by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

Rhett Hamilton likes playing hockey.

The 10-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey player realizes a major reason why he likes playing Canada’s national pastime is because of his coach, Greg Andrusak.

So Hamilton decided to tell anyone who would listen of his gratitude by entering his...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

The road to the BC High School AA Boy's Soccer tournament begins Friday in Creston for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.

The Bombers join five other teams — J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Golden Eagles, David Thompson Lakers of Invermere, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and host Prince...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

The Nelson Leafs will want to pull a few tricks on the opposition as the Heritage City franchise returns to action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Saturday at home against the Columbia Valley Rockies.

Nelson, the hottest team in the KIJHL with four straight wins, hosts...

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Mallard's Team of the Week —Selkirk College SROAMazing Team

The SROAMazing race team includes, back row, L-R, Trip Hershey III, Ben Johnstone, Patrick Stewart, Andrew Warren, Irina Smolina and Tom Murray (NDCU – Sponsor). Front, Pasha Perepelytsia, Guido Calvo, Miguel Morel, Ryan Brudner, Kent Wakeman, Eddie Learmont, Dryw Smith, Danielle McGovern, Mara Guerra and Mike Groberman. Missing, Mackenzie Booth, Ben Evoy, Alannah Freise, Ashleigh Gray, MJ Iniguez and  Kale Pendlebury. — Submitted photo

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management program gives students a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare you for lasting leadership roles.

Those leadership roles were put to the test during the recent fourth annual Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management program SROAMazing race.

And the students did not disappoint instructors as the event attracted 20 teams in total and raised mroe than $1800 for Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society.

Cats rebound to grab silver medal at Penticton Volleyball Tournament

It was an all round better effort Saturday in Penticton for the Mt Sentinel Wildcats.

Time is running out on the Mount Sentinel Wildcats in this shortened BC High School Volleyball season.

The Wildcats rebounded from a poor showing at the 48-team Best of the West tournament in Kelowna to capture the bronze medal in Penticton Saturday.

Mount Sentinel scored a straight set victory (25-19, 25-10) over Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie in the Consolation Final.

“Our inconsistent play at Best of the West was a necessary wake up call,” said head coach Joe Moreira.

Bombers avenge defeat by stopping Wild at High School Soccer tourney in Nelson

Bomber sniper Ryan Lewis, seen in the white jersey battling for the ball during the Leo's Men's Open Soccer Final, helped LVR win its own tournament Friday at Lakeside Pitch.

Tournament star Ryan Lewis scored to spark the L.V Rogers Bombers to a 4-0 victory over rival Mount Baker Wild in the final of a High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

The win avenged the only loss of the season for LVR as the Wild edged the Bombers 2-1 in the final of the Baker Tournament a week ago.

Andrew Tranfo and Spencer Atkins also scored for the Bombers.

"Nick Wethel and Dylan Bennett were solid defensively allowing very few shots to get through to goal,” said Bomber coach Simon Liddell.

It was the Williamson & Maida Show as Leafs rock Rockets 8-0

 Leaf defenceman Patrick Croome got the better of Golden's Tanner Watt during a third-period mini-brawl at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was the Dylan Williamson & Adam Maida Show Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Dylan Williamson scored four times and Adam Maida stopped all 20 shots to power the Nelson Leafs to an 8-0 shellacking of the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.

The win was the fourth straight, and sixth in the past seven games, for a Leafs team that has been hampered of late with the flu.

Nelson, 11-3-2-1, continues to hold a four-point lead over Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Murdoch Standings.

Cramer nets four points to lead Nelson past Grand Forks 8-6

Cramer nets four points to lead Nelson past Grand Forks 8-6

The Nelson Leafs couldn’t keep Max Newton under wraps as the Bruins sniper scored three times.

However, Nelson had the offence firing on all cylinders, scoring eight times during an 8-6 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Border Bruins Friday in Grand Forks.

Nelson’s game star Robson Cramer led the assault, scoring twice while adding a pair of assists before an announced crowd of 351 in the Boundary City.

Matt MacDonald also finished with four points, scoring once while adding three assists.

Leafs back home to face Rockets Saturday after opening against Bruins

Leafs defenceman Patrick Croome has been one of the reasons why Nelson is leading the Murdoch Division of the KIJHL. —Bruce Fuhr photo

Murdoch leading Nelson Leafs return to the ice Friday in Grand Forks against division-rival Border Bruins as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League resumes play.

According to Leaf coach Dave McLellan, the Leafs had better be prepared to face a Bruins team desperate to get back into the divisional race after losing four of the past six games.

“Grand Forks is a team that is going through a tough time after starting pretty well,” McLellan said when asked about the weekend set, which concludes Saturday at home against Golden Rockets.

Bombers need shootout to capture West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title

 Bomber player Sarah Wade passes to Jena Wheeldon with Abbie Bourchier-Willans supporting and Hailee Gerun and Emma Gregorich watching on the rain-soaked field Thursday at Pass Creek Park. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.

The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey Championship Thursday afternoon at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Captains Naomi Perkins with a nice deke and Allie Zondervan scored in the shootout to give LVR a 2-0 advantage after the teams played to a 1-1 regulation and overtime tie.