by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 06 2015

Mitch Melanson scored the only goal of the game sparking the Hume Innkeepers to a narrow 1-0 victory over Kootenay Co-op in the Men’s Open Final Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The win allow the Innkeepers to repeat as Men’s Open Champs.

The marker came approximately 30...

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 05 2015

The Selkirk College Saints opened a run for a fourth-straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with a weekend split against Trinity Western University Spartans.

The Saints won the first encounter of the two-game home set 6-3 before a boisterous home crowd at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 04 2015

The Nelson Leafs returned to the win column, snapping a three-game losing streak with a 2-0 shutout victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday in Spokane.

A powerplay goal by Jordan Davie, combined with solid netminding by Joe Barton, sparked...

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Nelson's Dryden Hunt traded to Moose Jaw Warriors

Dryden Hunt, who attended the Montreal Canadiens Development Camp, was traded to Moose Jaw in a WHL deal Wednesday. — Photo courtesy Jamie Kellner

During the summer, Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt was unsure where he'd be playing this Western Hockey League season.

Wednesday, the 6-foot, 200-pound sniper found a home when the Moose Jaw Warriors of the acquired the 20-year-old Nelsonite from the Medicine Hat Tigers in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 and a 3rd round pick in 2018.

Moose Jaw finished out of the playoffs last season, ninth in the Eastern Conference behind Swift Current.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Great year on the West Coast

Another great year on the West Coast.

We're back from the Westcoast

And this year proved to be a great one. 

There were lots of salmon around and fishing was fantastic.  Daily limits of Chinooks were fairly normal as well as Coho mixed in.  The Chinook fishing was consistent all summer and the Coho were on again off again.  Some weeks saw the banks littered with Coho, then other weeks they moved on and mainly just Chinooks around. There was still plenty of action no matter what time. 

Saints welcome former Nelson Leafs players back for two-game set against UVIC at NDCC Arena

Former Nelson Junior Leafs standout Jamie Vlanich will be returning to the Nelson & District Community Complex this weekend for a BCIHL exhibition series against the University of Victoria Vikes. He will be bringing some friends in linemates Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin who are also familiar names for local hockey fans. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints

The Selkirk College Saints will showcase British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) calibre action in Nelson at the NDCC Arena this weekend when they host the University of Victoria Vikes in a special two-game exhibition set.

“Selkirk is a regional college and we are a regional team,” said Selkirk College Director of Athletics Kim Verigin.

“Logistically we have to base the team out of Castlegar, but we want hockey fans in the area to get a look at the great hockey that is played in this league.

Henke, Bobic capture top prizes at Balfour Ladies Open

Balfour Ladies Open organizer Roma Martin (center) presents Linda Henke of Nakusp (left) and Linda Bobic of the host Balfour Course with low gross and low net trophies, respectively. — Photo submitted

Linda Henke came away with the top prize at the 25th Annual Ladies Open Golf Tournament earlier this month at the Balfour Golf Course.

Henke was the low gross winner in a field of 72 players from the Okanagan, Washington State and both East and West Kootenays.

Balfour's Linda Bobic was the other top winner, taking home the low net title.


Nelson Leafs edge pesky Border Bruins 2-1

Jordan Davie scored the winning goal in Sunday's 2-1 win over Grand Forks. — The Nelson Daily photo

Jordan Davie is having a great start to the 2015-16 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

The Kaslo native scored his fourth goal of the season with just under four minutes remaining in the game to lift the Nelson Leafs to a 2-1 victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Sunday afternoon in the Boundary City.

Despite owning a shot total by a wide margin, Nelson once again found it difficult to score.

Nelson out shot the Bruins 21-7 in the opening frame, but could only muster a Brendan Smith goal with 13 seconds remaining in the period.

Davie scores twice to power Leafs past Braves

Spokane netminder Trevor Dilauro stops Sam Weber of the Leafs during Friday's KIJHL contest at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Jordan Davie said after Leafs' two opening weekend losses Nelson would be a different team come week two.

Davie didn't disappoint, scoring twice to lead the Leafs to a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the visiting Spokane Braves Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs were clearly a different team following a week of practice.

Nelson out shot the Braves 11-3 in the first period and never looked back despite having difficulty finding the net.

When winning Silver feels like Gold

 The Selects include, back row, L-R, coach Peter Quinn, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Ruby Creighton, Bella Guderyan, Julia Burkart, coach Paul Burkart, Emily Taylor, and Grace Dehnel. Front, Shianne Michalchuk, Ashley Hall, Hanna Quinn, Shaen Panko-Dool, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo-Langevin. — Submitted photo

A silver medal won at the Little Bear Youth Soccer tournament last weekend in Revelstoke sure seemed like gold a Nelson Select U15 girl’s squad.

Not only did the team — which dropped a 2-1 decision in the final to Calgary Blizzard — overcome sickness to some key players and the fatigue factor of playing in blistering heat, but also the hurdle of playing against older competition.