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Matt Hughes picked as man to lead Leafs

Matt Hughes picked as man to lead Leafs

Matt Hughes formerly of Kamloops is the new skipper of the Good Ship Leafs.

Hughes was officially welcomed to the position today by Nelson interim society president Larry Martel.

"All his references spoke very highly of Matt and said we would be foolish not to hire him as coach," Martel told The Nelson Daily.

Hughes, originally from Kamloops, comes to the Heritage City franchise from the Okanagan Hockey School.

Peninsula Panthers forward Alex Milligan commits to Selkirk College

Peninsula Panthers forward Alex Milligan commits to Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from forward Alex Milligan (Shawnigan Lake, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Chiller at Pioneer broken - rec commission to recommend $120,000 for new one

Chiller at Pioneer broken - rec commission to recommend $120,000 for new one

The refrigeration system chiller at the Pioneer Arena in Castlegar has failed which means the community has lost one ice surface temporarily.

The recreation commission will recommend to the RDCK Board at its May 15th meeting to replace the chiller at the Pioneer Arena in 2014 at an approximate cost of $120,000. The new chiller could be used at the Community Complex in the future.

Kootenay Mountaineering Club celebrates 50th anniversary

Two members of the Kootenay Mountaineering Club share a photo op in what is some of the most beautiful country in the world. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Mountaineering Club

The Kootenay Mountaineering Club celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014.

The KMC existed as a section of the Alpine Club of Canada for its first five years, but went its own way when it could not or would not persuade sufficient numbers to sign up with the ACC.

Today, the KMC numbers over 300 members and schedules more than 100 outdoor trips and activities every year. Its membership resides primarily in the West Kootenays with most members residing within the Rossland-Trail-Castlegar-Nelson corridor.

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.