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Leafs expect injured vets back in lineup for weekend

Cody Abbey . . . expected to play Friday

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports Editor

If the Nelson Leafs didn’t have bad luck the team would have no luck at all.

Already icing one of the youngest rosters in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Leafs played most of last weekend without the services of three veteran players — forwards Gavin Currie and Cody Abbey and defenceman Tyler Parfeniuk.

The result had the Leafs losing two of three, including a 6-2 pasting at the hands of the lowly Grand Forks Border Bruins.

Nelson's Kinrade kept out of first pre-season game with Sens

Geoff Kinrade . . . second NHL camp

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Nelson native Geoff Kinrade joined a long list of Senators who did not take to the ice Tuesday for Ottawa’s 5-0 thrashing of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Center.

Jason Spezza, Daniel Alfredsson, Alex Kovalev, Milan Michalek, Chris Phillips and Pascal Leclaire joined Kinrade, who re-signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Senators in the summer, on the sidelines as players, who didn't make the trip from Ottawa.

City Soccer teams ready for post season play

Nelson City Soccer players prepare for playoff push.

The Nelson Daily Sports Staff

The Nelson City Soccer League has moved to a new time, but at the same place.

Due to a loss of daylight hours league organizers moved evening game to Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Fields.

Taking advantage of the extra light in the Men’s Over-35 League were Red Dog and Jackson’s Hole. Both teams, although taking different roads, advanced to the league semi finals with quarterfinal round wins.

Hornets sting West Kootenay fieldhockey teams

Bomber Paige Mansveld rushes past a pair of Hornets.

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports Editor

A high-powered Hornets squad from South Okanagan proved to be too much for the locals at the Stanley Humphries Rockers High School Girl’s Fieldhockey Playday Saturday at the Pass Creek Pitch in Castlegar.

The South Okanagan Hornets of Oliver cruised past all four West Kootenay teams to claim top prize in both the Junior and Senior side of the draw.

“Oliver was superior in both Junior and Senior ranks,” said L.V. Rogers Bomber coach Val Gibson.

Wildcats hit by Storm in final of Hawks Invitational

Senior Jessica Paulson is one of the leaders of the Cats.

By Bruce Fuhr,
The Nelson Daily Sports Editor

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats passed the first test of the 2010 B.C. High School Girl’s Volleyball season Saturday in Trail — well sort of.

The Cats lost in straight sets (25-15, 25-20) to a much more experienced Selkirk Storm side from Kimberley but proved to head coach Joe Moreira this team will battle right to the bitter end.

Leafs snap winless slide with 3-2 victory over Penticton Lakers

Leafs defenceman Raymond Reimer crashes the net.

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Beggars can’t be choosers.
Which is why the Nelson franchise will gladly take its first two points of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, a 3-2 victory over the visiting Penticton Lakers Sunday afternoon a the NDCC Arena.
Connor McLaughlin scored the winning goal midway through the third period to give Nelson its first win in five attempts.
Twice the 2010 KIJHL finalists took a one-goal advantage.
Colton Schnell gave the Leafs a 1-0 when he tucked the centering pass past Adam Harris in the Laker nets.

Bombers finish 11th in Chilliwack

LVR defeated Abby International 4-1.

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Erik Norberg scored his third goal in five games to power the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 4-1 decision over Abby International in consolation action at the Best of the Best High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday in Chilliwack.
Mitch Melanson, Simon Sheppard and defender Kevin Lewis also scored for the LVR, which finished 11th overall in the 16-team tournament.
The Bombers were dropped to the third tier of the tournament after losing in shootout tiebreaker.

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