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Overview[edit | edit source]

"Saints" is the name of the sports teams from Selkirk College, located in Castlegar, British Columbia. Selkirk College is in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL). They entered the league in 2006-07, the league's second year of existence.

In other sports, the Saints are a member of the Pacific West Athletic Association (PWAA), also referred to as "Pac West", and formerly known as the “Totem Conference”, “Totem Colleges Athletic Association” (TCAA), and then the "British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association" (BCCAA). The PWAA is affiliated with the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA), the second tier of university/college sport in Canada. The CCAA has not held a national hockey playoff since 2001. However, the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) continues to operate, and the Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ) operates a league of mostly Cégep teams.

History[edit | edit source]

The hockey team started in the Pacific Intercollegiate Hockey League (PIHL) by no later than 1971, where they competed against Cariboo College, Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the B.C. Institute of Technology, Gonzaga University, Notre Dame University, and Alaska Methodist of Anchorage. There are no Wikia records for the PIHL.

At some point in the 1970s they joined the Totem Conference or Totem Colleges Athletic Association (TCAA), {which changed names to British Columbia Colleges Athletic Association (BCCAA) in 1987-88 and the Pacific West Athletic Association (PWAA) in 2011-12}, which is governed by the Canadian Colleges Athletic Association (CCAA). The BCCAA discontinued its hockey competition after 1988-89 and the CCAA has not held a national championship since 2001.

The program was revived by the 2006-07 debut of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League. After many seasons of 1 or 2 wins per season, and always finishing last or second last, the team came alive in 2012-13, finishing first with a 21-3-0 record. They swept the Victoria Vikings and Simon Fraser Clan to take the title. In 2013-14 they went 20-3-1 and swept the Thompson Rivers Wolfpack and Trinity Western Spartans to repeat. So in two seasons they were 41-6-1 in regular season and 8-0-0 in playoffs. They then accomplished the three-peat in 2014-15 and a four-peat in 2015-16.

Season-by-Season Records Table[edit | edit source]

PIHL/TCAA/BCCAA Seasons: 1971-1989[edit | edit source]

Note: No season records are available on Wikia for the PIHL, TCAA, or BCCAA seasons.

BCIHL Seasons: 2006-07 to present[edit | edit source]

Year/Comp. GP W L T F A Pts Placing
2007 BCIHL ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 5th
2007 playoffs - - - - - - - DNQ
2008 BCIHL 16 1 15 0 59 139 2 5th
2008 playoffs - - - - - - - DNQ
2009 BCIHL 16 1 15 0 43 126 2 5th
2009 playoffs - - - - - - - DNQ
2010 BCIHL 24 2 21 1 54 164 5 7th
2010 playoffs - - - - - - - DNQ
2011 BCIHL 24 4 19 1 53 135 9 6th
2011 playoffs - - - - - - - DNQ
2012 BCIHL 24 5 19 0 80 139 10 7th
2012 playoffs - - - - - - - DNQ
Note: Until 2011-12 there were tie games in the regular season and a playoff tournament was held.
Year/Comp. GP W L OL GF GA Pts Placing
2013 BCIHL 24 21 3 0 124 62 42 1st
2013 playoffs 4 4 0 - 12 3 8 champions
2014 BCIHL 24 20 3 1 133 53 41 1st
2014 playoffs 4 4 0 - 20 7 8 champions
2015 BCIHL 24 13 8 3 102 73 29 2nd
2015 playoffs 4 4 0 - 15 7 8 champions
2016 BCIHL 24 17 4 3 101 63 37 1st
2016 playoffs 5 4 1 - 16 9 8 champions
2017 BCIHL 24 14 9 1 86 70 29 3rd
2017 playoffs 2 0 2 - 2 10 0 semi-finals
2018 BCIHL 25 18 5 2 102 59 38 2nd
2018 playoffs 4 2 2 - 11 15 4 finalist
2019 BCIHL 24 13 7 4 91 97 30 2nd
2019 playoffs 2 0 2 - 5 9 0 Semifinals
2020 BCIHL 24 7 13 4 76 100 18 4th
2020 playoffs - - - - - - - cancelled
2021 BCIHL Season cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
Note: From 2012-13 onwards the top 4 teams qualified for best-of-three semi-finals and all regular season games were decided by overtime or shootout.

Commemorations[edit | edit source]

Championships[edit | edit source]

  • BCCAA: 1975, 1976
  • 4-West: 1976
  • BCIHL: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016

CCAA Nationals[edit | edit source]

  • Appearances: 1

1976 4-West

Selkirk College 12 Red River College 3
Selkirk College 5 Kelsey College 4

Selkirk College Saints won the 1976 4-West title and advanced to nationals.

1976 CCAA Nationals

Selkirk College 7 Levi-Lauzon Faucons 6
St. Clair College Saints 11 Selkirk College 2

St. Clair College Saints won gold and Selkirk College Saints won silver at the 1976 CCAA Championship Bowl.

Source: ACAC Story on 1976
Source: ACAC BC champions
Source: CCAA BC champions

Pictures[edit | edit source]

2013 Selkirk College Saints - BCIHL champions

2014 Selkirk College Saints - BCIHL Champions

2015 Selkirk College banner raising

2016 Selkirk College Saints - BCIHL champions

February 2017 - Selkirk v Victoria - anniversary jersey

Alternate Logos[edit | edit source]

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Also see[edit | edit source]

College links[edit | edit source]

BCIHL Teams[edit | edit source]

Selkirk College Saints (PWAA - CCAA)
Simon Fraser Clan (GNAC - NCAA)
Vancouver Island Mariners (PWAA - CCAA)
Victoria Vikings (CWUAA - CIS)

Former Teams[edit | edit source]

Eastern Washington Eagles (Big Sky - NCAA)
Fraser Valley Cascades (2006-2011) (CWUAA - CIS)
Okanagan College Coyotes (2010-2012) (PWAA - CCAA)
UNBC Timberwolves (2006) (CWUAA - CIS)
Trinity Western Spartans (2005-20) (CWUAA - CIS)
Thompson Rivers Wolfpack (2010-14) (CWUAA - CIS)

University Links[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

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