by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

The Nelson Selects U14 Boys team travelled to the Lower Mainland on the Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament where the Heritage City squad came away with the gold medal.

“We wanted the boys to have a chance to continue playing into the fall,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 21 2014

The Kootenay Wildcats are having a tough time getting into the win column in BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League action this past weekend in Nelson.

West Coast Avalanche won all three games in the Heritage City by a whopping 17-1 margin.

West Coast opened the series Friday by...

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Chicago resident, Tom Bartzis holds up a nice 13 pound Rainbow before releasing it back into Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Great weather for fishing now that its fall, it's time to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

Three-point weekend keeps Leafs on top of Murdoch Division

Leafs coach Dave McLellan, flanked by assistant Sean Dooley, has the squad on top of the Murdoch Division standings following a 1-1 overtime tie in Castlegar Saturday. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It’s not often in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League two teams play to a 1-1 tie.

However, that’s what happened Saturday as the Nelson Leafs and Castlegar Rebels battled to the overtime draw in the Sunflower City.

“Last night was a game where we really dominated the play . . . from the get-go to the end but we just didn’t capitalize on the many quality scoring chances we had,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan Sunday.

“We practically outplayed Castlegar, we just couldn’t find a way to score.”

New recruit Aidan Geiger sparks Leafs to win over Chase

Aidan Geiger battled for the loose puck in the Chase goal crease Friday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The signing of Aidan Geiger paid off in spades for the Nelson Leafs.

The former Fernie Ghostrider scored the winning goal midway through the third period to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 victory over the Chase Heat in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Geiger, who signed with the Leafs earlier this week after playing last season for the Ghostriders, combined with Patrick Croome and Aaron Brewer to beat Nic Bruyere in the Heat nets for the winning tally.

The teams traded goals all game long.

New Leaf captain Dunlap eager to lead by example

New Leaf captain Dunlap eager to lead by example

Every team in every league enters a new season with dreams of success.

The Nelson Leafs hockey club falls into that same category.

However, a month into the season and the Leafs believe they are a little closer to enjoying that success at the other end of the rainbow.

Nelson holds down top spot in the Murdoch Division with a 4-1-1-1 record, one point ahead of surprising Spokane Braves, with the team returning to the ice Friday for a home date against the Chase Heat at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Road Kings Executive

The Nelson Road King Car Club executive includes, back row, L-R, Jack Chambers, Mode Radcliffe, Rob "Woody" Wudkevich and Stan Brost- President. Front, Frank Anderson, Joe Mann – Vice President, Pat Keegan- Secretary and Treasurer, Mike Keegan – Past President, Britt Darough, Ron Cutler and Marcello Piro. Missing, John Madelung, Bill Smith and Dave Sabo. — Submitted photo

"Record-breaking year on Nelson Streets."

It's just one of the ways to sum up the 2014 Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise held during September in the Heritage City.

With Mother Nature providing a picture-postcard-like day, and more than 300 cars from the southern BC Interior, Washington, Idaho and southern Alberta arriving to fill the Heritage  City downtown, the 2014 Road Kings Queen City Cruise was an amazing event.

Bombers blast off at Oliver Fall Festival Field hockey tournament

Sarah Wade (5), Naomi Perkins (hair in face), Hailee Gerun (second from left) and German International Student Svenja Rennecke (11) jam the net in action Saturday against Oliver. — Photo courtesy Zan Mautner

Now that the politics are out of the way, let the games begin.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers looked to be in mid-season form during the Oliver Fall Festival Field hockey tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.

The Bombers finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, losing its only contest to provincially ranked Kelowna Secondary School 4-0.

“It was a great outing for the LVR team,” said Val Gibson, taking on one last coaching assignment after retiring in the spring.

“Chemistry is good with the mixture of the new players.”