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Slow-starting Saints set to raise second BCIHL banner

The 2013-14 edition of the Selkirk College Saints celebrate their BCIHL championship at the Castlegar Community Complex last March. The Saints will raise that banner to the rafters of their home rink on Friday night prior to their first home game of the new season against Eastern Washington University. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. — Selkirk College photo

For the second time in as many years, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team will proudly raise the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar Community Complex on Friday night.

"Winning back-to-back titles is something very unique and rewarding," says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Athletics and Recreation Coordinator.

Lack of scoring proves costly for Kootenay against Northeast Chiefs

Ice assistant coach hopes Kootenay breaks out of a scoring slump this weekend during its home-opening games.

Following three straight weekends on the road, the Kootenay Ice is coming home to play a game.

The Ice meet Valley West Hawks in a two-game BC Hockey Major Midget League tilt beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

“We’re so excited to play at home finally,” said Ice assistant coach Brian Jones.

“We’re feeling nicely but have struggling to find some offence so that’s currently what were trying to address.”

Rebels ride Zubick to 3-1 victory over Leafs

Rebel netminder Patrick Zubick once again frustrated the Nelson shooters in a 3-1 victory Friday at the NDCC Arena.

It’s an Achilles Heel that keeps on haunting the Nelson Leafs — goal scoring.

For the second straight game all the Green and White could manage was a single goal en route to dropping a 3-1 decision to the Castlegar Rebels Friday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The win by the Rebels evens the season series between the two Murdoch Division rivals a 1-1-1.

Saints look to alumni to fill out coaching staff

Selkirk College Saints defenceman Stephan Gonzales scored a goal on Friday night against Eastern Washington, but the locals dropped the season opener 4-3 in overtime. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

The Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.

Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Chicago resident, Tom Bartzis holds up a nice 13 pound Rainbow before releasing it back into Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Great weather for fishing now that its fall, it's time to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Ice stay close but drop pair at BCMMHL Showcase Weekend

Kootenay Ice lost a pair of games during Showcase Weekend in Richmond. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Kootenay Ice opened the BC Hockey Major Midget League season on a sour note falling twice during Showcase Weekend to Greater Vancouver Canadians in Richmond.

Showcase Weekend, the first of two during the season, has all teams playing at one location, giving junior and college scouts a chance to view prospects.

Kyle Uy scored twice for Greater Vancouver Saturday afternoon to lead the Canadians to a 3-0 victory.

Sunday, five different players scored to lead the Canadians to a 5-2 win.

Ice confident offseason of changes will result in better season on the pond

Brian Jones (left) and Rob Wright are eager to start the season for the new-look Major Midget squad,Kootenay Ice. — The Nelson Daily photo

There is more than a few changes coming to the Kootenay Ice Major Midget team.

Not only is the team now based out of the Heritage City but the hockey club is getting the finishing touches put on their own dressing room — the old Nelson Leafs digs — in the Civic Centre Arena.

“It is definitely going to be different this year,” said Ice head coach Rob Wright on the eve of the BC Major Midget Hockey League season.