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Vancouver North East Chiefs Major Midget League champs

Vancouver North East Chiefs Major Midget League champs

The Vancouver North East Chiefs captured the 2014-15 BC Major Midget League Championship with a 6-4 win against the Cariboo Cougars. 

The win completed the sweep for the Chiefs in the best-of-the three series agaisnt the regular season champion Cougars.

The Chiefs, finishing third overall in regular season standings, now host the Pacific Midget Regional Championship and take on the Alberta Midget AAA Champion in a best-of-three series. 

Killjoys, RollerGirls open WKRD season with on fire

Rossland/Trail RollerGirls got some revenge on the Valley Brutality squad Saturday at Selkirk College. — Lee Orr Photography

Storm, Nitros to play for KIJHL Championship

Storm, Nitros to play for KIJHL Championship

The Kimberley Dynamiters and Kamloops Storm will play for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after the two clubs won their respective Conference Final Series Tuesday.

The Nitros ousted the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley 5-1 in Fruitvale to claim the best-of-seven Kootenay title 4-1.

In Osoyoos, the Bobby Kashuba scored twice as Kamloops shocked the Coyotes 2-1.

After losing Sunday in Kimberley, the Nitros rode on the coattails of netminder Tyson Brouwer.

Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

Hawks, Desert Dogs fighting to stay alive in KIJHL Conference Finals

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks hope to use home ice to extend the Kootenay Conference Final Playoff Series Tuesday in Fruitvale.

The Hawks currently trail Kimberley Dynamiters 3-1 in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Final after posting a 4-3 double-overtime win Sunday in the Bavarian City.

Mitch Foyle scored his second of the game on the power play in extra time to send the series back to the West Kootenay.

Selkirk Saints score BCIHL Three-Peat with sweep of SFU Clan

The Selkirk Saints celebrated the schools third consecutive BCIHL Championship with the traditional team photo at center ice after the game. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Twitter

The Selkirk Saints accomplished what no other team has done in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League — score a Three-Peat.

The Saints swept out Simon Fraser University Clan 4-2 Saturday night in Castlegar to capture the schools third consecutive BCHIL banner before a boisterous crowd.

Goals by Jamie Vlanich and Ryan Edwards 90 seconds apart in the second period snapped a 1-1 tie to power the home side to the victory.

Edwards scores hat-trick to power Saints past SFU in BCIHL Championship opener

Trail native Ryan Edwards was on fire for the Saints in the BCIHL Final. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Ryan Edwards is no stranger to the big stage having led the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to the triple-crown of Junior B Hockey in 2014 — Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Cyclone Taylor and Keystone Cup titles.

Edwards is doing the same in 2015 for the Selkirk Saints in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship.

Edwards scored three times as the Saints defeated Simon Fraser 3-1 in Game one of the BCIHL Final Friday in Castlegar.

It was the second multiple-goal game for the Trail native in the BCIHL post season.

Saints looking to three-peat; get pushed by Nelson contingent

Nelsonites Carsen Willans (second from left) and Linden Horswill (beside Willans) along with coach Harold Schamhart are all grads of Nelson Minor Hockey. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints are looking to become the first team in BC Intercollegiate Hockey League to capture three straight titles.

The Saints host Simon Fraser Clan beginning Friday at the Complex in Castlegar.

“Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would be in this position,” said Selkirk defenceman Lucas Hildebrand after Saturday’s game.