by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Oct 25 2014

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Oct 24 2014

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

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...

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Mallard's Team of the Week —LVR Bombers West Kootenay Fieldhockey Champs

The squad includes, back row, L-R, -Ava Strautman, Emma Gregorich, Naomi Perkins, Heather Potkins, Julia Burkart, Emma Borhi, Kristina Merckle, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Hailee Gerun, Lauren Walgren, coach Val Gibson and Allie Zondervan.  Front, Sarah Wade, Noa Butterfield, Hanna Quinn, Kyra Burkart, Noelle Wang, Jena Wheeldon, Anna Goeppner, Tara Yowek and coach, Bruce Walgren. Missing, Sydney Ednie, Svenja Rennecke and Yu Takahashi. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers thought the road to the BC High School Girl's Fieldhockey provincials would go through Trail.

Not so say the Rockers of Castlegar.

Host Stanley Humphries of Castlegar put up a huge fight, pushing the Bombers to shootout before LVR disposed of the Sunflower City squad in the final of the West Kootenay High School Girl's Fieldhockey championships Thursday in Pass Creek Park.

The Bombers now advance to the BC BC High School Girl's Fieldhockey Championships next month in Oliver.

BCHL Cents bolster blueline after trading for ex-Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri

Former Nelson Leaf defenceman Cole Arcuri was traded last week to the Merritt Centennials. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be added a player of Cole’s ability to our group,” said Cents coach Luke Pierce.

“We believe his upside is very high, he is a very strong skater who has the potential to create offense from the back end.”

Nelson Selects U14 Boys cruise to gold medal at Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament

Coaches Lyle Hill (left) and Kerry Dyck (back row, right) and the U14 Selects celebrate a gold medal with a tradtional team photo following the event final in Richmond. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U14 Boys team travelled to the Lower Mainland on the Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament where the Heritage City squad came away with the gold medal.

“We wanted the boys to have a chance to continue playing into the fall, rather than wrapping up our season after the Sandpoint tournament at the beginning of September, said coach Kerry Dyck. 

Kootenay takes it on the chin against West Coast Avalanche

Kootenay takes it on the chin against West Coast Avalanche

The Kootenay Wildcats are having a tough time getting into the win column in BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League action this past weekend in Nelson.

West Coast Avalanche won all three games in the Heritage City by a whopping 17-1 margin.

West Coast opened the series Friday by stopping the Cats 8-1.

Eleza Pakozdy and Megan Lia each scored twice for the Avs while Stephanie McAuley of Trail scored the lone goal for Kootenay.

West Coast scored seven times in the second period to take over the game.

Murphy’s Law weekend for Kootenay Ice

Ice goalies saw a lot of rubber this weekend during a couple of BCMMHL games against the Valley West Hawks. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was a Murphy’s Law weekend for the Kootenay Ice.

That’s right, everything that could go wrong — including the refs not showing up for Saturday’s game — did to wrong.

The Valley West Hawks put some serious hurt on the Ice, dumping Kootenay by scores of 7-0 Saturday and 11-7 Sunday in BC Hockey Major Midget League action in Nelson.

“It started with officiating not scheduled properly,” Ice head coach Rob Wright said following Sunday’s loss.

Saints clip Eastern Washington Eagles on Banner Raising Night

The BCIHL Championship banner raising featured (L-R) last season's team trainer Garth Georgetti, last season's assistant coach Jamie Friess, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Selkirk College Board Chair Bruce Morrison and Saints captain Logan Proulx. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A boisterous home crowd and pre-game banner raising ceremony fuelled the Selkirk College Saints to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar Community Recreation Complex.

Returning to the comforts of home ice after a rough regular season start that saw the Saints drop all three games on the road, the two-time defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions got back on track.

Bombers ready for playoffs with solid showing in Castlegar

Hailee Gerun plays the ball during Saturday's West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar. — Photo courtesy LVR athletic department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tuned up for the playoffs by going 3-0-1 during the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament Saturday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

LVR defeated Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar (4-0), South Okanagan of Oliver (2-0) and West Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie (1-0) before playing rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks to a 1-1 tie.

“The team is maturing this year and is now able to relax in pressure situations and make good decisions and self-less passes to ensure the best result for the whole team,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.