100 Mile House Wranglers
The 100 Mile House Wranglers are a junior'B' ice hockey team based in 100 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League; the Wranglers play their home games at the South Cariboo Rec Centre. Tom Bachynski is the team's governor and Dale Hladun is the general manager and coach, they are captained by forward Justin Bond. The Wranglers joined the league in 2013 as a relocated team; the franchise started as the Summerland Sting in 2001 relocated to Penticton as the Penticton Lakers in 2009. The Lakers' short-lived era would come to an end when they relocated prior to the 2013-14 season to 100 Mile House to become the Wranglers. In its short KIJHL history, the team has won the Keystone Cup, the Cyclone Taylor Cup and the KIJHL Championship once, in 2016, they won one division playoff title as a member of the Doug Birks Division from 2013-2017 and one conference playoff title as a member of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference from 2013-2017.
The start of the new expansion franchise saw the Sting finish third in the Okanagan Shuswap Division in their first year and lost to the Revelstoke Grizzlies, 0-4 in the Division Semifinals. In the Sting's eight-year existence, they never advanced past the second round. Due to poor records and attendance, they were relocated prior to the start of the 2009-10 season to Penticton, to become the Penticton Lakers; the newly relocated Lakers finished 6th in the Okanagan Division and lost 0-3, to the Sicamous Eagles, in the Division Semifinals. The Lakers failed to advance to the Division Finals in their three-year existence and were relocated to 100 Mile House, to become the Wranglers, because of poor results and attendance. 2013-14 The Wranglers finished third in the Doug Birks Division as a new relocated team making the playoffs in their first year in the KIJHL, facing the second seeded-team in their division, the Chase Heat. The Wranglers would go on to be swept in the second round by the Kamloops Storm.
2014-15 In the 2014-2015 season, the Wranglers' second, they finished third in their division again and faced the Heat for the second consecutive time in the Division Semifinals. 100 Mile House would defeat the Heat in six games before losing in the second round to the Kamloops Storm, this time in five games. 2015-16 In the 2015-16 season, the Wranglers' third, they finished atop the Doug Birks Division and would go on to the KIJHL final by way of defeating the Revelstoke Grizzlies, the Chase Heat and the Summerland Steam. Representing the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference, the Wranglers would take down the defending KI champion Kimberley Dynamiters in just five games. CYCLONE TAYLOR CUP 100 Mile House went on to compete in the 2016 Cyclone Taylor Cup in Victoria, BC against the host Victoria Cougars, the Campbell River Storm and the Mission City Outlaws; the Wranglers defeated the Cougars in the gold medal game by a final score of 5-4 on April 10. KEYSTONE CUP The following week, the Wranglers travelled to Regina, Saskatchewan to compete in the 2016 Keystone Cup against the host Extreme Hockey Regina Capitals, AGI Insurance Quakers, the North Peace Navigators, the Peguis Juniors and the Thunder Bay Northern Hawks.
On April 17, 100 Mile House defeated the Quakers by a final score of 3-2 to claim their first Keystone Cup. Both teams met the night before in the tournament's final round robin game where the Quakers won 6-4. In the final, the Wranglers tying goal and winning goal were scored by Cole Zimmerman of 100 Mile House, BC; the winning goalie was Zane Steeves of Red Deer, who stopped 38 of 40 shots. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, D = Defaults, OTL = Overtime Losses, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against Final records as of February 18, 2018. Records as of February 27, 2018. British Columbia Jr B Provincial Championships Western Canadian Jr. B Championships Six teams in round robin play. 1st vs 2nd for gold/silver & 3rd vs. 4th for bronze. Official website of the 100 Mile House Wranglers Official website of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Official website of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Official website of the Keystone Cup
Enderby, British Columbia
The City of Enderby is in the North Okanagan region of the Canadian province of British Columbia, between Armstrong and Salmon Arm. It is 80 km north of Kelowna and 130 km east of Kamloops. Highway 97A passes through Enderby and the Shuswap River marks the eastern and northeastern limits of the City. There are two major schools in Enderby: M. V. Beattie Elementary School and A. L. Fortune Secondary School. M. V. Beattie Elementary School was rebuilt in 2012; the rural area surrounding Enderby is made up of the communities of Ashton Creek, Grandview Bench, Kingfisher, Splatsin Reserve and Trinity Valley. The rural area is 2,108.46 square kilometres. Several smaller lakes, including Gardom Lake and Hidden Lake, are located in the area; the first name used for the area was Fortune's Landing after the first landowner in the area and the steamboat stop at his farm. From 1876 the steamboat stopped at the new Lambly brothers' warehouse, the town became known variously as Lambly's Landing or Steamboat Landing despite the provincial government having named the townsite Belvidere.
