by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 17 2017

 The idea, believe it or not, to celebrate Minor Hockey with a weeklong string of events got its start in Trail during the late 1950s.

Trail Director Charlie Maclean organized Canada's first Minor Hockey Week at Cominco Arena in Trail, promoting it with the slogan: "Don'...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 17 2017

The Nelson Atom Leafs took their game on the road this past weekend, scoring a silver medal at a minor hockey tournament in Kimberley.

The Atom Leafs dropped a 5-1 decision to Claresholm, Alta, in the final of the weekend event in the Bavarian City.

Nelson cruised through the round...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

Nelson skaters won a total of three bronze medals during the weekend West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The host club entered a total of 27 skaters in the 44 event schedule weekend and has the largest number of entry level skaters in...

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Bombers outlast Wildcats as High School Hoop season tips off

Bombers outlast Wildcats as High School Hoop season tips off

It was a tale of two games, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers still prevailed over district rivals Mount Sentinel Wildcats in High School Senior Boy's Basketball action Tuesday in South Slocan.

The Bombers held off a late charge by the Wildcats to score a 74-64 victory as the High School Basketball season kicked off its exhibition season.

LVR hit the ground running, using full-court pressure to build a 25-11 advantage after one period.

However, the Wildcats kept pecking away at the lead, cutting the margin to 42-27 at recess and 49-46 after three quarters.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Keep The Faith

Kerry Reed is still loving his job. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says there continues to be some great days for fishing. Here's what's on tap for December.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Girls Volleyball Team

 The Bombers include, back row, L-R, Ashley Zarikoff, Bailey Stefani, Olivia Schepkowski and Bryce Winters. Middle, Megan Tennant and Hanna Quinn. Front, Caitlyn Maida, Coach Jen Kidd, Coach Megan Rushton and Lexy Bobby. Missing, Erica Bennett. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers took flight at the B.C. High School AAA Girl’s Volleyball Championships in Kelowna, finishing 12th overall — highest placement in at least 20 years.

The Bombers dropped a match to eventual champion Little Flower Academy during preliminary round action, which defeated WL Seaton of Vernon in the tournament final.

LVR rallied to knock off Clayton Heights of Surrey to play in the consolation round bracket.

New look Leafs win three straight, double Border Bruins 4-2

Leafs netminder Billy Gorn backstopped Nelson to two weekend wins at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena, knocking off division rival Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-2 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action.

The win, the second in as many nights as Nelson double Creston 4-2 Saturday, pulls the Leafs to within two points of the third-place Bruins in the the tight Murdoch Divison.

Great new sport takes over Nelson — Pickleball

The courts at the Tenth Street Campus gym have been jammed with Nelsonites joining the Pickleball craze. — Submitted photo

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in North America, especially with the 55-plus crowd.

But anyone is welcome to join the players who can usually be found playing at Mary Hall (10th Avenue campus) Monday to Thursday 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Sundays at 1:30, p.m. as long as the gym is free.

Leafs make statement as Green and White doubles KIJHL leaders 4-2

Creston goalie Patrick Ostermann keeps his eye on the puck as Leafs Jack Karran drives to the net during first period KIJHL action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The last time the Nelson Leafs faced Creston Valley the Thunder Cats drilled the Green and White 7-1 in the East Kootenay City during a penalty-filled contest.

Saturday night, in the rematch at the NDCC Arena, there was a first-period tilt between Jordan Unger of the Leafs and Cats’ Liam Rycroft but no offensive outburst by the current leaders of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Instead it was the lowly Leafs skating away with a 4-2 victory as Nelson sent a message to the rest of the league that maybe life does remain in the Heritage City franchise.

Leafs play 'Let's Make a Deal'

Now former Leaf Eamonn Miller was sent to the Manitoba Junior Hockey League as Nelson made some moves before the December 1 roster deadline. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs were awfully busy this week, finding themselves at the center of a handful of trades as the struggling franchise looks to turnaround an awful season on the ice.

Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personel Mario DiBellais looking to close the gap in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division, with the trades and roster acquisitions.

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