by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 23 2017

Two teams with Kootenay connections remain in the hunt for the playoff round at the 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships in Salmon Arm.

Defending champion Bob Ursel of Kelowna, with Rob Koffski at the helm, and Gerry Kent of Cranbrook are currently in third and fifth, respectively, in...

by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday Feb 22 2017

Things have not really gone according to Hoyle this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs.

However, there’s nothing like a strong playoff run to erase some of those bad memories that materialized from the regular season.

The Leafs gave the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 21 2017

Prince Charles turned the tables on the host Bombers in the third quarter to edge L.V. Rogers 94-90 in Kootenay High School Boy's Basketball action Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar.

Trailing 46-38 at the half, the Creston-based squad outscored LVR 29-13 to erase the deficit.

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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.

Saints take show on the road following 6-1 rout of UVic

Sporting the team’s retro jersey to mark Selkirk College’s 50th anniversary, Saints defenceman Garrett Halls carries the puck up the ice on Saturday night in a contest against the University of Victoria Vikes. Halls scored the game’s first goal and the Saints went onto a dominant 6-1 victory at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

With two straight wins at home, the Selkirk College Saints will now take their grit and intensity on the road for the next month.

The Saints earned two important British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) points on Saturday night with an impressive 6-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes before a solid home crowd at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

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