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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

The Nelson Association is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Minor Hockey Week with a host of events highlighted by the annual Novice Tournament.

Minor Hockey Week has been celebrated in Canada since 1958 when the idea was adopted from the first event the previous year in Trail.

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 16 2017

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) standings may not have changed much after a weekend series between the Selkirk College Saints and Simon Fraser University Clan, but more seeds were planted for what is shaping up to be a great second half of the season.


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Kootenay Whitecaps steal show at Seattle Showcase

The future looks bright for female soccer in the Kootenays after this group of players concluded a successful tournament in Seattle. — Photo courtesy Kootenay Whitecaps

To say female soccer in the Kootenays would be the understatement of the year.

Three teams from the Kootenay Whitecaps program cooked with the big dogs during a showcase tournament over the weekend in Seattle, Wash.

"The soccer and the style that these players played with was amazing the watch," said Bret Adams, Associate Head Coach of the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay program.

"The development that the whitecaps coaching has given the players in the last 3 years is starting to show."

Thomson rink edges Salviulo to claim top spot at Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel

The A-Event winning rink includes, from left, lead Richard Faunt, second Rob Nobert, third Don Freschi and lead Fred Thomson. — Submitted photo

Half of the defending BC Seniors Curling team defended its Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel title Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Fred Thomson of  Nelson and Don Freschi of Trail, with weekend warrior teammates lead Richard Faunt of Trail and second Rob Nobert of Kelowna, capturing the A Event final at the cashspiel Sunday afternoon.

"It is the second year that this has been a Memorial Spiel, and this year the growth was evident," said a spokesperson for the Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel.

Thunder roll to West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball title

Trafalgar Thunder Madeline Holitzki is receiving a serve from Grand Forks while Gabby Bobby and Lennox Lockhurst get ready to attack. Raven Sperling is in the back row. — Submitted photo

Trafalgar Thunder rolled to the West Kootenay Grade 8 Girl's Volleyball Title this past weekend as the bump sport season concluded.

The Thunder swept past Grand Forks Wolves 2-0 in the best-of-three final by scores of 15-7, 15-5.

The other Trafalgar squad also was victorious, outlasting host Mount Sentinel Wildcats 15-9, 15-10.

At the senior level, the L.V. Rogers Bombers commence play at the BC High School AAA Girl's Volleyball Championships beginning today in Kelowna at Okanagan Mission High School.

Mallards Team of the Week — Mount Sentinel Wildcats

The Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Taylen Hryniw, Kalina Spurge, Hazel Veerman-Sparks, Leanne Kabatoff, Jasmyne Cartier and Kira Stoochnoff. Front, coach Joe Moreira, Jerika Perepolkin, Teya Makortoff, Victoria Peebles and Jaylen Rushton. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats recently punched their ticket into the BC High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships beginning Thursday at Immaculata in Kelowna.

The Wildcats open play in power pool play in the five to eight seed division against Kootenay rivals Fernie Falcons, Aspengrove of Nanaimo and Richmond Christian.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to support the Cats endeavours with Team of the Week honours.

Selkirk College Saints Look to Enter Holidays on High Note

Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner will be helping lead the charge on Friday night when the team hosts the Trinity Western University Spartans. The puck drops on the last home game of 2016 at 7:05 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints wrap up the opening half of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season this Friday night with a showdown against the Trinity Western University Spartans and a shot at entering the break in first place.

Cross that one off the Bucket List — A Trip to see Raider Nation in action

Just Win Baby — and the Raiders came through in spades. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Some readers may wonder as to why The Nelson Daily would publish an article regarding a National Football League game in Oakland Sunday.

Well The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr was in the Bay Area during the weekend to cross a couple of items off the Bucket List.

As a long-time Raider Nation inductee, Fuhr thought while he was there he’d give a hands-on view of the atmosphere of a business that dominates the USA every Sunday, with a couple of satellite days on Thursday and Monday.

Here we go.

Bruins add to Leafs dreadful season, edge Green and White 3-2

Beaver Valley keeps winning and the Leafs losing woes continue after weekend action in the KIJHL.

It doesn’t seem to matter who the Nelson Leafs meet on the ice in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League these days, the result is the same — another loss.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins added to the woes of the Green and White as the Boundary franchise edged the Leafs 3-2 Saturday night in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena.

Connor Brennan registered two points to lead the Bruins past the Leafs.

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