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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 12 2017

After playing seven of 10 games at home, the Nelson Leafs set out on the road for a five-game trip beginning Friday in Castlegar against the Murdoch Division rival Rebels.

The game is the first meaningful game since the Leafs upset the Rebels in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs last spring.

“Castlegar is always tough in their own barn,...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

If the Selkirk College Saints 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) home opener is any indication, it’s going to be a thrilling rollercoaster ride to finish.

However, the Saints were able to regain their senses, scoring six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 victory over the Simon Fraser University Clan.

After the ceremonial season opening puck drop...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 10 2017

The L.V. Bombers enacted some revenge on the Falcons from Fernie, edging the East Kootenay squad to recently capture a High School Girls’ Volleyball Tournament.

Bomber coach Jenn Kidd said the squad won six of seven matched en route to the playoff round. The only blemish on the round robin record, that saw LVR post wins over Elkford twice, David Thompson of Invernere and Immaculata of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 09 2017

The latest black belt recipient at at Kootenay Martial Arts is now the youngest in North America.

Jeremiah Richichi tested for his black belt in Tae Kwon Do recently, and after achieving his goal, became the youngest Tae Kwon Do black belt in North America at the age of eight years of age.

The achievement shows Richichi's dedication and perseverance in all areas of...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 09 2017

The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished high atop the standings at the Chilliwack High School Girl’s Field Hockey Tournament Thanksgiving weekend in the Fraser Valley.

The Bombers completed the two-day affair with a 4-0 record.

LVR defeated Maple Ridge (1-0), Sardis (3-0), Agassiz Eagles (3-0) and G.W. Graham (1-0) to complete the tournament with an unblemished mark.

Shianne...

by Alex Breen on Sunday Oct 08 2017

Ryan Cooper scored twice and Josh Williams recorded his third shutout of the season sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 4-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win snapped a brief one-game losing skid for the Green and White.

Nelson opened the two-game home stand weekend with a narrow 2-1 loss Friday to...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Oct 07 2017

It appears there’s not a lot to choose from between the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The two Murdoch rivals played another tight contest Friday night in the Heritage City, this time Beaver Valley coming out on top with a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory at the NDCC Arena.

The two clubs opened the season with the Leafs escaping with a 1-0...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 05 2017

The hot start by the Nelson Leafs has not gone unnoticed on the Junior B Hockey landscape.

The Green and White leave September and begin October near the top of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, and fifth overall in Canadian Junior B rankings.

“I would not say I am surprised per say,” said Leaf GM Lance Morey after squad put together a 6-1-2 record and complete the...

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