by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 26 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for the BC High School AA Boy's Tier II Division Championship after outlasting Hugh Roberts of Richmond 15-10 in semi final action Thursday in Abbotsford.

The final goes Saturday at 11 a.m. when the Kootenay Champs meet Robert Bateman of Abbotsford....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 25 2016

No doubt Leaf hockey fans would like to see a few more wins on the ice.

However, the fan base will be pleased to know the franchise continues to be one of the most successful clubs in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after Gord Davis announced the team finished in the black...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 25 2016

Sports News

Trail Men's League tips off on another season, opening available for new players

Trail  Men's League needs an influx of new players.

The Trail Men's Basketball League is alive but on life-supports systems as organizers attempt to save the hoop league.

League organizers are attempting to start the league up for the 2013-14 season Monday, but have seen a sharp drop in registration.

Anyone wanting to join a team in the league is urged to contact Steve at 250-231-6682, or Facebook (search Trail Men's Basketball).


Mount Sentinel dumps Fernie to capture 'A' Girls Volleyball Championships

Mount Sentinel dumps Fernie to capture 'A' Girls Volleyball Championships

In the end, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats proved to be too much for the rest of the Kootenay zone.

The South Slocan squad captured the Kootenay High School A Girl's Volleyball title Satuday in Fernie, dumping the host school 3-0 in the best-of-five final.

Mount Sentinel won by scores of 25-8, 25-16, 25-18.

"We had a “smooth” weekend," said head coach Joe Moreira.

Back in Green and White Leafs Vlanich sparks Nelson to road wins

Leafs Jamie Vlanich had a six-point weekend to help the Leafs snap a three-game win streak. — Bruce Fuhr file photo

Back in the Green and White, Leaf sniper Jamie Vlanich made the most of his return, racking up six points to power Nelson to a pair of road victories over Okanagan Conference opposition.

The Trail native, returning to the Leafs following a brief stint with Langley Rivermen of the BCHL, netted four points, including the winner on the power play in the final three minutes of the game to lift Nelson to a 6-5 come-from-behind win over Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at the Sun Bowl Arena.

Saints ring up nine on Clan to knock SFU from the unbeaten ranks

Cody Fidgett registered a five-point night to lead the Saints past SFU Friday in Castlegar.— The Nelson Daily file photo

The Selkirk Saints sent a message to the rest of the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League the road to the title must come through Castlegar.

Selkirk scored nine times en route to a 9-5 pasting of previously unbeaten Simon Fraser University in front of a raucous crowd Saturday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

The win moved Selkirk into sole possession of top spot in BCIHL standings, two points ahead of Thompson Rivers and four in front of SFU.

However, the Clan has played three less games than Selkirk.

Leafs get sniper Jamie Vlanich back from BCHL

Back in Green and White, Jamie Vlanich expected to join Nelson for a Okanagan road trip. — The Nelson Daily photo

According to Elite Hockey Prospect stats, the experiment lasted two games.

But at least now Jamie Vlanich can put behind any “What If?” thinking as the Trail native is expected to return to the Green and White Friday when the Leafs travel to Princeton to meet the Posse in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.

Vlanich rejoins the Leafs for the two-game swing through the Okanagan Conference, concluding Saturday in Osoyoos against the Coyotes, after being released from the by the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL.

Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Linden Horswill

Nelson Home Building Centre Leafs Player Profile of the Week — Linden Horswill

Linden Horswill didn't plan on spending his final year of junior playing in his hometown of Nelson.

Or did he?

Horswill decided to test the Junior A market, landing a spot on the roster of the B.C. Hockey League's Trail Smokies.

However, the move was shortlived as the Nelson native decided, despite having to serve a mandatory suspension for leaving the Smokies team, it was better to play lots in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League than a few shifts in Tier II Junior A.

Nelson Reps blast Castlegar

Nelson Reps blast Castlegar

The Nelson Peewee Reps tuned up for a two-game tilt south of the 49th parallel by stopping rival Castlegar 7-1 in West Kootenay Minor Hockey action.

Kai Simmonds scored three times to lead the Reps with Max Spielman adding a pair and singles going to Cody Barnes and Reid Vulcano.

Taylor Harrison assisted on four of the seven goals.

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