The Selkirk Saints and their fans in Nelson.

The Selkirk Saints and their fans in Nelson.

Saints grace Nelson and take the Vikes

Fans cheered the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team during one of two exhibition games against the University of Victoria Vikes last weekend in Nelson.

The Saints took the Vikes 6-3 on Friday and 5-3 on Saturday.  The Saints typically play out of the Castlegar Recreation Complex during the regular season but they shifted the venue eastward as the visiting Vikes have players and coaches with Nelson roots.

The Saints are the three-time defending BCIHL champion. Their regular season begins in two weeks.