by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

So you want to learn how to play the sport of golf.

Well, this is a great time to learn as local courses are opening faster than presents at Christmas.

Granite Pointe at Nelson teed off the season Thursday with Balfour opening up the 2015 campaign on grass Friday.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

A young, L.V. Rogers Bombers squad got a taste of the big stage after competing at the BC High School AAA Boy's Basketball Tournament in Langley.

The Bombers won the final game of the season, defeating the Charles Best Blue Devils 56-41 in consolation play.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Mar 26 2015

The Selkirk Saints Varsity Men's Hockey Team held a noon celebration party Wednesday in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus.

More than 150 students, staff and community members into packed into the Pit to recognize the incredible 2014-15 season that saw the two-time defending BCIHL...

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Saints add firepower to future with commitment by Dallas Calvin

Former Nitehawk star Dallas Calvin (22) is off to Selkirk to play for the Saints next season. — The Nelson Daily file photo

On the eve of the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs, the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program announced great news as former KIJHL and BCHL star Dallas Calvin has inked a playing commitment of to attend the Castlegar-based school in and compete 2015-2016.

The six-foot-4, 220-pound Calvin recently completed his final junior hockey season with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).

Mallards Team of the Week — Nelson Peewee House Leafs

The West Kootenay Peewee House champs from Nelson includes, back row, L-R, coaches Dean Centrone, Pat Thast, Martin Grill and Mark Arrowsmith. Middle, Nick Haydu, Dylan Ewen, Jackson Cousins, Callum Cutler, Ben Thast, Rhett Hamilton, Gordon Hollett, Ethan grill, Seamus Boyd, Nikko Lazier, Bruce Sookro and Ethan Bennett. Front, Jack Centrone and Josh Marsden. Missing, manager Laura Marsden, Devan Hawkes and Andy Loutit. — Submitted photo

For the second time in as many weeks Nelson Minor Hockey celebrates a West Kootenay Champion.

The Nelson Peewee Leafs shocked everyone by rising from a sixth-place showing during the regular season to capture the regional championship — both playoff victories coming in a shootout.

The Nelson Leafs won the West Kootenay Bantam House Championship last month in Nelson.

GV Giants end season for Kootenay Ice with pair of shutout wins

The Kootenay Ice concluded the BC Major Midget season with a 5-29-6 record. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Greater Vancouver Giants tuned up for the BC Hockey Major Midget League playoffs by posting a couple of lopsided wins over the Kootenay Ice this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.

The Giants, second in league standings with a 26-10-4 record, bounced the Ice 6-0 Saturday and 2-0 Sunday to conclude the regular season for both clubs.

The Giants now meet the South Island Royals in a best-of-three playoff series beginning Friday in Burnaby.

Saturday, Greater Van scored four times in the second period to break open a close game.

Nelson's Peewee House Leafs crowned West Kootenay Champs

The West Kootenay Peewee House champs from Nelson includes, back row, L-R, coaches Dean Centrone, Pat Thast, Martin Grill and Mark Arrowsmith. Middle, Nick Haydu, Dylan Ewen, Jackson Cousins, Callum Cutler, Ben Thast, Rhett Hamilton, Gordon Hollett, Ethan grill, Seamus Boyd, Nikko Lazier, Bruce Sookro and Ethan Bennett. Front, Jack Centrone and Josh Marsden. Missing,   manager Laura Marsden, Devan Hawkes and Andy Loutit. — Submitted photo

Nelson Minor Hockey has another West Kootenay champion.

The Peewee Leafs captured the West Kootenay Peewee House League title by putting in a little extra time during the weekend in Grand Forks.

The Leafs defeated a pair of teams from the host Boundary City in shootout to claim the regional title.

The Nelson Leafs won the West Kootenay Bantam House Championship last month in Nelson.

Selkirk College Saints Eye Third Straight BCIHL Title

Former Nelson Leafs Linden Horswill (pictured) and Carsen Willans return to the Kootenays for their first BCIHL playoff action. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Selkirk College Saints begin their quest for a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship this weekend as they take on University of Victoria Vikes in a best-of-three series beginning Friday.

Faceoff for Game One is scheduled for 8 p.m. at the Castlegar Recreation Center.

The Saints clinched home ice in the first round by defeating University of Victoria by scores of 7-1 and 6-2 two weeks ago on Vancouver Island.

However, those games appeared closer than the final outcome.

Mount Sentinel edges Wolves to capture WK Junior Boy's Basketball crown

The West Kootenay Champion Wildcats include, back row, L-R, assistant coach Dale Soukeroff, Logan Miller, Dylan Bowolin, Aaron Abrosimoff, Brandon Soukeroff and coach Devon Kabatoff. Front, Benn Leidoff, Daniel Stewart, Sammy Sopow, Kie Miller and Matthew Falle.  Missing, Rory Smith and Erin Cork. — Submitted photo

Brandon Sookeroff scored 14 points to lead the Mount Sentinel Wildcats to the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Championship with a 36-33 win over host Grand Forks Wolves Saturday in the Boundary City.

The Wildcats, the top ranked team going into the seven-team tournament, needed a late rally to secure the win as Mount Sentinel trailed the Wolves for most of the contest.

Aaron Abrosimoff added nine points and Kie Miller had eight.

Mount Sentinel advanced to the final with a thrilling 31-29 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers.

Cramer grabs most of hardware at Nelson Leafs awards ceremony

 Leafs award winners, from left, include, Rayce Miller, captain Aaron Dunlap, Brenden Chow, Darnel St. Pierre, Timothy Nichols, Dylan Williamson and Robson Cramer. Missing Sam Webber. — Submitted photo

Robson Cramer, as he has done all season, was the big winner during Sunday’s Nelson Leafs Award’s Banquet at the Hume Hotel.

The skillful defenceman won a handful of awards at the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise concluded the 2014-15 campaign with the annual award ceremony.

Nelson was eliminated from the playoffs by defending KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehhawks Thursday.

The Hawks won the best-of-seven Murdoch Semi Final series 4-1.