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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 29 2018

The West Kootenay Speed Skating Club took a contingent of eight skaters to Kamloops this past weekend to compete at one of the largest short track events of the season. 

Teams from Williams Lake, Prince George, Richmond, Kelowna, Vernon, Salmon Arm, West Kootenay, along with two from Kamloops, attended the event.

The West Kootenay group had three skaters over seven groups in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 28 2018

Ryan Piva scored the winning goal midway through the second period sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Border Bruins Saturday night in Grand Forks.

The goal by the Trail native, his 17th of the season, snapped a 1-1 tie and enabled the Leafs to capture its second win of the weekend.

Nelson, now leading the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Jan 27 2018

Nelson Leafs took care of business Friday night in Spokane.

The Leafs built up a 3-0 lead to outlast the Braves 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Lilac City.

The win, combined with losses by both Castlegar Rebels —3-0 to Creston — and Beaver Valley Nitehawks — 5-4 to Grand Forks in overtime — lifts Nelson into sole possession of first place in the...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 25 2018

'Work hard, play hard' is the motto for many sports enthusiasts, and women who play roller derby are no exception.
Castlegar’s Dam City Rollers’ hard work will be on display Feb. 3 when they take on Spokane’s Lilac City Roller Derby team at Selkirk College Gym in Castlegar. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the first whistle at 7 p.m.

“Lilac City is a competitive team that the Dams have...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 23 2018

Nelson’s Scotiabank branch injected some major financial support for the upcoming BC Bantam Tier Three Hockey Championships with a cheque for $5,000 to help offset expenses.

The tournament, which runs from March  18th – 22nd, includes nine teams, from across BC. 

A tournament of this magnitude requires many volunteers and financial assistance from businesses throughout the...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 22 2018

The Selkirk College Saints kept their first-place hopes alive with a pair of victories over southern rival Eastern Washington University in a home-and-home weekend series.

With the stretch drive to the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) post-season now underway, the Saints covet home-ice advantage for the playoffs and currently sit four points behind first place...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 22 2018

This has been a historical season for the Thompson Rivers University WolfPack men’s soccer program and for Nelson Minor Soccer grad 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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 22 2018

The Nelson Bantams are gearing up to host the 2017/18 British Columbia Bantam Tier Three Hockey Championships, which runs from March 18th – 22nd.

Ten teams from each of the nine districts across BC and the Yukon are slated to attend the five-day tourney.

The tournament is a terrific economic generator for the host community, drawing hundreds of families,...