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LVR Bombers open baseball season on fire

LVR Bombers open baseball season on fire

The L.V. Rogers Bombers are off to a great start in the High School Spring Baseball League, winning four of the team's opening four games.

The Bombers posted wins over Northwest Christian and Timberlake Idaho during spring break.

Here's a capsule look at the season:

Game 1 LVR 19 Northwest Christian 2

Braden Zarikoff threw a five innings of two hit, nine strikeouts ball to register the win on the mound.

Holland scores twice to lift Hawks past Storm to square KIJHL Final

Holland scores twice to lift Hawks past Storm to square KIJHL Final

After dropping the opener in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks had the Kamloops Storm right where they wanted.

Dan Holland scored twice, including once in a three-goal second period, to spark the Hawks to a 6-2 thrashing of the Storm Saturday night in Spoolmak Country.

Beaver Valley squares the best-of-seven KIJHL Championship series at 1-1 with Games three and four, Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.

AHL Milwaukee Admirals honour Nelson's Doug Agnew

 Former Nelsonite Doug Agnew is part of a pre-game ceremony to salute 25 seasons with the AHL club Milwaukee Admirals. — Photo courtesy Milwaukee Admirals Hockey Club

Former Nelson native and L.V. Rogers grad Doug Agnew is being honoured Friday by the Milwaukee Admirals on his 2,000th game as team trainer and his 25th season with the team.

Agnew, who was raised in Nelson and attended Trafalgar and L.V. Rogers High Schools, has been the Athletic Trainer for the Admirals since 1989 when he was assigned to the team as a member of the Vancouver Canucks organization.

Edwards commits to Selkirk College on eve of KIJHL Final

Ryan Edwards has committed to Selkirk, but first, there's the KIJHL final to be decided. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Ryan Edwards is ready to stake out the future after signing a letter of commitment to play for the Selkirk College Saints next season.

However, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound center has a little unfinished business on his hands before graduating to the Intercollegiate Hockey League ranks.

Edwards and his Beaver Valley Nitehawk teammates are in Kamloops to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship series against the Storm.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Killjoys

Killjoys roster for Saturday's opening tilt include (in no specific order) Lil'Miss Hell N Back 80, Jezebrawler 79, Skid Licious 121, Buttermilk 82, Meg A Blast 209, Kerowhack 225, McWrath 360, Concrete Cindy 4, Shove 40, Li'l Squirt 942, D.O. Ava 123, Slay Guevara 1976 and Oso Agro 006. Killjoy coaches are K Boss and Sly. — Submitted photo

The defending Golden Boot champion, Nelson Killjoys begin quest for back-to-back titles Saturday as the 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby season commences 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.

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.