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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 29 2017

The Nelson Leafs concluded the month of October on a bit of a sour note, falling 3-0 to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.

Frustrated by two earlier losses to the Leafs this season, the Cats jumped all over the Leafs in the first period. The home side outshot the visitors 17-5 and were rewarded...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Oct 28 2017

Dash Thompson and Game MVP Sawyer Hunt each had three points to power the Nelson Leafs to a convincing 7-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Golden Rockets Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, the third straight for the Leafs, keeps the Green and White at the top of the Murdoch Division, one point in front of the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Hawks...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Oct 27 2017

Despite a heartbeaking 1-0 loss to rival J. Lloyd Crowe, the L.V. Rogers Bombers will still advance to the BC High School AA Girl's Field Hockey Championships November 8-10 in Surrey.

LVR, the second seed coming out of the West Kootenay Zone, qualified for the provincial tournament following a lopsided 11-0 shellacking of Stanley Humphries Rockers Tuesday in Castlegar.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Former Nelson Leafs star Geoff Kinrade has been shortlisted to represent Canada at a pre-Olympic event that will go a long way to determining the squad at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Kinrade is one of 26 players selected to the pre-Olympic roster announced Thursday by Hockey Canada.

“We were told last November (2016) that they were beginning to evaluate...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 26 2017

Strange that a team leading the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League in goals against would made a deal to bolster its goaltending, but that’s a deal the Nelson Leafs had to make this past week.

The Green and White signed 6’1”, 174-pound netminder, Sam Burford from the Sherwood Park Crusaders of the Alberta Junior Hockey League.

The roster moves leaves rookie Quinn Yeager...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 25 2017

Team Koot-Neigh has just finished up it’s busy outdoor season of training, Provincial, National and International competition as well as three clinics.

The club recently held its finale — the fourth annual Octoberfest 2017 show at the Nelson & District Riding Club.

More than 20 athletes competed with five horses and their lungers on a beautiful Fall day, many vaulters for...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 24 2017

The Springfield Thunderbirds, the minor-league affiliate for the NHL’s Florida Panthers, have experienced a slow start out of the starting gates this American Hockey League season.

However, Nelson’s Dryden Hunt helped the T-Birds to its first win of the season Sunday, scoring a hat-trick to spark the home side to a 7-4 victory over the Belleville Senators in the first-ever AHL meeting...

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 23 2017

The Selkirk College Saints turned the intensity notch up to another level Saturday night when they welcomed back four alumni and their new Vancouver Island University Mariners teammates to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre in British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) action.

In a game with several subplots, the Saints ran their regular season record to 4-0 with...