by Bruce Fuhr on Tuesday Mar 24 2015

For Nelson’s Julien Locke, good things really do come to those who wait.

The local cross country skier finally found a place on the podium recently after winning a silver medal at the Senior National Championships in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Locke placed second in the in the...

by Bruce Fuhr on Monday Mar 23 2015

Never before has the road to a scholarship or provincial team been paved so smoothly for Kootenay youth soccer players.

Now 26 players from the region have the opportunity to prove the province doesn't end at Hope at the Whitecaps High Potential Player (HPP) Showcase week March 30 to...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 22 2015

The Vancouver North East Chiefs captured the 2014-15 BC Major Midget League Championship with a 6-4 win against the Cariboo Cougars. 

The win completed the sweep for the Chiefs in the best-of-the three series agaisnt the regular season champion Cougars.

The Chiefs, finishing...

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Kootenay Ice gain series split against North Island Silvertips

Kootenay Ice gain series split against North Island Silvertips

The Kootenay Ice won its third game of the season by stopping the North Island Silvertips 3-0 in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action Saturday in Nanaimo.

The Silvertips rallied back Sunday to grab a series sweep with a 2-0 win.

Cranbrook’s Trevor Van Steinburg scored his first of two in the game less than a minute into the opener to spark the Ice attack.

Ryan Neil of Fruitvale also scored for Kootenay.

Brandon Sookro of South Slocan has two helpers for the Ice.

Harrison Whitlock of Fruitvale earned the shutout for Kootenay.

May rink takes home top prize at Ladies Bonspiel

Costumes captured center stage during Saturday final draw at the Nelson Ladies Curling Bonspiel. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Kelli May rink of Nelson kept the hardware at home with a win in the A event of the Ladies Bonspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

The May rink, conisting of third Erin May, second Megan May and lead Jade May, combined family forces to capture the Snowpack A event title.

Jill Winters, also of Nelson, won the B event title.

The Winters rink includes third Marla Dreher, second Allison Sutherland and lead Marcie Stefiuk.

The B event is sponsored bhy Whitewater Ski Resort.

Nitros ride hot goalie Mitchell to snap Leafs winning streak at five

Colton McCarthy scored in his final game for Nelson before leaving the team for the WHL. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Kimberley Dynamiters went from the outhouse to the penthouse in one week.

The Nitros rebounded losing to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s worst team to beating the best after posting a 4-2 decision over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

“It was an awesome win for the boys,” said Kimberley netminder Matthew Mitchell after the game.

Mitchell was full value for his first star accolades, stopping 35 of 37 shots to power the Nitros to the victory.

Saints Wood earns top BCIHL honours

Saints Wood earns top BCIHL honours

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce that forward and team captain Jordan Wood has been named the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Month for November.

Wood scored four goals and added eight assists in six games during the month to lead all BCIHL skaters and maintain his grip on first place in league scoring overall with 12 goals and 26 points respectively.

Decision made, Leafs Colton McCarthy off to Moose Jaw

It was a big decision, but Leaf sniper Colton McCarthy has decided to join Moose Jaw of the WHL. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Fans watching Colton McCarthy weave his way through the Grand Forks defence before setting up teammate Colton Schell for Nelson’s first goal during Wednesday’s 4-1 win at the NDCC Arena may want to file that image into their memory banks.

Because there may not be very many more spectacular plays coming from the 16-year-old Salmon Arm rookie in a Green and White jersey after McCarthy accepted an offer to join the Moose Jaw Warriors of the Western Hockey League.

McCarthy leaves Sunday for the prairies to begin his Tier I Junior Hockey career.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Mount Sentinel Wildcats Volleyball

The team includes, from left, assistant coach Brittney Soobotin, Malin Chernoff, Jessie Rehwald, Kyra Makortoff, Kaitlin Minvielle, Lynnea Carr, Zahra Askary, Madia Rehwald, Breanne Minor and head coach Joe Moreira. — photo courtesy Greg Osadchuk

All season long the Mount Sentinel Wildcats had visions of adding another blue banner to the gymnasium at the South Slocan-based school.

In the end, the team may have won more than a banner after capturing the bronze medal at the B.C. High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships held recently at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.

Border Bruins get closer, but Leafs still skate away with 4-1 victory

Leaf rookie Greg Nickel powers his way through the Grand Forks defence during action against Grand Forks. — The Nelson Daily photo

Oh those Grand Forks Border Bruins.

Not the typical easy two points as Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams are realizing of late.

Nelson Leafs battled back from a 1-0 deficit to score four unanswered goals en route to a hard-fought 4-1 decision over the Bruins in KIJHL mid week action Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, the fifth straight for the Leafs, increases Nelson's lead in the Murdoch Division to seven points over the idle Castlegar Rebels.