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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 11 2019

For the first time in years, the Selkirk Saints have not advanced to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.

Sparked by goalie Matt Huber, Vancouver Island University posted a two-game sweep of Selkirk with a 3-2 victory Saturday in Castlegar.

VIU became the first B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League team to ever beat Selkirk College on their home turf in a playoff series they...

by Trevor Miller on Saturday Mar 09 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters dug deep and got a series clinching goal from Bryce Anderson as they earned a 4-2 victory in Game #5 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal series against the Merritt Centennials and won the best-of-seven series 4-1. 

For the fourth time in the series, the Smoke Eaters find the back of the net first and took a 1-0 lead in Game #5. Kent Johnson played the puck...

by Trevor Miller on Thursday Mar 07 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late lead from Kent Johnson and took a 3-1 series lead in their best-of-seven Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials with a 3-2 victory in Game #4 on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

The power play was an effective weapon for the Smoke Eaters over the course of the regular season but the Centennials have found a way to...

by Trevor Miller on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a 40-save performance from Donovan Buskey and a four-goal 2nd period to help them to a 5-2 Game #3 victory over the Merritt Centennials in their Interior Division Quarterfinal and took a 2-1 series lead at the Trail Memorial Centre on Tuesday night. 

The Centennials started the game with good pressure off the hop but again it would be goaltender...

by City of Trail on Wednesday Mar 06 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters and the City of Trail are working collectively to submit a bid to Hockey Canada in hopes of hosting the 2021 National Junior A Championship at the Trail Memorial Centre in May 2021. Bid submissions from all eligible host teams and committees are due by April 30, 2019. Hockey Canada will then review the submitted bids and make their decision in June 2019....

by Contributor on Monday Mar 04 2019

On Feb. 21-24 approximately 600 athletes from across the province participated in a variety of sports including: floor hockey, bowling, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, figure skating, speed skating, and curling.

Castlegar teamed up with Grand Forks for the games to create the Kootenay Storm Floor Hockey team. They competed amongst 13 other Floor...

by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 04 2019

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season begins in September, but it’s what happens in March that provides the most lasting memories.

The Selkirk College Saints and the Vancouver Island University Mariners drop the puck on the league’s semi-final series starting Friday and a season’s worth of toil has all come down to what is guaranteed to be an exciting best-of...

by Trevor Miller on Sunday Mar 03 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters used a two-goal effort from Mack Byers and a 32-save performance from Donovan Buskey to earn a 5-2 victory in Game #2 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials and even the series at 1-1 on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

For the second time in as many nights, the Smoke Eaters were first to hit the scoresheet as...

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