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Bombers finish hoop season with win over Charles Best

The L.V. Rogers Bombers, seen here during post-game award ceremony, wrapped up the 2015 High School Hoop season with a victory over Coquitlam's Charles Best. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished off the high school hoop season on a positive note by stopping Charles Best of Coquitlam 56-41 on the final day of the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Events Centre in Langley.

The win pushed the Bombers into 15th spot in the tournament.

Fleetwood Park of Surrey knocked off top-ranked Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver 73-65 to claim the BC title.

Selkirk Saints score BCIHL Three-Peat with sweep of SFU Clan

The Selkirk Saints celebrated the schools third consecutive BCIHL Championship with the traditional team photo at center ice after the game. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Twitter

The Selkirk Saints accomplished what no other team has done in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League — score a Three-Peat.

The Saints swept out Simon Fraser University Clan 4-2 Saturday night in Castlegar to capture the schools third consecutive BCHIL banner before a boisterous crowd.

Goals by Jamie Vlanich and Ryan Edwards 90 seconds apart in the second period snapped a 1-1 tie to power the home side to the victory.

Edwards scores hat-trick to power Saints past SFU in BCIHL Championship opener

Trail native Ryan Edwards was on fire for the Saints in the BCIHL Final. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Ryan Edwards is no stranger to the big stage having led the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to the triple-crown of Junior B Hockey in 2014 — Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, Cyclone Taylor and Keystone Cup titles.

Edwards is doing the same in 2015 for the Selkirk Saints in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship.

Edwards scored three times as the Saints defeated Simon Fraser 3-1 in Game one of the BCIHL Final Friday in Castlegar.

It was the second multiple-goal game for the Trail native in the BCIHL post season.

Saints looking to three-peat; get pushed by Nelson contingent

Nelsonites Carsen Willans (second from left) and Linden Horswill (beside Willans) along with coach Harold Schamhart are all grads of Nelson Minor Hockey. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints are looking to become the first team in BC Intercollegiate Hockey League to capture three straight titles.

The Saints host Simon Fraser Clan beginning Friday at the Complex in Castlegar.

“Not in my wildest dreams would I have thought we would be in this position,” said Selkirk defenceman Lucas Hildebrand after Saturday’s game.

Dam City Rollers begin defence as West Kootenay Roller Derby League begins

Get ready for the start of roller derby Saturday at the Selkirk College Gymnasium. — Lee Orr photo

Castlegar's Dam City Rollers are out to defend its 2014 West Kootenay Roller Derby crown when the 2015 season kicks off Saturday at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.

Dam City, which finished last season without a defeat, opens defence against 2015 finalist Nelson Killjoys at 5 p.m.

The feature match has Salmo/Slocan Valley Brutality will be taking on the Rossland Trail Roller Girls at 7 p.m.

Dam City has undergone a roster change this year; two of the team’s core veteran skaters will be imparting their knowledge from the sidelines this season.

Bombers struggle from field in 65-40 consolation round loss to Vernon

Bomber forward Josh Matosevic scored 11 points to lead the offence.

The Vernon Panthers shot 36 percent from the field to defeat the L.V. Rogers Bombers 65-40 in consolation round action at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament Thursday at the Events Centre in Langley.

Ben Hladik scored a game high 18 points in a contest the Panthers took control early, building a 22-10 lead after one quarter.

The Bombers played Vernon close through the next 20 minutes of play but the Panthers put the game away by outscoring LVR 22-10 in the final period.

Mallards Team of the Week — LVR Jr. Bombers Basketball Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Teo Cho and Quin Hall. Middle, Kegan Jade, Jack Roberts, Ben Hradil-Kasseckert, Curtis Young, Jairo Mangapot, Jacob Erickson and coach Grayson Arabia, Dyllan Dixon. Front, Brock Dixon, Dylan Luscombe and Josh Jolicoeur. Missing from photo, Thomas Baxter and coach Bruce Fuhr. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers came within a whisker of making it all the way on the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball circuit.

The Bombers, starting the season off slow, rallied in the late stages and pushed eventual champion Mount Sentinel Wildcats right to the end before losing by a couple of points in semi final action.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to congratulate the Junior Bombers on a great season with Team of the Week honours.