo - 100 Mile Free Press)
BCHL

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

BCHL