by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

Nelson skaters won a total of three bronze medals during the weekend West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The host club entered a total of 27 skaters in the 44 event schedule weekend and has the largest number of entry level skaters in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

The Nelson Association is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Minor Hockey Week with a host of events highlighted by the annual Novice Tournament.

Minor Hockey Week has been celebrated in Canada since 1958 when the idea was adopted from the first event the previous year in Trail.

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 16 2017

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) standings may not have changed much after a weekend series between the Selkirk College Saints and Simon Fraser University Clan, but more seeds were planted for what is shaping up to be a great second half of the season.


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Trail native Craig Cunningham talks about getting a second chance at life

Heather Cunningham speaks to the media with her son Craig during a press conference Wednesday. — Photo courtesy Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Club
On November 19, 2016, during an American Hockey League game between Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Trail native Craig Cunningham suffered a cardiac arrest before the opening faceoff.
With mother Heather Cunningham watching from the stands, team trainers, medics as well as a group of local firefighter raced to save the Roadrunners' player.
Thanks to a top cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, and Dr. George Haloftis, a physician at St.

The Haywood NorAm races at Black Jack

Remi Drolet on the left, and Julien Locke in the lead; photo by Mark Merlo

Over two hundred athletes traveled to Rossland from across Canada, with representatives from Brazil, and Portugal, and several from the United States.  Team coaches came along, and some family members accompanied young athletes.  Despite early worries about snow depth, there was enough, and skiers reported good conditions.  There were some cold noses on Saturday the 17th, when the temperature dipped rather low, especially for the many volunteers who couldn't keep toasty by engaging in vigorous physical activity.

Sixth Annual Christmas Classic Hockey Game set for Dec. 23

Winning team from last year, Team Price

The Sixth Annual Christmas Classic hockey game will be at the Castlegar Community Complex on Dec. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., and then the after party will be at the Element Night cClub from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The goal of the Christmas Classic Hockey game and after party is to raise funds for the Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program.  The hockey game is free, but there will be raffles, prizes and a beer garden.  The element will have a $5 cover charge with proceeds being donated to the Saints.

Trio of Leafs selected to KIJHL Prospects Game

Nelson native Colum Mcgualey is one of three Leaf players selected for the KIJHL Prospects Game in Kelowna.

A trio of Nelson Leafs will be in Kelowna during the New Year to compete in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Prospects Game.

Nelson defenceman Dash Thompson and forward Colum Mcgauley and Ryan Piva join players from other Kootenay Conference teams in a contest against the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference to showcase the league's elite junior talent.

The game is scheduled for January 14 at the Rutland Arena in Kelowna.

As 16-year-olds, both Piva and Mcgualey have not looked out of place as the pairs transition from minor hockey to the junior game.

Kimberley doubles Leafs 4-2, Green & White win streak ends at six

Kimberley doubles Leafs 4-2, Green & White win streak ends at six

Kimberley Dynamiters outscored the Nelson Leafs 4-1 in the final 40 minutes to double the Heritage City franchise 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Bavarian City.

Matt Davies, Nolan Kurylo and Lucas Purdy scored in the second period before Franco Colapaolo converted a powerplay marker in the third to lead the Eddie Mountain squad to the victory.

Former Nitro Sawyer Hunt gave the Leafs a 1-0 lead after one period.

Logan Wullum also scored for Nelson, which saw its winning streak end at six games.

Gorn backstops Leafs to sixth-straight win, Beaver Valley dumps Rebels

Gorn backstops Leafs to sixth-straight win, Beaver Valley dumps Rebels

Six in a row! Six in a row!

Billy Gorn stopped 28 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Spokane Braves Friday night in the Lilac City.

The win was the sixth consecutive win for the Green and White, setting up a showdown Saturday in the Bavarian City against KIJHL heavyweight, Kimberley Dynamiters.

Colum Mcgualey, Andy Fitzpatrick, Logan Wullum and Aigne-McGeady-Bruce with a pair, scored for Nelson.

Leafs looking to keep the streak alive during road trip to Spokane, Kimberley

Former Beaver Valley goalie Billy Gorn has proved to be a game-changer in the Leafs current winning streak. — The Nelson Daily

It’s not quite in the same category as the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers 35-game winning streak from 1980, but for a team that was taking on more water than the Titanic during November, a five-game streak most definitely feels pretty darn good.

The Nelson Leafs have a chance to add to the streak Friday when the squad travels to the Lilac City for a date against the Spokane Braves.

Saturday, Nelson takes a ride over the Purcells to meet the Kimberley Dynamiters before taking a few days off with the Christmas Holiday break.

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