As promised, audio from the weekend that was...
To hear Rebels forward Anthony DeLong after Saturday's game against Kimberley, click here.
For Rebels forward Josh McGladery after Sunday's 8-1 win over Golden, click here.
For coach Steve Junker's thoughts on the weekend, click here.
The SFU Clan were in town to take on Selkirk College over the weekend, and I had a chance to speak with Nelson's Mitch Labreche. To hear that interview, click here.
For reaction to Saturday's failed referendum vote from Castlegar mayor Lawrence Chernoff, click here. (My apologies for the drilling sounds in the background, there are workers doing construction in the basement below our newsroom at the station).
For Rebels president Jim Craig's take on the referendum and its implications, click here.
Aynsley's Future: It's the white elephant on everyone's mind: where will Ryan Aynsley play this season after 4 very impressive showings with the BCHL's Trail Smoke Eaters. My colleague at Mountain FM, Smokies play-by-play man Jon Zacks put it to Aynsley after he picked up 4 assists in last night's 5-3 win over Penticton. Aynsley's response: "I'm not too sure yet. I still gotta have a meeting with my Castlegar coach [today]. I'll probably know within the next few days what I'm going to be doing next." Stay tuned to both Mountain FM and this blog for updates within the next week on the future of the KIJHL's leading scorer.
Bits & Bites: Cranbrook's Daily Townsman has the latest on a pair of deals made by the Kimberley Dynamiters this week. They've snagged forwards Darrell Boldon and Rick Soo from Columbia Valley and North Okanagan, respectively. Boldon spent the latter portion of last season with Fernie, but was re-acquired by the Rockies over the summer, while Soo had joined the Knights this season after spending last season with the BCHL's Salmon Arm Silverbacks. The new KIJHL franchise in Chase will reportedly be known as the Heat. This tidbit from the latest league meeting. Summerland has also been approved for play by the league for next season, but is still waiting for the go-ahead from BC Hockey. The KIJHL pay-per-view service also gave a progress report. 11 of the 18 teams in the league are currently over the "break-even" mark in terms of viewership. The most watched broadcasts are those coming from our friends in Grand Forks. Player of the Month honours for October have also been handed out: Golden's Tyler Fairall takes the honours for the Kootenay Conference, while his Okanagan counterpart is Osoyoos' Taylor House. Beaver Valley's Colton Donselaar will miss tonight's game against Grand Forks due to suspension. He and Spokane's Mitch Fowler fought in the last ten minutes Sunday.