by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 03 2016

The last time the Nelson Leafs faced Creston Valley the Thunder Cats drilled the Green and White 7-1 in the East Kootenay City during a penalty-filled contest.

Saturday night, in the rematch at the NDCC Arena, there was a first-period tilt between Jordan Unger of the Leafs and Cats...

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Leafs play 'Let's Make a Deal'

Now former Leaf Eamonn Miller was sent to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League as Nelson made some moves before the December 1 roster deadline. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs were awfully busy this week, finding themselves at the center of a handful of trades as the struggling franchise looks to turnaround an awful season on the ice.

Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personal Mario DiBellais looking to close the gap in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division, with the trades and roster acquisitions.

Nelson Leafs win bronze medal at Atom Tournament

The Nelson Atom Leafs include, (players only from left) Cash Linnen, Mitchell Erickson, Gunnar Evenson, Cohen Wolbaum, Sebastian Conne-Correnti, Nathan Jackman, Larson Proctor, Dane Jones,Myles Cousins, Jaden and Cash Nay. Front, goalie Shea Andersen. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Leafs came ever so close to win it all, settling for the bronze medal at the Atom Minor Hockey Tournament this past weekend.

The Leafs defeated City rival Nelson Chiefs 6-2 to claim the bronze medal.

Leafs goals were scored by Gunnar Evenson assisted by Jaden Hlookoff; Cash Nay assisted by Mitchell Erickson; Larson Proctor assisted by Erickson; Jaden Hlookoff assisted by Erickson; Erickson assisted by Proctor and an empty net goal by Nay.

Miller Tedesco and Max Jean replied for the Chiefs.

Howell scores OT winner to spark Leafs past Braves

Dale Howell scored the winner in OT against Spokane to help Nelson snap a three-game KIJHL losing streak Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

Dale Howell scored twice, including the game winner in extra time, to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League overtime victory Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak and helped Nelson finish the month of November on a positive note after dropping eight of ten games.

After the two teams exchanged goals in the first period, Nelson grabbed a 3-2 lead following 40 minutes of play on two later period goals by Sawyer Hunt, on the power play, and Ryan Piva.

Kootenay Whitecaps steal show at Seattle Showcase

The future looks bright for female soccer in the Kootenays after this group of players concluded a successful tournament in Seattle. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Whitecaps

To say female soccer in the Kootenays would be the understatement of the year.

Three teams from the Kootenay Whitecaps program cooked with the big dogs during a showcase tournament over the weekend in Seattle, Wash.

"The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing the watch," said Bret Adams, Associate Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay program.

"The development that the whitecaps coaching has given the players in the last 3 years is starting to show."

Thomson rink edges Salviulo to claim top spot at Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel

The A-Event winning rink includes, from left, lead Richard Faunt, second Rob Nobert, third Don Freschi and lead Fred Thomson. — Submitted photo

Half of the defending BC Seniors Curling team defended its Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel title Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Fred Thomson of  Nelson and Don Freschi of Trail, with weekend warrior teammates lead Richard Faunt of Trail and second Rob Nobert of Kelowna, capturing the A Event final at the cashspiel Sunday afternoon.

"It is the second year that this has been a Memorial Spiel, and this year the growth was evident," said a spokesperson for the Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel.

Thunder roll to West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball title

Trafalgar Thunder Madeline Holitzki is receiving a serve from Grand Forks while Gabby Bobby and Lennox Lockhurst get ready to attack. Raven Sperling is in the back row. — Submitted photo

Trafalgar Thunder rolled to the West Kootenay Grade 8 Girl's Volleyball Title this past weekend as the bump sport season concluded.

The Thunder swept past Grand Forks Wolves 2-0 in the best-of-three final by scores of 15-7, 15-5.

The other Trafalgar squad also was victorious, outlasting host Mount Sentinel Wildcats 15-9, 15-10.

At the senior level, the L.V. Rogers Bombers commence play at the BC High School AAA Girl's Volleyball Championships beginning today in Kelowna at Okanagan Mission High School.

Mallards Team of the Week — Mount Sentinel Wildcats

The Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Taylen Hryniw, Kalina Spurge, Hazel Veerman-Sparks, Leanne Kabatoff, Jasmyne Cartier and Kira Stoochnoff. Front, coach Joe Moreira, Jerika Perepolkin, Teya Makortoff, Victoria Peebles and Jaylen Rushton. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats recently punched their ticket into the BC High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Immaculata in Kelowna.

The Wildcats open play in power pool play in the five to eight seed division against Kootenay rivals Fernie Falcons, Aspengrove of Nanaimo and Richmond Christian.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to support the Cats endeavours with Team of the Week honours.

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