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Friday sees Saints start playoffs with home game at Complex

Friday sees Saints start playoffs with home game at Complex

After finishing the 2013/14 regular season on a nine-game winning streak and grabbing first place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League standings in their final game, the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is looking to carry over their late-season success into a first round playoff match-up against Thompson Rivers University.

Leafs blast Braves 7-2 to advance to Murdoch Final; Game one Friday at NDCC Arena

Travis Wellman busted out of a scoring slump to lead the Leafs into the Murdoch Division Finals. — The Nelson Daily photo

For the first time in the entire Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Spokane Braves, the real Nelson Leafs stepped up.

Travis Wellman scored three times and Kootenay Ice netminder Jason Mailhoit was solid between the pipes leading the Leafs to a convincing 7-2 shellacking of the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Tuesday night in Spokane.

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.