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Ex-Saints star Cody Fidgett lands pro deal with Quad City of ECHL

Ex-Saints sniper Cody Fidgett begins professional career after signing deal with Mallards. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

Former Selkirk Saints sniper Cody Fidgett inked a deal Thursday with the Quad City Mallards of the ECHL.

Fidgett, 24, played two seasons in Castlegar with the Saints, leading the Sunflower City squad to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship in 2013 and 2014.

In 43 games with Selkirk, Fidgett scored 32 goals while adding 28 assists for 60 points.

He was instrumental in Saints winning back-to-back BCIHL titles, scoring four goals while adding eight assists in six playoff games.

Trail Orioles conclude amazing season with State Tournament showing

The Trail Orioles include, back row, L-R, Brendan Makay, Austin Tambellini, Tyler Atkinson, Austin Cox, Bradly Ross and Reese Tambellini. Front, Nathan Soukeroff, Ross St. Jean, Casey Harrison, Joel Aubert, Daniel Gagnier and Colton Miracle. Missing, coaching staff of Kyle Mace, Kyle Paulson and Ron Mace. — Submitted photo

The future is so bright the coaches of the Trail Orioles American Legion Baseball team had better find a pair of shades.

The Silver City-based squad, with players from throughout the region, combined a solid season with an amazing performance at the District Tournament to qualify for State Finals.

“Every player on the team made a significant contribution to our success,” said Orioles manager, Ron Mace.

Kootenay Swim Club pair shine at Canada’s Age Group Championships

Kelsey Andrusak and Samuel Matthew competed against the top swimmers in Canada at the Age Group Championships in Quebec City. —Submitted photo

Two Nelson swimmers registered some impressive results at the Swim Canada’s Age Group Championships this past weekend at Laval University in Quebec City.

Kelsey Andrusak and Samuel Matthew, both swimming with the Kootenay Swim Club, were especially pleased with the results competing at this level of competition for the first time their careers.

This meet is designed to give swimmers ages 12 through 18 years of age the opportunity to race against the best athletes in their age group in Canada.

Nelson Sprints are rowing back to Heritage City

The lawn at the Lakeside Rotary Park will once again be filled with boats for the Nelson Sprints regatta. — Bruce Fuhr file photo, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Sprints Rowing Race is coming back to Nelson Saturday on Kootenay Lake.

This Rowing BC sanctioned regatta is expected to attract competitors from Nicomekl, Vernon, Kamloops and Coeur D'Alene as well as Nelson Rowing Club members in singles, doubles, quads and mixed, juniors and masters events.

The course is a 1000 meter distance located on the West Arm of Kootenay Lake, beginning near the Prestige Inn before finishing on the waters adjacent at Lakeside Rotary Park.

Cain breezes to seventh Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon title; Ramsay surprises women's division

The start was frantic as competitors jockeyed for a piece of Kootenay Lake at the 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park. — Photo courtesy Madeleine Guenette

Athletes have their favourite places to compete, and for Rossland’s Dallas Cain, the Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon is number on his list.

Cain breezed to his seventh title in the Heritage City, blowing the field away to capture the 2015 Nelson Cyswog’n’Fun Triathlon Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park.

Cain finished the 1.5-kilometer swim, 39 km cycle and 10 km run distance in a time of two hours and five minutes.

The time was more than eight minutes ahead of second place finisher, Seth Bitting.

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon goes Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park

Organizers just never know whose going to show up for the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 2 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the competitors will challenge the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.

However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.

Salmo sports icon Art Field dies

Art Field coached many a Salmo athlete the local high school. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The man never turned down a chance to coach a team or help out his community.

Art Field passed away peacefully, with friends and family at his side, at the Trail Regional Hospital, July 14.

Art Field lost out to a long struggle with diabetes and heart failure.

“(Art) was one helleva guy dedicated to family, friends, community (and) education,” said close friend Lou DeRosa of Trail..

“Art was one of those guys who was always there,” said Jack Closkey of Castlegar, who coached against the Salmo Falcons skipper.