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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 08 2017

If goaltending was the Achilles' heel for the Nelson Leafs last season, it appears to be rock solid to begin the new Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

Josh Williams stopped 38 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The contest was the opener for both teams as the KIJHL kicked off its...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 07 2017

While it may be only September, and the last time hockey fans looked the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Trophy is hoisted in March, there remains a sense of optimism coming from inside the NDCC Arena as the Junior B League kicks off the season Friday on several fronts.

A new-look management team combined with a solid returning core and a strong recruiting class...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

The Glacier Gymnastics Club went the extra mile, presenting KidSport Nelson with a generous donation from a fundraiser in June.

The $195-plus donation comes from the Glacier June community fundraiser blitz.

"We received $195.50 in donations for KidSport and would like to thank the community for their continued support of Glacier's programs and sports in general," said Jennifer...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

The Nelson Leafs continue arranging the deck chairs on the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club prepares to open the regular season Friday at the NDCC Arena against defending champion, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Nelson, finishing the exhibition season with a 2-2-2 record against the Nitehawks, Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins, moved two...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 05 2017

Fred Thomson of Nelson fired a one-under par 71 to capture the Low Gross title at the Senior Men’s Golf Tournament Thursday at the Balfour Golf Course.

Thomson, who is a member at Granite Pointe in Nelson, edged local golf legend Reg Clarkson of Balfour for the overall title by two strokes at the 6,530-yard, Par 72 course.

“I played well and made some long putts and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 01 2017

The Nelson Leafs conclude the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season this weekend with three home games at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs, fresh off a 4-2 loss to the defending KIJHL Champion Nitehawks, host Beaver Valley Friday at 7 p.m. to begin the three-game set.

Nelson led 2-1 after 20 minutes before the Hawks stormed back with three straight goals — two in...

by Nelson Daily Staff on Tuesday Aug 29 2017

Keep The Beat 2017 was another success story as a local group of students raised money for the War Child Canada.

The 14th annual event, held this past weekend at Rotary Lakeside Park in Nelson, entertained the public with festival full of music, fun, and dancing, features twelve amazing arts, including names such as Peach Pit, Hello Moth, and Adam Shaikh, among others.

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 28 2017

It was another successful weekend for the Nelson Fat Tire Festival.

The event that promotes everything great about mountain biking in Nelson completed four days of competition in and around the Heritage City this past weekend — including the Bike Park in Rosemont, Baker Street for the Parade and Morning Mountain west of Nelson.

Thursday, the four-day festival kicked off with the...