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Catch the Spirit: GFI prepares for another exciting year

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Catch the Spirit, the Grand Forks International Baseball Tournament (GFI) is back for another year, starting June 30th and ending July 5th 2015.

I have been involved in different capacities with this tournament since 2008 and am very excited to be in this position, working with such enthusiastic and dedicated, board of directors, volunteer team leaders and volunteers for this 34th tournament.

Nitros fall short at Cyclone Taylor Cup, drop 6-5 decision to Storm in Final

Nitros fall short at Cyclone Taylor Cup, drop 6-5 decision to Storm in Final

The Kimberley Dynamiters came within one game, within one goal of capturing a BC Junior B Hockey Championship.

Gage Colpron had three assists to spark the Campbell River Storm to a 6-5 victory over Kimberley in the Junior B Hockey Final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Monday in Mission City.

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs, which defeated Kimberley for the second time in the tournament, now represent BC at the Keystone Cup April 16-19 at Cold Lake, Alta.

Whitecaps High Potential Player Showcase Week a 'huge success' for Kootenay players

The U15 Girls squad gets put through training during the HPP Showcase training week in Vancouver. — Photo courtesy Vancouver Whitecaps

More than 20 players from Nelson Youth Soccer received a chance to experience high-level soccer first hand during the Whitecaps High Potential Player (HPP) Showcase training sessions held last week in Vancouver.

“The weekend was a huge success,” said Brett Adams, Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Head Coach.

“The teams played amazing to say that they had been there for four days. We are really happy with the development with the academy centers. . ..They are getting better and better.”

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.