More hockey on the way

Wranglers tryout camp set in August, KIJHL schedule released

A second season of Junior B hockey in 100 Mile House is fast approaching.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League released its schedule for the 2014/15 season and the Wranglers, coming off a second-round playoff berth in its inaugural season, starts its next campaign on a three-game road trip.

The local club takes on the Grand Forks Border Bruins in the season opener on Sept. 12.

On Sept. 13, the Wranglers meet the Beaver Valley Nite Hawks, and on Sept. 14, they face off against the Spokane Braves.

The home opener at the South Cariboo Rec. Centre is on Sept. 19 against the Summerland Steam.

The club’s tryout camp is scheduled Aug. 22-24 and it’s offering a junior prep camp Aug. 19-22.

For more information on the camps, people can e-mail the team’s new coach and general manager, Dale “Duner” Hladun, at

Luke Santerno, the Wranglers top scorer last season, recently committed to the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League.

Santerno notched 45 points in 47 regular season games, including seven in the playoffs.

The Smithers forward won rookie of the year in the Doug Birks Division.