by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 20 2014

The Nelson Leafs scored seven unanswered goals en route to an 8-2 pounding of the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Leafs to remain tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Beaver...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

The win was the second of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players...

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Leafs deal for offence after acquiring Michael Rand from Bruins

Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and the rest of the Green and White have one more game, Friday against Grand Forks, before relaxing for a KIJHL Christmas break. — The Nelson Daily photo

It’s a deal that has been in the works, from Nelson’s perspective, for at least . . . well, a very long time.

Last week pen was put to paper as the Nelson Leafs acquired sniper Michael Rand from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for cash and future considerations.

Rand joined the team this week and, ironically, plays his first game in the Green and White against his former teammates in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Christmas hockey game to benefit Selkirk Saints Hockey Program

Christmas hockey game to benefit Selkirk Saints Hockey Program

The Christmas Classic Hockey game and the Broomball Dance will be joining forces this year at the Complex in Castlegar on (Saturday) December 27.

The cause behind the Christmas Classic Hockey game is to raise funds for our Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program. 

All proceeds from the game will be donated to the Selkirk Saints. 

The game is from 7-9:00 p.m. at the Castlegar Complex. 

There are beer gardens, various giveaways and Broomball Dance tickets at the game. 

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Home ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.

The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.

The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.

Vancouver dumped Kootenay 9-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson before rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ice 7-3 Sunday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Keagan Jade scored eight points to lead the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to a 38-36 West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball win over Boundary Central of Midway Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks.

The contest was part of a three-team playday that also featured a team from the host Grand Forks Wolves.

LVR was up for most of the game, holding quarter leads of 11-2, 21-12 and 27-19 until Boundary Central staged a late-game rally.

Josh Jolicoeur and Curtis Young each had six points for LVR.

The Bombers opened the day dropping a 35-33 decision to Grand Forks.

Falcons outlast LVR Bombers in final of West Kootenay Rumble

LVR point guard Robbie Dixon led the Bombers against Heritage Christian.

The Fernie Falcons held off a late charge to edge the L.V. Rogers Bombers 38-37 in the final of the West Kootenay Rumble High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Mount Sentinel Gymnasium.

Vinnie Watson missed the second of a two-shot foul allowing the Falcons to hold off Bombers.

“It wasn't to be,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.

“The Fernie Falcons were crowned champions of the 2014 West Kootenay Rumble.”

Braves spoil party for Leafs, steal 2-1 KIJHL win Saturday at NDCC Arena

Nelson tossed everything at the net during the third period but came up empty Saturday against Spokane at the NDCC Arena.

It’s not the result the Nelson Leafs expected.

Two second period goals and a solid showing between the pipes by net minder Trevor Dilaure was enough to power the Spokane Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The loss, and only scoring a single goal, comes on the heels of a ten-goal explosion Friday in Grand Forks.

“The boys were tired and their goalie got hot,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.

Nelson Leafs tame Border Bruins 10-1

Leafs Matt MacDonald tallied six points to lead the Leafs past Grand Forks 10-1. — The Nelson Daily file photo

It was “ring up the points night” for the Green and White as the Nelson Leafs clobbered the Grand Forks Border Bruins 10-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the Boundary City.

Matt MacDonald had a career game, finishing with six points, including a three-goal hat-trick, to lead the Leafs.

Nelson’s leading scorer Robson Cramer had four points while Branden Chow and Darnel St. Pierre each finished with three.

Nelson led 2-1 after one period on goals by Sam Weber.