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College hockey announcement to take place in Logan Lake on Polar Carnival weekend; BCIHL teams to square off

Logan Lake Miners

Mike Carlsen of Logan Lake is teasing an announcement pertaining to the future of college hockey in the Kamloops-and-area region.

“It will be pretty exciting and will give our community something to look forward to,” Carlsen said.

The reveal will take place on Friday, Feb. 11, when the Vancouver Island University Mariners of Nanaimo and Okanagan Lakers square off in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action, a 7 p.m. start in the Logan Lake Recreation Centre.

KTW has learned the Logan Lake Miners will join the BCIHL in time for the 2022-2023 season. Carlsen is program director for the Miners.

The 49th Logan Lake Polar Carnival is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12, and will feature a Lakers-Mariners rematch, a 7:30 p.m. start in the recreation centre.

Okanagan is a Kelowna-based independent team comprised of student-athletes registered in Okanagan-based post-secondary institutions.

The TRU WolfPack hockey team, which toiled in the BCIHL from 2008 to 2014, was hampered by operating deficits and folded in 2014.