by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

Playing nine games in the month of November against divisional opponents gives the coaching staff of the Nelson Leafs a good look at the obstacles facing the Green and White in its run to success in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Despite sitting in the Murdoch Division...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 19 2014

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats are seeded third entering the upcoming BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Abbotsford Christian in the Fraser Valley.

The Wildcats advanced to the 12-team tournament by posting a straight set victory over Salmo Falcons in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 18 2014

Sixteen elite curling teams from southern BC is in Nelson this weekend to compete in the 2014 Open Cashspiel at the Heritage City Curling Club.

The field includes rinks from around the Kootenay and Okanagan regions, which includes several former B.C. Champions.

Headlining the event...

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UPDATED: Bombers drop 2-0 decision to St. Michaels at Fieldhockey Championships

 The Bombers include, back row, L-R, Jena Wheeldon, Anna Goeppner, Noa Butterfield, Sarah Wade, coach Bruce Walgren, Tara Yowek, coach Val Gibson, Naomi Perkins, Katrina  Merckle, Yu Takahashi and Sydney Ednie. Front,  Hanna Quinn, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Allie Zondervan, Emma Gregorich, Noelle Wang, Lauren Walgren, Heather Potkins, Kyra Burkart,  Julia Burkart, and Svenja Rennecke.— Madeleine Guenette photo photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers lost a tough 2-0 decision to St.Michael's of Victoria to fall out of the medal round at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships Friday in Oliver.

"We played as well as we could have," said Bomber coach Val Gibson. "It was a great fieldhockey game."

"Unfortunately, we are out of the medals now and going for 5th - 8th," Gibson added.

The Bombers defeated Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria 1-0 in the final round robin contest Friday morning.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Trafalgar Thunder Girl's Volleyball

Some of the members of the Thunder are, back row, L-R, Amanda Creak, Lily Hutteman, Reece Hunt, coach Staci Proctor, Olivia Kelly, Maia Robertson Weir, and Bryce Winters. Front, Michaela Anderson, Sophie Edney, Kirsten Van Horne, Shayla Elias, and Maia Thibault. — Photo courtesy Madeleine Guenette

Trafalgar's varsity girl's volleyball team is getting ready to cap off a successful season on the court with the West Kootenay Championships set for November 22 at Mount Sentinel High School.

The Grade 8 squad had experienced an influx of players this season with 20 girls participating.

Trafalgar, divided into three teams, hosted two tournaments with opposition from Salmo, Stanley Humphries, and Mount Sentinel. 

Off-ice decision proves costly for a trio of Leaf players

Leaf netminder Brett Soles was one of three players suspended for breaking team rules.

Leaf coach Dave McLellan tabbed November a “pivotal month” in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Heritage City franchise.

However, finding success against Murdoch Division opposition — Nelson plays nine of its 11 games in November against divisional teams — just got a little more difficult for the Green and White after Leaf brass sent three players home for missing curfew Halloween night.

“We have very strict team rules dealing with on and off-ice behavior,” McLellan told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.

Edwards, Milligan lead Selkirk Saints past Eagles

Selkirk College Saints first-year forward Ryan Edwards—seen here at the home opener in October—scored two goals in the Saturday night win over Eastern Washington University. — photo courtesy Selkirk College

The defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) Champion Selkirk College Saints have proven they are tough to beat at home after defeating the Eastern Washington University Eagles for the third straight time in as many games.

Unlike in the previous week when a dramatic victory was earned in the final seconds, on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Community Complex it was all Saints, all game as the hosts blasted the Eagles 7-1.

League leading Cariboo Cougars feast on Kootenay Ice

Kootenay goalies Jason Mailhiot (pictured) and Solomon Burk saw a lot of rubber during a two-game BCMMHL set in Trail. — The Nelson Daily photo

Playing in the friendly confines of the Cominco Arena proved to be, unfriendly, for the Kootenay Ice during a two-game weekend set against the Cariboo Cougars.

The Cougars scored five second period goals to waltz past the Ice 11-1 in the opener of the BC Hockey Major Midget League contest Saturday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Sunday, the result wasn’t much better as the BCMMHL leaders skated to an 8-1 victory.

Austin Gray led the Cariboo attack in the opener, finishing the game with five points including a pair of goals.

David Thompson posts upset of Bombers at Kootenay AA Boy's Soccer Championships

David Thompson posts upset of Bombers at Kootenay AA Boy's Soccer Championships

There's no joy in Bomberville after the defending champs were upset in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Boy's Soccer Championships Saturday in Creston.

David Thompson Lakers of Invereme scored three times in the opening half to post a 5-3 victory over L.V. Rogers in the final at Prince Charles Secondary pitch.

The Lakers, which took advantage of the suspect defence, held a 3-1 lead at half against a Bomber team that was missing its starting center back.

Bomber starter Nick Wethal was unable to make the trip to the zone finals.

Renovations almost complete at Queen Elizabeth Park

Small crew of baseball players and dads finishing the new improved queen elizabeth baseball diamond in Fairview Sunday. — Submitted photo

The finishing touches were being applied to renovations at Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson Sunday afternoon as baseball players, volunteers and parents filled the base paths with crush shale from Cache Creek.

The crush shale is part of the $20,000 renovations to the Nelson and District Baseball Association home park that will be completed in time for the 2015 season.