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,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

Mount Sentinel Wildcats are currrently in the thick of the action at the BC High School A Boy's Volleyball Championships in Abbotsford.

The Cats, representing the West Kootenay zone at the 12-team tournament, started the day 2-0 in round robin play with wins over Fernie Falcons and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 20 2014

Playing nine games in the month of November against divisional opponents gives the coaching staff of the Nelson Leafs a good look at the obstacles facing the Green and White in its run to success in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Despite sitting in the Murdoch Division...

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Slow-starting Saints set to raise second BCIHL banner

The 2013-14 edition of the Selkirk College Saints celebrate their BCIHL championship at the Castlegar Community Complex last March. The Saints will raise that banner to the rafters of their home rink on Friday night prior to their first home game of the new season against Eastern Washington University. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. — Selkirk College photo

For the second time in as many years, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team will proudly raise the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar Community Complex on Friday night.

"Winning back-to-back titles is something very unique and rewarding," says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Athletics and Recreation Coordinator.

Soccer Bombers get taste of action at Mount Baker Tournament

Soccer Bombers get taste of action at Mount Baker Tournament

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the road this weekend for a tournament beginning Friday in Cranbrook hosted by Mount Baker Wild.

The five-team tournament gives all teams in the Kootenays an opportunity to see each other as zone championships are on th horizon.

LVR opens the tournament Friday afternoon against Golden before meeting Nakusp to round out Day one.

The Bombers then play host Mount Baker Saturday morning before concluding the round robin event against Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.

Leafs embark on three-game road swing; hoping to have Dylan Williamson in lineup

Leaf coach Dave McLellan is hopeful to get Dylan Willamson into the lineup this weekend.

He came to the Leafs with great fanfare but Dylan Willamson has spent the past two weeks cooling his jets as BC Hockey sorts out whether the Calgary native can be a part of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Nelson Leafs or head back to Alberta to continue his hockey career.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll be in the lineup this weekend,” Leaf coach Dave McLellan said minutes after boarding a bus Thursday for Kamloops.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Nelson Innkeepers

The Innkeepers team includes, back row, L-R, Chris Parenteau, Mike Parenteau, Mike Balance, coach/manager Kerry Dyck, Danny Santano, Blair Day, Ryan Lewis, Kevin Lewis and Cole Thompson. Front, Kelvin Opiyo, Oriano Di Ruscio, Paul Anderson and keeper Mike Precious. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Innkeepers made back to the top of the Leo's Men's Open Soccer League by stopping city rival Kootenay Co-op 4-0 recently on Championship Weekend of City Soccer at Lakeside Pitch.

The score — 1-0 at halftime — was a surprise to many as the Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op played very close games throughout the roundball campaign, with the Innkeepers claiming the regular season title on the final day of the season.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Innkeepers Team of the Week.

Renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park on schedule — facility ready for baseball in spring of 2015

The sod has been installed at Queen Elizabeth Park as renovations continue for the home of the Nelson and District Baseball Association. — The Nelson Daily photo

The sound of “Play Ball” is going to have a different ring to it when minor baseball resumes in 2015 following the completion of renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park.

The main park for the Nelson and District Baseball Association and L.V. Rogers Bombers Baseball is getting a complete overhaul of the diamond — a project that should have the park ready for play in the early spring.

“We have removed about six inches from the top of the field and replaced it with better top soil,” said Larry Martel of the NDBA.

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon begins search for new race director

Larry Bickerton . . . steps down from Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon Race Director position.

For more than three decades Larry Bickerton has been a mainstay with the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — the last three as Race Director.

Bickerton also has been personally participating in every race since the event begain back in the 1980's.

However, the former dentist and avid triathlon enthusiast, has decided to resign from his position as Race Director of the summertime event.

So effective November 1, the Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon committee will begin to search for a new Race Director to take the annual event into year 33.

Bombers capture West Kootenay Fieldhockey title with 1-0 win over SHSS

The jubilant Bombers include, back row, L-R, Sydney Ednie, Kyra Burkart, Naomi Perkins, Noelle Wang, Emma Gregorich, Lauren Walgren, Jena Wheeldon, Heather Potkins, Katrina Merckle, Tara Yowek (goalie) and coach Bruce Walgren. Front, Hanna Quinn, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Allie Zondervan, Noa Butterfield (the birthday girl). Missing, coach Val Gibson. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers have claimed the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey regular season title by edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 1-0 Wednesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

The win lifted LVR past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail and into top spot in regular season standings.

Grade 10 midfielder Noa Butterfield scored an unassisted goal for the only marker of the game.