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Louis Bockner documents inaugural fight of Nelson Boxing Club's Jacob Rudkoski

Front left, Nelson Boxing Club coach Jess Pineiro, fighter Jacob Rudkoski and assistant coach Peter Bockner pose after Rudkoski's first round TKO victory at the Cranbrook Boxing Club's second annual Charity Challenge. — Louis Bockner photo

By Louis Bockner

More than 200 people recently flocked to the Eagles Hall in Cranbrook to take in the second annual Eagles Boxing Club's Charity Challenge.

Nelson boxer Jacob Rudkoski was one of the fighters on the card, jumping into the ring for the first time.

Louis Bockner was one of the 200 fight fans watching with anticipation as Rudkoski realizes his dream to box in a sanctioned event and writes this account of the Nelson Boxing Club inaugural taste of the sport.

Edwards, Milligan lead Selkirk Saints past Eagles

Selkirk College Saints first-year forward Ryan Edwards—seen here at the home opener in October—scored two goals in the Saturday night win over Eastern Washington University. — photo courtesy Selkirk College

The defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) Champion Selkirk College Saints have proven they are tough to beat at home after defeating the Eastern Washington University Eagles for the third straight time in as many games.

Unlike in the previous week when a dramatic victory was earned in the final seconds, on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Community Complex it was all Saints, all game as the hosts blasted the Eagles 7-1.

League leading Cariboo Cougars feast on Kootenay Ice

Kootenay goalies Jason Mailhiot (pictured) and Solomon Burk saw a lot of rubber during a two-game BCMMHL set in Trail. — The Nelson Daily photo

Playing in the friendly confines of the Cominco Arena proved to be, unfriendly, for the Kootenay Ice during a two-game weekend set against the Cariboo Cougars.

The Cougars scored five second period goals to waltz past the Ice 11-1 in the opener of the BC Hockey Major Midget League contest Saturday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Sunday, the result wasn’t much better as the BCMMHL leaders skated to an 8-1 victory.

Austin Gray led the Cariboo attack in the opener, finishing the game with five points including a pair of goals.

Rebels end weekend with three of four points; gearing up for busy weekend

Rebels end weekend with three of four points; gearing up for busy weekend

The Castlegar Rebels picked up three of four possible points this past weekend when they travelled to Fernie Friday night and hosted Golden in a Sunday afternoon game. 

The game in Fernie started with the Rebels getting a quick 1-0 lead 30 seconds into the game, when Aaron Petten scored his 16th goal of the season. It didn't take Fernie long to respond, as they scored less than a minute later to tie up the game, and followed that up with a shorthanded goal six minutes later to end the first period with a 2-1 lead.

Rebels have lose/win weekend; hit the road Friday to face off against Fernie

Why are the Rebels pretty in pink this month? Watch for a story in tomorrow's Source to find out!

Friday night, the Castlegar Rebels played in Spokane, a game which ended in a tough loss in overtime.  Spokane scored a late power play goal with just under a minute-and-a-half left to tie the game and scored 16 seconds into the overtime period.  Castlegar’s penalty kill was 6/6 before Spokane capitalized on their seventh try to tie the game. 

The Rebels bounced back Saturday night with a 9-3 home win. 

Murphy’s Law weekend for Kootenay Ice

Ice goalies saw a lot of rubber this weekend during a couple of BCMMHL games against the Valley West Hawks. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was a Murphy’s Law weekend for the Kootenay Ice.

That’s right, everything that could go wrong — including the refs not showing up for Saturday’s game — did to wrong.

The Valley West Hawks put some serious hurt on the Ice, dumping Kootenay by scores of 7-0 Saturday and 11-7 Sunday in BC Hockey Major Midget League action in Nelson.

“It started with officiating not scheduled properly,” Ice head coach Rob Wright said following Sunday’s loss.

Saints clip Eastern Washington Eagles on Banner Raising Night

The BCIHL Championship banner raising featured (L-R) last season's team trainer Garth Georgetti, last season's assistant coach Jamie Friess, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Selkirk College Board Chair Bruce Morrison and Saints captain Logan Proulx. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A boisterous home crowd and pre-game banner raising ceremony fuelled the Selkirk College Saints to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar Community Recreation Complex.

Returning to the comforts of home ice after a rough regular season start that saw the Saints drop all three games on the road, the two-time defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions got back on track.