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Fyfe rescues Nelson as Leafs edge Rebels 3-2.

Fyfe rescues Nelson as Leafs edge Rebels 3-2.

Tyler Fyfe had a goal and an assist to lead the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch Division action Wednesday night in the Sunflower City.

Fyfe, who came to the Leafs late last season, scored the winning goal unassisted with just over two minutes remaining in the third period.

Nicholas Ketola and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs, which led 1-0 after one period.

Tayden Woods and Nick Headrick replied for the Rebels.

This Kootenay Wild team comes up empty against Fraser Valley

The Kootenay Wild failed to score in two Female Midget AAA Games in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily photos

The Kootenay Wild offence misfired this past weekend as the local club dropped a pair of games to Fraser Valley Rush at the NDCC Arena.

Fraser Valley scored two identical 3-0 BC Hockey Female AAA Hockey League wins in Nelson.

Nicole Wong led the Rush offence, scoring goals in each of the two games.

Also scoring were Taylor Reanna Rodin, Hunter Joseph, Sarah Merx and Nicola Murray.

Danielle Wierenga registered a pair of shutouts for Fraser Valley.

The two losses keeps the Wild winless in six start in BC Hockey Female League standings.

Saints raise BCIHL banner, earn weekend split with TWU

The Selkirk College Saints raised the 2014-2015 BCIHL championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar & District Community Complex prior to the regular season opener against Trinity Western University on Friday night. Before a boisterous crowd of more than 500, the Saints then went on to earn an exciting 6-3 victory. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints

The Selkirk College Saints opened a run for a fourth-straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with a weekend split against Trinity Western University Spartans.

The Saints won the first encounter of the two-game home set 6-3 before a boisterous home crowd at the Castlegar & District Community Complex, the Saints put on display the firebrand style of hockey that has earned the team three straight BCIHL titles.

However, the Spartans returned the favour, jumping to a 3-0 lead en route to a 5-3 victory Saturday.

Wild splits with Banff as squad prepares to open the Female AAA Hockey season

The Kootenay Wild (white jerseys) hosted Banff at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The new Kootenay Wild, formerly the Wildcats, tuned up for the start of the BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League Showcase with a split against Banff this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.

The Wild doubled the Alberta squad 4-2 Sunday after falling 1-0 during Saturday's opener.

Hannah Nordli scored twice to lead the Wild with singles going to Kelsey Patterson and Haley Elias.

Catalina Hartland was in net for Kootenay, a collection of female players from throughout the region.

Kootenay Ice drop pair of close games to open Major Midget season

Kootenay Ice drop pair of close games to open Major Midget season

The Kootenay Ice pushed the Greater Vancouver Canadians to the limit before dropping a pair of tough BC Hockey Major Midget League games this past weekend in Richmond.

Kootenay opened losing 4-1 Saturday before suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 setback Sunday to the Lower Mainland power.

Saturday, Kootenay trailed 2-1 entering the third period before the hosts scored twice in the frame to escape with the win.

The games were the first of the season for the Ice, which opened the season with a bye weekend.

Shawn Campbell scored the lone goal for the Ice.

Selkirk College Saints chasing more history

Hockey fans will have plenty to cheer about with the 2015-2016 edition of the Selkirk College Saints as the team shoots for a fourth straight BCIHL championship in 2015-2016. The regular season gets underway this weekend against the Trinity Western University Spartans at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with games on Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 p.m.

The Selkirk College Saints begin their quest for an unprecedented fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship this weekend when they open the regular season against the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Selkirk Saints pull off weekend exhibition sweep of UVic Vikes

Former Nelson Leaf Linden Horswill, seen here collecting the puck during Saturday’s game, and the Vikes dropped a pair of games to Selkirk Saints at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Selkirk Saints tuned up for start of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League by sweeping a pair of exhibition games against the University of Victoria Vikes this weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The Saints opened with a 6-3 win Friday before closing out the two-game set by defeating the Vikes 5-3 Saturday.

Dallas Calvin, of Beaver Valley Nitehawk fame, led the scoring for three-time defending BCIHL champs with goals in each of the two games.

Three former members of the KIJHL Nelson Leafs are on the roster for UVic.