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Penticton to host 2017 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

Penticton to host 2017 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced that the Penticton Vees have been selected to host the 2017 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.

Bombers grab 11th spot at BC High School Cross Country Championships

Members of the LVR Senior Boy’s Cross Country team include, from left, Darian Johnson, Keiran Marchand, Micah May, Malte Leidkte and Tibo Kolmel. — Submitted photo

Kieran Marchand scored a 37th place finish to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to 11th spot at the BC High School Cross Country Championships Saturday in Vancouver.

Marchand was the top finisher for the five-member Bombers Senior Boy’s squad.

Micah May, who went undefeated, winning every race including the Zone Championship on the Kootenay High School Cross Country circuit, finished 83rd overall.

May came down with a virus that hampered his race said coach Alex Ulaszonek.

Selkirk Saints break out brooms to sweep pair of home games from UVIC Vikes

Selkirk College Saints goaltender James Prigione angles for a better view while defenceman Danny Vlanich clears traffic in Friday night’s 9-1 thumping of the University of Victoria Vikes. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

After a pair of weekend victories against the University of Victoria Vikes, the Selkirk College Saints are riding a four-game winning streak and sitting right where they hoped to be in the early stages of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

The three-time defending league champions trounced the Vikes 9-1 on Friday night and followed it up with a hard fought 4-2 win on Saturday to complete the weekend sweep.

Leafs McGeady-Bruce sparks Nelson past Spokane Braves

Aigne McGeady-Bruce, seen here in action earlier this season against Summerland Steam, made the most of his first junior hockey league goal as Nelson dumped Spokane 4-1 Sunday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Aigne McGeady-Bruce's first junior hockey goal proved to be a big one for the Nelson Leafs.

The rookie defenceman scored the winning goal four minutes into the third period sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.

The marker by the Nelson Minor Hockey product snapped a 1-1 tie, lifting Nelson to its third straight win of the season over the Braves and second straight on the road at the Eagles Ice-A-Rena.

LVR Bombers roar back to grab Field Hockey Consolation Crown

Noa Butterfield of the Bombers lines up a shot during action at the BC High School Field Hockey Championships in Vancouver. — Photo courtesy Karen Walgren

The L.V. Rogers rallied to win three straight en route to the consolation crown at the BC High School Field Hockey Championships Friday in Vancouver.

LVR bounced Southridge of Surrey 8-0 in the Consolation Final to claim ninth spot in the 16-team tournament.

"I was really proud of the way the girls never gave up and continued to play hard even after such a difficult start, ending up in the group of death," said Bomber coach Bruce Walgren.

Trafalgar Thunder continues to build for the post season

The Trafalgar Thunder (green jerseys) had another great outing at the West Kootenay Junior Girl's volleyball playday in Trail. — Submitted photo

The Trafalgar Thunder volleyball squads continue to build for the post season finishing a West Kootenay Junior High School Girl's Volleyball playday last week in Trail with respectable results.

The Thunder lost only once in eight games in action against host J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks and Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Meanwhile the second Trafalgar squad won three of eight games during the playday.

Thunder coach Staci Proctor said the Hawks from Trail will be the team to beat, for sure at the upcoming West Kootenay Championships.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Cross Country Squad

 The Bombers amazing cross country team includes, from left, Coach Alex Ulaszonek, Tibo Kolmel, Keiran Marchand, Darien Johnson, Malte Liedtke, Julia Caspari, Micah May, Sophie Edney, Emilie Melzer, Carolin Klopfstock, Sidney Zimmer and Ronya Fastner. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Cross Country Team is off to the BC High School Championships Saturday in Vancouver after qualifying with a solid result at the recent Kootenay Championships in Kimberley.

The team will be competing against all the top schools from the province, with more than 1000 runners scheduled to race.

LVR’s top athlete this year has been Micah May who has won all seven of the preliminary races, along with the zone championship.