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Selkirk College Saints Celebrate Season’s Achievements

Seventeen of the 24 Selkirk College Saints hockey players received Academic Awards for their performance in the classroom during the 2016-2017 BCIHL season. Some of those picking up the award included (L-R) Troy Maclise, Jordan Rauser, Derek Georgopoulos, Jonas Horvath, Dane Feeney, Justin Kanigan (assistant coach), Austin Wells, Kyle Wheeler (assistant coach), Gordon Campbell and Brent Heaven (head coach). — Selkirk College photo

The Selkirk College Saints hockey program has established itself as the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) gold standard on the ice, but it’s away from the rink where equally impressive feats have been elevated.

At the team’s annual awards night last week, the Saints handed out year-end honours to those players who lead the way during the 2016-2017 season. Though the team fell short of winning its fifth straight BCIHL championship last month, the celebration of achievement was not dulled by the final outcome on the ice.

Hawks handle Storm to clinch Cyclone Taylor Cup

Nelson native Nolan Percival shares a photo with Hawks head coach Terry Jones following Sunday's Cyclone Taylor Cup victory in Creston. — Submitted photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks scored five unanswered goals to dump the Campbell River Storm 6-2 in the final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday in Creston.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley, which last won the Cyclone Taylor Cup in 2014, now represents BC at the Keystone Cup later this month in Manitoba.

This is the third BC Championship for the Beaver Valley franchise and the second straight Cyclone Taylor Cup for the KIJHL. In 2016, 100 Mile House won the title.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NMHA Esso Award Winners

The Esso Medal of Achievement are pictured after the ceremony. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Minor Hockey concluded its 2016-17 season with a recent Awards Banquet at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

Former NHLer Mike Laughton conducted the ceremony with the highlight of the night being the awards to the players.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute all of the winners with Team of the Week honours.

Picture are players who won the Esso Achievement Awards.

Bombers sweep past competition at Immaculata Tournament

The LVR Bombers are off to a great start this BC High School AA Girl's soccer season. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers didn't look like a team basking in the glory of capturing the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship last season.

The 2016 defending champs hit the ground running, winning all games at the Immaculata High School Girl's Soccer Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.

LVR blasted North Kam 5-1, Pemberton 8-0 before edging host Immaculata 2-1.

Maya Ida, McKenna Bennett, Rylee Zondervan, Taylor Zimmer and Laurel Halleran each scored twice in the tournament, while Emily Taylor, Emma Wheeldon and Jesemyn Vandonselasr added singles.

Hawks meet Storm in Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

Hawks meet Storm in Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

After losing for only the third time this playoff season Friday, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks responded in a big way Saturday at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

The Hawks rocked the hometown Thunder Cats 6-2 to advance to the Cyclone Taylor Cup Final Sunday against the Campbell River Storm.

Kyle Hope scored three times and McKoy Hauck and Tyler Hartman each added two assists to power the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs into the final and a chance to represent BC at the Keystone Cup later this month in Arborg, Manitoba.

Hawks blast Storm 6-0 in Cyclone Taylor opener

Hawks blast Storm 6-0 in Cyclone Taylor opener

Game one is in the books for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks at the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

And if Thursday's score is any indication of what is to come, then the Hawks look to be the early favourites to win it all come Sunday.

Beaver Valley pounded Chris Smith in the Campbell River nets with 43 shots en route to a convincing 6-0 shellacking of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs Thursday during the opening day of the Cyclone Taylor Cup in Creston.

Nelson Minor Hockey caps off amazing season with Awards Banquet

Nelson Minor Hockey saluted its major award winners during the annual year-end banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Hats off to the Nelson Leafs for winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship.

However, this night was for all of the players as Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another successful campaign on the ice with its annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

Once again the evening was led by former NHLer and Nelson Minor Hockey Association grad Mike Laughton.

The Nelson native saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.

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