In 1887, plans were made for a Post Office at the town and townsfolk began debating what its formal name should be. That year, the snow melt in the mountains caused a high flood of the Shushwap river in the area, it coincided with a meeting of the town's literary group, one of the members read a poem about a flood in Lincolnshire, England, of which local inhabitants were warned by the bells of Boston Stump ringing a tune titled "Brides of Enderby", itself named for the peal of bells at the church of Mavis Enderby Although others were suggested, Enderby was chosen as the most appropriate name. Latitude-Longitude: 50°33′03.0″N 119°08′22.7″W elevation: 360 metres Agriculture, industry and tourism are the main components of the economy. A variety of agricultural and industrial enterprises are located in the area, including dairy farming, cattle ranching and feed production and value-added wood products. Farms include diverse livestock such as llamas and deer. Enderby is known for the variety of outdoor activities, including tubefloating, hiking and kayaking, golfing and cross-country skiing.
It is home to the Enderby Memorial Arena and Curling Rink, ball diamonds, an outdoor public pool. The Enderby Cliffs, a BC Provincial Park, is a popular hiking destination. Other hiking destinations include Larch Hills; the Shuswap River is known for its tubefloating and kayaking. It hosted the Canoe Nationals in 2008; the Kingfisher Kayak Rodeo is held annually. There are two golf courses in the area: Birchdale Golf Course. To the east of Enderby is Hunters Range Trail System, a snowmobile range with 200 square kilometres trails. In the area is the Larch Hills Cross Country Ski Trails. Enderby and the surrounding area is home to the world's largest reel lawnmower and hosted by the Deep Creek Tool Museum, the largest drive-in movie theatre screen in North America at the Starlight Drive-In Theatre. Located in the area is the Enderby Museum & Archives and the Kingfisher Interpretive Centre, a salmon hatchery and watershed learning centre; the Splatsin Band is the original inhabitant of the area. It is the southernmost tribe of the Shuswap Nation.
The Splatsin Band anglicized as "Spallumcheen," is governed by an elected Chief and Council. Portions of the films Tomorrowland and Blackway were shot within Enderby and the surrounding areas in August 2013 and November 2014, respectively. On February 17, 2015, Miss P, a 4-year-old Beagle from Enderby, won Best in Show at the 2015 Westminster Kennel Club all-breed dog show at Madison Square Garden in New York. City of Enderby Regional District of the North Okanagan Splatsin Band Enderby and District Chamber of Commerce
Pacific Junior Hockey League
The Pacific Junior Hockey League is a Canadian junior ice hockey league which operates in the Lower mainland of British Columbia. Although the PJHL has included American teams in the past, the league's twelve franchises all reside in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Several National Hockey League stars began their junior hockey careers in the PJHL, but the main focus of the league is player development and education with strong ties to the local hockey community; the PJHL Championship is awarded annually to the league playoff champion and the winner moves on to compete against the champions of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League for the British Columbia Provincial Title, the Cyclone Taylor Cup. The winner of the Cyclone Taylor Cup moves on to compete for the Western Canada Junior "B" Crown, the Keystone Cup; the earliest incarnation of the Pacific Junior Hockey League, the West Coast Junior Hockey League, was founded in 1966, with a total of six teams, including the still-existent Grandview Steelers.
Other teams from Chilliwack, Coquitlam and Burnaby. These five teams, along with the Nor Wes Caps, contested the first season of play in the new league; the Richmond Juniors were awarded the first championship in 1967, but the early years of the league were dominated by the Nor Wes Caps, who won four championships in the first seven seasons in the league. However, in the mid-70s, a number of league teams departed for the Junior'A' level of hockey, including the Nor Wes Caps. A number of teams would replace the departed, including the North Shore Flames and the Northwest Americans. In the second half of the 1970s, the league championship was continuously handed back and forth between the Richmond Rebels, Burnaby Blazers and the Northwest Americans, before the Blazers and Rebels were forced to relocate; the first seven seasons of the 1980s were dominated by the North Shore Flames and the Northwest Americans, who combined won all seven league championships in that time. This dominance was ended in 1987 by the Burnaby Bluehawks, who defeated the White Rock Whalers in the league final.
White Rock would become champions the following year, defeating the North Shore Flames en route to the title. In 1989, current league members Abbotsford Pilots won their first league title, having relocated from Mission shortly before. A number of title-less teams would win the championship in the following years, including the Coquitlam Warriors in 1991, the Richmond Sockeyes in 1992, the Port Coquitlam Buckeroos in 1995. In 1992, the West Coast Junior Hockey League re-branded itself as the Pacific International Junior Hockey League. In 1994, the Grandview Steelers won their first championship since 1968, defeating the Richmond Sockeyes in the league championship; the Port Coquitlam Buckeroos and Ridge Meadows Flames would split the next four championship between them, until the Abbotsford Pilots won in 1998-99, again in 1999-00 for their second and third championships. The Delta Ice Hawks won their first title in 2000-01, defeating the Buckeroos in five games in the league finals, but lost the finals in four to the Abbotsford Pilots the following season.
The next two seasons were won by the Richmond Sockeyes, who defeated Abbotsford and Delta 4-3 and 4-1 for the titles. Abbotsford would defeat Delta in 2004-05 championship final in seven games. However, Delta would defeat those same Pilots the next year in six games. Abbotsford would come back and win the following year, over the Grandview Steelers in the final, which to date remains their last championship; the Pilots would go on to lose in the championship series in four of the next five seasons, to Grandview once, Delta once and Richmond twice. The only year in which the Pilots did not make the final, the Aldergrove Kodiaks won their first title, over the Delta Ice Hawks. In 2012-13, the Richmond Sockeyes won their second title in three years, beating Aldergrove in four games, but the Kodiaks would defeat the Sockeyes the following year to claim their second overall title, in seven games. In 2014-15, the North Vancouver Wolf Pack the Squamish Wolf Pack, won their first league title, defeating the Mission City Outlaws in the championship.
But Mission would win their first league title the following year over the Grandview Steelers in five games. Notes Official Website of the Pacific Junior Hockey League PJHL historical standings archive Official Website of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Official Website of the Keystone Cup
The Revelstoke Grizzlies are a Junior "B" Ice Hockey team based in Revelstoke, British Columbia, Canada. They are members of the Doug Birks Division of the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, they play their home games at Revelstoke Forum. The Grizzlies were founded in 1993, they won the KIJHL Championship over the Osoyoos Storm in 1998. In the 2009-10 season, they not only won their Division, KIJHL championship over the Leafs 4-1, but they went to the Cyclone Taylor Cup and won Gold they went to the Keystone Cup and won Gold. On June 11, 2014, it was announced that the Grizzlies ownership had been transferred to a new group headed by Ryan Parent. Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties, OTL = Overtime Losses, SOL = Shootout Losses, D = Defaults, Pts = Points, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against Records as of March 4, 2012. Notes Records as of April 4, 2010. Records as of April 18, 2010. Steven fiust Official website of the Revelstoke Grizzlies Official website of the KIJHL Official website of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Official website of the Keystone Cup
Chase, British Columbia
Chase is a village located in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. It has a population of 2,500, its main industries are forestry and tourism, it is located at the outlet of Little Shuswap Lake, the source of the South Thompson River. Chase Creek, which drops over three small waterfalls before flowing through the town, enters the South Thompson just below the lake's outlet; the Village of Chase provides fire services to the community through the Village of Chase Fire Department. A Royal Canadian Mounted Police Detachment is located in Chase and serves the village, surrounding highways and First Nations communities; the Village of Chase is served by the Chase and District Health Centre, part of the Interior Health Authority. The BC Ambulance Service maintains a station in the community; the Trans-Canada Highway runs adjacent to the south side of the community and provides access to the nearby regional centres of Kamloops and Salmon Arm. Other, minor routes connect Chase to Barriere. There has been a perennial proposal to construct a winterized road between Chase and nearby Sun Peaks to aid in the development of Chase's economy.
