New CIHL team being built with players from Vanderhoof and Fort St. James

Once the Nechako North Stars Senior AA are officially in the league, they will start regular season in October this year.

File photo.

Vanderhoofians are organizing a new team to play in the Central Interior Hockey League.

Michael Simoes, one of many working on the organizational aspect of building a team, said that CIHL currently has seven teams including Prince Rupert, Terrace, Kitimat, Hazelton, Smithers, Quesnel and Williams Lake.

So players from Vanderhoof and Fort St. James will form one team and participate in the league as the Nechako North Stars Senior AA.

Currently they have ten people working towards building the team, Simoes said. “We almost have a full executive! Piers Egan has been involved every step of the way.”

The idea is to get a team back into action at that level for both Vanderhoof and Fort St. James, and to be a good example for the youth on-and-off the ice, he said.

In the short time that they have been working towards building this team, the community has been very supportive, Simoes said.

“People are excited to have a high level of senior hockey back at the arena and a local team to cheer for.”

If you are interested in getting some more information about the team or want to be a volunteer for them, they have a Facebook page titled Nechako North Stars Senior AA.

Simoes who coaches a team in Vanderhoof himself says he loves everything about hockey.

“The game itself is great, but there is so much more to it. The way it brings people together, the lessons of teamwork and responsibility, and most of all the relationships made through it. Hockey teaches lessons that can’t be learnt anywhere else.”

Once the Nechako North Stars Senior AA is officially in the league, they will start regular season play in October this year.

As the season is 16 games long, they would have 8 home games, with four played in Vanderhoof and four in Fort St. James.


Aman Parhar
Editor, Vanderhoof Omineca Express

aman.parhar@ominecaexpress.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

hockey

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Health and safety regulations to be followed by schools as they reopen Monday

Ministry of Education wrote a letter to parents dated May 28.

Wear a mask to protect others, says Vanderhoof’s top doctor

“I think wearing a mask is a small inconvenience when weighed against the possibility of giving vulnerable members of our community an infection that could kill them,” the doctor said.

Here is what school will look like for FLESS students

Students are going back to school on June 1 on a voluntary, part-time basis.

7 projects in Vanderhoof, Fraser Lake and Burns Lake receive NKDF funding

Nechako-Kitamaat Development Fund Society announced $139,702 in funding on May 29.

School buses for SD91 to start running from June 1

Parents urged to drop off and pick kids up whenever possible.

VIDEO: A Vancouver Island black bear takes weekend nap in eagle tree

Videos captured by Terry Eissfeldt shows the bear arriving Saturday night and sleeping in on Sunday

About 30% of B.C. students return to schools as in-class teaching restarts amid pandemic

Education minister noted that in-class instruction remains optional

RCMP, coroner investigate ‘unexpected deaths’ on Salt Spring Island

Two dead, police say there is no risk to the public

Trudeau avoids questions about anti-racism protesters dispersed for Trump photo-op

Prime minister says racism is an issue Canadians must tackle at home, too

Introducing the West Coast Traveller: A voyage of the mind

Top armchair travel content for Alaska, Yukon, BC, Alberta, Washington, Oregon and California!

NDP getting COVID-19 wage subsidy ‘indirectly,’ B.C. Liberal leader says

B.C. NDP says Andrew Wilkinson is wrong about federal link

Parent, superintendent, trustee report smooth return to classrooms in B.C.

The biggest challenge is convincing families that it’s safe, some say

Skeena-Bulkley Valley MP Taylor Bachrach urges feds to compensate airline passengers

Letter to transport minister touches on Northwest B.C. tourism operators impacted by COVID-19

Most Read