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MacLeod, Bentley capture 2016 Allan Cup Championship

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Alex MacLeod (middle row third from left) and his Bentley teammates were all smiles after winning the Allan Cup Saturday in Steinbech, Manitoba. — Photo courtesy Hockey Canada

It took 12 months but Alex MacLeod and the Bentley Generals finally exacted some revenge.

Calling all rowers to BC Games Zone One tryouts

Zone 1 rowers in a double in the foreground and a single scull in the background at the 2014 BC Summer Games. — Submitted photo

Athletes between the ages of 14-16 years wanting to get a taste of the BC Summer Games should check out the Nelson Rowing Club for a chance to compete for spots on the Zone 1 Rowing Team.

Before June 10th the Zone 1 Rowing coaches will be selecting youth born in 2000 or later (age 14-15-16 years)  for the Zone 1 BC Summer Games rowing crew.

The opportunity is open to males and females and the boats being selected are the single and double scull.

Anyone familiar with the Concept II rowing machine at the gym already have an idea what is required.

A Lucky Winner

Pictured in photo Darrin (middle), L to R, is Brian Poch (Rossland Community Branch, Manager), Nicole Briggs (RED, Marketing & Events Manager), Sarah Christensen and Leanne Hall (Rossland Community Branch, Financial Services Reps). — Submitted photo

Nelson & District Credit Union member Darrin Jones, standing in the middle in the picture above, was the happy recipient of a 2016-2017 RED season pass, compliments of the Rossland community branch of Nelson & District Credit Union - Early Bird Contest that has been running in conjunction with the RED Mountain Resort - Early Bird Ski Pass Sale.

Darrin signed up for his NDCU Ski Pass Payment Plan by March 31, and was entered into the draw with 132 other Credit Union members.

Wranglers rally to knock off host Cougars to claim 2016 Cyclone Taylor Cup

The 100 Mile House Wranglers posed for the center-ice team shot after winning the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday in Victoria. — Photo courtesy 100 Mile House Wranglers Twitter

The 100 Mile House Wranglers is the second Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team in three years to capture the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

Ryan Friesen scored in the final minute of the game, snapping a 4-4 tie to spark the Wranglers to a 5-4 victory over host Victoria Cougars in the Cyclone Taylor Championships Sunday in the Provincial Capital.

Friesen scored at the tail end of the power play to give the KIJHL champs the victory. Beaver Valley is the last KIJHL team to capture the Provincial Junior B title, won in Nelson in 2014.

Free, fun ultimate frisbee skills camp hosted at Lakeside Playing Fields

A free and fun ultimate Frisbee skills clinic is being hosted at the Lakeside Playing fields on Wednesday, April 20th at 5 p.m. — Submitted

Want to play ultimate frisbee?

A group of players from Nelson is hosting a free and fun skills clinic on (Wednesday) April 20th at 6 p.m. at the Lakeside playing fields for anyone interested in learning, or joining the game.

Participants interested in the game are invited to learn the basics of the game, including proper throwing techniques and strategy.

UPDATED: Heartbreak for Team BC at 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships

Team BC third Dave Stephenson (center) with lead Fred Thomson of Nelson on the left and Trail's Don Freschi on the right is listed as questionable for Saturday semi final game against Team Ontario. — Submitted photo

Team BC's run at the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships in Digby, Nova Scotia ended Saturday morning with a 6-5 loss to Bryan Cochrane of Team Ontario during semi final action.

Team BC lost a chance to finish in the medals after dropping a 7-5 decision to Alan O'Leary of Team Nova Scotia in the Bronze Medal match.

Meanwhile, Cochrane doubled Randy Neufeld of Team Manitoba 6-3 to capture the 2016 Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championship in the Gold medal game.

Wranglers knock off defending champion Dynamiters to clinch 2016 KIJHL Title

Wrangler players celebrated the first KIJHL franchise in team history in front of the home fans Thursday night in 100 Mile House. — Photo courtesy Twitter

In 2015, Kimberley netminder Tyson Brouwer was "All World" in backstopping the Nitros to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship.

This year is was Zane Steeves turn to lead his 100 Mile House Wranglers to the top of the KIJHL.

Steeves turned aside 40 of 41 shots to lead the Wranglers to a 2-1 victory over the Dynamiters in Game five of the KIJHL best-of-seven series Thursday night in 100 Mile House.

The win gives 100 Mile House a 4-1 decision in the League Championship Series and the first KIJHL title in team history.