by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 22 2014

Fresh from hosting the very successful 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, the Nelson Leafs are now looking to fill two key off-ice positions after president Russell Stocks and head coach Frank Maida recently tendered their resignations to the hockey club.

Both Stocks and Maida were instrumental in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Apr 21 2014

The Nelson Neptunes swim club is back in business.

After spending the entire 2013 season on the sidelines due to the closure of the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, the Neptunes are happy to report the club is up and running, beginning May 5 with the first of pre-season training.

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by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 21 2014

The Nelson Selects U14 Girls squad shook off the winter rust at the annual Kelowna Icebreaker tournament over the Easter weekend and brought home a silver medal.

The Selects put together a 2-1 record in the round robin to earn a spot in the gold medal final where they lost 2-1 in a...

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Nelson's Dryden Hunt shows up on Final CSS Rankings

Regina Pats sniper Dryden Hunt is getting closer to his dream. — Photo courtesy Keith Hershmiller/Regina Pats.

Nelson Minor Hockey product Dryden Hunt has gotten better with age since joining the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats in 2011.

This past campaign the son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt of Nelson really began to blossom against the Tier I Junior A competition.

Hunt,18, finished tied for seventh in team scoring as the Pats won the East Division of the WHL with a record of 39-26-4-3.

However, Regina was swept out of the playoffs in four games by the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Another Vlanich in the mix as Saints begin quest at a BCIHL three-peat

Trail product Danny Vlanich is the latest local to join the Selkirk Saints for next season. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

Fresh from repeating as B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League the Selkirk Saints are putting the pieces together on making it a three-peat after getting a commitment from Trail product Danny Vlanich for the 2014-15 season.

The 6-foot-5, 215 pound blueliner joins the Saints from the British Columbia Hockey League's Surrey Eagles.

The 20-year old suited up in 29 games for Surrey this season, picking up four assists and 21 penalty minutes.

Bombers finish respectable sixth at KSS roundball tourney

Bombers finish respectable sixth at KSS roundball tourney

The L.V. Rogers Bombers scored a sixth-place finish at the Kelowna Secondary Owls High School Girl's Soccer Tournament Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.

The Bombers lost 3-2 in consolation play to Okanagan Mission of Kelowna.

"(Coaches) were very pleased with the way that the girls played," said Jamie Spendlove.

"Being more structured and having majority of the possession in every game is a good sign of things to come. These girls finished fourth in provincials last year which they would like to improve on this year."

Cyclone Taylor Cup Notebook — Tickets going fast

Cyclone Taylor Cup Notebook — Tickets going fast

The Cyclone Taylor organizing committee has one message to hockey fans wanting to attend any of the upcoming B.C. Junior B Hockey Championships — get your tickets soon.

“Ticket Sales have been amazing,” said Russell Stocks, president of the Nelson Leafs and head of the Cyclone Taylor organizing committee.

“We have almost doubled our forecasted advanced ticket sales to this point with three days left to go and are expecting a sell out crowd for the evening games . . . and especially on Friday when (Nelson) hosts Beaver Valley.”

Leafs hand out team awards on eve of Cyclone Taylor Cup

Jamie Vlanich was named the Nelson Leafs MVP during the award's banquet Sunday night.

Nelson Leafs tuned up for the Cyclone Taylor Cup by handing out its annual team awards Sunday evening.

The big winner on the night was Jamie Vlanich, who grabbed the team MVP and leading scorer awards during the ceremony.

Vlanich not only led by example all season, but topped the KIJHL in scoring before getting hurt near the end of the season.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Carsen Willans finished the KIJHL playoffs as Nelson's top scorer with five goals and 10 assists in 12 games.

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

All the dance partners have now been confirmed for the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup starting Thursday in the Hertiage City at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley was the last team to book its ticket to the BC Hockey Junior B Final Four after the Nitehawks disposed of the Kamloops Storm in six games in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Friday in Fruitvale.

The other two dance partners are the Victoria Cougars of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

Golf season just around the corner as GP opens driving range

Granite Pointe pro Denny McArthur watches Rob Little work some rust off from the winter at the Rosemont Driving Range. — Submitted photo

Golfers in Nelson got a chance to test out the new driver found under the Christmas tree as Granite Pointe opened the driving range Saturday.

The warmer weather is quickly removing the mountains of snow the Rosemont course receives during the winter allowing staff to consider moderate opening this coming week.

Check out the Granite Pointe Pro Shop at 250-352-5913 for more information on the upcoming season or the courses website.