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Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Beaver Valley Nitehawks exploded for three goals in less than two minutes to dump the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory avenges a 3-2 overtime loss to Nelson in a game the Hawks owned a 2-0 advantage.

Tyler Hartman and Damon Kramer scored power play goals in span of 27 seconds to snap a 2-2 tie during the wild second period for the Hawks.

Devin Ghirardosi complete the scoring just over a minute later for Beaver Valley.

Meeting about Trail Smoke Eaters made ironic by fire alarm

Meeting about Trail Smoke Eaters made ironic by fire alarm

The dynamic was largely positive during last night’s Trail Smoke Eater public information session. Nearly 60 local area residents attended the session for clarification on the sale of the Trail Smoke Eaters hockey franchise. The main spokesperson for the board was president Tom Gawryletz.

Just two-and-a-half minutes into the session, the fire alarm sounded and the building was evacuated. The attendees gathered outside of the Memorial Centre and patiently waited for the meeting to reconvene.

Selkirk College Saints Begin the Drive For Five

Captain Tyler Kerner and the Selkirk College Saints begin their quest for a fifth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship this Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex against the Simon Fraser University Clan. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. where the team will first raise the 2015-2016 championship banner before the puck drops on the new season.

The Selkirk College Saints will raise another British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) banner to the rafters of the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre on Saturday night, but the focus for this year’s group of student athletes will not be on the past.

Bruins claw way to top spot in Murdoch Division

The Bruins offence exploded for 13 goals in two games this past weekend.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins had the offence running all cylinders as the Boundary City squad scored 13 goals in two Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games to move into sole possession of top spot in the Murdoch Division.

The Bruins exploded for three goals in the latter part of the game to double Castlegar Rebels 6-3 Friday in the Sunflower City.

Saturday, the Bruins scored four times on the power play in a span of seven minute to rout Columbia Valley Rockies 7-2.

Public meeting Tuesday to discuss sale of Trail Smoke Eaters to US interests

Public meeting Tuesday to discuss sale of Trail Smoke Eaters to US interests

The sale of the Trail Smoke Eaters BCHL hockey team will be a fantastic boost for the community, according to Smoke Eaters president Tom Gawryletz. Despite the tremendous support of the Trail Smoke Eater Society, public volunteers and its staff, the future of the community-run hockey team remained uncertain, until now. The board of directors of the Trail Smoke Eaters have announced a public information session regarding the sale.

Steve Nash Youth Basketball back for another season in Nelson

The Steve Nash program is growing in Nelson with more and more players learning the fundamentals about the game.

Now that the youth soccer season is winding down, basketball lovers will bi happy to know the Steve Nash Youth Basketball (SNYB) program is ready for another season of the sport in Nelson.

The Fall session begins Wednesday, October 5 at Hume Elementary and Trafalgar Gymnasiums.

Players from the ages of six to 11 (Grades 1 to 6) will be able to enjoy fun while developing skills to enjoy the game.

The emphasis is on skill development for girls and boys.

Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Brady Berger scored twice and assisted on the game winner to lift the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Sunday afternoon in the Boundary City.

Berger set up Silas Johnson with eight minutes remaining in the game to give the Bruins a 5-4 lead.

Grand Forks scored twice as Nelson pulled netminder Ben Kelsch in an attempt to tie the game.

Nelson held period leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before the Bruins scored twice in the third to take a 4-3 lead.

KIJHL suspends Rebel skipper for tampering

The Castlegar franchise will be without head coach Bill Rotheisier until late October.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League president Bill Ohlhausen confirmed that Castlegar Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisier has been suspended for 45 days for tampering.

Ohlhausen said Rotheisier, who began serving the suspension September 6, is to have no contact with the team one hour before and after any game during the suspension.

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Sawyer Hunt scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-2 trashing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.

Hunt, who came to Nelson in an off-season move from the Kimberley Dynamiters, scored twice in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

The win allowed Nelson to gain a split during a two-game road swing to open the 2016-17 KIJHL season.

Nelson lost 3-1 Friday in Fruitvale to defending Murdoch Division champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

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