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Live Roller Derby in Trail on Saturday!

RTRG 'Saskwatch" = one to watch!  Photo:  Lee Orr Photography.

West Kootenay Roller Derby (WKRD) rolls into the Trail Arena this Saturday for a couple of match ups that will make your head spin.

The action starts at 5 p.m. when the home team, the Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG), take on Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers. The Dams are coming in hot after defeating their competition last season. But the Nelson Killjoys reminded them last month that it’s anyone’s game when they outplayed Castlegar in the first double-header of Season 6.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Chasing early spring Bull Trout

Nelson resident, Con Diamond shows off his trophy Bull Trout from a couple weeks ago. — Photo courtesy Nick Diamond Photography

March is done and now it's time to move into April as Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters drafts up another few tips for fishing on Kootenay Lake with the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

So read and enjoy.

March saw some mixed weather patterns rolling in, so our days were hit and miss.  We did spend a lot of time on the rivers chasing early spring Bull Trout and we had a blast.

UPDATE: Hunt scores, but Tigers drop opener to Hitmen

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt begins play in the second round of the WHL playoffs against Calgary Friday. — Photo courtesy Medicine Hat Tigers

Nelson's Dryden Hunt scored once but the Hitmen replied with three of their own as Calgary posted a 3-1 victory over Medicine Hat Tigers Friday in the opener of the Eastern Conference Semi-Final at The Arena in Medicine Hat.

Calgary takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series with Games two and three set for Sunday and Monday at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Game four is back in Medicine Hat Friday.

Catch the Spirit: GFI prepares for another exciting year

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Catch the Spirit, the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament (GFI) is back for another year, starting June 30th and ending July 5th 2015.

I have been involved in different capacities with this tournament since 2008 and am very excited to be in this position, working with such enthusiastic and dedicated, board of directors, volunteer team leaders and volunteers for this 34th tournament.

Nitros fall short at Cyclone Taylor Cup, drop 6-5 decision to Storm in Final

Nitros fall short at Cyclone Taylor Cup, drop 6-5 decision to Storm in Final

The Kimberley Dynamiters came within one game, within one goal of capturing a BC Junior B Hockey Championship.

Gage Colpron had three assists to spark the Campbell River Storm to a 6-5 victory over Kimberley in the Junior B Hockey Final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Monday in Mission City.

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs, which defeated Kimberley for the second time in the tournament, now represent BC at the Keystone Cup April 16-19 at Cold Lake, Alta.

Whitecaps High Potential Player Showcase Week a 'huge success' for Kootenay players

The U15 Girls squad gets put through training during the HPP Showcase training week in Vancouver. — Photo courtesy Vancouver Whitecaps

More than 20 players from Nelson Youth Soccer received a chance to experience high-level soccer first hand during the Whitecaps High Potential Player (HPP) Showcase training sessions held last week in Vancouver.

“The weekend was a huge success,” said Brett Adams, Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Head Coach.

“The teams played amazing to say that they had been there for four days. We are really happy with the development with the academy centers. . ..They are getting better and better.”

Selkirk College Saints Bolster Defensive Corps with Pair of Recruits

Ashton McLeod recently completed his final season with the Humbolt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. A solid defenceman in his own zone, McLeod also has the ability to move the puck and will be an asset to the Selkirk College Saints blueline corps in the upcoming season.

With playing commitments from a pair of top-notch defenceman, the three-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have started to rebuild a key component to continued success.

With the majority of the 2014-2015 Saints blueline contingent graduating this spring, the team is pleased to announce the addition of tier II junior veteran Ashton McLeod and junior B champion Nathan Browne.