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Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Home ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.

The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.

The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.

Vancouver dumped Kootenay 9-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson before rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ice 7-3 Sunday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Saints prove they can compete against the best during Alberta trip

The Selkirk College Saints concluded their final games of 2014 with an exhibition series against the University of Lethbridge Pronghorns where they came away with a 4-3 win and 5-1 loss in the southern Alberta city. The Saints will now take the next few weeks off to focus on exams and the Christmas break. They are back in action on January 9 and 10 at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Saints Learn Plenty on Trip to Lethbridge

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team took their game to the next level on a roadtrip east this past weekend and discovered they can hold their own against Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) competition.

Bombers tip off high school hoop season with a victory over Rockers

Coach Jeremy Phelan goes over a few plays during a time out during Tuesday's West Kootenay Boy's Basketball game at the Hangar.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers started off the 2014-15 B.C. High School Boy's Basketball season with a home court win Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar.

The Bombers dumped Stanley Humphries Rockers 57-27 in a West Kootenay Boy's exhibition contest.

The game was the first of the season for both teams.

The contest allowed the Bombers to get a taste of action on the eve of the first tournament of the season, beginning Friday at the Hangar and gymnasium at Mount Sentinel.

LVR is part of the 12-team boy's tournament hosted by Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Ice finally get to taste home cooking after horrendous start to BCMMHL season

Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot will be back in the nets when Kootenay hosts Vancouver Northeast Chiefs for a weekend set in Nelson and Trail. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Kootenay Ice are going to get a fantastic Christmas present in the form of an abundance of home games after spending most of the current BC Major Midget Hockey League season on the road.

Kootenay plays 14 of its next 18 games in West Kootenay arenas after completing a horrendous part of the schedule on the road this BCMMHL season.

“We’ve been on the road for most of the first half . . . and when we’ve played in Nanaimo and Victoria we’re getting home at one in the morning, which is a little tough,” said Ice coach Rob Wright.

Kimberley's Tom Buchy knocks off Trail's Ferguson rink to claim Men’s Kootenay Playdowns

Tom Buchy skipped his rink back to the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship after winning the Men’s Kootenay Playdowns Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is heading back to the 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship after sweeping through the Men’s Kootenay Playdowns this past weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Dave Stephenson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will doubled up Trail’s Rob Ferguson 6-3 in the B Final Sunday morning.

Buchy is the lone Kootenay rink to qualify for the BC Men’s Curling Championship.

Five teams vye for Kootenay Regional Men's Curling crown

Men's curling action is back as Nelson hosts the Kootenay Regional Playdowns at the Heritage City Curling Club.

Myron Nichol of Castlegar, fresh from winning the Nelson Open Cashspiel, is the early favourite entering the Kootenay Men’s Regionals this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol defeated Ken McHargue of Sparwood to claim the top prize at the cashspiel.

However, all bets are off as four other teams join the Castlegar skip in the search for the lone Kootenay berth beginning Friday at the Curling Club.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Sheldon Machtans of Calgary with his latest catch from last weekend. — photo courtesy Kootenay Lake Fishing Charters

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report.

So read and enjoy.