Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Local Exhibition Schedules

The exhibition schedules for the Smokies, Nitehawks, Rebels, Leafs and Border Bruins are now available as the start of the 2011-12 season gets ever closer.

Thu. Sep. 1 vs. Brooks Bandits (AJHL), 7:00 PM
Fri. Sep. 2 vs. Powell River Kings, 7:00 PM
Sat. Sep. 3 vs. Wenatchee Wild (NAHL), 1:30 PM
Fri. Sep. 9 @ Salmon Arm Silverbacks, 7:00 PM
Fri. Sep. 16 @ Vernon Vipers, 7:00 PM

Wed. Sep. 7 vs. Creston Valley Thunder Cats, 7:00 PM
Fri. Sep. 9 vs. Fernie Ghostriders, 7:30 PM
Sat. Sep. 10 @ Castlegar Rebels, 7:30 PM
Sun. Sep. 11 vs. Castlegar Rebels, 6:00 PM
Tue. Sep. 13 @ Creston Valley Thunder Cats, 7:30 PM

Wed. Sep. 7 vs. Nelson Leafs, 7:30 PM
Thu. Sep. 8 @ Nelson Leafs, 7:00 PM
Sat. Sep. 10 vs. Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 7:30 PM
Sun. Sep. 11 @ Beaver Valley Nitehawks, 6:00 PM

Thu. Sep. 1 vs. North Vancouver Wolfpack (PIJHL), 7:30 PM
Sat. Sep. 10 @ Osoyoos Coyotes, 7:35 PM
Sun. Sep. 11 vs. Osoyoos Coyotes, 2:00 PM

Wed. Sep. 7 @ Castlegar Rebels, 7:30 PM
Thu. Sep. 8 vs. Castlegar Rebels, 7:00 PM

Busy Cominco Arena: The Creston Valley Thunder Cats will be holding their main camp at Cominco Arena in concert with the Smokies pre-season tournament September 2nd-4th. That's because of an unexpected development in the ongoing renovations at the rink in Creston. The T-Cats have issued a release here.

Bits & Bites: Expect audio from Rebels head coach Steve Junker discussing last weekend's Rebels camp soon, as well as a preview of this weekend's goings-on in Trail and Fruitvale. The Rebels will have new home uniforms this season, expect a mix of new and old in the design while the away jerseys will stay the same. Defenseman Easton Bodeux, who APed with Trail last season, has been traded in the KIJHL from Sicamous to Fernie. Former Smokie Mike Betz is also back in the BCHL with Salmon Arm. He's had his rights traded several times across three provinces this summer after spending last season with the Penticton Vees.

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