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Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks hope to use home ice to extend the Kootenay Conference Final Playoff Series Tuesday in Fruitvale.

The Hawks currently trail Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Final after posting a 4-3 double-overtime win Sunday in the Bavarian City.

Mitch Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play in extra time to send the series back to the West Kootenay.

Selkirk Saints score BCIHL Three-Peat with sweep of SFU Clan

The Selkirk Saints celebrated the schools third consecutive BCIHL Championship with the traditional team photo at center ice after the game. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Twitter

The Selkirk Saints accomplished what no other team has done in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League — score a Three-Peat.

The Saints swept out Simon Fraser University Clan 4-2 Saturday night in Castlegar to capture the schools third consecutive BCHIL banner before a boisterous crowd.

Goals by Jamie Vlanich and Ryan Edwards 90 seconds apart in the second period snapped a 1-1 tie to power the home side to the victory.

Edwards scores hat-trick to power Saints past SFU in BCIHL Championship opener

Trail native Ryan Edwards was on fire for the Saints in the BCIHL Final. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Ryan Edwards is no stranger to the big stage having led the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to the triple-crown of Junior B Hockey in 2014 — Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Cyclone Taylor and Keystone Cup titles.

Edwards is doing the same in 2015 for the Selkirk Saints in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship.

Edwards scored three times as the Saints defeated Simon Fraser 3-1 in Game one of the BCIHL Final Friday in Castlegar.

It was the second multiple-goal game for the Trail native in the BCIHL post season.

Saints looking to three-peat; get pushed by Nelson contingent

Nelsonites Carsen Willans (second from left) and Linden Horswill (beside Willans) along with coach Harold Schamhart are all grads of Nelson Minor Hockey. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints are looking to become the first team in BC Intercollegiate Hockey League to capture three straight titles.

The Saints host Simon Fraser Clan beginning Friday at the Complex in Castlegar.

“Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would be in this position,” said Selkirk defenceman Lucas Hildebrand after Saturday’s game.

Dam City Rollers gearing up for new season

Dam City Rollers gearing up for new season

Castlegar’s fun, feisty, and fearless women of the flat track are back on their skates and ready for the 2015 roller derby season! The Dam City Rollers had a stellar 2014 season; the team went undefeated and brought home the “golden boot” as the West Kootenay Roller Derby regional champions.  The team is looking to repeat last year’s success and bring home the top prize for a second year in a row.

TRAX Swimmers attend Short Course Provincial Championships

Pictured from left, Coach Mike Konkin, Ian Markus, Jackson Konkin, Sharman Thomas and Aby Elwood. — Submitted photo

TRAX Swim Club swimmers competed in the Swim BC AAA Short Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held in Surrey from March 5-7.

TRAX Swim Club swimmers once again displayed their talent against the very best swimmers in the Province at the Swim BC AAA Provincial Championship in Surrey. 

Each swimmer had to achieve demanding swim standard qualifying times to have the opportunity to compete at this high level event.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — More Rainbows than Bull Trout

Smiling? You bet I'm smiling says Wyatt Scott from Calgary as holds up his biggest Rainbow ever. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is back and ready to give fishermen the edge on where to catch the big one.