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Nelson's Julien Locke finds a place on medal podium at Senior National Cross Country Ski Championships

Julien Locke of Nelson lets out a loud cheer after crossing the finish line in second spot at the recent Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario. — Submitted photo

For Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.

The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Locke placed second in the in the classic sprint race, finishing as the top U23 skier.

“After some back luck this year, I am extremely happy to make the podium at the National Championships,” a pleased Locke told The Nelson Daily.

Whitecaps give Kootenay players a chance to shine at High Potential Player Showcase

Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Coach Brett Adams watches as Caps' defender Jordan Harvey signs autographs for players during a recent Kootenay trip to watch an MLS game in Vancouver. — Submitted photo

Never before has the road to a scholarship or provincial team been paved so smoothly for Kootenay youth soccer players.

Now 26 players from the region have the opportunity to prove the province doesn't end at Hope at the Whitecaps High Potential Player (HPP) Showcase week March 30 to April 5 in Vancouver.

The Kootenay players will be part of the 100 invitees from Whitecaps FC Academy Centres across BC.

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.