by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 25 2016

Former Nelson Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak is ready to take the next step in an exceptional career in the pool after making a verbal commitment to the NCAA.

Andrusak, now swimming for Pacific Coast Swimming in Victoria, recently committed to Bowling Green State University for 2017-18...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 24 2016

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first...

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows coming out to play

Just one of the many fish caught during on the coastal waters. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

It's time for another boat load of fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Now that summer is over what better time is there to get out in the boat for some fishing.

Free curling this week at Nelson Club

The Nelson Curling Club is ready for another season of curling.

The Nelson Curling Club is ready for another year on the ice.

The 2016/17 season kicks off this week with open ice all week for your chance to practise up or give it a try for the first time.

The Club is re-energised and ready to go, so curlers are urged to hurry out onto the ice and practice your slide into action.

For information check out the new website.

Register online or at the club this Friday October 14th at 7 p.m.

No bang for the Saints as Clan steals opener from Selkirk

The Selkirk College Saints hockey team officially opened the 2016-2017 BCIHL regular season on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. Prior to the puck drop, the Saints raised their fourth straight provincial championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar rink. Selkirk College Vice President of Students & Advancement Cathy Mercer (middle left) joined members of last year's team and this year's captains for the pre-game banner ceremony.

The Selkirk College Saints opened the 2016-2017 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season with a slight stumble, but nobody said the quest for a fifth straight league title would be easy.

Coming into the regular season as the four-time defending league champions, the Saints home opener Saturday night featured an entertaining game against the Simon Fraser University Clan.

A pair of powerplay goals and stellar goaltending by Jordan Liem helped the Clan escape the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 3-2 victory.

Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

The Nelson Leafs continue to struggle to put together 60 minutes of hockey.

The Green and White held off a late charge to edge the Castlegar Rebels 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Dale Howell scored twice while Jack Karran and David Lenzin added singles as the Leafs built a 4-0 lead after two periods.

However, the roof, almost, fell in on the Leafs as Castlegar struck for three goals in six minutes of play to erase the four-goal margin.

Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Beaver Valley Nitehawks exploded for three goals in less than two minutes to dump the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory avenges a 3-2 overtime loss to Nelson in a game the Hawks owned a 2-0 advantage.

Tyler Hartman and Damon Kramer scored power play goals in span of 27 seconds to snap a 2-2 tie during the wild second period for the Hawks.

Devin Ghirardosi complete the scoring just over a minute later for Beaver Valley.

Rockers get rocked by Bombers

Paige Meisner (4) and Hanna Quinn storm the Rockers net during Wednesday's West Kootenay High School Girl's Fieldhockey contest. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rebounded from a tough weekend to blast Stanley Humphries Rockers 6-0 in West Kootenay High School Girl's Field Hockey action Wednesday at Pass Creek Pitch in Castlegar.

"The ladies began fast and never really took the foot off the gas," said LVR coach Bruce Walgren.

Hanna Quinn led the Bombers with three goals while Maria Giavedoni, Shianne Michalchuk and Paige Meisner added singles.

Rylee Zondervan earned the shutout.

Steady diet of Murdoch Division competition continues for Leafs

Nelson netminder Devin Allen was tossed right into the KIJHL fire when he backstopped the Leafs to a win against Beaver Valley.

It’s almost like a playoff series in October for the Nelson Leafs and the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The two Murdoch rivals will face off for the fourth time this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Friday night in Fruitvale with Nelson holding a 2-1 advantage in the season series thanks to a 3-2 double overtime win last week in the Heritage City.

“It certainly provides us a view of what we can expect to compete against to get out of our division,” said Leaf coach Mario DiBella when asked about the early season quirk in the schedule.

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