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Selkirk College Saints Eye Third Straight BCIHL Title

Former Nelson Leafs Linden Horswill (pictured) and Carsen Willans return to the Kootenays for their first BCIHL playoff action. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Selkirk College Saints begin their quest for a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship this weekend as they take on University of Victoria Vikes in a best-of-three series beginning Friday.

Faceoff for Game One is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Center.

The Saints clinched home ice in the first round by defeating University of Victoria by scores of 7-1 and 6-2 two weeks ago on Vancouver Island.

However, those games appeared closer than the final outcome.

Mount Sentinel edges Wolves to capture WK Junior Boy's Basketball crown

The West Kootenay Champion Wildcats include, back row, L-R, assistant coach Dale Soukeroff, Logan Miller, Dylan Bowolin, Aaron Abrosimoff, Brandon Soukeroff and coach Devon Kabatoff. Front, Benn Leidoff, Daniel Stewart, Sammy Sopow, Kie Miller and Matthew Falle.  Missing, Rory Smith and Erin Cork. — Submitted photo

Brandon Sookeroff scored 14 points to lead the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Championship with a 36-33 win over host Grand Forks Wolves Saturday in the Boundary City.

The Wildcats, the top ranked team going into the seven-team tournament, needed a late rally to secure the win as Mount Sentinel trailed the Wolves for most of the contest.

Aaron Abrosimoff added nine points and Kie Miller had eight.

Mount Sentinel advanced to the final with a thrilling 31-29 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers.


Dam City Rollers, Killjoys

Season 6, Game 1:       Saturday, March 14, 2015

At Selkirk College, Castlegar

5PM:   Killjoys  vs. Dam City Rollers (REMATCH of 2014 Finals!) 

7PM:   Rossland Trail Roller Girls  vs.  Valley Brutality

Need we say more?  Come out to cheer the intrepid roller girls as they vie for derby dominance. 

Rebels book ticket to Murdoch Final with Game six win over Spokane

Rebels book ticket to Murdoch Final with Game six win over Spokane

The Spokane Braves gave the Rebels everything they had but, in the end, it's the Sunflower City franchise going on to the Murdoch Division Final.

Jeremy McNeil scored two third-period goals to spark the Rebels to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in the Lilac City.

Castlegar wins the best-of-seven series 4-2 and now face the defending KIJHL champs from Beaver Valley in the Murdoch Final.

The series begins Monday in Fruitvale.

McLean's OT marker eliminates Leafs from playoffs in wild KIJHL post-season contest

Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap, seen here during Game three action in Nelson, and the Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs Thursday by the defending KIJHL champs in a wild game in Fruitvale. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Spencer McLean scored his second goal of the game in overtime to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a wild 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in Fruitvale.

The win advances the Hawks to the Murdoch Division Final against the winner of the Spokane Braves/Castlegar Rebels series.

Beaver Valley won the best-of-seven series 4-1.

The series appeared to be heading back to the Heritage City for Game six after Nelson took a 2-0 lead into the third period.

KIJHL assured by Nitehawks security breach fixed rest of playoffs

From left, Leaf executive member Randy Horswill, KIJHL VP Bill Sheard and (far right) Leaf president Larry Martel present Robson Cramer with two league awards before Tuesday's Murdoch Playoff Game in Nelson. — Photo courtesy Dave Andrews

Hawks take command of Murdoch series, edge Leafs 3-2 in Game four showdown

Hawks Taylor Stafford, a thorn in the side of Nelson the entire series, waits for any rebound from Leaf goalie Jason Mailhoit during first period action of Tuesday Murdoch Division Playoffs at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs put together 55 minutes of great hockey against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Tuesday night in Game four of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division playoffs.

Unfortunately, hockey is a 60-minute game.

The defending KIJHL champs rang off two goals in the last five minutes of the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and go on to edge the Leafs 3-2 before a crowd of just over 500 at the NDCC Arena.