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The Kootenay Wild snap winless skid by stopping Vancouver Island Seals

Nelson’s Merissa Dawson jams the front of the Vancouver Island as the Kootenay Wild looks for some offence during BC Hockey Female AAA League action in Campbell River. — Photo courtesy Dara Waterstreet

Some would call it an upset.

The Kootenay Wild call is a hard-fought victory.

The Interior squad scored a 2-1 BC Hockey Female AAA League victory over the Vancouver Island Seals Saturday in Campbell River.

The victory, the second of the season as Kootenay defeated Banff Academy during the exhibition season, was the first league win of the season for the Wild, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Catalina Hartland of Kaslo was solid between the pipes for the Wild as the veteran backstop rode the goal scoring of Emma Wheeldon of Nelson to the victory.

This Bomber team soars to Mount Sentinel Junior Girl's title

The L.V. Rogers Bombers junior girls volleyball team claimed the title at the Mount Sentinel Invitational over the weekend. The team includes: (back L-R) Assistant Coach Megan Rushton, Maia Robertson-Weir, Bryce Winters, Olivia Schepkowski, Haley Slomba, Erica Bennett, Bailey Stefani, Coach Jennifer Kidd; (front row L-R) Brynn Belland, Ashley Hall, Hanna Quinn and Jaylen Rushton. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers junior girls volleyball team strung together an undefeated streak to capture the Mount Sentinel Junior Girls Invitational tournament on Saturday afternoon.

The Bombers needed a come-from-behind effort over J.L Crowe in the tournament final to clinch the title.

In a spirited opening game of the match, the LVR team fell behind early and despite a strong comeback late in the game fell short 25-23 in the best-of-three. A back and forth second game saw LVR setter Hanna Quinn serve for the game which went to the Bombers 27-25.

Selkirk College Saints Turn On the Offensive Tap

Selkirk College Saints forward Dallas Calvin had four goals in his team’s 9-2 rout over Eastern Washington University on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Community Complex. Calvin, who grew up playing minor hockey in Trail and eventually the Trail Smoke Eaters, is a rookie in the BCIHL this season and currently leads the league in scoring.

Selkirk College Saints rookie Dallas Calvin scored four goals on Saturday night to pace his team to a 9-2 thumping of the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

Returning to the Castlegar & District Community Complex after a road swing to Vancouver Island, the Saints offensive outburst helped push the defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions early season record to 3-2.

Frustrating end to tournament for Bombers

Frustrating end to tournament for Bombers

L.V. Rogers finished with a 1-0-1 record at the Bomber Invitational High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The Bombers opened with a 2-0 win over J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail before tying Mount Baker Wild of Cranbrook 2-2 in a wild finish later in the day.

The tie against the Wild was a frustrating way to conclude the tournament for the Bombers.

Leading 2-0 with the game winding down, but with the sun in the face of keeper Ryder Marzicola, Mount Baker was able to score twice in the dying minutes to secure the single point.

The Nelson Leafs run winning streak to five games, bounce Princeton Posse 4-1

Leafs Tyler Garcia scored once to help Nelson beat Princeton Posse Saturday at the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily

Nelson Leafs are a team on the rise while the Princeton Posse continue to spiral down.

Nelson won its fifth straight Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game, outlasting the Posse 4-1 Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The loss was the ninth straight for the Posse.

Ironically, the last win for Princeton came in September against the Leafs.

However, Nelson was not going to allow the Posse two wins against the Green and White this season.

The Nelson Leafs ready for the Posse to arrive

Brendan Smith (white jersey) currently leads the recharged Leafs in scoring with 11 points.

Riding a four-game winning streak the Nelson Leafs roll out the red carpet for the Princeton Posse in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The 9-5 Leafs, third in Murdoch Division standings, host a struggling Posse currently treading water in a seven-game losing streak.

Ironically, the last time Princeton won a game was in late September when the Posse defeated was the Nelson Leafs.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Field Hockey Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Coach Bruce Walgren, Kassandra Schloeder, Noa ButterField, Emma Gregorich, Naomi Perkins, Heather Potkins, Lakpa Dietz, Emma Borhi, Kaitlyn Daly, Mia Kraus, Assistant Coach Lauren Walgren, Teacher Sponser Karen Walgren, Front Row L – R: Julia Burkart, Allie Zondervan, Hanna Quinn, Kathy Hayn, Liza Demski, Noelle Wang, Kyra Burkart, Camille Gebhart, lying down goalie Rylee Zondervan. — Submitted phot

It was a very happy L.V. Rogers squad after the Bombers captured the West Kootenay High School Girl's Field Hockey Championship this week in Castlegar.

The Bombers put a solid effort on and off the field en route to a two-game sweep of West Kootenay rivals, Stanley Humphries Rockers and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks — the latter win coming during Tuesday's final.

Mallard's Source for sports, always looking to honour a fighter, have selected the Bombers Team of the Week.