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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.

Boundary soccer league gearing up for spring season -- calling for coaches

Soccer ball. Photo credit Katie Brady via Flickr.

The Boundary Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) is getting ready for their coming soccer season, but they could use more help from the community. 

Each year, for the past four years, the BYSA has had at least 300 kids enrolled in their league. And each year it has grown a little more. This year, they already have at least 60 children registered in their "Kicks for Kids" program, which is a free entry-level program for toddler-aged kids. 

Dyck shoots Saints past TRU 3-2 in shootout

Dyck shoots Saints past TRU 3-2 in shootout

Darnell Dyck scored in shootout to lift the Selkirk College Men's Hockey team to a 3-2 victory over Thompson Rivers University in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League action Saturday in Kamloops.

The win keeps the hopes for another first place BCIHL finish for the Saints alive.

Saturday night Selkirk hosts Simon Fraser University in a huge game.

Selkirk currently trails the Clan by two points for first place in the BCIHL standings, but they are assured of overtaking their Lower Mainland rivals with three straight wins to close out the regular season.

Mt. Sentinel Grad Kendra Wayling gets grand send off at UBC/O

Kendra Wayling, with parents Rand and Christine, was recently honoured during Senior's Night at UBC/Okanagan. — Photo courtesy UBC/O Athletics

Castlegar's Kendra Wayling varsity volleyball career is not over quite yet.

Wayling, who was ceremoniously sent off during Senior’s Night at UBC/Okanagan, helped the Heat defeat Brandon 2-0 in the best-of-three Canada West Women’s Volleyball series Friday night and advance to the Final Four next weekend in Vancouver.

The Heat, after surprising the Bobcats Thursday in the opener, won the second match of the series 3-1 (29-31, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19).

Hawks, Leafs headed for Murdoch Division showdown; Bruins fall out of playoff race

Hawks, Leafs headed for Murdoch Division showdown; Bruins fall out of playoff race

It appears the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs are heading for a showdown to decide the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Murdoch Division regular season title.

Both teams took care of business during the weekend setting up the final regular season game February 22 in Fruitvale as the deciding game.

Nelson swept the Grand Forks Border Bruins in a weekend series, Saturday’s 6-5 win in the Boundary City as the clincher.

The Leafs opened with a 6-4 win Friday at home.

Leafs outlast Bruins 6-4 to remain atop Murdoch Division; Hawks double Rebels

Former Leaf now Bruin, Connor Gross, gets held up by Linden Horswill during Friday's KIJHL clash of Murdoch rivals at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Grand Forks Border Bruins posted two straight wins over the Nelson Leafs.

The Leafs were not going to allow the Bruins to make it three.

Travis Wellman, Jamie Vlanich and team captain Darnel St. Pierre combined for 10 points to lead the Leafs to a 6-4 victory over the Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the Civic Centre Arena.

The win keeps Nelson in first place in the Murdoch Division, two points ahead of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, and all but eliminates the Bruins from postseason play.