by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 03 2016

The last time the Nelson Leafs faced Creston Valley the Thunder Cats drilled the Green and White 7-1 in the East Kootenay City during a penalty-filled contest.

Saturday night, in the rematch at the NDCC Arena, there was a first-period tilt between Jordan Unger of the Leafs and Cats...

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Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Just in time for the coming ski season, the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has completed the installation of two new ski trail bridges at the Paulson Ski Trails, located along highway 3 near the Paulson summit, 32 km. west of Castlegar.  The new bridges replace old log structures crossing Big Sheep Creek on the club’s Short-Loop and Mid-Loop trails.  Both bridges, which were designed by SNT Engineering Ltd. of Nelson, have 3 metre wide timber decks with steel superstructures and are 11 metres in length.

Nelson's Reece Hunt, Team BC capture bronze medal at Women's U18 Championship

Reece Hunt of Nelson receives player-of-game award following a semi final loss to Ontario Red at the National Women's U18 Championship Sunday in Regina.

Reece Hunt and Team BC won a bronze medal at the National Women's U18 Championship Sunday in Regina.

The Nelson Minor Hockey product and Team BC teammates defeated Ontario Blue 5-3 in the medal match.

Ontario Red defeated Team Quebec 4-1 in the Gold Medal Final.

Winning the bronze medal ties BC's best ever finish at the National Women's U18 Championship. BC previously won bronze at the 2005 edition of the tournament in Salmon Arm, BC.

Nothing going right for Green and White as Leafs drop seventh straight game

Ryan Piva scored the only goal for Nelson in a 4-1 loss Sunday in Spokane.

Sure it’s nice that the calendar only reads November on the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

But at some point, the Nelson Leafs had better start turning around their season.

The Green and White lost for the seventh straight time Sunday in Spokane, dropping a 4-1 KIJHL decision to the Braves in action in the Lilac City.

Like many of the previous six losses, the Leafs started strong.

Sunday, the same story unfolded as Nelson outshot the Braves 17-9 in the first period but failed to score.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Martial Arts 1st Dans

The contingent includes, Stacy Devries, Robin Robertson, Nathan Croston, Sasha Semenick, Aaron Postnikoff, Leslie Vissers, Isaac Vissers, Marilou Smith and Bryce Sheloff. — Submitted photo

Celebrating 15 years, the Kootenay Martial Arts promoted a number of students to 1st Dan during a recent ceremony at the facility in Nelson.

This class will surpass 100 the number of students promoted to 1st Dan since Master Dean Siminoff first created this school.

Kootenay Martial Arts celebrates 15 years of building future leaders

Emma Saville works through her routine during the recent Kootenay Martial Arts Board Breaking Exam and Graduation. — Photo courtesy Hannah Howarth

The Kootenay Martial Arts recently celebrated its 15thyear in Nelson with a Board Breaking Exam and Graduation at the new facility on Lakeside Drive.

Kootenay Martial Arts has been supporting the community, building future leaders through martial arts for more than a decade.

This grad class will surpass 100 the number of students promoted to 1st Dan since Master Dean Siminoff first created this school.

Leafs looks to snap winless streak Thursday against Rebels

Leaf forward Ryan Piva got a taste of the BCHL when the speedy forward saw action with West Kelowna Warriors- — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs look to snap out of a five-game losing streak Thursday night in the Sunflower City when the Green and White plays the Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.

The skid comes as the Leafs struggle with injuries as well as a host of suspensions following an October 26 line brawl against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.

“You never want to get into a situation like this, but I think it’s good that everything is happening at this stage of the season,” said Leaf captain Sawyer Hunt.

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