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Castlegar Kraft Hockeyville bid nets 589 uploads

Castlegar Kraft Hockeyville bid nets 589 uploads

Castlegar's 17-day push to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014 is over, netting 461 nominations and 589 uploads to the Kraft website – and now the waiting begins.

City councillor Dan Rye said the first round of winners will be announced on March 8 during Hockey Night in Canada, and will include eight winners from Western Canada and eight from Eastern Canada.

Trail Winter Swim Club makes splash at Kelowna meet

Photo: From left to right, Aby Elwood, Dylan Kormendy and Eden Kormendy

Competitive swimmers from the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC) - Trail Regional Academy of EXcellence (TRAX) Aquatic Program competed in the Kelowna SNOW FEST Invitational Short Course Swim Meet Jan. 17 to 19.

Hawks close to within two points of Murdoch-leading Leafs by stopping Bruins 6-2

Hawks close to within two points of Murdoch-leading Leafs by stopping Bruins 6-2

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks took advantage of a game in hand on the Nelson Leafs to close to within two points of the Murdoch Division leaders Tuesday night in Grand Forks.

Beaver Valley scored four unanswered goals in the third period to defeat the hometown Bruins 6-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League mid-week action.

Dallas Calvin led the way with a pair of goals with singles going to Mitch Foyle and Riley Brandt, his third of the game.

The teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes and 2-2 following the second intermmission.

Sandoval lands $10,000 fish at Family Day Fishing Derby

Hector Sandoval of Creston took home the big prize at the Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby held this weekend on Kootenay Lake. — Photo submitted

Hector Sandoval of Creston is $10-grand richer after walking away with the top prize at the Kootenay Lake BC Family Day Fishing Derby Monday.

The event, hosted by Canadian Training Resources, by not only tossing out $30,000 in prizes but also donated 80 pounds of fresh fish to the local food bank in Creston.

Sandoval won the top prize by landing an 18-pound (34-5/8 inches) Rainbow Trout.

Second place went to David Jamieson with a 16.5 pound Rainbow with Rick Carlson finishing third.

Bruins face Rebels and major penalties

Bruins face Rebels and major penalties

The Grand Forks Border Bruins played on home ice Saturday Feb., 8th against the Castlegar Rebels. No matter how hard the Bruins tried, the Rebels kept throwing out the plays and won the game with a score of 6:2.

With methodically executed power plays the Rebels scored both the goals recorded in the first period. The first goal came in with 14:45 remaining in first period being scored by Matt Reed -- his fifth goal this season -- he received assists from Rebels’ Kody Disher and Aaron Petten.

Bilodeau, Hamelin roar to golden victories at Sochi Olympics

Alex Bilodeau repeated as Olympic moguls champion Monday at Sochi.

Canada continued to build on its medal total with three more medals Monday at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Alex Bilodeau won his second straight gold medal in Olympic moguls with teammate Mikael Kingsbury capturing the silver.

The Canadians narrowly missed sweeping the podium as Marc-Antoine Gagnon finished fourth.

Earlier in the day Charles Hamelin roared to victory in the men's 1,500 short-track speedskating race.

Morris wins BC Championship, Buchy Kootenay rink knocked out in Page Playoff

The John Morris rink, from left, Morris, Jim Cotter, Rick Sawatsky, Tyrell Griffith and coach Pat Ryan (back) made it look easy en route to the Brier in Kamloops. — Photo courtesy Curl BC

John Morris came within a few shots of competing for Canada at the Sochi Olympics.

The Kelowna skip is now off to his seventh Brier - his first representing BC — after hammering Jason Montgomery of Victoria 11-2 in Sunday's BC Championship final in Vancouver.

Morris and his rink from the Kelowna and Vernon curling clubs defeated Jason Montgomery of Victoria 11-2 in Sunday's BC Championship final in Vancouver.