by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

After garnering a point during last week's set against the North Island Silvertips, the Kootenay Ice return home to meet the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a pair of BC Major Midget Hockey League games Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The Ice, dropping to 2-12-2 on the season,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

Mount Sentinel Wildcats are currrently in the thick of the action at the BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships in Abbotsford.

The Cats, representing the West Kootenay zone at the 12-team tournament, started the day 2-0 in round robin play with wins over Fernie Falcons and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

Playing nine games in the month of November against divisional opponents gives the coaching staff of the Nelson Leafs a good look at the obstacles facing the Green and White in its run to success in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Despite sitting in the Murdoch Division...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Team Gus Adams

The Adams’ goalies includes, in no specific order, Adam Maida, Brayden Pompu, Derrick Te Boekhorst, Curt Doyle, Jarred Martin, Ben Kelsch, Tenzin Mint and Brady Stocks. — Bruce Fuhr photo

During the Leafs’ home opener the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise reached back in the hockey archives to honour one of the great netminders in Nelson history, Gus Adams.

The former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf backstop recently passed away at his home on the North Shore.

Adams, whose son Greg was a household name during his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks, started his career as a rookie in the 1956-57 Western International Hockey League season after playing junior with the Lethbridge Native Sons.

Let the Nelson City Soccer Playoffs begin

Nelson City Soccer League is winding down with playoffs capturing center stage. — Bruce Fuhr photo

To Real Nelson the regular season means nothing.

Real Nelson made the most of the start of the new season by doubling Bia Boro 4-2 in quarterfinal playoff round in the Jackson's Hole Men's Master League Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.

Real Nelson plodded its way through the 15-game regular season registering just one victory.

But Sunday the celler-dwellers looked like world beaters as the squad advanced to the semi finals against defending playoff champion Jackson's Hole.

In the other quarterfinal matchup, Red Dog shutout Ted Allen's 2-0.

Coletti singing with the birdies at Missouri Valley College

Josh Coletti is off to a great start on the NAIA season. — submitted photo

L.V. Rogers high school graduate Josh Coletti is making the most of his senior year on the Missouri Valley College golf team in Marshall, Missouri.

The 22-year-old golfer, who earned is playing stripes at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course, carded an even round of 72 to finish second at a NAIA collegiate golf  tournament on September 13.

A few days earlier (September 11), Coletti placed fourth overall at a NAIA tour stop in in Springfield Missouri finishing the two rounds with scores of 72 and 76.

Cats open net season on fire, sweep opposition en route to Crowe title

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats opened the season in fine form in Trail, winning the Crowe tournament. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats began to set the wheels in motion on what the players hope is a championship season after the squad captured the J. Lloyd Crowe High School Girl’s Volleyball tournament Saturday in the Silver City.

The Cats, pretty much the same team that represented the zone at the B.C. High School A Girls Championships last season, swept through the tournament not losing a game.

Mount Sentinel won the tournament by dumping Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 25-13, 25-13 in the final.

Mates, Hour Glass have easy time during week two of WKMFFL; showdown set for Sunday

The Hour Glass defenders smothered the Vikings receivers to win going away. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Dam Inn Mates continue to have an easy time with teams in the West Kootenay Men's Flag Football League after waltzing to its second easy win in as many weeks.

The Mates, defending WKMFFL champs, dumped a short-staffed Rossland Brewers squad 46-13 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.

Unfortunately, for the Brewers the game marked the second time in as many weeks the club had difficulty fielding a team.

In the other game, Nelson Hour Glass kept pace with the Mates by blowing out the Castlegar Vikings 32-8.

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson September 29

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson September 29

To mark this year’s Sports Day in Canada, a national celebration of sport, from grassroots to high‐performance levels, Nelson Regional Sports Council is hosting the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) and Try It day on September 29th 1 to 4 p.m. at Lakeside Soccer fields.

“Sport can be a powerful and positive influence in our communities,” said Kelly Murumets, President and CEO of ParticipACTION, the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada.

Thunder grad Taylor Stewart scores first university goal to spark Dinos to 1-1 draw

Taylor Stewart, in the dark jersey challenging for the ball at a spring Showcase tournament in Surrey, scored her first University goal Sunday. — Bruce Fuhr file photo

It didn't take Kootenay Thunder grad Taylor Stewart to make her mark in women's university soccer.

Stewart scored the Dinos only goal sparking the University of Calgary to a 1-1 draw against city-rival Mount Royal in Canada West Women's Soccer League action Sunday at West Varsity Soccer Pitch in Calgary.

In their first ever conference match-up between the two Calgary schools, Stewart opened the scoring at the 25th minute taking a pass from teammate Nikki Furukawa.

However, Mount Royal, joining CIS league, tied the game before halftime.