by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 19 2017

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 19 2017

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 18 2017

It's come down to one game for all the marbles between the Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins.

Okay, maybe not all the marbles but a chance to stay away from meeting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional...

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Haney powers Bruins past Ghostriders; Grand Forks takes over third in Murdoch Division

Dylan Haney cracked the 20-goal barrier with a hat-trick for the Bruins Sunday.

Dylan Haney scored three times, including the game-winning marker, to spark the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Fernie Ghostriders Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Boundary City.

The 20-year-old Haney combined with Grayson Neufeld to beat Brendan Henderson in the Riders net for the game winning marker with four minutes remaining.

Kingwell's hat-trick powers Ghostriders past struggling Leafs

Leafs Mason Mullaney battles in the faceoff circle with Mitch Titus of the Riders during Saturday's 5-3 KIJHL loss to Fernie at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The New Year started out so well, and there was plenty of optimism in the camp of the Nelson Leafs.

Despite dropping a heartbreaking overtime decision to division rival Beaver Valley on the final day of 2016, the Leafs had good reason to feel great after pushing one of the league heavyweights to the wall before losing with just over two seconds left in the game.

There also was a seven-game January home stand on the horizon for a management team that had worked so hard to finally find most of the pieces to make a stretch run.

Canadian skier Julien Locke cruises to Korean National’s Sprint title

Julien Locke of Nelson dominated the field to win the Korean National’s Sprint Thursday at the Alpensia Resort.

Julien Locke of Nelson it sitting in a pretty nice position on the eve of his first World Cup Cross Country race set for Feb 3-5 in PyeongChang, Korea.

The BlackJack/Nelson Nordic Club racer won the Korean National’s Sprint at the Alpensia Resort.

Locke won the 1.8 kilometer sprint race Tuesday (January 24) in a time of 3:41.56. The time was more than 15 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Eun-ho Kim of Korea.

Thursday, Locke won a 10-km sprint race in a time of 29.11.7.

Just the facts please — Leafs eager to hear from KIJHL regarding suspension appeal

The Nelson Leafs, already without its top netminder, may also be without their top two scorers — Sawyer Hunt and Dale Howell — if the KIJHL upholds their suspensions.

The video says it all.

But will it be enough to sway the BC Hockey Referee-in-Chief from reducing the suspensions of three players on the Nelson Hockey club is the question Leaf fans are waiting to hear.

Last Saturday, in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game that was already over on the scoreboard, a line brawl erupted, leading to suspensions to Leafs Brent Headon, Sawyer Hunt and Nelson's second leading scorer Dale Howell — the latter a whopping six game sit for being the instigator in a multiple fight donnybrook.

Fundraiser to Save Kinnaird Bluffs

Reel Rock film tour is coming to Nelson January 30th.

For the first time ever the Cube Climbing Centre and The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers (TAWKROC) have joined forces to bring the annual Reel Rock film tour to Nelson, British Columbia.

The event, which showcases five rock climbing and mountaineering films from around the world, will be held at the Civic Theatre on Monday, January 30th at 7 p.m. and all proceeds will go towards the Save Kinnaird Bluffs fund.

Mount Sentinel Wildcats edge Cougars in OT thriller

Cats Victoria Peebles grabs some water during a timeout at Saturday's overtime thriller against Nakusp Cougars. — The Nelson Daily photo

Victoria Peebles and Leanne Kabatoff each scored baskets in overtime to power the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to a thrilling 46-40 victory over rival Nakusp Cougars in the final of the Cats Senior Girl’s High School Tournament this past weekend in the South Slocan.

Peebles snapped a 38-38 tie with the first basket of the extra period to power the host Wildcats to the Championship win.

Kabatoff had a chance to win the game in regulation time, with two chances from the charity stripe with time expired.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Novice Team #2

Novice #2 squad (not in any specific order) includes Cooper Anast, Brody Arjun, Linden Berry, Ryder Berry, Kingston Eastwood, Conner Hill, Jasper Marshall, River Marshall, Oscar Masse, Weston McBeath, Olivier McLean, Cooper Morrow, Kieran Mucha, Phoenix Scott, Austin Shrieves and Jaxon Slomba. Coaches Jesse Anast, Justin Masse and Aaron Shrieves.

The Nelson Association staged a great Minor Hockey Week Celebration capped off my the annual Novice Tournament in the NDCC and Civic Arenas.

Teams from South Okanagan, Creston, Penticton and Spokane joined host Nelson in the three-day event.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the week's celebration by selecting the Nelson players as Team of the Week.

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