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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.

Edwards powers Hawks past Leafs; Rebels sweep Bruins in Murdoch weekend action

Edwards powers Hawks past Leafs; Rebels sweep Bruins in Murdoch weekend action

Beaver Valley Nitehawks held serve against the Nelson Leafs in the race to finish on top of the Murdoch Division in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Ryan Edwards snapped a 1-1 tie with a power play goal late in the third period to lift the Hawks to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs in KIJHL action Saturday night at the Fruitvale Arena.

The win allows the Hawks to climb to within four points of the division-leading Leafs. Beaver Valley has two games in hand on Nelson.

Leafs overpower Hawks 6-2 in first game of home-and-home series

Leaf winger Troy Petrich knifes his way past Beaver Valley defenceman Archie McKinnon during the third period of Friday's KIJHL contest at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Nelson captain Darnel St. Pierre said before the weekend series against Beaver Valley there is a “really strong leadership group” in the Leafs dressing room.

Those leaders stepped up big time, scoring three power play goals en route to a convincing 6-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League triumph over the Hawks Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win gives Nelson a six points lead in the race for the Murdoch Division crown with game two of the home-and-home series set for Saturday in Fruitvale.