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by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 11 2017

There were a couple of firsts Friday night in Buffalo.

Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo moved into fourth spot overall in wins after backstopping Florida to a 4-1 NHL victory over the Sabres.

And Nelson Minor Hockey product Dryden Hunt played his first NHL game.

The 6-foot forward did not figure in the scoring, but Hunt had a birds-eye view of greatness in action as Bobby...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 11 2017

The Nelson Leafs reeled off its third consecutive Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win Friday night in Grand Forks, edging the home town Border Bruins 2-1.

The 15-3-1-0-1 Leafs maintain its five-point lead in the Murdoch Division over Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Hawks posted a 6-2 win Friday in Golden.

Justin Podgorenko, finishing the game with two points to...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 09 2017

The Murdoch Division leading Nelson Leafs have a chance to put a little breathing room between the Green and White and their divisional rivals when the club takes to the road for a pair of road games this weekend.

Friday, Nelson travels to Grand Forks to face the Bruins in the first of two Murdoch Division battles.

Sunday, the 14-3-1-0-1 Leafs, winners of two straight games, face...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 09 2017

It’s a call every hockey player wants to get — pack your bags, you’re headed to the National Hockey League.

This week Nelson’s Dryden Hunt received the call, and will be in the lineup Friday when the Florida Panthers visit the Sabres in Buffalo.

“It was pretty surreal,” Hunt told Doug Plagens, play-by-play announcer for the Florida Panthers...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

The learning for student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints doesn’t stop when they leave class for the rink and there was plenty of lessons to soak in after coming away with a pair of wins at home against the University of Victoria Vikes.

The Saints ran their British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season record to a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 07 2017

The L.V. Rogers Bombers started slow but finished with a bang as the club captured the gold medal at a High School Girl’s Volleyball Tournament Saturday in Salmon Arm.

The Bombers overcame a sluggish start in the final to edge Merritt 16-25, 25-9, 15-9.

“In finals against Merritt, it took them a full set to get sorted out . . . they lost their first set in weeks but came back ...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 06 2017

The L.V. Rogers Bombers travel to Surrey this week to participate at the BC High School AA Girl's Field Hockey Championships beginning Wednesday against Windsor of North Vancouver.

The Bombers have been training in the LVR Hangar to prepare for the speed of the water turf fields — the gym floor best simulates the speed of the ball on water turf. 

Mallard's Source for sports would...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 05 2017

Mitchell Popadynetz of Nelson had an assist to spark Thompson Rivers University WolfPack to the 2017 Canada West mens soccer bronze medal Saturday in Vancouver.

It sets the stage for the WolfPack hosting the 2017 USPORTS men’s soccer nationals next week at Hillside Stadium.

The bronze medal is the third Canada West bronze to be won by Thompson Rivers in any sport.

The...

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