by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 28 2015

What's the best way to put an end to a five-game losing streak?

Put the last place team in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League on the schedule.

The Nelson Leafs took care of business, and at the same time halted a five-game slide, but posting a 5-0 shutout of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 26 2015

Bob Ursel rink of Kelowna managed to claim the top prize at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead, Fred Thomson of Nelson, won $2,100 by defeating Myron Nichol of Castlegar 6-2 in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 26 2015

The Nelson Leafs season continues to spiral in the wrong direction.

Rival Castlegar scored three times in the first period — twice on the power play — en route to a 4-3 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday at the NDCC Arena....

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The Nelson Leafs ready for the Posse to arrive

Brendan Smith (white jersey) currently leads the recharged Leafs in scoring with 11 points.

Riding a four-game winning streak the Nelson Leafs roll out the red carpet for the Princeton Posse in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The 9-5 Leafs, third in Murdoch Division standings, host a struggling Posse currently treading water in a seven-game losing streak.

Ironically, the last time Princeton won a game was in late September when the Posse defeated was the Nelson Leafs.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Field Hockey Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Coach Bruce Walgren, Kassandra Schloeder, Noa ButterField, Emma Gregorich, Naomi Perkins, Heather Potkins, Lakpa Dietz, Emma Borhi, Kaitlyn Daly, Mia Kraus, Assistant Coach Lauren Walgren, Teacher Sponser Karen Walgren, Front Row L – R: Julia Burkart, Allie Zondervan, Hanna Quinn, Kathy Hayn, Liza Demski, Noelle Wang, Kyra Burkart, Camille Gebhart, lying down goalie Rylee Zondervan. — Submitted phot

It was a very happy L.V. Rogers squad after the Bombers captured the West Kootenay High School Girl's Field Hockey Championship this week in Castlegar.

The Bombers put a solid effort on and off the field en route to a two-game sweep of West Kootenay rivals, Stanley Humphries Rockers and J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks — the latter win coming during Tuesday's final.

Mallard's Source for sports, always looking to honour a fighter, have selected the Bombers Team of the Week.

Bombers drop heartbreaker in final of Mount Baker Wild tournament

Bombers drop heartbreaker in final of Mount Baker Wild tournament

David Thompson of Invermere edged the L.V. Rogers Bombers 2-1 in the final of the Mount Baker Wild High School Boy's Soccer Tournament this past weekend in Cranbrook.

The Lakers were able to rebound from a previous, round-robin setback to the Bombers.

"We were once again lead by our Grade 12's but the defence played exceptionally well allowing only three goals in the first three games," said Bomber coach Simon Liddell.

"There were a few defensive breakdowns that lead the two goals in the final."

These Bombers take longer road to Field Hockey Provincials

 The LVR Bombers managed a knock off regular season champion J. Lloyd Crowe 2-0 to advance to the BC High School Field Hockey Championships next month in Victoria. — Submitted photo

It wasn’t the easiest of roads, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers are heading back to the BC High School Girl’s Field hockey Championships.

Hanna Quinn scored on her own rebound to spark the Bombers to a 2-0 victory over J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail in the final of the West Kootenay Girl’s Field hockey League Tuesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Naomi Perkins also scored while Rylee Zondervan pitched the shutout as the Bombers now represent the zone at the BC High School Girl’s Field hockey Championships the first week in November in Victoria.

Valley West Hawks score late to sweep past Kootenay Ice

Aiden Jenner of Castlegar battles for the puck during a faceoff of Sunday's 5-4 BCHMML game against Valley West Hawks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Kootenay Ice rebounded from a lackluster performance to come close to knocking off the Valley West Hawks in BC Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The Hawks rallied from a first period deficit to edge the Ice 5-4.

The opening game of the two-game series was no contest as Valley West skated to an 8-0 shutout.

“Finally played a solid 60 minutes,” said Ice coach Brian Jones following Sunday’s one-goal loss.

“Just shows we can compete with the best in the league with that consistent effort.”

Selkirk College Pride Helps Produce Spirited Effort

The Selkirk College Saints hockey team has enjoyed great support from students and local hockey fans over the last three seasons which has given the three-time BCIHL champion squad an advantage when it comes to playing at the Castlegar & District Community Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The high octane brand of hockey the Selkirk College Saints showcase on the ice is fuelled by what goes on behind the glass.

The Selkirk College hockey team will return to the Castlegar & District Community Complex this Saturday night for a tilt against the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) contest will feature great hockey action, but it’s what happens in the stands that helps give the home team an additional boost.

Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike raises cash for Pulpit Rock Trails

Top female, Jacqueline Skands, stands on top of Pulpit Rock with the prizes in the Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike. — Submitted photo

Most racers have difficulty running on flat ground.

However, 16-year-old Keiran Marchand found the very steep hills of Elephant Mountain just fine as the Nelsonite captured top honours in the First Annual Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike Sunday north of the Heritage City.

Marchand, who runs for the L.V. Rogers crosscountry team, reached the finish line at the flagpole on Elephant Mountain above Pulpit Rock in a time of 31 minutes, 29 seconds.

Second was Scott Leger, approximately 30 seconds behind Marchand.