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by Bob Hall on Monday Mar 02 2020

The Selkirk College Saints will ride the underdog train into the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs after clinching the final spot in the run for the championship.

The Saints returned to the West Kootenay from a weekend roadtrip on Vancouver Island with one out of a possible four points, but it was enough to secure fourth place in the BCIHL regular season...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 01 2020

The Nelson Leafs took care of business on home ice as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Series opened this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs outscored visiting Spokane 10-2 in two games to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Semi Final.

Nelson opened the series Friday with a hard-fought 4-1 decision over the Braves. The...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 28 2020

By Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications Manager

Jeff Dubois has been hired as the new Commissioner for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL), the league announced today.

Dubois will succeed Larry Martel, who will continue in his duties through the conclusion of the 2020 Cyclone Taylor Cup in 100 Mile House. Dubois will take over the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 27 2020

Just when it appeared the Nelson Leafs were going have an easier start to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs, those rivals to the west, Beaver Valley Nitehawks, stole the Murdoch crown from the Green and White on the final day of the regular.

The result forces the Leafs to meet pesky Spokane Braves to kick off the KIJHL playoffs Friday at the NDCC Arena while the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 26 2020

The Grand Forks Wolves took another bite out of the L.V. Rogers Bombers on Seniors Night Tuesday at the Hangar.

Grand Forks teams swept both Senior and Junior High School Boys’ Basketball games as the hoop season winds down.

The Wolves stopped the Bombers 67-49 in West Kootenay Senior Boys’ Basketball League action while Grand Forks defeated LVR 58-32 in Junior Boys’ play.

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 25 2020

Nathan Small of Nelson recently earned another spot at a provincial qualifying tournament.

Small, competing on a rink based in Kelowna, successfully earned a spot at the BC Provincial Mixed Curing finals in Abbotsford at the beginning of April.

The Sebastien Robillard rink from Maple Ridge earned a spot at the upcoming tournament. The team consists of Robillard, third Karla...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 25 2020

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats dropped a very close 82-72 decision to Grand Forks Wolves in the semi final round of the Kootenay High School Single A Boys' Basketball Championships Saturday in Salmo.

The loss eliminated the Wildcats from the tournament.

Fernie Falcons knocked off the Wolves 121-81 in the final to capture the zone title and a berth in the BC High School Single A Boys...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 23 2020

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks waited until the final game of the regular season to Get Off the Schneid against Murdoch Division rival Nelson Leafs.

The Hawks scored three third-period goals to double up on the Leafs 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win not only allowed the Nitehawks to defeat the Leafs for the first...