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Woods scored twice to lead Rebels past Leafs 5-3

Woods scored twice to lead Rebels past Leafs 5-3

The Castlegar Rebels scored three first period goals en route to a 5-3 victory over the Nelson Leafs in a penalty-filled Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Tayden Woods, Ed Lindsey and Christ Breese scored in the opening frame to give the visitors the insurmountable lead.

Nelson cut the lead to 3-1 in the second period on power play goal by Max Daerendinger, taking advantage of a five-minute penalty to Mike Bhatoa for cross checking.

Selkirk College Saints Set for BCIHL Stretch Drive

Ashton McLeod and the Selkirk College Saints had plenty to celebrate this past weekend when they topped Eastern Washington University 7-3 on Saturday night in Cheney, Washington. The team returns home on Friday night for a tilt with the Trinity Western University Spartans at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre starting at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk College Saints pursuit of a fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title begins in earnest Friday against the Trinity Western Spartans.

With the second semester of play underway, the three-time defending league champions begin a string of five straight home games at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre where they hope to get a firm grasp on the top seed heading into the post-season.

“This team certainly has what it takes to become champions once again,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

NHL suspends Castlegar's Shawn Horcoff for 20 games

Shawn Horcoff said he is sorry and accepts full responsibility for his actions. — Photo courtesy NHLPA

The National Hockey League has suspended former Trail Smokies star and Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff  for 20 games without pay Tuesday for violating terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

The NHL.com release said under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the League and the players, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment.

Former Rebel Shawn Horcoff suspended for 20 games

Horcoff with the Oilers in 2012.

Anaheim Ducks forward (and former Castlegar Rebel) Shawn Horcoff has been suspended for 20 games, without pay, for violating the terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

Under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment.

Based on his average annual salary, Horcoff will forfeit $357,526.88.

Local talent heading to BC Senior Curling Championships in Richmond

Skip Marnie Matthews and third Rose Beauchamp of Trail and second Carol Bennettt and lead Cathy McLeod, both of Nelson, recently defeated Heather Nichols of Castlegar to capture the zone berth. — Submitted photo

A combined Trail/Nelson team will represent the Kootenays when the BC Senior Women's Curling Championships begin February 15-21 in Richmond.

Team Matthews, consisting of skip Marnie Matthews and third Rose Beauchamp of Trail and second Carol Bennettt and lead Cathy McLeod, both of Nelson, recently defeated Heather Nichols of Castlegar to capture the zone berth.

The score in the final was 7-5 for Matthews in Grand Forks.

Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

The Nelson Leafs know they can play with the best in the Murdoch Division.

Now the players overcome the hurdle by registering a few wins.

Nick Headrick scored a power play goal in overtime to spark the Rebels to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night in Castlegar.

Headrick scored the marker with Nelson defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce in the penalty box for holding.

The teams played through 40 minutes of scoreless time after Darren Medeiros and Levi Hulston exchanged first period goals.

Nelson/Castlegar needs to work a little extra time to capture Cranbrook tourney title

 The Nelson/Castlegar team includes, back row, L-R, Devan Andrusak, Craig Upper, Dylan Moynes, Dean MacKinnon and Geoff Watts. Middle, Gavin Margerison, Chase MacKinnon, Jackson Cousins, Connor Stainer, Reid Gerrand, Dylan Watts, Mason Ouchi, Simon Forrester and Nathan Medeiros. Front, Benjamin Haydu, Bryce Anderson and Koby Upper. — Submitted photo

Nathan Medeiros scored in overtime to lift the Nelson/Castlgar to a 3-2 victory over the host Kings team in the final of the Peewee Rep Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.

Medeiros, picked up the loose puck before putting a shifty move on the Cranbrook defense man and scoring the winning goal off the cross-bar to make the Nelson/Castlegar Leafs tournament champions.

In a spirited final game, Nelson/Castlegar took a 2-0 lead only to see the host team rally to even the score to send the game into overtime.