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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Strange that a team leading the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in goals against would made a deal to bolster its goaltending, but that’s a deal the Nelson Leafs had to make this past week.

The Green and White signed 6’1”, 174-pound netminder, Sam Burford from the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

The roster moves leaves rookie Quinn Yeager...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Team Koot-Neigh has just finished up it’s busy outdoor season of training, Provincial, National and International competition as well as three clinics.

The club recently held its finale — the fourth annual Octoberfest 2017 show at the Nelson & District Riding Club.

More than 20 athletes competed with five horses and their lungers on a beautiful Fall day, many vaulters for...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

The Springfield Thunderbirds, the minor-league affiliate for the NHL’s Florida Panthers, have experienced a slow start out of the starting gates this American Hockey League season.

However, Nelson’s Dryden Hunt helped the T-Birds to its first win of the season Sunday, scoring a hat-trick to spark the home side to a 7-4 victory over the Belleville Senators in the first-ever AHL meeting...

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 23 2017

The Selkirk College Saints turned the intensity notch up to another level Saturday night when they welcomed back four alumni and their new Vancouver Island University Mariners teammates to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre in British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) action.

In a game with several subplots, the Saints ran their regular season record to 4-0 with...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 22 2017

The new Nelson Youth Basketball League tipped off last week with more than 30 players, girls and boys, filling the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium.

The focus of the new Youth Basketball League is:

  • Fun, focused on developing a love of the game
  • Supportive,...
by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 22 2017

Ryan Piva scored at the 3:08 mark of the first overtime period to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Columbia Valley Rockies Saturday night in Invermere.

The win allows Nelson to conclude the five-game road trip with an impressive 4-0-0-1 record.

The lone setback came Thursday when Kimberley defeated the Leafs 2-1 in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Oct 20 2017

For the second straight meeting, the Kimberley Dynamiters prevailed over the Nelson Leafs.

Devon Langelaar scored with one second remaining in the first overtime period to spark the Nitros to a narrow 2-1 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Thursday night in the Bavarian City.

Kimberley edged the Leafs 2-1 in the previous meeting between...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 19 2017

The tragic events that unfolded this week in Fernie, where three people died from an ammonia leak at the Fernie Memorial Arena, has forced the Ghostriders to move their Saturday home game.

The team has also cancelled Friday's Ghostriders game in Columbia Valley as the team cannot access their dressing room to get any equipment.

“The board, staff and players of the Fernie...