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Wranglers climb to within a win of first KIJHL title after stopping Dynamiters 3-2

Wranglers climb to within a win of first KIJHL title after stopping Dynamiters 3-2

The 100 Mile House Wranglers are one win away from knocking off the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions and winning the first title in team history.

The Wranglers built a 3-0 lead, then held off a late charge to edge the Kimberley Dynamiters 3-2 in KIJHL Finals action Wednesday night in 100 Mile House.

The win, combined with a 4-1 decision Tuesday, gives the Wranglers a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven league championship series.
Game five is Thursday in 100 Mile House.

UPDATED: Team BC posts pair of wins to keep pace spot in 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Playoff Round

Team BC, consisting of (from left) Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, advanced to the Championship Round at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships Wednesday in Digby, Nova Scotia. — Submitted photo

Team BC lead Fred Thomson told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the Championship round the rink ws "feeling pretty good" about its game at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia.

Thursday, the rink was on full display, posting a pair of wins to climb into third spot in Championship standings.

Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson opened the day by defeating former Brier champ Ed Lukowich of Alberta 6-4.

UPDATED: Ursel's Team BC wins pair to keep pace with leader at Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships

Skip Bob Ursel, seen here competing with his rink at the Nelson Cashspiel in November 2015, finished Day one of the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia with a 1-1 record. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Team BC had the offence running on all cylinders Tuesday at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia, scoring 16 points en route to a pair of wins.

Skip Bob Ursel and third Dave Stephenson, both of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson doubled Grant Odishaw of New Brunswick 6-3 to open the day before blasting Ed Sattelberger of Nunavet 10-2 in six ends.

The two wins keeps Team BC, 3-1, within striking distance of top spot in Pool B standings.

Richter scores hat trick to help Nitros even KIJHL Final against Wranglers

Richter scores hat trick to help Nitros even KIJHL Final against Wranglers

Not so fast 100 Mile House Wranglers.

The defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs are not willing to let their title go without a fight.

Jason Richter scored a natural hat trick to power the Nitros to a 4-1 decision over the 100 Mile House Wranglers Sunday in KIJHL Finals action in Kimberley.

The victory evens the best-of-seven series a 1-1.

100 Mile House struck first in the series, edging Kimberley 2-1 Saturday.

Friesen sparks Wranglers past Nitros in KIJHL Championship opener

Friesen sparks Wranglers past Nitros in KIJHL Championship opener

The road back to the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League hit a pothole for defending champion Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday in the Bavarian City.

Ryan Friesen scored the game-winner with six minutes remaining in the game to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 2-1 win over the Dynamiters in Game one of the League Championship series.

The Wranglers now secured home-ice advantage as the team prepare for Game two of the best-of-seven series Sunday in Kimberley.

Jacked up and ready for the Canadian Senior Men's Championships

From left, skip Bob Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi and lead Fred Thomson, are geared up to take a run at the Canadian Senior Men's Curling Championships in Digby, NS.

The BC Senior Men’s Champs are ready to reload as the rink begins quest for the top prize at the Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships beginning Monday in Digby, Nova Scotia.