by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 02 2014

The Nelson Leafs broke camp Sunday and now coach and GM Dave McLellan will get an opportunity to see his players in action as the Heritage City squad travels to Beaver Valley Wednesday to face the Nitehawks.

The game is the first of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Aug 28 2014

Following an off-season of turmoil, new coach and GM Dave McLellan hopes to bring a sense of calm to the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club kicks off the 2014-15 campaign with training camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.

McLellan has been thrust into the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 28 2014

The Nelson Italian Society staged its annual Bocce Tournament at Rotary Lakeside Park courts during the summer.

The A-event winners were Hans Barth and Giuseppe Bertuzzi. But on this day everyone celebrated playing the sport they enjoy with friends.

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Round robin loss too much for Nelson Selects to overcome, finish sixth at Provincial B Cup in Aldergrove

Round robin loss too much for Nelson Selects to overcome, finish sixth at Provincial B Cup in Aldergrove

So close, but yet so far away for the Nelson Selects at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup U15 Boy’s tournament Sunday in Aldergrove.

The Selects watched as Prospect Lake score the lone goal of the second half of the final round robin game to edge Nelson 2-1 and knock the Kootenay/Columbia reps out of the gold medal game and into the consolation round.

Nelson did not rebound from the heartbreaking defeated, dropping another 2-1 decision to Chilliwack in the fifth/sixth-place contest.

Gnarlies Angels dump Salmo; Killjoys beat up on city rivals, Lumber Jackies

Rossland Gnarlies Angels (red) started slow but finished strong against Salmo's Babes of Brutality Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Defending champion Rossland Gnarlies Angels made a statement Friday night in Nelson that the road to West Kootenay Women's Roller Derby League title still goes through the Golden City.

The Angels outscored Salmo's Babes of Brutality 102-60 in the second half to dump their league rivals 167-120 at the Crashablanca Friday at the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.

With the win Gnarlies Angels continue to lead the league standings.

In the second game of the doubleheader, host Killjoys ousted city rivals Lumber Jackies 163-118.

It didn't take Tom Renney long to find a new job, joins Detroit Red Wings

Tom Renney, with ties to the KIJHL, accepted a position as associate coach with the Detroit Red Wings.

It's didn't take former Kootenay International Junior Hockey League coach Tom Renney to find a job back in the pros.

The Columbia Valley Rockies skipper, who took the one proud franchise to a KIJHL title, accepted an offer earlier this week with the Detroit Red Wings as associate coach.

Renney fell out of favour with his last team, Edmonton Oilers, which elected not to re-sign the coach after his third season with the NHL club.

Instead, the Oilers decided to go with Renney's right-hand man, Ralph Krueger, into the head coaching post.

Local triathlete Steve Archdekin featured in British magazine

Steve Archdekin shows off his photo and story in the summer issue of Triathlon Plus. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Steve Archdekin likes to make a grand entrance when he competes at triathlon races — not.

But the British Columbian transplant is definitely making a splash on the world triathlon scene after having a story published about him in the British magazine Triathlon Plus.

“It was a good article, so I’m glad about that,” Archdekin told The Nelson Daily about the article titled, "Making a Difference".

“I was also psyched that I got to be in the magazine with Lance (Armstrong) on the cover.”

Girls struggle to score, boys play to draws at B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup tournaments in Kelowna and Aldergrove

The Nelson U13 Selects had no troubles during the Kootenay Playdowns scoring goals, but failed to find the net Thursday in Kelowna. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was a tale of two different results for Nelson Youth Soccer teams Thursday at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup Tournaments.

In Kelowna, all three girl's teams — U13, U14 and U15 — had difficulty scoring during one-goal losses on Day one of the tournment.

Both U13 and U14 squads lost 1-0 during very tightly-played first round games.

The U13 Selects dropped a single-goal setback to Chilliwack. The Select play  Williams Lake Friday at 3 p.m. needing a win to keep pace for the medal round.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson U15 Selects

Players and coaches on the U15 Selects include, standing from left, assistant coach Justin Willans, Chiara Chirico, Daina Shaw, Tara Yowek, Hailee Gerun, Emma Schrader, Abby Willans, Sage Wilton, Paige LeFranc, Jena Wheeldon, Lauren Walgren, Alex Dehnel, Hannah Enns, Aroha Taiatini-Senechal and coach Mike Gerun along with keeper Katie Bow. Missing from picture due to injuries are Maddy Murphy and Jade Sommers. — submitted photo

There are six Nelson Youth Soccer Rep team competing in the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament, but only one can be Team of the Week.

Pulling a name out of a hat the staff at Mallard's Source for Sports gave the treat to the U15 girl's squad.

Staff and management at Mallard's want to wish all the teams success against B.C.'s best.

Dimestore Fishermen TV series featuring Nelson airs Friday and Saturday

Kerry Reed and the Dimestore Fishermen boys enjoyed great scenery on Kootenay Lake during filming in fall of 2011. — photo courtesy Reel Adventures

Nelson will be showcased once again on television, this time as part of the Dimestore Fishermen series appearing on the World Fishing Network (WFN) Friday.

The episode shot on Kootenay Lake in the fall of 2011 is on Channel 152 on Shaw TV. Airtimes are Friday at 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Saturday 6 a.m. All ties PDT.

Dimestore Fishermen is an outdoor fishing TV show that focuses on more than just fishing.