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Hawks blast Storm 6-0 in Cyclone Taylor opener

Hawks blast Storm 6-0 in Cyclone Taylor opener

Game one is in the books for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

And if Thursday's score is any indication of what is to come, then the Hawks look to be the early favourites to win it all come Sunday.

Beaver Valley pounded Chris Smith in the Campbell River nets with 43 shots en route to a convincing 6-0 shellacking of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs Thursday during the opening day of the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

Nelson Minor Hockey caps off amazing season with Awards Banquet

Nelson Minor Hockey saluted its major award winners during the annual year-end banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Hats off to the Nelson Leafs for winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship.

However, this night was for all of the players as Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another successful campaign on the ice with its annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

Once again the evening was led by former NHLer and Nelson Minor Hockey Association grad Mike Laughton.

The Nelson native saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.

Toneff leaves Smokies for Buccaneers

Photo by Randy Emery

Assistant Coach Curtis Toneff has left the Trail Smoke Eaters to accept a position as the Head Coach and General Manager of the Nanaimo Buccaneers of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League (VIJHL). Though we are sad to see a young coach of Curt’s calibre leave our organization, we are excited for him as he takes the next step in his coaching career.

Cyclone Taylor field is set — Nitehawks, Thunder Cats represent KIJHL

Cyclone Taylor field is set — Nitehawks, Thunder Cats represent KIJHL

The field has been set for the 2017 Cyclone Taylor Cup beginning Thursday in Creston.

Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League’s Campbell River Storm was the final team to book its ticket to the four-team BC Junior B Hockey Championships.

The Storm needed four overtime periods to edge Victoria Cougars 4-3 in the seventh game of the VIJHL Championship Sunday in Victoria.

Christian Brandt was the hero with an unassisted goal at 4:48 of the 4th overtime to give the Storm a trip to Creston and the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Curling Club Men's League Champs

The McLellan rink includes, from left, third Chris Osborne, second Devon Duncan and lead Shane Learmont. — Submitted photo

Team Brett McLellan overpowered Fred Thomson to capture the Men's title at the recent Nelson Curling Club Championship Tournament at the Heritage City facility.

McLellan & Company made a steal of three in the fifth end to double Thomson 6-3.

McLellan added another steal of one in the sixth end to build the insurmountable lead.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the McLellan rink with Team of the Week honours.

Team McLellan includes third Chris Osborne, second Devon Duncan and lead Shane Learmont.

Hawks sweep past Heat to capture KIJHL Championship

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks were all smiles during the team championship photo after completing the sweep Thursday in Chase. — Photo BVNiteHawks Twitter

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks brought out the brooms to capture another Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title after the Kootenay Conference squad defeated the Chase Heat 5-2 Thursday night at the Art Holding Memorial Arena.

Beaver Valley wins the best-of-five KIJHL Final 3-0 and now represents the league in Creston at the Cyclone Taylor Cup April 6-9.

"An exceptional effort by an exceptional group of young men. . .. I couldn't be prouder," said Hawks head coach Terry Jones on his Twitter feed following the game.

New Granite Pointe GM pumped to start golfing season

After more than 35 years of experience in the golfing business, with stops in both Canada and the United States including Arizona and most recently Prince Rupert Golf Club, David Belling assumes GM post at Granite Pointe in Nelson. — Photo Black Press/Prince Rupert

Some snow may remain on the fairways, but Granite Pointe at Nelson has already hit the ground running with the hiring of new General Manager David Belling.

Belling arrives in the Heritage City after more than 35 years of experience in the golfing business, with stops in both Canada and the United States including Arizona and most recently Prince Rupert Golf Club.

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