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Friesen sparks Wranglers past Nitros in KIJHL Championship opener

Friesen sparks Wranglers past Nitros in KIJHL Championship opener

The road back to the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League hit a pothole for defending champion Kimberley Dynamiters Saturday in the Bavarian City.

Ryan Friesen scored the game-winner with six minutes remaining in the game to spark the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 2-1 win over the Dynamiters in Game one of the League Championship series.

The Wranglers now secured home-ice advantage as the team prepare for Game two of the best-of-seven series Sunday in Kimberley.

Jacked up and ready for the Canadian Senior Men's Championships

From left, skip Bob Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi and lead Fred Thomson, are geared up to take a run at the Canadian Senior Men's Curling Championships in Digby, NS.

The BC Senior Men’s Champs are ready to reload as the rink begins quest for the top prize at the Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships beginning Monday in Digby, Nova Scotia.

Olympic Skier Gets Fresh Start in Selkirk College Nursing Program

Retired National Cross Country Ski Team member George Grey studies in the Nursing Program at Selkirk College. The passion and drive that took him twice to the Olympics now fuels his quest for a new career helping people.

After traveling the world as a competitive skier, two-time Olympian George Grey has come home to study at Selkirk College launching a new chapter in his life.

Grey, a 36-year-old retired cross-country ski racer, is in his third year of the Selkirk College Nursing Program. Growing up in Rossland, naturally outdoor pursuits were always on his mind and his dream was to compete. The medical profession wasn’t even a twinkle in his eye.

Selkirk College Saints Invite Community to Championship Rally

The Selkirk College Saints captured their fourth straight BCIHL championship on Saturday before a crowd of more than 800 hockey fans. Here, the players and fans celebrate Alex Milligan’s second period goal in Saturday night’s final game against Trinity Western University. — Bob Hall photo, Selkirk College

Support from hockey fans helped fuel the Selkirk College Saints to a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title this past weekend and now the student athletes are hosting a gathering to celebrate with the community.

The Saints Celebration Rally is set for Wednesday starting at noon on the Castlegar Campus. There will be free pizza, autographs, photo opportunities with the championship trophy and another chance to bask in the glory of a provincial championship.

Kimberley, 100 Mile House advance to KIJHL Championship

Kimberley, 100 Mile House advance to KIJHL Championship

The Kimberley Dynamiters are four wins away from defending the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title after disposing the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in five games in the Kootenay Conference Playoff Series.

The Nitros booked a ticket to the KIJHL Final after edging the Hawks 3-1 in Kootenay Conference Playoff action Monday night in Kimberley.

Kimberley won the best-of-seven series 4-1 and now meets 100 Mile House Wranglers in the KIJHL Final beginning Friday in the Bavarian City.

Heppler, Kramer spark Hawks past Nitros 2-1 to stay alive in Kootenay Conference Playoff

Heppler, Kramer spark Hawks past Nitros 2-1 to stay alive in Kootenay Conference Playoff

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks live to play again.

Dylan Heppler had two points and Tallon Kramer stopped 26 shots to spark the Murdoch Division Champs to a 2-1 victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference playoff action Saturday night in Fruitvale.

Kimberley leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with Game five set for Monday in the Bavarian City.

The Hawks scored all the goals they would need on the power play in the second period to post their first win of the series.