by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS:

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Medals are generally hard to come by for Interior clubs when competing at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships.

However, this is a different Nelson Neptunes team.

The road warriors from Nelson continued their success away from home as the Heritage City Club did not look out...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Twelve athletes from British Columbia are bringing home eight medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, including team medals in sports such as swimming, soccer, cycling, rugby and rowing.

A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports...

Sports News

Saints look to bust out on winning not to start BCIHL stretch run

Saints Chris Hurry and the rest of the squad are in tough to open the second half of the BCIHL season. — photo courtesy Selkirk Saints

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program will look to take sole possession of first place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League standings this weekend when they face a pair of tough road games to open the second half of their 2013/14 regular season schedule.

The Saints will open the trip on Friday night against Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops before traveling to Burnaby for a match-up with Simon Fraser University on Saturday.

Ice cooled by North Island Silvertips

Ice cooled by North Island Silvertips

The Kootenay shook off a tough loss in the opener to grab a single point in a two-game B.C Hockey Major Midget League series against the North Island Silvertips Sunday in Castlegar.

Spencer McLean scored the only goal of the game for the Ice in a 1-1 tie against the Silvertips.

North Island won the opening tilt of the series 5-4, scoring twice on the power play in the third period to secure the victory.

Kootenay, 3-18-5, remain last in the BCMMHL standings.

Hockey stars of the future entertain crowds at Nelson Novice Tournament

Focused on the puck were two players from Nelson Jr Novice (left) and Castlegar Jr Canucks during Saturday action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Fun to watch were boys and girls participating in the annual Novice tournament in Nelson.

A total of five Junior Novice teams and six Senior Novice teams from Spokane, South Okanagan, Fruitvale, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar along with two Nelson squads each played three games during the weekend in the playday format.

The tournament attracted more than 500 people to the Heritage City for the annual event for boys and girls between the ages of five to eight years.

The Nelson Daily dropped by the tourney to snap a few pictures of the stars in action.

Trail to host Little League Provincials this summer

The diamond at Andy Bilesky Park will be filled with excitement as the Home of Champions hosts the Little League tournament.

BC Little League has awarded Trail the 2014 Provincial Championships for the 9-10 year old division.  The Tournament will run from July 12th to July 19th and all games will be played at Andy Bilesky Memorial Park.

The tournament will see up to 7 Districts represented from across BC, including the host team from Trail.  The Trail All Star Team will be selected from 9 and 10 year old players from Trail, Beaver Valley, Rossland, Castlegar, Nelson, and Grand Forks. 

Leafs overcome blueline woes to edge Braves 4-3 in overtime

Leafs Carsen Willans battles Tyler Peltram of the Braves while searching for the puck Saturday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Teams that win championships are usually built solid from top to bottom.

In the case of the Nelson Leafs, the goaltending foundation is solid and the forwards have enough skill to overcome any checking schemes teams may try against the Green and White.

The problem, on paper, for this team is the defence.

Leaf skipper Frank Maida was unable to secure anyone to fill the surprise departure of rearguard Cole Arcuri before the BC Hockey roster deadline, meaning Nelson has only five defencemen to anchor the blueline for the rest of the season.

Leafs explode past Rebels; Hawks clipped by Chiefs; Bruins outlast Posse

Leafs explode past Rebels; Hawks clipped by Chiefs; Bruins outlast Posse

Nelson Leafs scored three first period goals en route to a 5-2 victory over Murdoch Division rival Castlegar Rebels Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play in the Sunfower City.

Brandon Sookro scored twice for the Leafs which held period leads of 3-1 and 3-2.

Austin Lindsay, Linden Horswill and Adam Hodge added singles for the Leafs.

Hodge finished the game with two points, his first multiple point game as a member of the Leafs.

Diego Bartlett and Jeremy McNeill replied for the Rebels.

Nelson Minor Hockey hosts annual Novice Tournament

Hockey fans in Nelson get a chance to watch players have fun during the annual Novice Tournament. — The Nelson Daily photo

Some of the best hockey fans will see this season is slated for the weekend at the NDCC and Civic Arenas — and the game doesn’t involve the Nelson Leafs.

Nelson Minor Hockey drops the puck this weekend on the annual Novice tournament.

The tourney is attracting five Junior Novice teams and six Senior Novice teams from Spokane, South Okanagan, Fruitvale, Trail/Rossland and Castlegar along with two Nelson squads.

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