The Selkirk College Saints hockey program found its way to the floor of the British Columbia legislature earlier this week.
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy took time on Tuesday morning to let her political colleagues know about the hockey team’s accomplishment of capturing its third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship earlier this month.
The Selkirk College Saints were recognized in the B.C. Legislature on Tuesday morning by Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy and then on Tuesday evening came before the Selkirk College Board of Governors who officially congratulated the team.
This is what the Castlegar-based MLA said:
“I also have some great news for the people in the Kootenays. The Selkirk College Saints celebrated their third consecutive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship on Saturday, March 14, in Castlegar, defeating Simon Fraser University by a score of 4 to 2. The Saints actually swept the best-of-three series, following a 3-to-1 win on Friday night.
“This title extends an unprecedented series of wins atop the BCIHL, as the Saints are the first team ever in this league to record a championship three years in a row. Not only did they beat Simon Fraser to win the championships; they beat the University of Victoria in the semifinals. These are two fairly large campuses compared to little old Selkirk College in the Kootenays, so I think that it's great that they've done this.
“I also want to acknowledge the Selkirk College team members who were named to the 2015 BCIHL playoff all-star team: the forwards, Ryan Edwards and Logan Proulx; defenceman Stefan Gonzales; and goaltender James Prigione. Please help me in congratulating the coach, Alex Evin, and all of the players at Selkirk College for this incredible win that they have done.”
Conroy is member of the BC New Democratic Party and has been an elected representative since the 2005 provincial election. She is an enthusiastic supporter of Selkirk College and a important voice for our region in Victoria.