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KIJHL AGM — Martel to VP Murdoch Division, league adopts BCHL 30-day suspension, final remains seven games

League governors were busy getting ready for the next season at the league AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos. — Photo courtesy KIJHL

It didn’t take former Leaf Larry Martel long to find a job in hockey.

The ex-Leaf president moved across the hallway to office of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after being elected as vice-president of the Neil Murdoch Division.

The selection of Martel was just one of the news items coming out of the KIJHL AGM this past weekend in Osoyoos.

“It was a very good weekend,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily.

“There was a lot accomplished.”

Let the FIFA Women's World Cup Begin

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Was it a penalty, or was it a "play-on"?

Who cares as Canada won its opening match at the FIFA Women's World Cup Saturday in Edmonton.

The Nelson Daily was there with a brief video of the Canadian anthem to start the game between Canada and China.

Have a look.

BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

BCHL welcomes US-based Wenatchee Wild to league for 2015-16 season

The BC Hockey League is getting another team — its 17th franchise starting with the 2015-16 season.

The Wenatchee Wild was announced as the latest team to join the BCHL during a press conference Monday in the Washington State City.

The franchise is the first American team in the BCHL since Bellingham Ice Hawks, operated from 1990 to 1995.

“The BCHL is gaining a strong franchise in the Wenatchee Wild and we value the passion and professionalism they bring to our league,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale in a press release.

Saints head coach accepts new position in Alberni Valley

Alex Evin guided the Selkirk College Saints hockey team to a third straight BCIHL championship earlier this year as head coach. Evin is now moving on to the British Columbia Hockey League where he will take a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team is pleased to announce that head coach Alex Evin has accepted a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

UPDATED: Bombers drop heartbreaker to DW Poppey at Rugby Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here in dark against Stanley Humphries during the Kootenay Final, rebounded to defeat Sir Charles Tupper at the BC High School AA Rugby Championships. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a heartbreaker at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Thursday in Abbotsford.

D.W. Poppey of Langley scored the winning points in the final minutes of he game to edge the Bombers 13-7 in consolation round action.

The loss drops LVR into bottom half of the 16-team draw.

"We played amazing defence and beat them physically, but had our troubles getting our offence to click," said Bomber coach Michael Joyce.

Selkirk College Saints Excited to See Alex Evin Move Onto Next Opportunity

Alex Evin guided the Selkirk College Saints hockey team to a third straight BCIHL championship earlier this year as head coach. Evin is now moving on to the British Columbia Hockey League where he will take a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

It didn't take long for Selkirk Saints head coach Alex Evin to get headhunted by another hockey team.

After guiding the Saints to the 2015 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship, Evin has accepted a position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

“I’m very fortunate to have been a head coach at such a young age and want to thank all of the Selkirk College staff, fans, volunteers and partners for their support,” said Evin.

Nelson Selects U15 Girls Claim U16 Gold

The Nelson Selects U15 Girls earned gold at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in Nelson this past weekend. The team includes: (back L-R) Coach Paul Burkart, Rugy Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Shane Panko-Dool, Julia Burkart; (front L-R) Sofia Arcuri, Shianne Michalchuk, Ashley Hall, Hanna Quinn (keeper), Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Grace Dehnel, Bella Guderyan and Coach Pete Quinn. —Submitted photo

Playing against older and bigger competition, the Nelson Selects U15 Girls used speed, determination and stingy defense to fuel them to the U16 Division gold medal in the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson past weekend.

The U15s came into the tournament hungry for their first wins of the season and didn’t disappoint amassing a perfect 4-0 record and not allowing a single goal against.