by Contributor on Friday Feb 12 2016

Nick Deschenes, has been relieved of his duties as GM/Head Coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters effective immediately.  President, Tom Gawryletz, stated, “The team has been outscored by a margin of 22-3 in the last three...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 12 2016

Earlier in the week, Jim Cotter expressed that the goal of every team at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships was to “make the playoffs.”

Cotter grabbed the top spot in the Page Playoff Thursday night, holding off Michael Johnson of New...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 11 2016

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is rolling out the red carpet for the Judges Cup this weekend at the Civic Centre facility.

The Judges Cup, attracting more than 160 athletes from Trail, Castlegar, Kimberley, Cranbrook and host Nelson, is the first of many competitions for the Glacier gymnasts...

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Leafs no match for defending KIJHL Champion Kimberley Dynamiters

Leaf forward Levi Hulston drives to the net during Saturday's KIJHL game against Kimberley. —  Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Sawyer Hunt played most of his minor hockey in Nelson.

So it should come to no one’s surprise that the former Nelson Minor Hockey product would have something to say in a game between his new club, the Kimberley Dynamiters, and the Nelson Leafs.

Hunt scored twice to lead the Nitros to a 4-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The loss, coupled with a 5-2 setback Friday in Fernie against the Ghostriders, drops the Leafs into fourth spot in Neil Murdoch Division standings.

Ghostriders ride over Nelson Leafs 5-2

Ghostriders ride over Nelson Leafs 5-2

Fernie Ghostriders scored three straight second period goals to bounce the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the East Kootenay City.

The Riders erased a 1-0 deficit on goals by Talyer Sincennes, Justin Peers and Ryan Kennedy in a span of three minutes to completely change the momentum of the contest.

Blair Andrews, scoring this third goal in two games, pulled Nelson to within a goal after two periods.

But Cole Keebler and Ryan Teslak scored insurance goals in the third period to complete the victory.

Nelson/Castlegar needs to work a little extra time to capture Cranbrook tourney title

 The Nelson/Castlegar team includes, back row, L-R, Devan Andrusak, Craig Upper, Dylan Moynes, Dean MacKinnon and Geoff Watts. Middle, Gavin Margerison, Chase MacKinnon, Jackson Cousins, Connor Stainer, Reid Gerrand, Dylan Watts, Mason Ouchi, Simon Forrester and Nathan Medeiros. Front, Benjamin Haydu, Bryce Anderson and Koby Upper. — Submitted photo

Nathan Medeiros scored in overtime to lift the Nelson/Castlgar to a 3-2 victory over the host Kings team in the final of the Peewee Rep Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.

Medeiros, picked up the loose puck before putting a shifty move on the Cranbrook defense man and scoring the winning goal off the cross-bar to make the Nelson/Castlegar Leafs tournament champions.

In a spirited final game, Nelson/Castlegar took a 2-0 lead only to see the host team rally to even the score to send the game into overtime.

Andrews powers Leafs past Border Bruins 4-2

The newest Leaf, Cleary Ambrose (14) battles for the puck during the first period Thursday against Grand Forks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Blair Andrews scored twice and added an assist to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Thursday night at the NDCC Arena.

The victory moves the Leafs into a third-place tie in points with the Bruins, who have lost three straight games. Both teams have 35 points but Nelson has one more victory than the Bruins.

Nelson's Julien Locke golden at Haywood NorAm World Junior and U23 Championships

Nelson's Julien Locke stands on top of the podium with skis held high after winning gold at the Haywood NorAm World Junior and U23 Championships Thursday at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre near Thunder Bay, Ont. — Submitted photo

Nelson's Julien Locke continues to ring in the New Year in style after the Black Jack skier won the gold medal at the Haywood NorAm World Junior and U23 Championships Thursday at Lappe Nordic Ski Centre near Thunder Bay, Ont.

Locke, who got his start in racing at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club, came from being the fifth qualifier to a dominant three-second win in the Senior Men's Heats finals.

Bombers look to rebound at Vernon Tournament

LVR point guard Robby Dixon was knocked out of the tournament with an ankle injury. — Sarah Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The L.V. Rogers Bombers look to bounce back after a disappointing result at the Bomber Invitational Tournament when the team travels to Vernon for a weeekend event.

The Bombers finished fourth after dropping a 72-69 decision to Prince Charles of Creston in the Consolation Final.

LVR played the game minus starters Robby Dixon and Josh Matosevic. Both players suffered injuries earlier in the tournament.

Field is set for 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship

Jim Cotter of Vernon will be back to defend his BC Championship when the Canadian Direct Insurance Men's Curling event comes to Nelson February 10-14. —Photo courtesy Curl BC

The field for the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship in Nelson is now set.

Three teams have earned the final berths in the 16-team BC Championship field, a tournament that includes Tom Buchy of Kimberley and Creston’s Chris Ducharme, during qualifying this past weekend in Salmon Arm.