by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 23 2015

The Kootenay Ice were happy to be home after spending the past few weeks on the road in the BC Hockey Major Midget League.

However, home cooking wasn’t enough to put the Ice over the top as Fraser Valley Thunderbirds squeaked out a pair of wins 5-2 Saturday and 3-1 Sunday.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 22 2015

It's not like the Nelson Leafs were looking to move local minor hockey product Nolan Percival out of town.

On the contrary.

The Nelson native had approached Leaf management about a month ago, asking for a trade to jumpstart his junior hockey career.

However, during the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 22 2015

Bob Ursel of Kelowna gutted out a 6-2 win over Castlegar's Myron Nichol in the A-Final of the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

However, while Ursel, third Bill Stephenson, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead, Fred Thomson of Nelson, may have...

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May leads LVR sweep of Senior Boys at Kootenay Cross Country Championships

LVR's Micah May was a force on the high school cross country circuit most of the season, finishing off in grand style by capturing the Kootenay Senior Boy's title in Kimberley. — Photo courtesy Greg Osadchuk

Micah May of L.V. Rogers edged out teammates Keiran Marchand and Darian Johnson to capture the top prize at the Kootenay High School Cross Country race held recently in Kimberley.

May, who was a dominant force on the circuit this season, covered the six-kilometer distance in a time of 29 minutes, 16.9 seconds.

Marchand was second at 30:59.7 while Johnson was third at 33:50.1.

Tibo Kolmel and Malte Liedtke, both of LVR, finished fourth and fifth.

This Thunder team rumbles to Playday Tournament title

Trafalgar (green) is seen up against host Grand Forks Wolves in Junior Girl's Playday volleyball action in the Boundary City. — Submitted photo

The Trafalgar Thunder continue to roll up wins on the West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball scene.

The Thunder posted wins over Grand Forks Wolves and Stanley Humphries Rockers en route to the top prize during a playday tournament Thursday (October 29) in the Boundary City.

Trafalgar posted a 4-0 mark while the other Thunder squad finished the playday with a win and three narrow losses.

Coach Staci Proctor said the key to the undefeated record was due to strong serving by Grade 6 player Jaylen Rushton as well as Abby Jackson and Addis Atkinson.

Summerland Steam too much for Nelson Leafs

Summerland Steam too much for Nelson Leafs

Summerland Steam found just enough offence to edge the Nelson Leafs 2-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in the Central Okanagan City.

Wyatt Gale's goal midway through the third period proved to be the winner as the Steam was able to avenge an earlier loss to the Green and White.

Nelson double the Steam 4-2 in the Heritage City October 11.

Cody Egilson score the other goal for Summerland, which held period leads of 1-0.

Garcia sparks Leafs to sixth straight victory

Tyler Garcia is turning into Mr. Penalty Shot as the Leaf sniper sparked the Green and White to a 4-3 win Friday in Armstrong. - The Nelson Daily file photo

Have a penalty shot want converted?

Simply call Tyler Garcia of the Nelson Leafs. He's a sniper who can deliver.

For the second time in four games, Mr. Penalty shot converted in overtime to lift the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the North Okanagan Knights Friday night in Armstrong.

The native of Anchorage, Alaska, scored the winning goal that allowed the Green and White to extend its streak to six games.

Blair Andrews, on the power play, Austin Anselmo and Andy Fitzpatrick also scored for Nelson.

Road Food — Leafs trek to Okanagan for three-game set

Nelson Leafs play three games this weekend in Armstrong, Kelowna and Summerland.

Mallard's Team of the Week — DeVito's Pulpit Rock Fun Run & Hike Team

The Flagpole finishers include, back row, L-R, Rod Taylor and Lisa LeBlanc. Middle, Kim Poole, John Boulanger, Scott Jeffery, Keiran Marchand, Denise Uhrynuk, Larry Bickerton, Chris Kolmel and Jacqueline Skands. Front, Tim Smith and Scott Legier. — Submitted photo

The First Annual Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike on Elephant Mountain proved to be a huge success.

Keiran Marchand and Jacqueline Skands proved to be the top runners, but it was the Friends of Pulpit Rock that came away with the overall winners as the race garnered $1,000 for the cause to help keep and improve the Pulpit Rock Trails.

Mallard's Source for sports, always looking to help the community, was quick to honour the runners and organizers with Team of the Week.

The Kootenay Wild snap winless skid by stopping Vancouver Island Seals

Nelson’s Merissa Dawson jams the front of the Vancouver Island as the Kootenay Wild looks for some offence during BC Hockey Female AAA League action in Campbell River. — Photo courtesy Dara Waterstreet

Some would call it an upset.

The Kootenay Wild call is a hard-fought victory.

The Interior squad scored a 2-1 BC Hockey Female AAA League victory over the Vancouver Island Seals Saturday in Campbell River.

The victory, the second of the season as Kootenay defeated Banff Academy during the exhibition season, was the first league win of the season for the Wild, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Catalina Hartland of Kaslo was solid between the pipes for the Wild as the veteran backstop rode the goal scoring of Emma Wheeldon of Nelson to the victory.