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by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 04 2017

Ryan Piva scored an unassisted marker midway through the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night in the Lilac City.

The win, combined with a loss by Beaver Valley, increases Nelson's lead to five points in the Murdoch Division.

The Hawks suffered a second straight home ice loss, 4-2...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 02 2017

The Nelson Leafs begin the month of November at the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Murdoch Division, a slim one-point ahead of the red-hot Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

And if the Leafs have any hope of ending the month atop the divisional leader board, winning against divisional opponents is a must — especially the lowly Spokane Braves.

Nelson kicks off a...

by Contributor on Thursday Nov 02 2017

This has been a historical season for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer program and for Mitchell Popadynetz.

The team continues to blaze ‘uncharted’ territory as it secured its first Canada West playoff spot, won its first Canada West post season match and now has been rewarded with its first Canada West player of the year and having the most players ever named to the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 02 2017

Nelson’s Reece Hunt scored the opening goal of the tournament to spark Team BC to a 2-0 victory over Saskatchewan at the 2017 National Women’s Under-18 Hockey Championships Wednesday in Quebec City.

Hunt snapped a shot past Saskatchewan goalie Jordan Ivanco at 8:46 of the opening period for the game-winning goal.

Hunt then assisted on a goal by teammate Chanreet Basi in the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 01 2017

Mitch Popadynetz has been one of the most talented players to come out of Nelson Youth Soccer.

He’s also turning into one of the most dominate players in Canada West Men’s Soccer after leading the Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack squad to the Canada West Final Four.

The skillful Popadynetz scored once as the Wolfpack blasted University of Saskatchewan Huskies 5-1...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

The Selkirk College Saints first western swing of the season provided four valuable points as the team returned to the West Kootenay with a pair of wins over British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) rivals.

The Saints ran their 2017-2018 regular season record to 6-0 with an impressive 6-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes on Friday night and hard fought 6-3...

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 31 2017

The LV Rogers Bombers senior girls volleyball team came home with the hardware from the annual JL Crowe Block Party tournament after a dominating weekend in Trail.

The Bombers didn’t lose a single game over the two-day tournament that featured teams from across the West Kootenay and Boundary. It was the second year in a row that the Nelson team captured top spot.

“We played well...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 29 2017

The Nelson Leafs concluded the month of October on a bit of a sour note, falling 3-0 to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.

Frustrated by two earlier losses to the Leafs this season, the Cats jumped all over the Leafs in the first period. The home side outshot the visitors 17-5 and were rewarded...