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Rebels book ticket to Murdoch Final with Game six win over Spokane

Rebels book ticket to Murdoch Final with Game six win over Spokane

The Spokane Braves gave the Rebels everything they had but, in the end, it's the Sunflower City franchise going on to the Murdoch Division Final.

Jeremy McNeil scored two third-period goals to spark the Rebels to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in the Lilac City.

Castlegar wins the best-of-seven series 4-2 and now face the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley in the Murdoch Final.

The series begins Monday in Fruitvale.

McLean's OT marker eliminates Leafs from playoffs in wild KIJHL post-season contest

Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap, seen here during Game three action in Nelson, and the Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs Thursday by the defending KIJHL champs in a wild game in Fruitvale. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Spencer McLean scored his second goal of the game in overtime to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a wild 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in Fruitvale.

The win advances the Hawks to the Murdoch Division Final against the winner of the Spokane Braves/Castlegar Rebels series.

Beaver Valley won the best-of-seven series 4-1.

The series appeared to be heading back to the Heritage City for Game six after Nelson took a 2-0 lead into the third period.

KIJHL assured by Nitehawks security breach fixed rest of playoffs

From left, Leaf executive member Randy Horswill, KIJHL VP Bill Sheard and (far right) Leaf president Larry Martel present Robson Cramer with two league awards before Tuesday's Murdoch Playoff Game in Nelson. — Photo courtesy Dave Andrews

Hawks take command of Murdoch series, edge Leafs 3-2 in Game four showdown

Hawks Taylor Stafford, a thorn in the side of Nelson the entire series, waits for any rebound from Leaf goalie Jason Mailhoit during first period action of Tuesday Murdoch Division Playoffs at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs put together 55 minutes of great hockey against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Tuesday night in Game four of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division playoffs.

Unfortunately, hockey is a 60-minute game.

The defending KIJHL champs rang off two goals in the last five minutes of the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and go on to edge the Leafs 3-2 before a crowd of just over 500 at the NDCC Arena.

Saints clinch home ice for semi-final

The Selkirk College Saints travelled to Victoria this past weekend and returned home with two wins and a guarantee to host the BCIHL semi-final playoff series at the Castlegar Recreation Complex on the March 6-8 weekend. Players like rookie forward Matt Martin were key in the weekend victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

The Selkirk College Saints locked up home ice advantage in the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs after two huge wins on Vancouver Island this past weekend.

Castlegar PeeWee House teams take gold and silver in Stateside tourney

Castlegar PeeWee House teams take gold and silver in Stateside tourney

This past weekend both Castlegar Pee Wee House teams travelled to Spokane, Washington to compete in the Young American Days Pee Wee House Tournament. 

In round robin play the Castlegar Giants defeated SAYHA 3 with  a score of 3-0.  They then played Cranbrook defeating them 2-1 with final round robin play against Nelson with Castlegar Giants seeing a win of 2-0.

Hawks outguns Nelson to regain home ice advantage in Murdoch Division Semi Final

 Taylor Stafford of Beaver Valley and Nelson captain Aaron Dunlap wait as Denis Kleine (left), Bill McDonnell and Leaf president Larry Martel perform the ceremonial puck drop to start Monday's KIJHL playoff game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks regained home-ice advantage in the Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Nelson Leafs Monday night at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley scored five times in the third period to post a 5-2 to Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Green and White before a crowd of more than 500 fans.

The Hawks take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with game four Tuesday in Nelson.

Puck drop is 7 p.m.