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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

Basketball officials throughout the province are at is again, joining forces to raise money and awareness to its Pink Whistle Campaign.

The annual campaign, which runs during the month of February strives to raise funds for all cancers.

"There's a lot of us in our association that have been dealt the pain cancer can deliver," Bruce Fuhr, West Kootenay Basketball Officials...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

The Nelson Leafs Autism Awareness Campaign was a big hit on an off the ice as the Hockey Society brought the neurodevelopmental disorder to the forefront during a recent five-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League home stand at the NDCC Arena.

Another winner was Sam Kitch, who won the autographed jersey by the Vancouver Canucks.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 13 2018

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats earned a split during a three-team West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball Playday held recently at the South Slocan based gymnasium.

The Wildcats opened the event with a tough 62-50 loss to Boundary Central of Midway.

Mount Sentinel evened the score in the later game, thumping Nakusp Cougars 74-43.

In the opener Mathies Bergendahl poured in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 11 2018

In a game that could be a preview to the Murdoch Division Final, the Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels battled to a 4-4 overtime tie Saturday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The game made no difference in the Murdoch standings as the Leafs clinched the title Friday with an overtime win over Grand Forks.

However, should the two teams...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 10 2018

For a time, Friday night at the NDCC Arena, it appeared the Nelson Leafs were willing to simply back into the Murdoch Division Title.

After 40 minutes, potential first-round playoff opponent, Grand Forks Border Bruins held a slim 2-1 lead against the Green and White.

However, this Leaf team is not like some squads from the past.

After Leaf Captain Sawyer Hunt tied the game...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 08 2018

The Nelson Leafs are ever so close to checking off the first box on the goal sheet for this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

Powered by a five-game winning streak, including a three-game sweep of home games this past weekend, the Leafs are within a single-point of clinching the Murdoch Division regular season title — a crown that has eluded the Green and White since...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 07 2018

A tenacious full-court press turned out to be difference as the L.V. Rogers Bombers rallied from a 22-13 deficit to edge the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail 47-40 in West Kootenay Senior Girl's Basketball action Wednesday at the Hangar in Nelson.

LVR trailed by as many as 12 points before the Bombers coaching staff switched up the game plan, pressing the Hawks all over the court.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 06 2018

The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a barn burner to the visiting J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks Tuesday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

LVR rallied late, but lost in overtime to the Hawks from Trail 79-76 in West Kootenay High School Boys’ Basketball action.

Josh Jolicoeur tied the game for LVR in the final seconds of the fourth period, dropping a contested layup to even the score.