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2014 Grey Cup will not see BC Lions playing after Leos spanked by Als

No joy in Lionsville as BC was thumped 50-11 in Montreal Sunday during the Eastern Semi Final. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Grey Cup tickets in Vancouver will be hitting Craigslist in record numbers after the host team for the 2014 Canadian Football League Championsnhips,  the BC Lions, had their hat handed to them 50-17 by the Montreal Alouettes Sunday in the CFL’s Eastern Semi Final.

The game was over minutes into the second half when the Als scored on three consecutive possessions — one to conclude the first half and two in the third quarter.

Medeiros scores hat-trick to power Rebels past Leafs 6-4

Medeiros scores hat-trick to power Rebels past Leafs 6-4

Darren Medeiros scored three times to lead the Castlegar Rebels to a 6-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in the Sunflower City.

The win hoisted the Rebels into first place in the Murdoch Division.

Kamloops defeated Beaver Valley 4-3 in Fruitvale to keep Nelson and the Hawks tied for second in the division, one point behind Castlegar.

Castlegar has played two more games than the Leafs.

Saints march in four-point weekend

The Selkirk College Saints have been busy on and off the ice lately. While putting together a four-game home winning streak, players have managed to take time to get involved in the community in a number of ways. Last week the Saints took on the local Special Olympics crew in a game of floor hockey.

After an impressive home weekend where they took four points against rival Simon Fraser University, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team is heading west looking to build on a four game winning streak.

After a slow start to the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, the two-time defending champions have made a statement over the last few weeks that they will be in the mix for a third straight title.

Relentless Rebels on three-game winning streak

Relentless Rebels on three-game winning streak

The Castlegar Rebels were on the road this past weekend with games in Sicamous on Friday night and Chase on Saturday.  

Wildcats prove Kootenay roundball no pushover at Single-A provincials in Nakusp

 The Mount Sentinel Wildcats include, from left, Spencer Szabo, Andrew Knapik, Devon Dunkley, Kaden Ellis, Erik Stewart, Lucas Raugust, Patrick Falle, Riley Osachoff, Coach Dan Szabo, Aaron Abrosimoff, John Dmitri Johnson, Carlos Berger, Denver Skey, Bryce Twible and Aslan Mackay. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats dispatched zone rival and tournament host Nakusp 7-2 in consolation round action at the B.C. High School A Boy’s Soccer Championships.

The win was the first the tournament for the Cats, giving the Kootenay zone champs 15th spot in the tournament.

“As for the results, I'm thrilled,” said coach Dan Szabo.

“My goal was to not get clobbered and we competed with the best.”

Wildcats eager to raise the curtain on high school volleyball playoff season

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats (dark uniforms) and the Selkirk Storm of Kimberley will no doubt see each other before the Kootenay Champion in crowned. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The dress rehearsal is over for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Now comes the real test in front of a live audience as the Cats enter the playoffs in the single-A Girl’s Volleyball season beginning with the Kootenay Championship zone tournament this weekend at Mount Sentinel.

Mount Sentinel tuned up for the provincial run by capturing the title at the Selkirk Storm tournament Saturday in Kimberley.

The Cats played with confidence in defeating host Storm 3-1 in the best-of-five final.

Louis Bockner documents inaugural fight of Nelson Boxing Club's Jacob Rudkoski

Front left, Nelson Boxing Club coach Jess Pineiro, fighter Jacob Rudkoski and assistant coach Peter Bockner pose after Rudkoski's first round TKO victory at the Cranbrook Boxing Club's second annual Charity Challenge. — Louis Bockner photo

By Louis Bockner

More than 200 people recently flocked to the Eagles Hall in Cranbrook to take in the second annual Eagles Boxing Club's Charity Challenge.

Nelson boxer Jacob Rudkoski was one of the fighters on the card, jumping into the ring for the first time.

Louis Bockner was one of the 200 fight fans watching with anticipation as Rudkoski realizes his dream to box in a sanctioned event and writes this account of the Nelson Boxing Club inaugural taste of the sport.