by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.

The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey Championship...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers thought the road to the BC High School Girl's Fieldhockey provincials would go through Trail.

Not so say the Rockers of Castlegar.

Host Stanley Humphries of Castlegar put up a huge fight, pushing the Bombers to shootout before LVR disposed of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be...

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Ex-Leaf named assistant captain with Trail Smoke Eaters

Adam Wheeldon . . . Smokies new assistant captain

The Nelson Daily has learned that former Nelson Leaf winger Adam Wheeldon has been named one of the assistant captains of the Trail Smoke Eaters for the 2012-13 B.C. Hockey League season.

Wheeldon, entering his second campaign in the Silver City, is joined by Tyler Berkholtz as two of the three assistant captains on the club.

The final assistant captain will be voted on by the players.

The news comes after the Smokies announced forward Garrett McMullen as team captain during training camp.

Neptunes conclude season with strong showing at Nanaimo provincials

Neptunes conclude season with strong showing at Nanaimo provincials

A handful of Nelson Neptune swimmers took to the road to see how they stack up against the best in the province at the B.C. Summer Swim Association Championships held recently in Nanaimo.

Madeline Holitzki, Samuel Matthew, Matthew Holitzski and Jaylen Rushton were the only Neptunes to attend the provincial meet but still registered very impressive results.

"I am happy with the results as it was most of the swimmers' first provincial meet," said Neptune skipper Rebecca Affortd.

GFI alumni returns to the field after stint in major leagues

Chris Kissock returns to the GFI after just being released from Philadelphia; Photo, submitted.

Over the long history of Grand Forks International (GFI) baseball thousands of players from North America and beyond have displayed their talents at James Donaldson Park before thousands of fans.

Hundreds of these athletes have been drafted and signed by Major League organizations. Close to forty have made it to the ‘Big Show’ but many who didn’t take that final step to fulfill their dream of playing in the Majors experienced many years of professional baseball before being released.

Leafs open training camp on KIJHL season August 31

Frank Maida already likes this season more than last after the KIJHL released its upcoming season. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Hockey fans looking to check out the Nelson Leafs this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season can pretty much pick any Friday or Saturday from September to February to see the Green and White in action.

Those two days of the week offer the best choice as Nelson plays no less than 20 of the team’s 26 home games on Friday and Saturday — 10 on each day.

“I really like our schedule,” Leaf head coach Frank Maida told The Nelson Daily earlier this month.

Smokies name Garrett McMullen as team captain for upcoming BCHL season

Smokies name Garrett McMullen as team captain for upcoming BCHL season

Story courtesy BCHL Media/Trail Smoke Eaters

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Zone U12 Boys

The team includes, in no specific order, six Nelson players — Milo Baranyai-Sheppard, Thomas Baxter, Jaden Dyck, Ezra Foy, Angus Paterson and Jesse Thurston; six Cranbrook boys, Jamie Cassleman, Jordan Klassen, Jovon Klassen, Harrison Risdon, Mikey Stambulic and Cody Sugihara; one player each from Castlegar Josh Fogal and Midway Sam Foy. Head Coach is Kerry Dyck of Nelson. Dyck was assisted by Michael Stambulic  of Cranbrook and James Baxter of Nelson.

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports is dipping into the vault a little to find the most likely recipient for Team of the Week.

Mallard’s staff looked back at the 2012 B.C. Summer Games held last month in Surrey for the winner — Kootenay Zone U12 Boy’s Soccer squad.

The team played very well against some of the top U12 teams in the province to secure seventh spot with a 3-1 victory over North West.

West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raised more than 60 grand for MS research

Riders prepare to head out on the first leg of the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. — photo courtesy BeardedMan Photography.

Fifty-nine riders busted the $60,000 mark this past weekend at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

The event, hosted by the West Kootenay Chapter of the MS Society of Canada, is a pledge-based fundraising event that provides Canadians with the opportunity to ride through scenic and often spectacular parts of the country.

Not only did the riders have a lot of fun trekking around Kokanee Glacier on bikes, but the contingent also raised a whopping total of $67,800 for the MS Society of Canada.