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CFL Grey Cup — more than just a football game

Fans play it up for the cameras on Robson Street before the Fan Parade prior to the playing of the 2014 Grey Cup in Vancouver. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Was it, or wasn’t it?

Was it or wasn’t it a bad call, or was it or wasn’t it a great game.

The 2014 Grey Cup delivered it’s share of glitz and glimmer and, at the same time, some controversy as the Calgary Stampeders hung on to clip the Hamilton Tiger Cats 20-16 Sunday before 52,000 plus fans of Canadian Football at BC Place in Vancouver.

Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

Netminder Adam Maida stopped all but one shot to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over rival Castlegar Rebels Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The victory powered the Leafs into a tie for top spot in Murdoch Division standings and allowed Nelson to grab three of a possible four points in the home-and-home weekend series.

Castlegar won Friday night 5-4 in overtime.

Leafs need OT to knock off pesky Bruins; Rebels outlast Braves

Leafs need OT to knock off pesky Bruins; Rebels outlast Braves

Despite lagging in the basement of the Murdoch Divison with seven wins in 26 games, the Border Bruins are proving points do not come easy against the Grand Forks-based franchise.

The Nelson Leafs needed overtime to secure the two points in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Tuesday in the Boundary City.

Robson Cramer scored his second of the game at four minutes of overtime to give Nelson the narrow victory.

Austin Lindsay and Rayce Miller also scored for the shorthanded Leafs, which rallied from a 2-0 deficit after the first period.

Selkirk College Saints Host Victoria in Crucial Double Header to End Semester

Selkirk College Saints goaltender James Prigione has been solid all season long in the net. Heading into this weekend’s games against the University of Victoria, the Ontario native leads the league in goals against average with a 2.30.

The Selkirk College Saints will be shooting for a strong finish to the first half of the season this weekend when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Recreation Centre.

Castlegar's Nichol takes home grand prize at Nelson Open Cashspiel

 Skip Fred Thomson encourages his teammates (from left) Roger May, Brent Pihowich and Brad Hartridge, during semi final action Sunday at the 2014 Nelson Open Cashspiel. — Bruce Fuhr photo

There were plenty of big names at the 2014 Nelson Open Cashspiel — names like Horning, McHargue, Nerpin and Thomson.

But in the end it was Myron Nichol of Castlegar coming away as the big winner at the $10,000 2014 Nelson Open Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol, third Barry Marsh and second Garry Beaudry, both of Nelson and lead Rob Babiarz edged out Ken McHargue of Sparwood 6-2 in six ends for the top prize to claim the $1,800 first prize.

Former Leafs Willans, Horswill lead Vikes against Saints in crucial pre-Christmas series

Selkirk College Saints goaltender James Prigione has been solid all season long in the net. Heading into this weekend’s games against the University of Victoria, the Ontario native leads the league in goals against average with a 2.30. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Athletic Program

The Selkirk College Saints will be shooting for a strong finish to the first half of the season this weekend when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar Recreation Centre.

The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions are getting set to head into the Christmas break and currently sit six points behind the first place Trinity Western University Spartans.

Mount Sentinel Wildcats enter provincials ranked third overall

Mount Sentinel Wildcats enter provincials ranked third overall

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats are seeded third entering the upcoming BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Abbotsford Christian in the Fraser Valley.

The Wildcats advanced to the 12-team tournament by posting a straight set victory over Salmo Falcons in the best-of-five West Kootenay Final.

"We won their zone convincingly and have played well all season long to be ranked third in the province behind Host Abbotsford Christian and (second ranked) Credo Christian (of Smithers)," said Mount Sentinel coach Glen Campbell.