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Rebels rally back to square series against the Leafs

Castlegar's Shawn Campbell and Jack Karran of the Leafs battle it out in the faceoff circle in KIJHL playoff action in the Sunflower City. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It took the Castlegar Rebels three games to capture its first win in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Nelson Leafs.

Well, almost.

After being outlasted in what technically were two games of playing time Thursday, the Rebels bounced back Saturday to draw even with the Green and White in the Murdoch Division series.

Castlegar scored early and often, building up a 3-0 lead just over 13 minutes into the game en route to a 4-1 decision over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action in the Sunflower City.

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.

Captain Hunt sinks Rebels in extra time to power Leafs to Game one victory

Game one of the KIJHL Murdoch Division Semi Final was a battle with Nelson coming out the winner in four-overtime periods Thursday night in the Sunflower City. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs continued a late-season surge, getting an overtime marker on the power play in the fourth extra period from team captain Sawyer Hunt to edge the Castlegar Rebels 3-2 in Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Thursday in the Sunflower City.

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.

There's still time for Leafs to right the ship

It's now or never for the Nelson Leafs.

Things have not really gone according to Hoyle this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs.

However, there’s nothing like a strong playoff run to erase some of those bad memories that materialized from the regular season.

The Leafs gave the fans a brief taste of optimism when the Green and White snapped a late-season losing skid by capturing the final three games to secure third place in KIJHL’s Murdoch Division.

Prince Charles turns tables on Bombers

Bomber center Leo Weiss shoots from long range during Tuesday's High School Boy's game at the Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Prince Charles turned the tables on the host Bombers in the third quarter to edge L.V. Rogers 94-90 in Kootenay High School Boy's Basketball action Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar.

Trailing 46-38 at the half, the Creston-based squad outscored LVR 29-13 to erase the deficit.

Prince Charles then held off a late charge by LVR to secure the win, the second in a week for the East Kootenay squad.

The game was the second time in a week the Bombers led a lead slip away.

Nelson Toyota, Empire Coffee advance to WKMBL Semi Finals

Mike Vance of Nelson Toyota goes to the hoop for two of his 29 points to lead Nelson Toyota past Kootenay Lake Electric in West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Toyota and Empire Coffee booked tickets to the semi final round after posting wins on opening night of playoff action in the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Chris Kalesnikoff and Clay Rickaby combined for 41 points to lead Empire Coffee to a 100-42 victory Selkirk College.

Empire, winners of the North Division with an 8-1 record, took the play to Selkirk from the opening tip.

Kalesnikoff led all scorers with 21 points while Rickaby added 20. Joel DeVito added 15 and Ryan Moore 12 while Florian Joseph had 10.

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