The road would offer a shorter route for visitors arriving at the resort community from the east. The Canadian Pacific Railway mainline travels through the community with through freight and passenger traffic; the closest commercial airport is the Kamloops Airport. The Shuswap Aerodrome is located on the northeast side of Little Shuswap Lake; the primary attraction for the Village of Chase is Little Shuswap Lake. Beaches, boat launches and a large pier provide access to South Thompson River; the Sunshore Golf Club provides a nine-hole golf course. Chase is home to the Chase Heat of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, it was the home of the Chase Chiefs of the same league, who existed from 2007 to 2010, before relocating to Kelowna. Little Shuswap Indian Band Village of Chase
British Columbia is the westernmost province of Canada, located between the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains. With an estimated population of 5.016 million as of 2018, it is Canada's third-most populous province. The first British settlement in the area was Fort Victoria, established in 1843, which gave rise to the City of Victoria, at first the capital of the separate Colony of Vancouver Island. Subsequently, on the mainland, the Colony of British Columbia was founded by Richard Clement Moody and the Royal Engineers, Columbia Detachment, in response to the Fraser Canyon Gold Rush. Moody was Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for the Colony and the first Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia: he was hand-picked by the Colonial Office in London to transform British Columbia into the British Empire's "bulwark in the farthest west", "to found a second England on the shores of the Pacific". Moody selected the site for and founded the original capital of British Columbia, New Westminster, established the Cariboo Road and Stanley Park, designed the first version of the Coat of arms of British Columbia.
Port Moody is named after him. In 1866, Vancouver Island became part of the colony of British Columbia, Victoria became the united colony's capital. In 1871, British Columbia became the sixth province of Canada, its Latin motto is Splendor sine occasu. The capital of British Columbia remains Victoria, the fifteenth-largest metropolitan region in Canada, named for Queen Victoria, who ruled during the creation of the original colonies; the largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada, the largest in Western Canada, the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest. In October 2013, British Columbia had an estimated population of 4,606,371; the province is governed by the British Columbia New Democratic Party, led by John Horgan, in a minority government with the confidence and supply of the Green Party of British Columbia. Horgan became premier as a result of a no-confidence motion on June 29, 2017. British Columbia evolved from British possessions that were established in what is now British Columbia by 1871.
First Nations, the original inhabitants of the land, have a history of at least 10,000 years in the area. Today there are few treaties, the question of Aboriginal Title, long ignored, has become a legal and political question of frequent debate as a result of recent court actions. Notably, the Tsilhqot'in Nation has established Aboriginal title to a portion of their territory, as a result of the 2014 Supreme Court of Canada decision in Tsilhqot'in Nation v British Columbia; the province's name was chosen by Queen Victoria, when the Colony of British Columbia, i.e. "the Mainland", became a British colony in 1858. It refers to the Columbia District, the British name for the territory drained by the Columbia River, in southeastern British Columbia, the namesake of the pre-Oregon Treaty Columbia Department of the Hudson's Bay Company. Queen Victoria chose British Columbia to distinguish what was the British sector of the Columbia District from the United States, which became the Oregon Territory on August 8, 1848, as a result of the treaty.
The Columbia in the name British Columbia is derived from the name of the Columbia Rediviva, an American ship which lent its name to the Columbia River and the wider region. British Columbia is bordered to the west by the Pacific Ocean and the American state of Alaska, to the north by Yukon Territory and the Northwest Territories, to the east by the province of Alberta, to the south by the American states of Washington and Montana; the southern border of British Columbia was established by the 1846 Oregon Treaty, although its history is tied with lands as far south as California. British Columbia's land area is 944,735 square kilometres. British Columbia's rugged coastline stretches for more than 27,000 kilometres, includes deep, mountainous fjords and about 6,000 islands, most of which are uninhabited, it is the only province in Canada. British Columbia's capital is Victoria, located at the southeastern tip of Vancouver Island. Only a narrow strip of Vancouver Island, from Campbell River to Victoria, is populated.
