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Dubois commits to play for Smokies

Dubois commits to play for Smokies

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Cariboo Cougars forward, Daine Dubois for the 2017/18 season.

The product of Williams Lake tied for the BC Major Midget scoring title, posting 27 goals and 40 assists this past season. Dubois also led his team in playoff scoring, registering 14 points as the Cougars captured the BCMML League title. Dubois is currently preparing for the Midget National Championship (Telus Cup), being hosted by the Cariboo Cougars, from April 24 to 30.

Selkirk College Saints Add Experience at Both Ends of the Ice

Defenceman Parker Wakaruk will join the Selkirk College Saints this September after three seasons of Junior A hockey which concluded in 2016-2017 where he played with the Humboldt Broncos in the SJHL. — Photo courtesy Chris Lee/Humboldt Journal

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help the Saints in their pursuit of returning the BCIHL championship trophy to the West Kootenay when the season begins in September.

“Both Michal and Parker have excellent junior hockey resumes,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

Nelson Skating Club presents Stars of the Galaxy

Makayla Pickering (front) and the rest of Nelson skaters display posters for the upcoming Stars of the Galaxy year end show May 6 at the NDCC Arena. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Skating Club is inviting the public to its annual year-end show,

Nelson players earn selection to U15 BC Cup

From left, Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival and Joe Davidson as well as (not in photo) Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 in Penticton. — Submitted photo

A handful of Nelson boys have advance to the second stage of the BC Hockey Under 15 BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence.

Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson and Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to attend the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.

Eight jamboree style teams have been drafted by BC Hockey evaluators to compete in the tournament. 

Mallards Team of the Week — Finley’s KRHL Champions

The team in no specific order includes, goalie Lo Bachand, Tucker Braund Ben Schmidt, Chuck Arrance, Joey St-Onge, Dave Michael, Deane Stanley, Adrain Molys Cole Upham, Mike Danis, Anthony St-Onge, Jeremy Travis, Brent Malysh, Adam Banilevic and Adam Beauchamp. — Submitted photo

Finley’s, formerly Whitewater, needed overtime to clinch the Kootenay Recreational Hockey League title with a 9-8 victory over Danimals recently in the league final.

Finley’s won the regular season title before knocking off the Destroyers won 6-1 in the do-or-die semifinal.

In the best-of-three final, Finley’s blasted Daminals 15-0 before scoring the 9-8 OT victory to clinch the title.

Anthony St-Onge converted the OT winner to power Finley’s.

Let the Nelson Youth Soccer Games Begin

Nelson Youth Soccer mini players opened the 2017 season Saturday at the Lakeside Fields. — The Nelson Daily photo

Mother Nature did its best to cooperate as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the 2017 campaign on the pitch Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

Future soccer stars took to the fields as the Mini program opened with games this past weekend.

Highlights of the season include the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in May.

As well, Nelson Youth Soccer will be pitching in to help L.V. Rogers Bombers host the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in June.

 

Nelson's Hanna Quinn shines along side Saskatoon teammates

Nelson's Hanna Quinn (front row, white shirt) smiles for the camera along with members from the Saskatoon Academy during a Showcase Tournament in Vancouver. — Submitted photo

Coaches from more than 150 colleges and universities across Canada and the United States were in Vancouver recently scouting some of the top high school female soccer players during a Showcase Soccer Tournament.

One of the players on the pitch was Nelson’s Hanna Quinn of the Whitecaps Academy, who played goal for the squad from the Saskatoon Academy.

“This was really a great opportunity for Hanna to get scouted to fulfill her dream of playing college soccer,” said Brett Adams of the Whitecaps Academy.

Selkirk College Saints Keeping It in the Family

Brandon Sookro grew up playing minor hockey in Nelson and after two seasons playing Junior A in Saskatchewan, will return to the West Kootenay for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with the Selkirk College Saints.  — Photo courtesy Notre Dame Hounds)

The Selkirk College Saints have started the post-graduation rebuilding project and hockey fans will be familiar with the names on the back of the jerseys of two of the newest recruits.

Following in the strides of their older brothers, Brandon Sookro and Logan Kerner will pull on a Saints jersey for the 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Nelson's Rowan Megale powerlifts to gold medal at BLM Barbell Showdown

Nelson’s Rowan Megale powerlifted his way to the gold medal at the BLM Barbell Showdown held recently in Abbotsford. — Submitted photo

Nelson’s Rowan Megale proved he can compete with the best in BC after capturing a gold medal at the BLM Barbell Showdown held recently in Abbotsford.

Megale, 17, set a new provincial record in the squat discipline while capturing the top prize in the 93-kg weight category.

Powerlifting is a weight lifting discipline that involves three types of heavy lifts: squats, bench and deadlift. 

To win the gold medal, Megale lifted 192.5 kg in squats, 117.5 kg bench press and 217.5 in the deadlift. 

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Amigos Las Vegas Champs

 The Nelson Amigos squad includes, back row, L-R, Larry Bomak, Pete Taillon, Doug Harrison, Dean Centrone, Ron Van Zanden, Simon Wheeldon,Len Maida and Jody Burk. Front, Shawn Swail, Darrell MacKay, Ricky Lane, Ian Perrault and Ron Ewanyshen. Missing from photo Brent Mowery. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Amigos want to tell everyone what happened during their trip to Las Vegas after the local squad captured the 45-plus Division at the recent Men's Hockey tournament in the desert.

The Amigos took home the top prize in the Lefty Wilson Division 45-plus Tournament earlier this month with a 7-2 victory over Moberly Lakers.

Moberly is a combined squad of players from Northern Alberta and Northern B.C..

Nelson opened the tournament with a narrow 9-8 victory over the same Lakers squad. The Amigos rallied from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Moberly.

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