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League leading Cariboo Cougars feast on Kootenay Ice

Kootenay goalies Jason Mailhiot (pictured) and Solomon Burk saw a lot of rubber during a two-game BCMMHL set in Trail. — The Nelson Daily photo

Playing in the friendly confines of the Cominco Arena proved to be, unfriendly, for the Kootenay Ice during a two-game weekend set against the Cariboo Cougars.

The Cougars scored five second period goals to waltz past the Ice 11-1 in the opener of the BC Hockey Major Midget League contest Saturday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Sunday, the result wasn’t much better as the BCMMHL leaders skated to an 8-1 victory.

Austin Gray led the Cariboo attack in the opener, finishing the game with five points including a pair of goals.

Rebels end weekend with three of four points; gearing up for busy weekend

Rebels end weekend with three of four points; gearing up for busy weekend

The Castlegar Rebels picked up three of four possible points this past weekend when they travelled to Fernie Friday night and hosted Golden in a Sunday afternoon game. 

The game in Fernie started with the Rebels getting a quick 1-0 lead 30 seconds into the game, when Aaron Petten scored his 16th goal of the season. It didn't take Fernie long to respond, as they scored less than a minute later to tie up the game, and followed that up with a shorthanded goal six minutes later to end the first period with a 2-1 lead.

Rebels have lose/win weekend; hit the road Friday to face off against Fernie

Why are the Rebels pretty in pink this month? Watch for a story in tomorrow's Source to find out!

Friday night, the Castlegar Rebels played in Spokane, a game which ended in a tough loss in overtime.  Spokane scored a late power play goal with just under a minute-and-a-half left to tie the game and scored 16 seconds into the overtime period.  Castlegar’s penalty kill was 6/6 before Spokane capitalized on their seventh try to tie the game. 

The Rebels bounced back Saturday night with a 9-3 home win. 

Murphy’s Law weekend for Kootenay Ice

Ice goalies saw a lot of rubber this weekend during a couple of BCMMHL games against the Valley West Hawks. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was a Murphy’s Law weekend for the Kootenay Ice.

That’s right, everything that could go wrong — including the refs not showing up for Saturday’s game — did to wrong.

The Valley West Hawks put some serious hurt on the Ice, dumping Kootenay by scores of 7-0 Saturday and 11-7 Sunday in BC Hockey Major Midget League action in Nelson.

“It started with officiating not scheduled properly,” Ice head coach Rob Wright said following Sunday’s loss.

Saints clip Eastern Washington Eagles on Banner Raising Night

The BCIHL Championship banner raising featured (L-R) last season's team trainer Garth Georgetti, last season's assistant coach Jamie Friess, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Selkirk College Board Chair Bruce Morrison and Saints captain Logan Proulx. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A boisterous home crowd and pre-game banner raising ceremony fuelled the Selkirk College Saints to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar Community Recreation Complex.

Returning to the comforts of home ice after a rough regular season start that saw the Saints drop all three games on the road, the two-time defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions got back on track.

Slow-starting Saints set to raise second BCIHL banner

The 2013-14 edition of the Selkirk College Saints celebrate their BCIHL championship at the Castlegar Community Complex last March. The Saints will raise that banner to the rafters of their home rink on Friday night prior to their first home game of the new season against Eastern Washington University. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. — Selkirk College photo

For the second time in as many years, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team will proudly raise the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar Community Complex on Friday night.

"Winning back-to-back titles is something very unique and rewarding," says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Athletics and Recreation Coordinator.

Lack of scoring proves costly for Kootenay against Northeast Chiefs

Ice assistant coach hopes Kootenay breaks out of a scoring slump this weekend during its home-opening games.

Following three straight weekends on the road, the Kootenay Ice is coming home to play a game.

The Ice meet Valley West Hawks in a two-game BC Hockey Major Midget League tilt beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

“We’re so excited to play at home finally,” said Ice assistant coach Brian Jones.

“We’re feeling nicely but have struggling to find some offence so that’s currently what were trying to address.”