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Men's Basketball returns to Heritage City as WKMBL tips off season at LVR Hangar

The West Kootenay Basketball League expanded into the Heritage City Monday at the LVR Hangar as Empire Coffee (light jerseys) hosted Kootenay Lake Electrical. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Basketball kicked off a little earlier than in past years as Men’s League hoops returned to the Heritage City for the first time in decades with the arrival of the West Kootenay Men’s Basketball League.

Three Nelson teams — Empire Coffee, Kootenay Lake Electrical and Nelson Toyota — joined teams in Castlegar, Rossland, Trail and Northport, Wash., to form the eight-team league.

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Snow, Avalanches, and a Rescue Story

Here in southern BC, it is still alarmingly warm for skiers awaiting snow.  It rains, or the sun shines, and we wait, and look at a thin bit of white decorating local mountain-tops, and look askance at the thermometer registering over 12 degrees C. -- or whatever well-above-freezing, balmy temperature it happens to be at the moment.  

While we wait and hope, here's a story about snow and skiing that needs to be told, from further north in BC and from another year.  Avalanche Canada has sent out the following message:

Selkirk College Saints Continue With On-Ice Lessons

Selkirk College Saints rookie forward Wade Johnson battles along the boards in Friday night’s British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) game against the Trinity Western University Spartans in Castlegar. The Saints split the weekend series with their rivals from the Lower Mainland.

The student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints have shown great promise in the opening third of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season, but there is plenty to learn before the final playoff test arrives in March.

The Saints split their home weekend set with the Trinity Western University Spartans to remain atop the league standings as they build towards taking a shot at a fifth straight BCIHL championship. The Spartans took the Friday night game 4-3 and the Saints rebounded on Saturday to claim a 3-2 victory.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — What better way to enjoy rain

Nothing like catching a big fish to make a young lad smile. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Despite one of the wettest October's on record, Kerry has a way of getting the best out of a day on the water.

Despite the weather in October, we managed to get out on the water almost every day.  I had good intentions of spending lots of time in the jetsled, however it was much more comfortable in the big boat with the furnace. 

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers FieldHockey Team

The LVR Bombers Fieldhockey team includes, back row, L-R, Paige Meisner, Shianne Michalchuk, Aimee Montpellier, Ashley Hall, Maria Giavedoni, Ashleigh Maclean, Rylie Jordhal, Pearl Velisek Pauline Seeliger, Clara Hundertmark, Sienna Mornigstar, Elissa Centrone  and Isabel curstion. Front, Heather Potkins, Rylee Zondervan, Hanna Quinn Julia Burkart, Coach Bruce Walgren and Noa Butterfield. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers reeled off a couple of late wins to finish to pull off a ninth place finish at the BC High School AA Girl's Fieldhockey Championships this past week in Surrey.

LVR edged G.W. Graham of Chilliwack 2-0 in Consolation Round action Friday.

The win came a few hours after the Bombes edged Enver Creek of Surrey 2-1.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.

The skid continues as Nelson Leafs drops 3-2 decision to Fernie

Leafs forward Colum Mcgauley leads the rush of Leafs during the third period of Saturday KIJHL contest against Fernie Ghostriders. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The tailspin continues for the Nelson Leafs.

Nolan Lagace scored less than a minute into the third period to snap a 2-2 tie lifting the Fernie Ghostriders to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The loss is the fifth straight for Nelson, which is slowly falling out of the race for the top of the Murdoch Division after the Beaver Valley Nitehawks won its tenth consecutive game, 3-1 over Kimberley.

Nitehawks run winning streak to nine, outlast shorthanded Leafs 3-1

Nitehawks run winning streak to nine, outlast shorthanded Leafs 3-1

While the Beaver Valley Nitehawks continue to ring up the points the Nelson Leafs look for a lifeline.

The Murdoch Division leading Hawks scored twice in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie en route to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the short-staffed Nelson Leafs Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win is the ninth straight for the division leaders while Nelson dropped its fourth consecutive game.

During the four game slide the Leafs have scored just five times while allowing 15 goals.

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