by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 24 2015

The Nelson Leafs hockey club dug into the “experience vault” to select its new executive that will guide the franchise into the 2015-16 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

The new executive, that includes former Nelson Mayor John Dooley and ex-Nelson Minor...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday May 22 2015

There’s something fantastic happening in the Kootenay Swim Club.

Kootenay Swim Club swimmers are returning with some amazing results at recent competitions in Fernie, Victoria and Kelowna.

“It has been a terrific season thus far,” said coach Chris Wright.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 21 2015

The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.

Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook and Camore join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.

The tournament kicks off...

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Saints bounce back into win column with 5-3 victory over Eastern Washington

Saints bounce back into win column with 5-3 victory over Eastern Washington

The Selkirk Saints scored four times in the second period to bounce Eastern Washington University 5-3 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Sunday afternoon in Cheney, Washington.

The win allowed the Saints to end the weekend at .500 after suffering its first loss of the season, 2-1 Friday night at home against Trinity Western University.

"We started slowly today, which has become a running theme over the last number of games," said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.

Leafs back on top of Murdoch after scoring narrow win in Spokane

It has been a battle everytime the Leafs take to the ice against Spokane and Sunday was no different.

The Nelson Leafs took care of business in a place the Green and White have not had an easy time getting points.

Four different players scored to pace the Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday in the Lilac City.

Dustin Reimer, Cole Arcuri, Aaron Dunlap and James Sorrey scored for the Leafs.

Marcus Beesley was in goal to register his third win in four games after coming to Nelson in a trade with the Kamloops Storm.

Kootenay Wildcats waste opportunity as Cougars grab three of four road points

Wildcat forward Jesse Cooper races to the puck during the third period of Sunday's Female Midget AAA Hockey game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Kootenay Wildcats just saw a perfect opportunity to climb up the B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA standings slip through their fingers.

The Prince George Cougars rallied from two deficits to steal three points from the Wildcats during the two-game B.C. Hockey Female Midget AAA League series in Nelson.

Sunday, the Cougars fought back from a 1-0 third-period deficit to tie the Cats 1-1 at the NDCC Arena.

Saturday, Prince George climbed out of the gutter to outscore the host club 5-1 en route to a 5-4 victory at the Civic Centre Arena.

Cellar-dwelling TWU shocks Saints 2-1, ends unbeaten streak at 13

Cellar-dwelling TWU shocks Saints 2-1, ends unbeaten streak at 13

The Selkirk Saints probably knew their winning streak would come to an end someday.

But against the last-place Trinity Western Spartans?

The Fraser Valley gang scored goals in the first two periods, then held off a late Selkirk rally to edge the Saints 2-0 in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey action Friday at the Castlegar Arena Complex.

The loss ends the Saints unbeaten streak at 13 games.

Selkirk owns the BCIHL record for the longest winning streak in league play.

Leafs ride netminder Marcus Beesley to 1-0 win over Rockies

Leaf goalie Marcus Beesley was his rock-solid self as Nelson edged Columbia Valley 1-0 Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Marcus Beesley deal is paying instant dividends to the Nelson Leafs.

The Prince George native stopped 15 shots to backstop the Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Columbia Valley Rockies in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed Nelson to regain the lead in Murdoch Division standings. Nelson leads the Castlegar Rebels by two points and is three in front of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Castlegar did not play Friday but is back on the ice Saturday hosting the same Rockies.

Kootenay eager to bounce back in home games against Cougars

Goaltending of Lauren Biggs (pictured) and Morgan Flynn has been rock solid this season for the Cats. — The Nelson Daily photo

The inability to score goals continues to haunt the Kootenay Wildcats.

The Cats dropped a pair of games, albeit to the front-runners of the B.C. Female Midget AA League, Fraser Valley Phantom last weekend at the Langley Events Centre in the Fraser Valley.

Kootenay lost 3-0 and 2-0 to fall to 6-10-2 on the season.

"A coach doesn’t want to labour over a lack of scoring but we have an issue with that," said Kootenay head coach Cary Fisher prior to last weekend's series against Fraser Valley Phantom.

Leafs host Rockies; Millar talks with Wilkinson

Kyler Wilkinson . . . juggles pucks, not swords

Following a five-game road trip that took the squad to all corners of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the Leafs are back home to face the surging Columbia Valley Rockies Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The Rockies are currently locked in a playoff fight with Creston for the final spot in the Eddie Mountain Division.

Columbia Valley, with a four-point advantage over the Thunder Cats, come to the Heritage riding a four-game winning streak.