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by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 14 2016

It wasn’t supposed to be so tough, but playoff hockey is prone to unpredictable outcomes.

But when push came to shove, the defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League fought of a pesky University of Victoria Vikes to capture the best-of-three series Sunday night in Castlegar with a 3-1 victory.

“He [Vikes goaltender Scott Legault] had a good series for sure and we...

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Feb 26 2016

For some reason the Beaver Valley Nitehawks have a way of playing just well enough and just a little bit better than the Nelson Leafs.

The Hawks squeaked out another one of those nail-biting victories Friday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Leafs 6-2 to take a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Series....

by Bob Hall on Monday Feb 22 2016

With three games remaining in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints hold the fate of home ice advantage for the post season in their own hands.

Coming off a pair of playoff-like contests against rival Simon Fraser University this past weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, each team captured a victory...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 10 2016

The Nelson Leafs may not have to wait for Josh Williams to save the day after they acquired the Junior A goalie from the Bonnyville Pontiacs of the Alberta Junior Hockey League prior to the BC Hockey roster deadline.

 Leaf management realized they would have to be patient with the Junior A netminder as he was battling a knee injury.

However, after Patrick Ostermann's...

by Sara Golling on Saturday Feb 06 2016

Snow conditions left a lot to be desired in the Outaouais region, but the skiers dealt with it.  Before the races, there had been rain and warm temperatures; on race day, the weather was fine -- sunny, and a bit below freezing.

Julien Locke of Rossland's BlackJack Ski Club won the sprint in the previous Buff race, and also in the US Nationals in January.

This time, Locke earned a...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Jan 28 2016

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...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 26 2016

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 25 2016

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...

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