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Selkirk College Saints Thump Eastern Washington University

Selkirk College Saints second-year forward Dallas Calvin recorded two points in his team’s 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington University on Saturday night. The Trail-raised player currently leads the BCIHL in points. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A four-goal second period outburst helped the Selkirk College Saints to a 6-1 Saturday night win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints hosted their regional rivals at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex for their only contest of the weekend. The Saints were looking to stay within striking distance of first place in the league, while the Eagles were still searching for their first victory of the season.

Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club coach earns provincial recognition

Jason Rusu (back) paddling with Reece Boulanger was honoured at the Canoe Kayak BC’s annual awards and scholarship banquet. — Submitted photo

A local paddler received provincial recognition recently in Burnaby for paddling excellence this past season.

Jason Rusu from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club was named BC’s Master Male Athlete of the Year during the Canoe Kayak BC’s annual awards and scholarship banquet.

“Jason is the heart of our club and the motivation for many of our sprint team paddlers,” said club member Heather Potkins.

Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

The Dam City Rollers are excited to get our seventh season rolling - We're starting it off with a home game. Two high caliber local teams, the Dam City Rollers of Castlegar will face off against the Nelson Killjoys.. This game will be full of big hits, fast, agile jamming and strategic blocking.

"The game is changing; it's fast, it's hard, and it's going to leave someone flying into the suicide seats,” said Amber Harper, aka Pantsoff.

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Just in time for the coming ski season, the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has completed the installation of two new ski trail bridges at the Paulson Ski Trails, located along highway 3 near the Paulson summit, 32 km. west of Castlegar.  The new bridges replace old log structures crossing Big Sheep Creek on the club’s Short-Loop and Mid-Loop trails.  Both bridges, which were designed by SNT Engineering Ltd. of Nelson, have 3 metre wide timber decks with steel superstructures and are 11 metres in length.

Nelson's Reece Hunt, Team BC capture bronze medal at Women's U18 Championship

Reece Hunt of Nelson receives player-of-game award following a semi final loss to Ontario Red at the National Women's U18 Championship Sunday in Regina.

Reece Hunt and Team BC won a bronze medal at the National Women's U18 Championship Sunday in Regina.

The Nelson Minor Hockey product and Team BC teammates defeated Ontario Blue 5-3 in the medal match.

Ontario Red defeated Team Quebec 4-1 in the Gold Medal Final.

Winning the bronze medal ties BC's best ever finish at the National Women's U18 Championship. BC previously won bronze at the 2005 edition of the tournament in Salmon Arm, BC.

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Here in southern BC, it is still alarmingly warm for skiers awaiting snow.  It rains, or the sun shines, and we wait, and look at a thin bit of white decorating local mountain-tops, and look askance at the thermometer registering over 12 degrees C. -- or whatever well-above-freezing, balmy temperature it happens to be at the moment.  

While we wait and hope, here's a story about snow and skiing that needs to be told, from further north in BC and from another year.  Avalanche Canada has sent out the following message: