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Roller Derby season kicks off Saturday at Selkirk in Castlegar

Roller Derby season kicks off Saturday at Selkirk in Castlegar

The new 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby season kicks off Saturday with doubleheader action at the at Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.

The Nelson Killjoys are out to prove last season's title was no fluke as the Heritage City squad takes on rival Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) at 7 p.m. in the feature match.

Kicking off the season is host Dam City Rollers meeetinga yet-unseen Valley Brutality at 5 p.m.

The Killjoys won the Golden Boot last season and this year have helmets to match – and they intend on keeping the complete set.

Hawks oust Thunder Cats to advance to KIJHL Final against Storm

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks continue to roll in the KIJHL playoffs after disposing of Creston. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Rebounding from an opening game loss, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks won four straight to capture the Kootenay Conference Championship Monday in Creston with a 6-2 win over the Thunder Cats.

The Hawks win the best-of-seven Conference Series 4-1 and now advance to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship beginning Friday against the Kamloops Storm.

Glacier clubs 'amazing' at provincials

Kylee Dyck won gold medal on beam during the Kamloops Championships. — Submitted photo

Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club, strutted their stuff at the 2014 BC Provincial Championships in Kamloops recently.

All the gymnasts’ performances fit in seamlessly with the lower mainland and other BC clubs.  Almost everyone came home with an award and many brought home medals, including 5 Gold, 8 Silver, 4 Bronze and 1 All Around Championship Gold.

“These results show how amazing our Nelson gymnasts area," said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach of the Seven girls and three boys squad.

Fuhr Thoughts —The Madness experience live and in person

The view from the arena was better than one from the camera during Saturday's Spokane finale between Michigan State and Harvard. — Bruce Fuhr photo

March of late has been deemed the month Canadians dig out from another spring snowstorm as winter continues to hold off spring.

South of the 49th parallel, March is known for its Madness on the college hardwood as 68 teams take their shot at the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship.

Seeing how a taste of March Madness was going to be in Spokane with
Washington State hosting the second and third rounds of the tournament Thursday and Saturday, I decided to take a trek to see what all the hoopla was about.

Victoria doubles Arbutus to clinch Tier 3 Peewee Championships

Victoria doubles Arbutus to clinch Tier 3 Peewee Championships

Victoria doubled Arbutus of Vancouver 4-2 to capture the BC Hockey Tier 3 Peewee Championships Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Island squad to complete the six-day championships with a 6-0 record.

Victoria defeated Arbutus 8-5 in round robin action.

The provincial champs got past South Okanagan 7-4 in semi final Thursday.

Host Nelson finished the tournament with a 3-2 record after edging Whitehorse 3-2 in the final round robin contest Wednesday.

The game was called with 12:06 remaining in the third period due to a power outage.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Cancer Fundraisers

Blair Andrews (left) and Brad Rebagliati get a head rub from teammates after raising more than $3000 for cancer. — Submitted photo

They're all part of the Nelson Leafs hockey team but two players on the roster joined forces to raise money for a different cause — the BC Cancer Society.

Blair Andrews and Brad Rebagliati raised more than $3100 for cancer research by have their heads shaved.

Winger Andrews and goalie Rebagliati were joined by the rest of their Leaf teammates during a ceremony last week on the concourse of the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.