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Lack of scoring proves costly for Kootenay against Northeast Chiefs

Ice assistant coach hopes Kootenay breaks out of a scoring slump this weekend during its home-opening games.

Following three straight weekends on the road, the Kootenay Ice is coming home to play a game.

The Ice meet Valley West Hawks in a two-game BC Hockey Major Midget League tilt beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

“We’re so excited to play at home finally,” said Ice assistant coach Brian Jones.

“We’re feeling nicely but have struggling to find some offence so that’s currently what were trying to address.”

Perkins scores twice to power Bombers past Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey

 LVR coach Bruce Walgren gives Japan International student and Bomber rookie Yu Takahashi instructions during a recent tournament.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers head into a hectic week on the schedule after edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-2 Thursday in West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Naomi Perkins led the Bombers with a pair of goals whbile Nao Butterfield added a single.

Jenna Wheeldon was in goal to register the win for LVR. It was the first time guarding the cage for Wheeldon.

Leafs shutout Castlegar 3-0 behind 23-save performance of goalie Brett Soles

Leafs Robson Cramer (left) and captain Aaron Dunlap try to jam the loose puck past Jon Manlow in the first period of Saturday's KIJHL clash at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

While most fans of the Nelson Leafs were enjoying a day at the turkey buffet table, the Green and White were making up of a hiccup Friday at home.

Nelson rode the 23-save performance of Brett Soles to shutout the Castlegar Rebels 3-0 Sunday afternoon in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Sunflower City.

The win gained some revenge for the Leafs after the Green and White dropped a 3-1 decision to the Rebels Friday in Nelson.

Rebels ride Zubick to 3-1 victory over Leafs

Rebel netminder Patrick Zubick once again frustrated the Nelson shooters in a 3-1 victory Friday at the NDCC Arena.

It’s an Achilles Heel that keeps on haunting the Nelson Leafs — goal scoring.

For the second straight game all the Green and White could manage was a single goal en route to dropping a 3-1 decision to the Castlegar Rebels Friday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The win by the Rebels evens the season series between the two Murdoch Division rivals a 1-1-1.

'Parent Weekend' highlights Leafs three-game set against Murdoch opposition

Nelson Minor Hockey grads Matt MacDonald and Nolan Percival battle for the puck during last week's win over Chase.

It’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs like playing at the NDCC Arena.

If not this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season season would be off to a disastrous start as Nelson plays nine of its first 11 games in the Heritage City.

The home stretch continues as the Leafs play host to Murdoch rivals Castlegar, Friday, and Spokane, Saturday in the first two games of a three-game set.

However, these games are extra special for the Leafs as its Parent Weekend.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Sensations Dress Shop U14 Girl's Champs

The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Laura Zondervan, Heather Potkins, Anna Milde, Haley Slomba, Shaen Panko-Dool, Bryce Winters, Ava Young, Alex Pompu, Riley Zondervan and coach Beth Corven. Front, Veronica Kearnes, Kelsey Andrusak, Hannah Corven, Camryn Parnell, Kamylle Barton and Jaden How. Missing, Ellee Atkinson. — Submitted photo

During the regular season Sensations Dress Shop struggled to find any consistency against the rest of the Girl's U14 League teams.

However, when playoffs rolled in the squad rose to World Cup form as Sensations Dress Shop won the Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl's House League crown with a thrilling 3-2 shootout win over Vogue during Championship Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

Sensations Dress Shop and Vogue played to a 2-2 regulation tie before the victors took over to capture the House League crown in shootout.

Mount Sentinel Wildcat grab silver at Vernon tourney

The Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Johnny Johnson, Mason Lockwood, Marco Slater, Aslin Mackay, Jesse Strong, Oliver Cougur and Coach Glen Campbell. Front, manager Bryar Campbell, Carlos Berger, Thomas Verigin and Liam Stewart. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats climbed into the top-10 rankings of BC High School A Boy's Volleyball after finishing second at the Vernon Christian Invitational Tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City.

Mount Sentinel lost out in the final to Cedars Christian from Prince George.

The Cats were led by allstars Thomas Verigin and Johnny Johnson.

Mount Sentinel finished first in round-robin play on Friday before ousting Kelowna Christian in the semi-final to advance to the championship contest.