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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.

Saints reload roster for run at fourth consecutive BCIHL title

Nelson Hurry is a dominating presence on the blueline and will fit into a Selkirk College Saints defensive unit that is losing several key members to graduation. — Photo by Sarah of the Summerland Steam

With a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship now part of the history books, the Selkirk College Saints continue to build towards continued success.

The hockey program is pleased to announce the playing commitments of Brett Huber and Nelson Hurry to attend and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2015-2016 BCIHL season. Both players are fresh off successful junior careers with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Summerland Steam.

Saints Nation helps Selkirk celebrate BCIHL Three-peat

Selkirk College President Angus Graeme and the 2015 BCIHL champion Selkirk College Saints rolled out the banner in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus during the Wednesday celebration. — Bob Hall photos

The Selkirk Saints Varsity Men's Hockey Team held a noon celebration party Wednesday in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus.

More than 150 students, staff and community members into packed into the Pit to recognize the incredible 2014-15 season that saw the two-time defending BCIHL champions peak at the perfect time of the season and capture the historic triple crown.

Nelson's Julien Locke finds a place on medal podium at Senior National Cross Country Ski Championships

Julien Locke of Nelson lets out a loud cheer after crossing the finish line in second spot at the recent Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. — Submitted photo

For Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.

The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Locke placed second in the in the classic sprint race, finishing as the top U23 skier.

“After some back luck this year, I am extremely happy to make the podium at the National Championships,” a pleased Locke told The Nelson Daily.

Whitecaps give Kootenay players a chance to shine at High Potential Player Showcase

Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Coach Brett Adams watches as Caps' defender Jordan Harvey signs autographs for players during a recent Kootenay trip to watch an MLS game in Vancouver. — Submitted photo

Never before has the road to a scholarship or provincial team been paved so smoothly for Kootenay youth soccer players.

Now 26 players from the region have the opportunity to prove the province doesn't end at Hope at the Whitecaps High Potential Player (HPP) Showcase week March 30 to April 5 in Vancouver.

The Kootenay players will be part of the 100 invitees from Whitecaps FC Academy Centres across BC.

Vancouver North East Chiefs Major Midget League champs

Vancouver North East Chiefs Major Midget League champs

The Vancouver North East Chiefs captured the 2014-15 BC Major Midget League Championship with a 6-4 win against the Cariboo Cougars. 

The win completed the sweep for the Chiefs in the best-of-the three series agaisnt the regular season champion Cougars.

The Chiefs, finishing third overall in regular season standings, now host the Pacific Midget Regional Championship and take on the Alberta Midget AAA Champion in a best-of-three series. 

Killjoys, RollerGirls open WKRD season with on fire

Rossland/Trail RollerGirls got some revenge on the Valley Brutality squad Saturday at Selkirk College. — Lee Orr Photography