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Saints capture second straight BCIHL Championship with sweep of TWU

The Selkirk Saints posed for the traditional team photo after sweeping Trinity Western in the BCIHL Finals 2-0 Saturday at the Castlegar Rec  Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

There were no extra-time heroics needed this season for the Selkirk Saints in the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.

For the second straight game the Saints scored early and often en route to a 5-1 victory over Trinity Western Spartans to sweep the best-of-three series 2-0 Saturday night at the Castlegar Rec Complex and repeat as BCIHL Champs.

Selkirk won the opener 6-1 Friday.

Calvin, Edwards, Brandt power BV Hawks to Murdoch Division crown

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks were all smiles after knocking divisionl rival Nelson out of the KIJHL playoffs. — The Nelson Daily photo

There would be no collapse on this night for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Dallas Calvin, Ryan Edwards and Riley Brandt each scored twice to lead the Hawks to a 6-2 series-clinching win in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory powers Beaver Valley to the Murdoch Division title. The Hawks win the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey team got the fast start they were looking for in Game 1 of the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championships on Friday night, as they jumped out to a three-goal first period lead en route to a 6-1 victory over Trinity Western University.

The win puts the Saints up 1-0 in the best-of-three series with a chance to capture the 2014 BCIHL championship with a similar result in Game 2 on Saturday.

Leafs remain alive in Murdoch Final, edge Hawks 4-3

Aaron Dunlap (12) and Austin Lindsay (9) of the Leafs battle for the puck against Kyle Hope (10) and Sam Swanson of the Hawks during second period action of Murdoch Division Final Thursday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 and force a Game six Friday in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff series.

The KIJHL’s regular season scoring champion, Jamie Vlanich, netted the winner midway through the third period during Game five of the series Thursday before 876 fans at the NDCC Arena.

The goal by Vlanich, his third of the playoffs, was unassisted.

The Hawks still lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Final series 3-2.

Puck drop for Game six in Fruitvale is 7:30 p.m.

Saints face Spartans in showdown to decide BCIHL champion

Saints Connor McLaughlin is looking for his second BCIHL title. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey club

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program will look to capture their second consecutive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship this weekend when they take on Trinity Western University in a best-of-three 2014 League Finals series beginning Friday.

Ex-Leaf sinks old team as Boycuzk scores in OT to power Hawks to 3-1 Murdoch series lead

Ex-Leaf sinks old team as Boycuzk scores in OT to power Hawks to 3-1 Murdoch series lead

A former Nelson Leaf player came back to haunt his own teammates.

Jacob Boyczuk scored at the 1:32 mark of the first overtime period to lift the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Tuesday night in Fruitvale.

The victory gives the Hawks a 3-1 stranglehold in the best-of-seven Murdoch Final.

Game five is set for Thursday night back in the Heritage City. Puck drop is 7 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.