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Wild splits with Banff as squad prepares to open the Female AAA Hockey season

The Kootenay Wild (white jerseys) hosted Banff at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The new Kootenay Wild, formerly the Wildcats, tuned up for the start of the BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League Showcase with a split against Banff this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.

The Wild doubled the Alberta squad 4-2 Sunday after falling 1-0 during Saturday's opener.

Hannah Nordli scored twice to lead the Wild with singles going to Kelsey Patterson and Haley Elias.

Catalina Hartland was in net for Kootenay, a collection of female players from throughout the region.

Kootenay Ice drop pair of close games to open Major Midget season

Kootenay Ice drop pair of close games to open Major Midget season

The Kootenay Ice pushed the Greater Vancouver Canadians to the limit before dropping a pair of tough BC Hockey Major Midget League games this past weekend in Richmond.

Kootenay opened losing 4-1 Saturday before suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 setback Sunday to the Lower Mainland power.

Saturday, Kootenay trailed 2-1 entering the third period before the hosts scored twice in the frame to escape with the win.

The games were the first of the season for the Ice, which opened the season with a bye weekend.

Shawn Campbell scored the lone goal for the Ice.

Selkirk College Saints chasing more history

Hockey fans will have plenty to cheer about with the 2015-2016 edition of the Selkirk College Saints as the team shoots for a fourth straight BCIHL championship in 2015-2016. The regular season gets underway this weekend against the Trinity Western University Spartans at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with games on Friday and Saturday night starting at 7 p.m.

The Selkirk College Saints begin their quest for an unprecedented fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship this weekend when they open the regular season against the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Selkirk Saints pull off weekend exhibition sweep of UVic Vikes

Former Nelson Leaf Linden Horswill, seen here collecting the puck during Saturday’s game, and the Vikes dropped a pair of games to Selkirk Saints at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Selkirk Saints tuned up for start of the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League by sweeping a pair of exhibition games against the University of Victoria Vikes this weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The Saints opened with a 6-3 win Friday before closing out the two-game set by defeating the Vikes 5-3 Saturday.

Dallas Calvin, of Beaver Valley Nitehawk fame, led the scoring for three-time defending BCIHL champs with goals in each of the two games.

Three former members of the KIJHL Nelson Leafs are on the roster for UVic.

Leafs get some payback to start KIJHL season; off to Okanagan for two-game road swing

The Leafs received an early season gift after the Kelowna Chiefs were penalized for using an ineligible player. — Photo by Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs got some payback, albeit a season later, when the Green and White picked up two points in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League standings after the Kelowna Chiefs were caught using an ineligible person on opening day of the current campaign.

The Chiefs were penalized two points for having an ineligible trainer on the roster and improving Nelson’s record to 3-1 record to start the season.

“(Kelowna) played a someone not approved by Hockey Canada Registry,” KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily Friday.

Nelson's Dryden Hunt traded to Moose Jaw Warriors

Dryden Hunt, who attended the Montreal Canadiens Development Camp, was traded to Moose Jaw in a WHL deal Wednesday. — Photo courtesy Jamie Kellner

During the summer, Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt was unsure where he'd be playing this Western Hockey League season.

Wednesday, the 6-foot, 200-pound sniper found a home when the Moose Jaw Warriors of the acquired the 20-year-old Nelsonite from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 and a 3rd round pick in 2018.

Moose Jaw finished out of the playoffs last season, ninth in the Eastern Conference behind Swift Current.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Great year on the West Coast

Another great year on the West Coast.

We're back from the Westcoast

And this year proved to be a great one. 

There were lots of salmon around and fishing was fantastic.  Daily limits of Chinooks were fairly normal as well as Coho mixed in.  The Chinook fishing was consistent all summer and the Coho were on again off again.  Some weeks saw the banks littered with Coho, then other weeks they moved on and mainly just Chinooks around. There was still plenty of action no matter what time.