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Saints look to within organization to land new skipper to replace Jeff Dubois

Alex Evin . . . assistant moves into head coaching post

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team didn’t need to look far to find the man they feel can lead the squad to a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.

The Saints have announced this week that Castlegar-raised Alex Evin is stepping from assistant coach to head coach for the upcoming 2014-15 BCIHL season. He will replace Jeff Dubois, who moved to the Creston Valley Thunder of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) earlier this summer.

Late game heroics power Germany to 2014 World Cup title

Fans flocked to the Main Street Diner patio to watch the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina. — Submitted photo

TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

Coach Bill Park was pleased with the performances as swimmers from the Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX) competed in the Swim BC AA Long Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held last month in Victoria.

Park was impressed with all swimmers at the championships, including Kayla Fraserswam who achieved personal best times in all races.

The weekend performance was highlighted by the 200 meter Individual Medley event where she broke the three minute mark, swimming a 2:59.76.

LVR grad Sean Denison experiences career year playing pro hoops in Romania

LVR grad Sean Denison (15) fights through two defenders during action for CSM Oradea in Romania. — Photo courtesy Andor Morton, Total Baschet

When Sean Denison hopped a flight last summer for Romania, he hoped the move to the European Basketball team would be a good one.

Well the move proved to be good for CSM Oradea, Denison’s new club, and amazing for the former L.V. Rogers hoop star.

Not only did CSM Oradea make history but also Denison realized a happiness about playing the sport again that had been missing for a few years.

Golden Boot is up for grabs — Killjoys meet Dam City Rollers

The Nelson Killjoys and Dam City Rollers of Castlegar battle it out for bragging rights at the NDCC Arena. — Photo submitted

The Golden Boot is up for grabs.

And the Nelson Killjoys want it — again.

The defending West Kootenay Roller Derby champs are back in the final, this time against Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers as the league culminates a season with the Mountain Mayhem 5 Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

The Final goes at 7 p.m. with the consolation contest starting at 5 p.m. between Valley Brutality against the Rossland Trail Rollergirls.

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Little League All Stars gearing up for provincials

Veteran little league players are working toward the big goal of national competition, after the region’s little league all-star team was picked last night at Andy Bilesky Park.

Twenty-one baseball players, aged 11-12, tried out for the team but only 12 were chosen, six of whom are veterans from last year's all-star team.

“[This season] is basically five weeks unless we win the provincial tournament, then it would be extended another week or 10 days because then we'd go to the nationals,” said team coach D.J.Ashman.