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Saints rock Eagles to move to within a point of top spot

Connor McLaughlin combined with linemates Beau Taylor and Scott Swiston to power Selkirk to a sweep of Eastern Washington. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Selkirk College Saints rang up 17 goals on Eastern Washington netminders en route to a sweep of two B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League games.

The line of Beau Taylor, Connor McLaughlin and Scott Swiston did much of the damage for the Saints Saturday, combining for five goals and 11 points to spark the Saints to a convincing 10-1 shellacking in Cheney, Wash.

Friday, the Saints staked the Eagles to a 1-0 lead before roaring back to score seven straight to score a 7-1 victory in Castlegar.

Boundary Dog Sled Races day one

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With beautiful weather, plenty of competitors and hundreds of spectators, the Boundary Dog Sled Classics can only be deemed a success. 

The Boundary Dog Sled races were a sprint-edition this year compared to the long-distance races held in previous years. This allowed spectators to watch almost the entire race, making it a big draw for locals looking for something to do last weekend.

GFBB nearly slip a win past the league's toughest team

GFBB nearly slip a win past the league's toughest team

The Grand Forks Border Bruins' home game against Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Jan. 19 was a fast-pace, exciting game. The Nitehawks kept the lead and overtook the Bruins 7-5.

Before the first puck had been dropped, Bruins' Brandon Savaia received a two-minute penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. 

The first goal of the game was scored by Nitehawks' Dallas Calvin with 16:27 on the clock. 

Leafs, Hawks win as Murdoch Division race remains close

Leaf forward Nolan Percival misses the goal-mouth tip during second period action of Nelson's 9-0 shellacking Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs kept pace with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the race to the top of the Neil Murdoch Division by putting an good old-fashioned whipping on the Castlegar Rebels in KIJHL action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Final score: 9-0 Leafs.

Former Rebel Jamie Vlanich finished with five points, including three goals, to lead the Leafs.

Linemate Alec Wilkinson added four points with two goals while Travis Wellman also scored twice.

Adam Hodge and Darnell St. Pierre added singles.

Nelson's Pat Price selected to B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame

Pat Price, seen here giving teammate Wayne Gretzky a congratulating tap on the helmet, is off to the BC Hockey Hall.

The worst kept secret is now official as the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame class of 2014 was announced Thursday.

And on the list is Nelson Minor Hockey grad Pat Price.

"This is absolutely fantastic," Price said moments after leaving the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame press conference at Rogers Arena in Nelson.

"It's always something you aspire to be recognized and to be selected to a Hall of Fame you can't ask for anything more than that."

Castlegar fired up to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014

Castlegar fired up to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014

Castlegar's bid to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014 is skating along and gathering force, with a Facebook page, Twitter account, and events planned for this weekend and next.

(The Facebook page can be found at and the Twitter account is called CastlegarHockey).

Ice clipped by Valley West Hawks during Showcase weekend

Ice clipped by Valley West Hawks during Showcase weekend

Valley West Hawks kept pace with the leaders by out scoring the Kootenay Ice 14-1 during a two-game B.C. Hockey Major Midget League series this past weekend in Langley.

The games were part of the BC Hockey Showcase weekend where all teams get together for a weekend of hockey. The idea is the tournament format allows hockey scouts to see the future stars.

Some past players in the allstar game include Griffen Reinhart of the Edmonton Oil Kings, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers, Brett Connolley of the Tampa Bay Lightning and Evander Kane of the Winnipeg Jets