The Penticton Lakers have hired Evan Marble as their new head coach and GM. He's a former assistant with the BCHL's Westside Warriors and also coached with the Pursuit of Excellence program. He takes over from Alan Kerr, who was bench boss for the Lakers' first season in Penticton since moving from Summerland. Read more here.
The Fernie Ghostriders got a lot tougher. They snagged tough guy Zach Baba from Golden in a trade yesterday. He'll be entering his fourth season in the KIJHL next year having already tallied 1040 PIMs in 3 seasons with the Rockets.
Revelstoke is off to a 2-0 start at the Keystone Cup. They beat the host Kamloops Storm 6-2 and then doubled Saskatchewan's Tri-Town Thunder 4-2 in round-robin play yesterday. The Storm also dispatched the Selkirk (MB) Fishermen 7-1. The Grizzlies play the Fishermen this afternoon while Kamloops draws the Northern Hawks (from Thunder Bay) and the Beaumont (AB) Chiefs in their two games.