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Dubois commits to play for Smokies

Dubois commits to play for Smokies

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Cariboo Cougars forward, Daine Dubois for the 2017/18 season.

The product of Williams Lake tied for the BC Major Midget scoring title, posting 27 goals and 40 assists this past season. Dubois also led his team in playoff scoring, registering 14 points as the Cougars captured the BCMML League title. Dubois is currently preparing for the Midget National Championship (Telus Cup), being hosted by the Cariboo Cougars, from April 24 to 30.

Selkirk College Saints Add Experience at Both Ends of the Ice

Defenceman Parker Wakaruk will join the Selkirk College Saints this September after three seasons of Junior A hockey which concluded in 2016-2017 where he played with the Humboldt Broncos in the SJHL. — Photo courtesy Chris Lee/Humboldt Journal

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help the Saints in their pursuit of returning the BCIHL championship trophy to the West Kootenay when the season begins in September.

“Both Michal and Parker have excellent junior hockey resumes,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

Nelson Skating Club presents Stars of the Galaxy

Makayla Pickering (front) and the rest of Nelson skaters display posters for the upcoming Stars of the Galaxy year end show May 6 at the NDCC Arena. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Skating Club is inviting the public to its annual year-end show, Stars of the Galaxy, set for Saturday, May 6th in the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.

Show time is 1:30 p.m. with the event featuring skaters from the CanSkate, Junior Academy and StarSkate programs. 

The cost is $5 per adult and $2 for seniors and children under 12.

Nelson players earn selection to U15 BC Cup

From left, Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival and Joe Davidson as well as (not in photo) Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 in Penticton. — Submitted photo

A handful of Nelson boys have advance to the second stage of the BC Hockey Under 15 BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence.

Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson and Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to attend the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.

Eight jamboree style teams have been drafted by BC Hockey evaluators to compete in the tournament. 

Mallards Team of the Week — Finley’s KRHL Champions

The team in no specific order includes, goalie Lo Bachand, Tucker Braund Ben Schmidt, Chuck Arrance, Joey St-Onge, Dave Michael, Deane Stanley, Adrain Molys Cole Upham, Mike Danis, Anthony St-Onge, Jeremy Travis, Brent Malysh, Adam Banilevic and Adam Beauchamp. — Submitted photo

Finley’s, formerly Whitewater, needed overtime to clinch the Kootenay Recreational Hockey League title with a 9-8 victory over Danimals recently in the league final.

Finley’s won the regular season title before knocking off the Destroyers won 6-1 in the do-or-die semifinal.

In the best-of-three final, Finley’s blasted Daminals 15-0 before scoring the 9-8 OT victory to clinch the title.

Anthony St-Onge converted the OT winner to power Finley’s.

Let the Nelson Youth Soccer Games Begin

Nelson Youth Soccer mini players opened the 2017 season Saturday at the Lakeside Fields. — The Nelson Daily photo

Mother Nature did its best to cooperate as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the 2017 campaign on the pitch Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

Future soccer stars took to the fields as the Mini program opened with games this past weekend.

Highlights of the season include the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in May.

As well, Nelson Youth Soccer will be pitching in to help L.V. Rogers Bombers host the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in June.


Nelson's Hanna Quinn shines along side Saskatoon teammates

Nelson's Hanna Quinn (front row, white shirt) smiles for the camera along with members from the Saskatoon Academy during a Showcase Tournament in Vancouver. — Submitted photo

Coaches from more than 150 colleges and universities across Canada and the United States were in Vancouver recently scouting some of the top high school female soccer players during a Showcase Soccer Tournament.

One of the players on the pitch was Nelson’s Hanna Quinn of the Whitecaps Academy, who played goal for the squad from the Saskatoon Academy.

“This was really a great opportunity for Hanna to get scouted to fulfill her dream of playing college soccer,” said Brett Adams of the Whitecaps Academy.

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