Much of the western part of Vancouver Island and the rest of the coast is covered by temperate rainforest. The province's most populous city is Vancouver, at the confluence of the Fraser River and Georgia Strait, in the mainland's southwest corner. By land area, Abbotsford is the largest city. Vanderhoof is near the geographic centre of the province; the Coast Mountains and the Inside Passage's many inlets provide some of British Columbia's renowned and spectacular scenery, which forms the backdrop and context for a growing outdoor adventure and ecotourism industry. 75% of the province is mountainous. The province's mainland away from the coastal regions is somewhat moderated by the Pacific Ocean. Terrain ranges from dry inland forests and semi-arid valleys, to the range and canyon districts of the Central and Southern Interior, to boreal forest and subarctic prairie in the Northern Interior. High mountain regions both north and south subalpine climate; the Okanagan area, extending from Vernon to Osoyoos at the United States border, is one of several wine and cider-produci
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams consisting of six players each: one goaltender, five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Ice hockey is most popular in Canada and eastern Europe, the Nordic countries and the United States. Ice hockey is the official national winter sport of Canada. In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia and Switzerland. North America's National Hockey League is the highest level for men's ice hockey and the strongest professional ice hockey league in the world; the Kontinental Hockey League is much of Eastern Europe. The International Ice Hockey Federation is the formal governing body for international ice hockey, with the IIHF managing international tournaments and maintaining the IIHF World Ranking.
Worldwide, there are ice hockey federations in 76 countries. In Canada, the United States, Nordic countries, some other European countries the sport is known as hockey. Ice hockey is believed to have evolved from simple stick and ball games played in the 18th and 19th century United Kingdom and elsewhere; these games were brought to North America and several similar winter games using informal rules as they were developed, such as "shinny" and "ice polo". The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor hockey game was played on March 3, 1875; some characteristics of that game, such as the length of the ice rink and the use of a puck, have been retained to this day. Amateur ice hockey leagues began in the 1880s, professional ice hockey originated around 1900; the Stanley Cup, emblematic of ice hockey club supremacy, was first awarded in 1893 to recognize the Canadian amateur champion and became the championship trophy of the NHL. In the early 1900s, the Canadian rules were adopted by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace, the precursor of the IIHF and the sport was played for the first time at the Olympics during the 1920 Summer Olympics.
In international competitions, the national teams of six countries predominate: Canada, Czech Republic, Russia and the United States. Of the 69 medals awarded all-time in men's competition at the Olympics, only seven medals were not awarded to one of those countries. In the annual Ice Hockey World Championships, 177 of 201 medals have been awarded to the six nations. Teams outside the "Big Six" have won only five medals in either competition since 1953; the World Cup of Hockey is organized by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, unlike the annual World Championships and quadrennial Olympic tournament, both run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. World Cup games are played under NHL rules and not those of the IIHF, the tournament occurs prior to the NHL pre-season, allowing for all NHL players to be available, unlike the World Championships, which overlaps with the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs. Furthermore, all 12 Women's Olympic and 36 IIHF World Women's Championships medals were awarded to one of these six countries.
The Canadian national team or the United States national team have between them won every gold medal of either series. In England, field hockey has been called "hockey" and what was referenced by first appearances in print; the first known mention spelled as "hockey" occurred in the 1773 book Juvenile Sports and Pastimes, to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Author: Including a New Mode of Infant Education, by Richard Johnson, whose chapter XI was titled "New Improvements on the Game of Hockey". The 1573 Statute of Galway banned a sport called "'hokie'—the hurling of a little ball with sticks or staves". A form of this word was thus being used in the 16th century, though much removed from its current usage; the belief that hockey was mentioned in a 1363 proclamation by King Edward III of England is based on modern translations of the proclamation, in Latin and explicitly forbade the games "Pilam Manualem, Pedivam, & Bacularem: & ad Canibucam & Gallorum Pugnam". The English historian and biographer John Strype did not use the word "hockey" when he translated the proclamation in 1720, instead translating "Canibucam" as "Cambuck".
According to the Austin Hockey Association, the word "puck" derives from the Scottish Gaelic puc or the Irish poc. "... The blow given by a hurler to the ball with his camán or hurley is always called a puck." Stick-and-ball games date back to pre-Christian times. In Europe, these games included the Irish game of hurling, the related Scottish game of shinty and versions of field hockey. IJscolf, a game resembling colf on an ice-covered surface, was popular in the Low Countries between the Middle Ages and the Dutch Golden Age, it was played with a wooden curved bat, a wooden or leather ball and two poles, with t