by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 16 2014

The Nelson Leafs gave Heritage City fans a taste of everything this Junior B season as the club played well into April for the first time in a few years.

Fans attending Friday’s Cyclone Taylor Cup preliminary round contest between Nelson and KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.

Nelson's Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers proved they are no match for Kootenay competition, outscoring the opposition 14-1 at the Mount Baker Wild High School Girl's Soccer Tournament this past weekend in the East Kootenay City.

The only blemish for the Bombers came during a 2-1 win over Selkirk Storm...

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Nelson Resident, Simon De la Salle holds up his trophy Bull Trout caught in March. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Charters

March is done and April is in full stride. So there's plenty of time this year to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Nitehawk explosion rallies Beaver Valley to 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup

Hawks Jacob Boycuzk was screaming for joy along with BV captain Archie McKinnon during the award ceremonies following the Cyclone Taylor Cup win by the KIJHL Champions from Fruitvale. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Beaver Valley Nitehawks sure know how to keep team supporters on the edge of their seats.

Trailing by one with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Hawks struck for four goals en route to a 5-2 victory over the Aldergrove Kodiaks in the final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday afternoon before more than 1,200 fans at the NDCC Arena.

The victory ends a 13-year BC Junior B Hockey Championship drought for the Hawks.

The last time the Fruitvale-based club won the Cyclone Taylor Cup was in 2001 with current skipper Terry Jones at the helm.

Cougars capture Cyclone bronze with 3-0 shutout of host Nelson Leafs

End of a season: The Leaf players watch from the blueline the Victoria Cougars accept their bronze medals following the consolation round contest Sunday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Maybe it was the big, larger-than-life, red goalie pads.

Whatever, the reason the Nelson Leafs will be glad not to have to face Victoria goalie Connor Beauchamp again for some time after the 6’1”, 195-pound netminder stymied the Green and White for the second time in four days.

The Nanton, Alta., native made 23 saves to lead the Vancouver Island Champion Cougars to a 3-0 shutout over the Leafs in Bronze Medal Round action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

No joy in Leafville as Aldergrove edges Nelson to advance to Cyclone Taylor Finale

Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson has Kodiak netminder Jordan Liem beat but shoots the puck over the net during second-period action of Saturday's Cyclone Taylor contest between Nelson and Aldergroveat the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Hopes of bringing a Cyclone Taylor Championship back to the Heritage City for the first time in more than 45 years came to a crashing halt for the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Aldergrove Kodiaks rode the red-hot netminding of Jordan Liem to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs during the final round robin of the Cyclone Taylor Cup.

The win allows the Kodiaks to advance into the Gold Medal game Sunday at 2:30 p.m. while the Leafs play for the bronze.

Hawks secure top spot with 3-0 victory, advance to Cyclone Taylor Cup Final

Beaver Valley defenceman Sheldon Hubbard (right) gets into a starring contest with Wade Johnson of the Cougars during third period action of Saturday's Cyclone Taylor game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Beaver Valley has booked its ticket into the Cyclone Taylor Cup Final.

Brett Clark made 26 saves to power the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Nitehawks to a 3-0 victory over the Victoria Cougars in Cyclone Taylor preliminary round action Saturday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

The win gives Beaver Valley 2-0-1 record, which is good enough for top spot in round robin standings, and a berth in the Cup Final Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The Vancouver Island champs from Victoria, dropping to 1-2, was eliminated with the loss.

Leafs remain alive in Cyclone Taylor Tournament, rally to pull out tie against Hawks

What a difference a day makes as the Leafs were all smiles after Jamie Vlanich (28) tied the game with a second-period marker. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Cyclone Taylor Final is set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, but don’t expect any of the four teams to take a flyer during Saturday’s last day of round robin games.

The jury remains on the two finalists for the championship following Day two action after the Nelson Leafs registered a bounce-back game, twice rallying from one-goal-deficits, to pull out a 2-2 tie against archrival Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Cyclone Taylor round robin action Friday night before large crowd at the NDCC Arena.

Cougars rain on Nelson parade, feast on Leafs during Cyclone opener

Nelson Mayor John Dooley conducts the ceremonial faceoff between Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre (right) and Mark Walton of the Victoria Cougars. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Leafs face a must win as the Cyclone Taylor Cup enters Day two Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Victoria Cougars rained on the parade of the home side, scoring five second-period goals to rout the home side 6-1 in action Thursday night before a disappointing home crowd at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs now face archrival Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at 7:30 p.m.

The Hawks, tied with Victoria for top spot in Cyclone Taylor Cup standings, opened with a 4-1 win over Aldergrove Kodiaks.