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New recruit Aidan Geiger sparks Leafs to win over Chase

Aidan Geiger battled for the loose puck in the Chase goal crease Friday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The signing of Aidan Geiger paid off in spades for the Nelson Leafs.

The former Fernie Ghostrider scored the winning goal midway through the third period to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Chase Heat in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Geiger, who signed with the Leafs earlier this week after playing last season for the Ghostriders, combined with Patrick Croome and Aaron Brewer to beat Nic Bruyere in the Heat nets for the winning tally.

The teams traded goals all game long.

New Leaf captain Dunlap eager to lead by example

New Leaf captain Dunlap eager to lead by example

Every team in every league enters a new season with dreams of success.

The Nelson Leafs hockey club falls into that same category.

However, a month into the season and the Leafs believe they are a little closer to enjoying that success at the other end of the rainbow.

Nelson holds down top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-1-1-1 record, one point ahead of surprising Spokane Braves, with the team returning to the ice Friday for a home date against the Chase Heat at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Road Kings Executive

The Nelson Road King Car Club executive includes, back row, L-R, Jack Chambers, Mode Radcliffe, Rob "Woody" Wudkevich and Stan Brost- President. Front, Frank Anderson, Joe Mann – Vice President, Pat Keegan- Secretary and Treasurer, Mike Keegan – Past President, Britt Darough, Ron Cutler and Marcello Piro. Missing, John Madelung, Bill Smith and Dave Sabo. — Submitted photo

"Record-breaking year on Nelson Streets."

It's just one of the ways to sum up the 2014 Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise held during September in the Heritage City.

With Mother Nature providing a picture-postcard-like day, and more than 300 cars from the southern BC Interior, Washington, Idaho and southern Alberta arriving to fill the Heritage  City downtown, the 2014 Road Kings Queen City Cruise was an amazing event.

Bombers blast off at Oliver Fall Festival Field hockey tournament

Sarah Wade (5), Naomi Perkins (hair in face), Hailee Gerun (second from left) and German International Student Svenja Rennecke (11) jam the net in action Saturday against Oliver. — Photo courtesy Zan Mautner

Now that the politics are out of the way, let the games begin.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers looked to be in mid-season form during the Oliver Fall Festival Field hockey tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.

The Bombers finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, losing its only contest to provincially ranked Kelowna Secondary School 4-0.

“It was a great outing for the LVR team,” said Val Gibson, taking on one last coaching assignment after retiring in the spring.

“Chemistry is good with the mixture of the new players.”

Championship Weekend is set as Nelson City Soccer season winds down

The Nelson U18 Selects (white jerseys) were being chased down all game by the Innkeepers during semi final action Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The finalists are set in the Nelson City Soccer League following semi final weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.

In the Leo’s Men’s Open, regular season champ Innkeepers had little trouble with the U18 Nelson Selects, posting a 4-0 victory.

The Innkeepers scored two quick goals midway through the first half en route to the win.

Mike Precious, tested a handful of times in the Innkeeper nets, registered the shutout.

The Innkeepers meet rival Kootenay Co-op in the final.

Co-op edged out Old Dogs FC 1-0 to advance.

Ice stay close but drop pair at BCMMHL Showcase Weekend

Kootenay Ice lost a pair of games during Showcase Weekend in Richmond. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Kootenay Ice opened the BC Hockey Major Midget League season on a sour note falling twice during Showcase Weekend to Greater Vancouver Canadians in Richmond.

Showcase Weekend, the first of two during the season, has all teams playing at one location, giving junior and college scouts a chance to view prospects.

Kyle Uy scored twice for Greater Vancouver Saturday afternoon to lead the Canadians to a 3-0 victory.

Sunday, five different players scored to lead the Canadians to a 5-2 win.

Wildcats, Bombers get ball bouncing on High School volleyball season

Wildcats, Bombers get ball bouncing on High School volleyball season

High School volleyball teams from throughout the Kootenays got a taste of competitive action at the Kootenay Volleyball Classic Saturday at Castlegar Selkirk College Gymnasium.

Of course players got a late start to the season due to the B.C. Teachers Federation strike/lockout that allowed school to start Monday (September 22).

The result for Kootenay Volleyball Classic was some teams were still not ready for the season to commence and canceled out at the last minute.