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Saints get Glass in goal

Goalie Steven Glass has agreed to join the Saints next season. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from goaltender Steven Glass (Saskatoon, SK) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Glass is a 6-foot-1, 175 pound netminder who joins the back-to-back BCIHL champions from the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. The 20-year old posted a 10-8-0 record with two shutouts in 20 games this season while recording a 3.36 goals-against average and .907 save-percentage.

Roller derby comes full circle in double header is set for the Rossland Arena--Saturday night!

Roller derby comes full circle in double header is set for the Rossland Arena--Saturday night!

By Valerie Rossi

There will certainly be a feeling of nostalgia April 26 when roller derby will again take over the Golden City.

The second double header of West Kootenay Roller Derby league’s Season 5 returns to the Rossland Arena, where it all began when the defunct Rossland Gnarlie’s Angels met their nemeses, Salmo’s Babes of Brutality.

Hawks win! Hawks cap amazing season with 2014 Keystone Cup title

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, who have experienced their share of happiness, culminated the season Sunday by capturing the Keystone Cup in Abbotsford. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks made it look easy, winning six straight games including a 5-1 decision over host Abbotsford Pilots in the final to capture the 2014 Keystone Cup Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Championships Sunday in the Fraser Valley.

The win comes a week after the Hawks won the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup in Nelson.

Five different players scored for the Hawks which led 2-0 after 40 minutes.

Fraser Stang, Riley Brandt, Taylor Stafford, Keanan Patershuk and Sam Swanson scored for the winners.

Jarrett Martin replied for the Pilots.

Nitehawk explosion rallies Beaver Valley to 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup

Hawks Jacob Boycuzk was screaming for joy along with BV captain Archie McKinnon during the award ceremonies following the Cyclone Taylor Cup win by the KIJHL Champions from Fruitvale. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Beaver Valley Nitehawks sure know how to keep team supporters on the edge of their seats.

Trailing by one with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Hawks struck for four goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Aldergrove Kodiaks in the final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday afternoon before more than 1,200 fans at the NDCC Arena.

The victory ends a 13-year BC Junior B Hockey Championship drought for the Hawks.

The last time the Fruitvale-based club won the Cyclone Taylor Cup was in 2001 with current skipper Terry Jones at the helm.

No joy in Leafville as Aldergrove edges Nelson to advance to Cyclone Taylor Finale

Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson has Kodiak netminder Jordan Liem beat but shoots the puck over the net during second-period action of Saturday's Cyclone Taylor contest between Nelson and Aldergroveat the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Hopes of bringing a Cyclone Taylor Championship back to the Heritage City for the first time in more than 45 years came to a crashing halt for the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Aldergrove Kodiaks rode the red-hot netminding of Jordan Liem to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs during the final round robin of the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

The win allows the Kodiaks to advance into the Gold Medal game Sunday at 2:30 p.m. while the Leafs play for the bronze.

Hawks secure top spot with 3-0 victory, advance to Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

Beaver Valley defenceman Sheldon Hubbard (right) gets into a starring contest with Wade Johnson of the Cougars during third period action of Saturday's Cyclone Taylor game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Beaver Valley has booked its ticket into the Cyclone Taylor Cup Final.

Brett Clark made 26 saves to power the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Nitehawks to a 3-0 victory over the Victoria Cougars in Cyclone Taylor preliminary round action Saturday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

The win gives Beaver Valley 2-0-1 record, which is good enough for top spot in round robin standings, and a berth in the Cup Final Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The Vancouver Island champs from Victoria, dropping to 1-2, was eliminated with the loss.

Leafs remain alive in Cyclone Taylor Tournament, rally to pull out tie against Hawks

What a difference a day makes as the Leafs were all smiles after Jamie Vlanich (28) tied the game with a second-period marker. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Cyclone Taylor Final is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, but don’t expect any of the four teams to take a flyer during Saturday’s last day of round robin games.

The jury remains on the two finalists for the championship following Day two action after the Nelson Leafs registered a bounce-back game, twice rallying from one-goal-deficits, to pull out a 2-2 tie against archrival Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Cyclone Taylor round robin action Friday night before large crowd at the NDCC Arena.