April 2014

Bombers finish respectable sixth at KSS roundball tourney

Bombers finish respectable sixth at KSS roundball tourney

The L.V. Rogers Bombers scored a sixth-place finish at the Kelowna Secondary Owls High School Girl's Soccer Tournament Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.

The Bombers lost 3-2 in consolation play to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.

"(Coaches) were very pleased with the way that the girls played," said Jamie Spendlove.

"Being more structured and having majority of the possession in every game is a good sign of things to come. These girls finished fourth in provincials last year which they would like to improve on this year."

Another Vlanich in the mix as Saints begin quest at a BCIHL three-peat

Trail product Danny Vlanich is the latest local to join the Selkirk Saints for next season. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Fresh from repeating as B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League the Selkirk Saints are putting the pieces together on making it a three-peat after getting a commitment from Trail product Danny Vlanich for the 2014-15 season.

The 6-foot-5, 215 pound blueliner joins the Saints from the British Columbia Hockey League's Surrey Eagles.

The 20-year old suited up in 29 games for Surrey this season, picking up four assists and 21 penalty minutes.

Nelson's Dryden Hunt shows up on Final CSS Rankings

Regina Pats sniper Dryden Hunt is getting closer to his dream. — Photo courtesy Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats.

Nelson Minor Hockey product Dryden Hunt has gotten better with age since joining the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats in 2011.

This past campaign the son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt of Nelson really began to blossom against the Tier I Junior A competition.

Hunt,18, finished tied for seventh in team scoring as the Pats won the East Division of the WHL with a record of 39-26-4-3.

However, Regina was swept out of the playoffs in four games by the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Mallard's Team of the Week — 1968 Nelson Junior Maple Leafs

The 1968 Nelson Junior Maple Leafs dominated the opposition throughout the season en route to capturing the Cyclone Taylor Cup. — Photo courtesy Nelson Sports Museum

The last time Nelson won the Cyclone Taylor Cup, Kootenay Forest Products and CP Rail were major employers and the Dog 'N Suds (current site of Bogustown Beer & Wine Store on Nelson Avenue) was the teen hangout.

The year was 1968 when hockey legend Fritz Koehle coached this group of locals to the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

The team finished the West Kootenay Junior B League without a defeat.

BC Premier Christy Clark, Prime Minister Stephen Harper issue statements on death of Jim Flaherty

Former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had suddenly passed away in his home in Ottawa.

The House of Commons was rocked Thursday afternoon with the announcement that former Finance Minister Jim Flaherty had suddenly passed away in his home in Ottawa.

His family said the 64-year-old died peacefully.

The House of Commons abruptly suspended its sitting before question period began as word of the death spread. Opposition MPs flooded across the aisle to offer condolences to Flaherty’s colleagues.

TRAX coach accepts Swim BC opportunity

Coach Bill Park . . . off to Saskatoon for Province at the Prospects West Training Camp.

Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX) competitive Coach Bill Park ChPC has been selected by Swim BC to represent the Province at the Prospects West Training Camp April 10-13, 2014 in Saskatoon.

Coaches are selected based on the highest FINA point scoring swim in each age group and gender.

Many of the TRAX, formerly known as the Trail Winter Swim Club (TWSC), competitive swim program swimmers have scored well at both Provincial AA and AAA Championships this season.

Area taxpayer takes offence to RDCK accounting practices

Area taxpayer takes offence to RDCK accounting practices

Editor, The Nelson Daily

The headline in a March 23, 2014 article appearing in The Nelson Daily is misleading (at best) and there is some seriously self-serving spin in the content and quotes attributed to Mr. (John) Kettle, Chair of the directors of the RDCK.

RDCK Chair John Kettle answers concerns of Area F taxpayer

RDCK Chair John Kettle answers concerns of Area F taxpayer

In a recent letter to the editor, Area F taxpayer Kevin LePape expressed concerns about comments made by RDCK Chair, John Kettle in a press release (link to doc) and article in The Nelson Daily announcing taxpayer savings in the recent budget.

Quick start powers Hawks to 4-1 win over Aldergrove

Hawks Brett Clark shuts the door on a wrap-around attempt by Kodiak's Spencer McHaffie during the first period of Thursday's Cyclone Taylor opener between Beaver Valley and Aldergrove at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It didn’t take the Beaver Valley Nitehawks long to get into the so-called “zone” at the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup.

Riley Brandt scored 12 seconds into the game sparking the Nitehawks to a 4-1 victory over Aldergrove Kodiaks in the opening game of the four-team B.C. Junior B Hockey Championship Tournament Thursday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

Brandt shocked the Pacific Junior Hockey League reps, firing a screened shot past surprised Kodiak starting goalie Jordan Liem on the first rush of the game.