by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 23 2015

The Kootenay Ice were happy to be home after spending the past few weeks on the road in the BC Hockey Major Midget League.

However, home cooking wasn’t enough to put the Ice over the top as Fraser Valley Thunderbirds squeaked out a pair of wins 5-2 Saturday and 3-1 Sunday.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 22 2015

It's not like the Nelson Leafs were looking to move local minor hockey product Nolan Percival out of town.

On the contrary.

The Nelson native had approached Leaf management about a month ago, asking for a trade to jumpstart his junior hockey career.

However, during the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 22 2015

Bob Ursel of Kelowna gutted out a 6-2 win over Castlegar's Myron Nichol in the A-Final of the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

However, while Ursel, third Bill Stephenson, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead, Fred Thomson of Nelson, may have...

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Tournament of Roses on the horizon Tuesday at Granite Pointe

Tournament of Roses on the horizon Tuesday at Granite Pointe

Granite Pointe will be buzzing with activity Tuesday as the ladies club welcomes the top players from the region for the annual Tournament of Roses.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner.

In 2012, Sherry McIvor and Bev Poole edged out the Dorothy Garland/Sue Moisey for the overall prize in the low gross tournament.

Low net winners were Linda Tamblyn and Ann Gouk by two shots better than Rose Beauchamp and Jeri Santarossa.

Hockey Canada decides to ban bodychecking in peewee division

When Nelson and Rossland/Trail in the West Kootenay Peewee Rep hockey there will be no body checking. — Bruce Fuhr file photo

Hockey Night in Canada icon Don Cherry is not in favour of Hockey Canada's recent decision to ban body checking at the peewee level.

During his Coaches Corner segment Saturday, Cherry disagreed with Hockey Canada’s decision to ban bodychecking for peewee players saying young players will be ill-prepared and unsafe when physical contact is introduced at higher levels.

It's Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tourney time

There wil be plenty of action this weekend as NYS hosts the 2013 Terry Walgren Tournament. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Lakeside Fields are going to see a beehive of activity this weekend as teams from throughout the region travel to the Heritage City to compete in the 2013 Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament.

Action begins Friday with games in most of the divisions as 29 teams from Revestoke, Creston, Kelowna, Cranbrook, Invermere and Trail/Castlegar take to the pitch.

The tournament is named after Terry Walgren, a long time Nelson Youth Soccer  Rep coach and Men's Soccer player who lost a battle against cancer.

Mallard's Team of the Week — West Kootenay Roller Derby League

Present for the donation ceremony were, back row, L-R, Penny Stephenson, Malice Cooper (Teressa Hodsall) and Krash Kaos. Front, Rush (Damien Hodsall) and Maddy Reilly. — Submitted photo

The West Kootenay Roller Derby League has not only been a hit in the arenas and gymnasiums around the region but also outside in the community.

The league likes to support various groups with a portion of the gate proceeds arrived from Doubleheader Events.

Recently the WKRDL presented the Nelson Womens Centre a cheque for $200 during the break at the recent bout at Castlegar's Selkirk College Gymnasium.

Rossland's Brenan Moroney off to Missouri Valley in September

Brenan Moroney . . . accepts offer to NAIA

Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf coordinator Rob McKay announced Monday that golfer Brenan Moroney has inked a letter of intent to play golf in September at Missouri Valley in Marshal Missouri.

"Brenan is a very strong player who has represented Zone 1 in five straight BC Junior Championships, has been the overall winner in Zone 1 and is currently a valuable member of the RSS (Rosslland Secondary School) Golf team," McKay explained.

McKay, Moroney headline Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf Team

McKay, Moroney headline Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf Team

Two players from Birchbank head the four-person Zone One West Kootenay Junior Golf Team after qualifying this weekend at the Silver City and Redstone courses.

Tyler McKay and Brenan Moroney top the four-player team.

David Launier of Rock Creek and Isaac Janzen of Creston round out the team.

McKay finished the two-day competition with a 36-hole total of 151.

Former Leaf Nick Newman all smiles after Brooks Bandits win RBC Cup

Ex-Leaf Nick Newman is part of the RBC Cup Champion Brooks Bandits.

Nick Newman has seen a lot since heading north of the 49th parallel to pursue his junior hockey career.

However, Sunday in Summerside, PEI, the former Nelson Leafs center got to experience the feeling of winning a Canadian National Championship after the Brooks Bandits won the 2013 RBC Cup with a 3-1 victory over host Summerside Western Capitals.

Newman and the Bandits become the eighth team from the Alberta Junior Hockey League to win Canada’s National Junior A Championship, and the first to do it since the Camrose Kodiaks won their lone national title in 2001.