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Grace Currie was honoured for her play as a softball player, work to encourage health and connection with her culture with a provincial award. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel softball player earns Premier’s Award

Grace Currie was named as one of the province’s ten best young Indigenous athletes

Stampeders goalie Willie Sellars. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Williams Lake Stampeders opener sees Quesnel rivals net a 5-4 win

The opener drew a crowd of 344 people to the Cariboo Memorial Complex

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2021 BCHL Showcase runs Wednesday to Sunday in Chilliwack

After one year in Chilliwack, the league intends to move the event around starting in 2022-23

The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel, Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)

Cariboo Cougars minor hockey teams in action over weekend

The U18 squad has split every weekend series so far this season

The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel, Williams Lake and Vanderhoof. (File Photo)
Quesnel Curling Centre manager Dave Plant drew rave reviews from Curl BC officials and curlers during the Curl BC Club Championships played in Quesnel earlier this October. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel curlers back in the hack for new season

The Ice Breakers Bonspiel is planned for Nov. 6/7

Quesnel Curling Centre manager Dave Plant drew rave reviews from Curl BC officials and curlers during the Curl BC Club Championships played in Quesnel earlier this October. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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31 BCHL alums on NHL rosters as pro season starts

The Nashville Predators and Colorado Avalanche lead the way with three BCHLers on their rosters

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The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from across the region. (File Photo)

Northern Capitals, Cariboo Cougars compete in Prince George

The local rep minor hockey teams played games in their respective leagues

  • Oct 12, 2021
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from across the region. (File Photo)
The U15 Quesnel Thunder team will be hosting a tournament from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, with the public welcome to come watch at the West Fraser Centre. (Submitted Photo)

Quesnel U15 rep team hosting hockey tournament at West Fraser Centre

Spectators must wear masks and show proof of vaccination before entering the WFC

The U15 Quesnel Thunder team will be hosting a tournament from Oct. 15 to Oct. 17, with the public welcome to come watch at the West Fraser Centre. (Submitted Photo)
Captain Alessio Tomassetti scores a goal in 2019 Quesnel Kangaroos action. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Kangaroos dreaming of CIHL three-peat

The Roos season kicks off in Williams Lake on Saturday, Oct. 16, with a home game on Oct. 23

Captain Alessio Tomassetti scores a goal in 2019 Quesnel Kangaroos action. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price eyes a flying puck during first-period NHL Stanley Cup playoff action against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Montreal, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Carey Price enters NHL/NHLPA assistance program

The NHL Players Association did not specify why Habs star goaltender took this step

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price eyes a flying puck during first-period NHL Stanley Cup playoff action against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in Montreal, Tuesday, May 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File Photo)

Cariboo Cougars, Northern Capitals take to the ice for games in Prince George

Cariboo Hockey teams found success on the first October weekend of the season

  • Oct 4, 2021
The Cariboo Cougars and Northern Capitals include players from Quesnel and Williams Lake. (File Photo)
The newly minted Team BC, featuring lead Steve Claxton, second Don Monk, third Mike Sitter and skip Darren Frycz pose for a selfie in their new jackets. The team was curling out of the Langley Curling Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Quesnel rink falls in finals of Curl BC Club Championships

A team skipped by Brenda Ernst came up one game short, losing to Parksville’s Penny Shantz

The newly minted Team BC, featuring lead Steve Claxton, second Don Monk, third Mike Sitter and skip Darren Frycz pose for a selfie in their new jackets. The team was curling out of the Langley Curling Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Ten top B.C. club curling teams are battling for a spot at nationals in Ottawa at the Quesnel Curling Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel welcomes top club curlers for provincial championships

The Quesnel Legion pipe group provided a traditional curling entrance for the competing teams

Ten top B.C. club curling teams are battling for a spot at nationals in Ottawa at the Quesnel Curling Centre. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
The Quesnel Kangaroos have been holding tryouts in the West Fraser Centre in anticipation of their season anticipation of the CIHL kickoff on Oct. 16, and their home opener on Oct. 23. (Quesnel Kangaroos Facebook)

Quesnel Kangaroos president hopeful for a three-peat season despite COVID-19

The Kangaroos have been holding tryouts at the West Fraser Centre throughout September

The Quesnel Kangaroos have been holding tryouts in the West Fraser Centre in anticipation of their season anticipation of the CIHL kickoff on Oct. 16, and their home opener on Oct. 23. (Quesnel Kangaroos Facebook)
Cindi Saj (from left, back), Danika Volkmann, Kim Lewis, Anita Diepdael, Kate MacAlister, Deanna Saunders, Brandy Links (front left) and Olivia Stinchcombe attended the Soul 2 Sole Trail Race at McLeese Lake Sept. 19.
Cindi Saj (from left, back), Danika Volkmann, Kim Lewis, Anita Diepdael, Kate MacAlister, Deanna Saunders, Brandy Links (front left) and Olivia Stinchcombe attended the Soul 2 Sole Trail Race at McLeese Lake Sept. 19.
Jake McGaw (416) and Simon Pastor (159) go head to head in the air during the 65cc Open race at the Quesnel Motocross Track. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

PHOTOS: Quesnel motocross track hosts round four of B.C. Championship series

Nearly 350 riders hit the track, competing in the penultimate weekend in the Future West Moto series

Jake McGaw (416) and Simon Pastor (159) go head to head in the air during the 65cc Open race at the Quesnel Motocross Track. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
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BCHL experiments with coach’s challenge, video review during preseason

The junior A league wants video review in place in time for its BCHL Showcase event in Chilliwack

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The Quesnel Curling Centre will play host to the 2021 BC Club Championships later this Sept. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Quesnel Curling Club kicks off season with provincial tournament

The centre will be hosting the B.C. Club Championships beginning on Sept. 29

The Quesnel Curling Centre will play host to the 2021 BC Club Championships later this Sept. (File Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)
Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper

VIDEO: Nelson’s Bigby Place holds 10-hour marathon fundraiser

Participants spent the day on a stationary bike to pay for a trip to Operation Trackshoes

Travis Bridge takes part in the 10-hour Bike-A-Thon held at Bigby Place. Participants were raising money for Nelson adults with special needs to travel to an athletics event in 2022. Photo: Tyler Harper
The Northern Capitals U18 female AAA hockey team will host their season opener at home on the weekend of Sept. 25 in Prince George. (Northern Capitals/photo)
The Northern Capitals U18 female AAA hockey team will host their season opener at home on the weekend of Sept. 25 in Prince George. (Northern Capitals/photo)