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Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Brady Berger scored twice and assisted on the game winner to lift the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Sunday afternoon in the Boundary City.

Berger set up Silas Johnson with eight minutes remaining in the game to give the Bruins a 5-4 lead.

Grand Forks scored twice as Nelson pulled netminder Ben Kelsch in an attempt to tie the game.

Nelson held period leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before the Bruins scored twice in the third to take a 4-3 lead.

Styler OT winner powers Rebels past Nelson Leafs

Leafs Eamonn Miller battles for the puck during Friday's 5-4 OT loss to Castlegar at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Castlegar Rebels continue to work magic without their head coach.

Logan Styler scored the winner in the second overtime to give the visiting Rebels a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the third straight for the Sunflower City franchise, and second in as many games against the Leafs.

Castlegar moves to within a point of Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley after the Nitehawks lost to Grand Forks 5-2 in the Boundary City.

Konkin, Drolet , Erickson capture medals on opening day of West Kootenay Cross Country season

The West Kootenay High School Cross country running season is off and running.

Jackson Konkin of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail and Salmo's Jasmine Drolet came out on top of the first race of the West Kootenay Cross Country season Tuesday at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.

Konkin finnished the 7.8 kilometer course in a time of 32 minutes, five seconds to capture the Senior Boys category.

Second was Keiran Marchand of LVR while Jasper Mair of Mount Sentinel was third.

Daniel Stewart, Sammuel Cristofanetti and Jesse Drew, all of Mount Sentinel, rounded out the top five.

Drolet won the Junior Girls Division ahead of Avie Waterfall of Trafalgar.

Rebels back in business, edge Nelson Leafs 3-2

Nelson Leafs were up early Sunday participating in the Nelson Terry Fox Run. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

After going winless to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and having their coach suspended, most experts may have written off the Castlegar Rebels until the franchise could stabilize the ship.

However, the Sunflower City squad jumped right back into the Murdoch Division picture by posting a pair of wins over rivals Beaver Valley and Nelson.

Saturday, the Rebels found just enough scoring to go with an impressive performance by netminder Jason Maihiot to edge the Leafs 3-2 in KIJHL action at the Castlegar Arena Complex.

KIJHL suspends Rebel skipper for tampering

The Castlegar franchise will be without head coach Bill Rotheisier until late October.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League president Bill Ohlhausen confirmed that Castlegar Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisier has been suspended for 45 days for tampering.

Ohlhausen said Rotheisier, who began serving the suspension September 6, is to have no contact with the team one hour before and after any game during the suspension.

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Sawyer Hunt scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-2 trashing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.

Hunt, who came to Nelson in an off-season move from the Kimberley Dynamiters, scored twice in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

The win allowed Nelson to gain a split during a two-game road swing to open the 2016-17 KIJHL season.

Nelson lost 3-1 Friday in Fruitvale to defending Murdoch Division champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off Exhibition Season September 23

Tyler Kerner and this year’s edition of the Selkirk College Saints will begin pursuit of their fifth straight BCIHL title when the exhibition season opens on September 23 at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have arrived back to the rink and will kick off their exhibition season on September 23.

The Selkirk College hockey team is currently in training camp and will get their first taste of action against rival Eastern Washington University at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on September 23 starting at 7 p.m.