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Fraser, Strohman power Wolves to Junior Bomber Invitational Title

Wolves forward Kyle Strohman blocks the shot by Jaiah Lotus during action between Grand Forks and LVR at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr, Boundary Sentinel

Liam Fraser and Kyle Strohmann combined for 40 points to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a 65-53 victory over Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar in the final of the Bomber Junior Boy's Invitational Saturday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Strohman, playing most of the game in foul trouble, finished with a game-high 23 points while Fraser, lights out from behind the three-point line, had 17 including five threes.

The speediest Rossland bobsleds: Updated

bobsled spill

We have received more accurate information about the bobsled crash that injured a spectator and two sled team members.  Earlier reports from witnesses had indicated that the spectator was obeying the rules, but  in fact, she was in a prohibited area and had previously been asked to leave it.    Here is the release sent out by Tara Kawalchuk (President, Rossland Winter Carnival):  

End of an era — Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun has run its last race

For the past three decades athletes from around the world have made the trek to Nelson to compete in the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun. — Bruce Fuhr file photo, The Nelson Daily

For the past three decades during the August BC Day weekend, Nelsonites have witnessed people jumping into Kootenay Lake by the hundreds, biking on the North Shore's Highway 3A before running across and back the Nelson's BOB (Big Orange Bridge).

However after 34 years of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun, the race committee has decided to cancel the race.

"We would like to thank every volunteer who ever came out early on the long weekend some for all 34 years," said the message on the trinelson.com website.

Haney powers Bruins past Ghostriders; Grand Forks takes over third in Murdoch Division

Dylan Haney cracked the 20-goal barrier with a hat-trick for the Bruins Sunday.

Dylan Haney scored three times, including the game-winning marker, to spark the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Fernie Ghostriders Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Boundary City.

The 20-year-old Haney combined with Grayson Neufeld to beat Brendan Henderson in the Riders net for the game winning marker with four minutes remaining.

Canadian skier Julien Locke cruises to Korean National’s Sprint title

Julien Locke of Nelson dominated the field to win the Korean National’s Sprint Thursday at the Alpensia Resort.

Julien Locke of Nelson it sitting in a pretty nice position on the eve of his first World Cup Cross Country race set for Feb 3-5 in PyeongChang, Korea.

The BlackJack/Nelson Nordic Club racer won the Korean National’s Sprint at the Alpensia Resort.

Locke won the 1.8 kilometer sprint race Tuesday (January 24) in a time of 3:41.56. The time was more than 15 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Eun-ho Kim of Korea.

Thursday, Locke won a 10-km sprint race in a time of 29.11.7.

Fundraiser to Save Kinnaird Bluffs

Reel Rock film tour is coming to Nelson January 30th.

For the first time ever the Cube Climbing Centre and The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers (TAWKROC) have joined forces to bring the annual Reel Rock film tour to Nelson, British Columbia.

The event, which showcases five rock climbing and mountaineering films from around the world, will be held at the Civic Theatre on Monday, January 30th at 7 p.m. and all proceeds will go towards the Save Kinnaird Bluffs fund.

Saints take show on the road following 6-1 rout of UVic

Sporting the team’s retro jersey to mark Selkirk College’s 50th anniversary, Saints defenceman Garrett Halls carries the puck up the ice on Saturday night in a contest against the University of Victoria Vikes. Halls scored the game’s first goal and the Saints went onto a dominant 6-1 victory at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

With two straight wins at home, the Selkirk College Saints will now take their grit and intensity on the road for the next month.

The Saints earned two important British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) points on Saturday night with an impressive 6-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes before a solid home crowd at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

KIJHL governors reject expansion application by Williams Lake, Quesnel

KIJHL governors voted 75 percent against allowing two northern teams into the league.

A bid to add two more teams to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League was rejected by governors during a special meeting Sunday in Castlegar.

KIJHL President Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily the governors “decided this was not the right time to expand.”

“The governors felt that maybe at another time expansion would better fit the league, but right now they did not vote in favour of expansion,” Ohlhausen explained.

Bruins rally to steal single point from Nelson Leafs, Mason on fire with five points

Bruins netminder Anthony Galliart did not have his best game, but was solid during the third period to power the Bruins to a single point. — The Boundary Sentinel

No team in the Murdoch Division wants to face high-flying Beaver Valley in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs — especially a Nelson Leafs franchise which has been sent to the golf course by the Nitehawks the past four seasons.

The Leafs and the Grand Forks Border Bruins kept their respective hopes alive of not finishing in the dreaded Murdoch Division fourth place by skating to a 5-5-overtime tie Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

KI holds special meeting to discuss league expansion Sunday in Castlegar

Reps from Quesnel and Williams Lake met with the KI brass earlier this month to express interest in joining the 20-team league.

If you build it, they will come.

It appears the movie Field of Dreams, substituting Kootenay International Junior Hockey League President Bill Ohlhausen for actor Kevin Costner, will make a special showing during a meeting of the Board of Governors Sunday in Castlegar.

The KIJHL has been building since the league started in 1966. And now the Junior B league is considering more expansion after interest was expressed by a group of hockey people in both Quesnel and Williams Lake to join.

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