Nelson players powered Vikes in playoffs

Nelson players powered Vikes in playoffs

The Selkirk College Saints aren’t the only team in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League with a strong Kootenay connection.

The Selkirk College Saints aren’t the only team in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League with a strong Kootenay connection.

The roster of the University of Victoria Vikes includes Linden Horswill (far left) and Carsen Willans (second from left), who both grew up in Nelson and played for the Leafs last year. Also pictured is head coach Harry Schamhart, who is from Nelson too.

Selkirk eliminated the Vikes from the playoffs last weekend.

This weekend the Saints host the best-of-three championship series against Simon Fraser University. Game 1 is at 7 p.m. Friday in Castlegar.