by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 23 2014

After spending three seasons in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, mostly with the Grand Forks Border Bruins, Nelson product Coleton Dawson has given up the cold winters of BC for warmer Californian climate after signing with the Ontario Avalanche of the Western States Hockey...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 23 2014

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats dropped a straight set match to the Fernie Falcons to finish sixth overall at the BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.

The Cats, ranked third overall heading into the tournament, lost a pair of close games 27-25, 26-24....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

After garnering a point during last week's set against the North Island Silvertips, the Kootenay Ice return home to meet the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a pair of BC Major Midget Hockey League games Saturday and Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The Ice, dropping to 2-12-2 on the season,...

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Bombers need shootout to capture West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title

 Bomber player Sarah Wade passes to Jena Wheeldon with Abbie Bourchier-Willans supporting and Hailee Gerun and Emma Gregorich watching on the rain-soaked field Thursday at Pass Creek Park. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.

The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey Championship Thursday afternoon at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Captains Naomi Perkins with a nice deke and Allie Zondervan scored in the shootout to give LVR a 2-0 advantage after the teams played to a 1-1 regulation and overtime tie.

Mallard's Team of the Week —LVR Bombers West Kootenay Fieldhockey Champs

The squad includes, back row, L-R, -Ava Strautman, Emma Gregorich, Naomi Perkins, Heather Potkins, Julia Burkart, Emma Borhi, Kristina Merckle, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Hailee Gerun, Lauren Walgren, coach Val Gibson and Allie Zondervan.  Front, Sarah Wade, Noa Butterfield, Hanna Quinn, Kyra Burkart, Noelle Wang, Jena Wheeldon, Anna Goeppner, Tara Yowek and coach, Bruce Walgren. Missing, Sydney Ednie, Svenja Rennecke and Yu Takahashi. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers thought the road to the BC High School Girl's Fieldhockey provincials would go through Trail.

Not so say the Rockers of Castlegar.

Host Stanley Humphries of Castlegar put up a huge fight, pushing the Bombers to shootout before LVR disposed of the Sunflower City squad in the final of the West Kootenay High School Girl's Fieldhockey championships Thursday in Pass Creek Park.

The Bombers now advance to the BC BC High School Girl's Fieldhockey Championships next month in Oliver.

BCHL Cents bolster blueline after trading for ex-Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri

Former Nelson Leaf defenceman Cole Arcuri was traded last week to the Merritt Centennials. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be added a player of Cole’s ability to our group,” said Cents coach Luke Pierce.

“We believe his upside is very high, he is a very strong skater who has the potential to create offense from the back end.”

Nelson Selects U14 Boys cruise to gold medal at Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament

Coaches Lyle Hill (left) and Kerry Dyck (back row, right) and the U14 Selects celebrate a gold medal with a tradtional team photo following the event final in Richmond. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U14 Boys team travelled to the Lower Mainland on the Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament where the Heritage City squad came away with the gold medal.

“We wanted the boys to have a chance to continue playing into the fall, rather than wrapping up our season after the Sandpoint tournament at the beginning of September, said coach Kerry Dyck. 

Kootenay takes it on the chin against West Coast Avalanche

Kootenay takes it on the chin against West Coast Avalanche

The Kootenay Wildcats are having a tough time getting into the win column in BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League action this past weekend in Nelson.

West Coast Avalanche won all three games in the Heritage City by a whopping 17-1 margin.

West Coast opened the series Friday by stopping the Cats 8-1.

Eleza Pakozdy and Megan Lia each scored twice for the Avs while Stephanie McAuley of Trail scored the lone goal for Kootenay.

West Coast scored seven times in the second period to take over the game.

Murphy’s Law weekend for Kootenay Ice

Ice goalies saw a lot of rubber this weekend during a couple of BCMMHL games against the Valley West Hawks. — Bruce Fuhr photo

It was a Murphy’s Law weekend for the Kootenay Ice.

That’s right, everything that could go wrong — including the refs not showing up for Saturday’s game — did to wrong.

The Valley West Hawks put some serious hurt on the Ice, dumping Kootenay by scores of 7-0 Saturday and 11-7 Sunday in BC Hockey Major Midget League action in Nelson.

“It started with officiating not scheduled properly,” Ice head coach Rob Wright said following Sunday’s loss.

Saints clip Eastern Washington Eagles on Banner Raising Night

The BCIHL Championship banner raising featured (L-R) last season's team trainer Garth Georgetti, last season's assistant coach Jamie Friess, Selkirk College President Angus Graeme, Selkirk College Board Chair Bruce Morrison and Saints captain Logan Proulx. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A boisterous home crowd and pre-game banner raising ceremony fuelled the Selkirk College Saints to a convincing 5-1 victory over the Eastern Washington University Eagles on Friday night at the Castlegar Community Recreation Complex.

Returning to the comforts of home ice after a rough regular season start that saw the Saints drop all three games on the road, the two-time defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions got back on track.