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Knights tame Coyotes 4-0 to advance to play Rebels in KIJHL Final

Knights tame Coyotes 4-0 to advance to play Rebels in KIJHL Final

The Castlegar Rebels finally have an opponent to play for all the marbles in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

After watching the Osoyoos Coyotes storm back to even the Okanagan Conference Final, the North Okanagan Knights scored three times in the opening period en route to a convincing 4-0 victory in Game seven of the beste-of-seven Conference Final Sunday in Armstrong.

The Knights win the series 4-3 and now advance to meet Kootenay Conference Champion Castlegar in the KIJHL Championship.

Schmidt rink breezes to Kootenay Dominion Curling Club Championship

From left, Desiree Schmidt, third Brittany Palmer, second Courtney Schmidt will represent the zone in Richmond in April. —Submitted photo

Desiree Schmidt of Fruitvale breezed through the competition like a hot knife through butter to capture the women's crown at the Kootenay Dominion Curling Club Championship Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Schmidt, third Brittany Palmer, second Courtney Schmidt and lead Sherry Duncan blasted the Calloway rink from Sparwood 9-3 to complete the undefeated romp through the women's draw.

The Fruitvale rink now represents the Kootenay zone at the Dominion Curling Club Championship April 17-21 in Richmond.

Today's your last chance to vote for hockey hero Ken Koshey

Voting for Ken Koshey is happening right now — March 23 (starting at 9 a.m. ET) and March 24, 2013 (ending at 11:59:59 p.m. ET).

The Greater Trail Minor Hockey League has successfully nominated Trail’s Ken Koshey for the Kraft Hockey Goes On contest.

Koshey now sits in the top 100 and will need the votes of his family, friends, colleagues and the Greater Trail Area to win a spot in the top 25.

Five grand prize winning nominees will win $100,000 for their selected Minor Hockey Association and a total of 20 second prize winning nominees will also win $20,000 to be awarded to their selected Minor Hockey Association.

Minor League Baseball season right around corner, deadline for NDBA reg is March 28

The new, sharp looking logo for NDBA, adds to the excitement of the new baseball season.

There more new happening with the Nelson and District Baseball Association than just a new baseball season.

The Heritage City organization is changing logos, welcoming the new Stellar Jay logo for the upcoming campaign. The logo was created by Big Cranium Design in Nelson.

"We have gone to the Stellar’s Jay as part of the new look Nelson Baseball Association," said Larry Martell of the NDBA.

UPDATE: Okanagan sweeps Kootenay Wildcats out of playoffs

Coach Cary Fisher and the Wildcats are in Kelowna this weekend for the Female Midget AAA Semi Finals. — The Nelson Daily photo

The hockey season for the Kootenay Wildcats came to an end Saturday in the Central Okanagan.

The B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey squad lost 5-2 to Okanagan Rockets in semi final playoff action Saturday in Kelowna at the Capital News Centre.

The Rockets won the best-of-three series 2-0 and now advance to the league final next week in Surrey against the Fraser Valley Fusion.

Okanagan won the opening game of the series 2-1 Friday.

The Fusion dispatched the Pacific Ravens of Richmond 2-0 in the best-of-three series.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Selkirk Saints

The Selkirk Saints were all smiles Saturday at the NDCC Arena after capturing the 2013 BCIHL Championship. — Bruce Fuhr photo

This selection was easy for the Mallard's Source for Sports Staff and Management after the Selkirk Saints completed its rags to riches season Saturday at the NDCC Arena by capturing the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship, in overtime no less.

For those people just crawling out from under a rock the Saints went from a 5-19 last place finish in 2012 to 21-3 in 2013, topping it all off with an impressive 4-0 record in playoffs — the final series a 2-0 best-of-three win against Simon Fraser University.

West Kootenay Cats score draw in final game at provincials against Prince George

West Kootenay Cats score draw in final game at provincials against Prince George

Julie Sidoni of Trail scored the lone goal as West Kootenay Wildcats played to a 1-1 tie Wednesday at the B.C. Hockey Bantam Female Championships in Vernon.

The game was the final contest of the Championships after the Cats finished were eliminated from the playoffs with a 0-2-2 record.

West Kootenay lost 5-1 to Tri Cities earlier in the day.

North Shore meets Juan de Fuca and Tri Cites battles Terrace in semi final action Thursday.

The winners play for the provincial title at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Kootenay South is now Kootenay South Storm

Select coordinator Dave Grantham presents Maddie Van Horn with an official Whitecaps jersey after Van Horn won the contest to select the new logo for Kootenay South Rep Teams. — Submitted photo

Kootenay Youth Soccer clubs are going to get a different look when teams travel into Kootenay South territory after the Trail/Fruitvale/Rossland/Castlegar-based association unveiled its newest logo for the upcoming season.

Kootenay South Rep teams will now be called “Storm” following a contest to select the new name.

“We received about 20 entries and the winning entry, by vote of the rep players, was from Maddie Van Horn, who entered the name ‘’STORM’’,’ said Dave Grantham, in charge of the Select program.

UPDATED: Rebels clinch Kootenay Conference Championship

UPDATED: Rebels clinch Kootenay Conference Championship

The Castlegar Rebels are off to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final after making quick work of the Golden Rockets in the Kootenay Conference Championship.

The Rebels completed the sweep Tuesday in Golden by edging the Rockets 3-2.

Castlegar wins the best-of-seven series 4-0.

Castlegar built a 3-0 lead on goals by Kody Disher, Bryan Lubin and Brendan Heinrich.

Blake Roney and Brad Orr scored  in the third but the Rockets could not close any closer despite out shooting Castlegar 26-19.

UPDATED: Wildcats drop heartbreaker at provincials

Wildcats Merissa Dawson (11) and Julie Sidoni (14) jam the net looking for goals during opening day action at the Bantam Female Hockey Championships Sunday in Vernon. — photo courtesy Jason Henrie

What could go wrong, went wrong Monday for the West Kootenay Wildcats.

Juan de Fuca, a team the Wildcats beat 2-1 earlier in the year, scored all the goals en route to a 3-0 win Monday at the B.C. Hockey Bantam Female Championships in Vernon.

Castlegar, with 21 shots on goal could not get one past Juan de Fuca goalie Hailey Martens Scoring in the physically played contest.

The Wildcats, win one point in two games, face must wins Tuesday when the team plays Prince George and Tri Cities in final round robin action.

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