For second straight week Selkirk player earns league recognition

Logan Proulx . . . great start to season

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that first-year centre Logan Proulx has been named an Honourable Mention for the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Week award.

The 21-year old continued his hot start to the 2012/13 BCIHL regular season on Friday in the Saints' home opener, scoring a goal and adding a
pair of assists in his team's 6-1 victory over Trinity Western University.

Vikings edge Hour Glass, Brewers shock Mates in WKMFFL action

Going high for the ball is this Hour Glass defender during Sunday's WLMFFL contest at Mount Sentinel Field. — Jessica Fuhr photo

Watch out everyone, the Castlegar Vikings are making their late-season run.

Pretty much counted out in most games this season, the one-time heavyweights in the West Kootenay Men's Flag Football League score a late single-point to edge Nelson's Hour Glass 22-21 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.

In other action, the Brewers upset previously unbeaten Dam Inn Mates 22-15.

The two wins sends a message to Hour Glass and Mates, the top two teams in the league, the bottom feeders are coming.

Chiefs bounce Kootenay Ice at B.C. Hockey Major Midget Showcase weekend

Chiefs bounce Kootenay Ice at B.C. Hockey Major Midget Showcase weekend

The Kootenay Ice lost its sixth straight game Sunday at the B.C. Hockey Major Midget Showcase weekend in Langley.

The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs put some serious hurt on the Kootenay boys, pounding the Ice 9-1. The Chiefs scored led 4-1 after two periods before putting the game away by scoring five times in the third.

Nelson's Nolan Percival scored the only goal for Kootenay.

Grayson Reitmeier of  Nakusp and Brendan Smith of Nelson assisted.

Saturday, the Chiefs won the opening tilt of the two-game series 5-1.

Goalies too much for shooters as Rebels and Leafs exchange shutout wins

Leaf defenceman Linden Horswill keeps Diego Bartlett of the Rebels tied up in front of goalie Brett Soles as defence was the difference in the Murdoch home-and-home series. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Castlegar Rebels rebounded from a heart-breaking road loss in a big way, stopping the Leafs cold Saturday night at the Complex.

Brenden Heinrich scored midway through the second period and goalie Jordan Gluck continued his home dominance over the West Kootenay rivals sparking the Rebels to a 1-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory in Castlegar.

It was the second time in as many games Gluck has shutout the Leafs — both by 1-0 scores.

Saints jump into top spot with 6-1 thrashing of TWU

Saints jump into top spot with 6-1 thrashing of TWU

The Selkirk Saints continue shine on the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.

The Saints struck four times in the second period to blast Trinity Western Spartans 6-1 in BCIHL action Friday night at the Castlegar Complex.

The win christened the home season for the Saints and moves the Saints to 3-0 on the season for first place in league standings.

"We came out hard wanting to make a positive impression on the home crowd and get them into the game," said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.

Soles, Leafs blank Rebels 3-0

Matthew Naka toils in the faceoff circle with Peter Mingus during Friday's KIJHL clash at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was "return the favour time" for the Nelson Leafs.

After being shutout in the last meeting between the two teams, Leaf netminder Brett Soles picked up his mates with a 21-save performance to lead Nelson to a 3-0 victory over rival Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The two teams play the back half of the home-and-home series Saturday in Castlegar.

Game time is 7:30 p.m. in the Castlegar Complex.

There is much difference between the two teams this season.

Murdoch Division congested at the top, Nelson hosts Castlegar while Storm invades Hawks Nest

The puck drops in Murdoch Division action Friday on two fronts. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Castlegar Rebels slipped out of top spot in the Murdoch Division without even lacing up a skate.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks used a mid-week-game-in-hand to dump Spokane 4-1 to move ahead of Castlegar in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division standings.

The Hawks, winners of three straight, used two-point performances from Nick Perez and Russell Mortlock to outlast the Braves and now lead Rebels by a single point.

Nelson is three behind the Hawks in third.

Saints face Spartans Friday in home opener at Castlegar Complex

Alex Sirard and the Saints look for win three Friday against TWU. — photo courtesy Selkirk College

Two up and two down.

After struggling through most of last season the Selkirk Saints is the early surprise in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League.

The Saints look to make it three-for-three Friday at the Castlegar Rec Complex Arena when the squad hosts Trinity Western University Spartains at 7:30 p.m.

"TWU is a hard-working, defensively strong team who will come out hungry on Friday night as they go after their first win," said Saints head
coach Jeff Dubois.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Community Bat Project Team

The Kootenay contingent of bat teachers include, back row, L-R, Lee-Anne Walker (Fernie), Monica Nissen (Nelson), Gillian Saunders (Kaslo) and Gillian Cooper (Creston). Front, Genna Lazier (Nelson), Patty Kolesnichenko (Kimberley), Jessica Thomson (Rossland), Wendy Pope (Golden) and Jennifer Vogel (Rossland).

Bats aren't really scary says Juliet Craig is a Registered Professional Biologist with Silverwing Ecological Consulting.

Which is why Craig and Company are heading out to educate the public on the pros of bats and their role in ecosystems.

Staff at Mallard's Source for Sports want to salute Craig's crews of Kootenay-wide teachers with Team of the Week honours.

The contingent, that can be found by calling 250-352-2260, includes, back row, L-R, Lee-Anne Walker (Fernie), Monica Nissen (Nelson), Gillian Saunders (Kaslo) and Gillian Cooper (Creston).

Fishing Report — October looking good on the main lake

There's been lots of action on Kootenay Lake. — Reel Adventures photo

Reel Adventures Fishing Charters guide Kerry Reed has been away on th West Coast of late. Reed gives a capsule account of life on the ocean as well as helping local fishermen catch the big one on Kootenay Lake.

Well, we finally made it back from the West Coast a couple weeks ago. 

This year's Salmon fishing was a lot different than most years, probably because of the unusually warm waters. 

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