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Future looks bright as Junior curlers take over Nelson club

There were 11 teams competing at the weekend Junior Curling Bonspiel in Nelson. — Submitted photo

 The future of curling in the West Kootenay was on display at the Nelson Curling Club this past weekend as 11 teams from throughout the zone competed in the annual Junior Bonspiel.

Teams from Trail, Rossland, Castlegar and host Nelson played four-end games in two divisions, the Junior division for new curlers and the Intermediate division for more experienced players.

The Junior division was won by the Thatcher team from Rossland, followed by the Mailey and Helgesen teams from Trail.

Selkirk College Saints Set for League Semi-Final Series

Austin Wells and the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team split a weekend series with the Eastern Washington University Eagles as they closed out the BCIHL regular season. The defending champions will head to Langley this weekend to take on the Trinity Western University Spartans in the league semi-final starting Friday. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The Selkirk College Saints start defence of their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship title on Thursday in Langley against the Trinity Western University Spartans in a best-of-three semi-final series.

The Saints have won four straight BCIHL championships and will be looking to make more history in the next couple weeks with a fifth title. If they are to be successful, the third-place Saints will need to conquer teams that finished higher in the regular season standings.

BYSA registrants get short reprieve on fees to encourage enrolment

BYSA registrants get short reprieve on fees to encourage enrolment

The Boundary Youth Soccer Association (BYSA) is dropping its registration fee back to the early bird rates, in an attempt to boost enrolment before the snow melts. 

“Historically, BYSA registers approximately 270 players in the U7 to U16 divisions. Right now we are around 155,” said executive director Jeff Olsen. 

This causes problems for the volunteers that run the organization, as they learned last year, when they received an onslaught of late registrations and had to create new teams, rearrange existing teams and rework all the rosters. 

Selkirk College Saints Capture Third Straight Win

Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner helped pace his team to a pair of 4-3 victories over the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this past weekend. The Saints will play their last home game of the BCIHL season this coming Friday night at 7 p.m. against the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

If the Selkirk College Saints are successful in capturing their fifth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title, this season they will need to do it on the road.

The four-time defending league champions won both weekend games against the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, but struggles earlier this semester have entrenched the Saints in third place.

West Kootenay curlers come up short at BC Seniors Championships

Three members of last year's BC Champion rink, from left, lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, third Stephenson of Kelowna and second Don Freschi, lost out in the final of the  2017 BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships Sunday in Salmon Arm. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The phrase, “Three Strikes You're Out” is generally association with the game of baseball.

However, Sunday in Salmon Arm, the phrase took on a whole new meaning for the Rob Koffski rink of Kelowna.

The rink whiffed on the final chance at capturing the 2017 BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships, losing 8-4 to Craig Lepine Langley.

Lepine, third Stan Walker, second Craig McLeod and lead Mike Pelech, advance to the Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships next month in Fredericton, NB.

Hawks rout Bruins to take 2-0 lead in Murdoch Semi Final

The Bruins hope home ice will help them get back into the series when the teams meet Monday in Grand Forks.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins must try to find away on home ice to stop the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Bruins played the Hawks tough for two games, but still dropped a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff games during the weekend in Fruitvale.

Grand Forks lost 3-2 Friday as Blake Sidoni scored with 20 seconds remaining in the game.

Saturday, Dylan Kent, Jake Yuris and Sidoni scored in the opening frame to power Beaver Valley to a 7-1 victory.

Trail swim team makes TRAX at province-level meets

Sharman Thomas BC - AA Provincial Swim Meet Chilliwack (1 Gold and 2 Silver Medals)

TRAX Swim Club swimmers recently competed in the following Swim BC-sanctioned Swim Meets:

Snowfest Swim Meet in Kelowna and Swim BC AA Provincial Swim Meet in Chilliwack.

Kootenay rinks remain in hunt at 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships

Kootenay rinks remain in hunt at 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships

Two teams with Kootenay connections remain in the hunt for the playoff round at the 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships in Salmon Arm.

Defending champion Bob Ursel of Kelowna, with Rob Koffski at the helm, and Gerry Kent of Cranbrook are currently in third and fifth, respectively, in tournament standings following Draw 8.

Koffski, with third Dave Stephenson of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, suffered their first loss Thursday, losing 8-5 to Wes Craig of Victoria to fall to 4-1.

Selkirk College Saints Return Home for Stretch Drive

Mitch Rosko and the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this coming weekend where they will take on the University of Victoria Vikes in a two-game set. Friday night’s game starts at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s game will take place at 4 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

With four games remaining in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints are in an unfamiliar late-February position of looking up in the standings.

After a rocky start to the second half of the season, the Saints quest for home-ice advantage in the looming post-season has started to slip away. With four games remaining in the regular season, the Saints are staying focused on sowing the seeds of their own destiny as they push for their fifth straight BCIHL championship.

Bruins drop heartbreaker to Leafs, now meet Beaver Valley in playoffs

Anthony Galliart and the rest of the Bruins need to regroup, and fast, as the club opens the KIJHL playoffs Friday in Fruitvale.

The Nelson Leafs picked a great time to win its first game in Grand Forks this season.

The Leafs built a 3-0 lead after 40 minutes, then held off a late charge to beat the Border Bruins 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Boundary City.

Nelson not only won its first game in the Boundary City, but also was able to slip past the Bruins into third spot in the Murdoch Division standings and avoid meeting Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the opening round of the playoffs.

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