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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.

Selkirk College Saints Cement Dynasty with Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

Spartans’ goaltender Silas Matthys watches as teammates frantically scramble for the loose puck against Saints sniper Jamie Vlanich during action Saturday at the BCIHL Championship series in Castlegar. — Bob Hall photo, Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints captured their fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship  with a 2-1 victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans before a packed house Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

More than 800 hockey fans packed the Castlegar arena to watch the Saints clinch the best-of-three final series 2-0 and put the wraps on a magical season.

Nelson's Sawyer Hunt sparks Kimberley past Beaver Valley in Kootenay Conference Finals

Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones will need to work some magic to rally the Hawks when Kootenay Conference Final Series resumes Saturday in Fruitvale. — The Nelson Daily

Sawyer Hunt's goal with 32 seconds left in the game sparked the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 4-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference Playoff action Friday in Fruitvale.

The goal gives the defending KIJHL Champs a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Conference Final Series.

Game four is Saturday at the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale.

Beaver Valley, leading for most of the game, squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2.

Saints blast Spartans to move within a win of fourth BCIHL title

Selkirk College Saints forward Jamie Vlanich scored one of his team’s five goals in a Friday night Game One victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans. — Bob Hall photo, Selkirk College Saints

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) championship best-of-three final opened Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 5-1 Selkirk College Saints victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Game two of the series goes Saturday at 7 p.m. tonight in Castlegar at the Arena Complex with the Saints looking for a league record fourth straight BCIHL title.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows the catch of choice

Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures enjoys time with a client in his Kootenay Lake office.

March is upon us like a lion and Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news in this edition of the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

Spring fishing has been fun.  Although, after enjoying a nice month of February weather, we are now paying for it in March.

During the warm spells, we have been spending  a lot of time on the rivers already.  Some great days catching Rainbows on the Columbia, and some fantastic days catching giant Bull Trout on the Kootenay River. 

Saints outlast Vikes to book spot in BCIHL Championship

Selkirk College forward Ryon Sookro and his teammates celebrate the eventual game-winning goal in Sunday’s 3-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes in the series-clinching third game at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. The Saints will now host the Trinity Western University Spartans in the best-of-three BCHIL championship series starting this Friday night in Castlegar. Puck drops at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

It wasn’t supposed to be so tough, but playoff hockey is prone to unpredictable outcomes.

But when push came to shove, the defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League fought of a pesky University of Victoria Vikes to capture the best-of-three series Sunday night in Castlegar with a 3-1 victory.

“He [Vikes goaltender Scott Legault] had a good series for sure and we had to work a little harder to get those goals,” Saints forward Jamie Vlanich said after Sunday’s victory.

Selkirk College Saints Take Aim at Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

At the Selkirk College Saints final regular season game on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, the team recognized its graduating players prior to the game who include (L-R) Arie Postmus, Steven Glass, James Prigione, Tylor Branzen, Steven Pantazopoulos, Jonas Horvath and Tanner Lenting. The Saints begin the BCIHL playoffs this Friday night at home against the University of Victoria Vikes starting at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints have laid the perfect foundation for a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship run and starting Friday night will build towards the ultimate ending.

The Saints put an exclamation mark on their regular season title on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre with a 4-1 win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.