by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 19 2017

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 19 2017

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 18 2017

It's come down to one game for all the marbles between the Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins.

Okay, maybe not all the marbles but a chance to stay away from meeting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional...

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Nelson Figure Skating Club hosts Invitational

The weekend meet will showcase skaters from throughout the West Kootenay. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The region’s best young figure skaters will take to the ice this weekend at the NDCC Arena for the West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Compeition.

Hosted by the Nelson Figure Skating Club (NFSC), the three-day event showcases skaters from across a range of categories from Elements to Pairs to the crowd-pleasing Interpretive programs.

The weekend begins Friday from 3-9 p.m. with Interpretive and Free Skate Events.

Saturday, competition runs all day with the finale of Dance Solo Events set for Sunday from 8-11:35 a.m.

Fraser drops 32 to lead Wolves past Bombers; LVR wins Jr Girls clash

Wolves Kyle Strohmann (dark jersey) pressures Bomber point guard Max Spielman on a drive to the hoop during Wednesday's Junior Boy's Basketball game at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Liam Fraser scored a game-high 32 points, including seven three-pointers, to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a convincing 64-26 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in West Kootenay Junior Boy's Basketball action Wednesday afternoon at the Hangar.

Fraser broke open a close game at halftime, scoring 18 points in the second half, 12 points coming from behind the arc as LVR struggled to apply any pressure on the Grand Forks shooting guard with its zone defence.

Grand Forks led 12-8 after one period and 25-18 at recess.

Captain Hunt to the rescue as Leafs edge Nitros in OT

The Leafs, along with netminder Billy Gorn, were left scrambling for much of the first period to keep the puck out of the net during Wednesday's KIJHL contest against Kimberley at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Another overtime. But this time the Good Guys won.

Captain Sawyer Hunt got the last laugh on this former mates from the Bavarian City, scoring with 1:36 remaining in overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, the first of the season for the Leafs over the Eddie Mountain squad, allows Nelson to leapfrog over the Castlegar Rebels and Grand Forks Border Bruins and into second place in the Murdoch Division standings.

Leafs make a few tweaks as Junior teams set rosters for stretch run

Nelson traded winger David Lenzin to Revelstoke Grizzlies in exchange for rearguard Michael LeNoury. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily photo

Nothing earth shattering generally happens at the BC Hockey January 10 roster deadline.

Which came and went with the Nelson Leafs making a few tweaks to the roster as the team begins its run to the regular season finish line in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament

Past LVR Bomber grads took to the floor at Trafalgar Middle School for the 2016 Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day. — The Nelson Daily photo

The tradition continued during the recent holiday season when past grads of the L.V. Rogers Bombers Basketball program returned to compete in the 2016 Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day at the Trafalgar Middle School Gymnasium.

Team 2006-08 defeated Team 1999-2003 72-63 to capture the tourney title.

However, the bigger winner was the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society as all proceeds from the Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament went to the local fund.

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off 2017 with Vital Weekend Test

The Selkirk College Saints and the Simon Fraser University Clan will tangle in a key two-game series this weekend at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. In the drive towards a fifth straight championship, Ashton McLeod (#11) and his Saints teammates can start 2017 on the right foot with a pair of wins against the first place Clan. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

If the Selkirk College Saints are to claim British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) supremacy in 2017, this weekend’s two-game series against the Simon Fraser University Clan will go a long way in setting the tone.

The four-time defending league champion Saints launch the second half of the season Friday at 7 pm. in the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

Heading into the weekend series with their Lower Mainland rivals, the Saints sit four points behind first place SFU who put together an impressive first half.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Great Start to 2017

Holiday fun was spent on the lake says Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. — Submitted photo

New Year. New Fishing Report from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says he spent most of the the holidays on the water with lots of friends in town looking to get out and do something different.  And the fish co-operated as well with some great days for fishing.

Here's what's on tap for January.

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