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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Former Nelson resident, Scott Horner, shows off his trophy Rainbow Trout from last week.— Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Charters

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charters

It's only March. So there's plenty of time this year to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Swiston's OT winner lifts Saints to second consecutive BCIHL title

Scott Swiston, who came to the Saints after leading the Creston Valley Thunder Cats, scored in OT to power Selkirk to the top of the BCIHL table. — Submitted photo

For the second year in a row, the road to the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League title goes through the Selkirk Saints.

The Saints clinched the BCIHL title for the second consecutive Saturday night in Castlegar, by stopping the Trinity Western University Spartans 3-2 in overtime.

Scott Swiston scored 10 seconds in to overtime to end the game and give the Saints their 20th win of the year and 12th win in the past 13 games.

Leafs rebound to grab series lead against Spokane; Hawks steamrolling Rebels

Leafs rebound to grab series lead against Spokane; Hawks steamrolling Rebels

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks are within a game of booking a ticket to the Murdoch Division Final after hammering the Castlegar Rebels 8-2 Friday in the Sunflower City.

So the Nelson Leafs had better take care of business, and quick in their Murdoch Semi against the Spokane Braves.

The Leafs took a step in that direction, getting a pair of goals from Linden Horswill to outlast the Braves 4-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday in the Lilac City.

Braves smother Leafs to even Murdoch Division series; Hawks open playoffs with victory

One way to slow down Leafs Carsen Willans is to hold on tight as Spokane evened the Murdoch Semi Final with a 5-3 win Wednesday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The game was boring, without any excitement forcing the hometown crowd into stints of yawning.

So in other words, Game two of the Murdoch Division Semi Final between the Spokane Braves and the Nelson Leafs was a perfect road game for the visitors.

Spokane took advantage of mental errors and less than potent Leafs offence to steal a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff road victory Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win pulls Spokane even in the best-of-seven series with Games three and four set for Friday and Saturday in the Lilac City.

Border Bruins finish last home game with a win against Rebels

Border Bruins finish last home game with a win against Rebels

Friday Feb. 21st was the last home ice game the Bruins were to play this hockey season. It was a game against the Castlegar Rebels and the Bruins won the game 5 to 3.

Period one started of promptly with a penalty against Rebels’ Derek Georgopoulos receiving two minutes in the box for hooking.

The first two goals were score by the Bruins starting with Michael Rand with assists from teammates Max Newton and Nathan Cory. The second came from Bruins’ Jackson Purvis with assists from Connor Gross and Cory.

Seaman powers Leafs to Murdoch Division title

Nelson got the much-needed offence from an unlikely source as Austin Seaman scored twice, including the winner, to give Nelson the Murdoch Division title.

The Nelson Leafs needed to put in a little overtime en route to the 2013-14 Murdoch Division title.

Austin Seaman scored on the power play early in the first overtime to give the Leafs a 2-1 victory Saturday night over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in Fruitvale.

The goal was the second of the game for the Leaf rookie defenceman.

The win clinches the first Murdoch Division title for the Leafs in five years.

Special Public Avalanche Warning for Most of BC’s Mountainous Regions

Special Public Avalanche Warning for Most of BC’s Mountainous Regions

The Canadian Avalanche Centre (CAC) is issuing a special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users in all of the CAC’s forecast regions, except the North Shore Mountains and the Yukon. This warning is in effect immediately and extends to the end of the day on Wednesday, February 26.