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Another Vlanich in the mix as Saints begin quest at a BCIHL three-peat

Trail product Danny Vlanich is the latest local to join the Selkirk Saints for next season. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Fresh from repeating as B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League the Selkirk Saints are putting the pieces together on making it a three-peat after getting a commitment from Trail product Danny Vlanich for the 2014-15 season.

The 6-foot-5, 215 pound blueliner joins the Saints from the British Columbia Hockey League's Surrey Eagles.

The 20-year old suited up in 29 games for Surrey this season, picking up four assists and 21 penalty minutes.

Cyclone Taylor Cup Notebook — Tickets going fast

Cyclone Taylor Cup Notebook — Tickets going fast

The Cyclone Taylor organizing committee has one message to hockey fans wanting to attend any of the upcoming B.C. Junior B Hockey Championships — get your tickets soon.

“Ticket Sales have been amazing,” said Russell Stocks, president of the Nelson Leafs and head of the Cyclone Taylor organizing committee.

“We have almost doubled our forecasted advanced ticket sales to this point with three days left to go and are expecting a sell out crowd for the evening games . . . and especially on Friday when (Nelson) hosts Beaver Valley.”

Students Celebrate First Day of Spring at -16o Celsius

Students Celebrate First Day of Spring at -16o Celsius

A group of Selkirk College Recreation, Fish and Wildlife Program students welcomed spring by spending a pair of frigid nights in the West Kootenay backcountry.

As part of an annual field trip for the program, 10 students and two instructors spent March 20 and 21 in the Selkirk Wilderness Ski tenure near Meadow Creek in order to get hands-on experience for their Backcountry Risk Analysis and Mitigation II and Commercial Recreation Management courses.

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

All the dance partners have now been confirmed for the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup starting Thursday in the Hertiage City at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley was the last team to book its ticket to the BC Hockey Junior B Final Four after the Nitehawks disposed of the Kamloops Storm in six games in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Friday in Fruitvale.

The other two dance partners are the Victoria Cougars of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

When push came to shove, it's obvious the Beaver Valley Nitehawks were the stronger team.

Beaver Valley flexed its offensives muscles, out scoring Kamloops 14-3 in the final two games to clinch the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title with a 6-0 shutout victory Friday in Fruitvale.

The Hawks, winners the best-of-seven series 4-2, capture its second KIJHL title in three seasons.

Beaver Valley scored twice in each period to support the 30-save performance of netminder Brett Clark.

Holland scores twice to lift Hawks past Storm to square KIJHL Final

Holland scores twice to lift Hawks past Storm to square KIJHL Final

After dropping the opener in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks had the Kamloops Storm right where they wanted.

Dan Holland scored twice, including once in a three-goal second period, to spark the Hawks to a 6-2 thrashing of the Storm Saturday night in Spoolmak Country.

Beaver Valley squares the best-of-seven KIJHL Championship series at 1-1 with Games three and four, Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.

Edwards commits to Selkirk College on eve of KIJHL Final

Ryan Edwards has committed to Selkirk, but first, there's the KIJHL final to be decided. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Ryan Edwards is ready to stake out the future after signing a letter of commitment to play for the Selkirk College Saints next season.

However, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound center has a little unfinished business on his hands before graduating to the Intercollegiate Hockey League ranks.

Edwards and his Beaver Valley Nitehawk teammates are in Kamloops to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship series against the Storm.