by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 21 2017

Prince Charles turned the tables on the host Bombers in the third quarter to edge L.V. Rogers 94-90 in Kootenay High School Boy's Basketball action Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar.

Trailing 46-38 at the half, the Creston-based squad outscored LVR 29-13 to erase the deficit.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 21 2017

Nelson Toyota and Empire Coffee booked tickets to the semi final round after posting wins on opening night of playoff action in the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Chris Kalesnikoff and Clay Rickaby combined for 41 points to lead Empire Coffee...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 20 2017

The Trafalgar Thunder Boy's Basketball team won two of three during a recent trip to the Central Okanagan over the weekend.

The Thunder defeated Pleasant Valley of Armstrong (69-19) and Kalamalka of Vernon (47-44) during the three-game swing.

The lone setback came against...

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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.

Rattlers rock Bombers to capture LVR Sr. Boys Tourney Title

Leo Weiss goes to the hoop for two of his 23 points during Friday's come-from-behind win over Selkirk Storm of Kimberley during the weekend L.V. Rogers Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Friday at the Hangar. — Sarah Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

The Osoyoos Rattlers busted out to a 25-13 first quarter lead and never looked back en route to a 76-57 victory over the home town Bombers in the final of the L.V. Rogers Senior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday afternoon at the Hangar.

Shooting guard Arshdeep Gill scored 20 points and Gurlal Dhaliwal added 25 to power Rattlers to the title.

Osoyoos, ranked seventh overall in the BC Boy’s Single-A Division, dominated the Bombers with a three-quarter, then, half court press. The pressure turned turnovers into baskets for the South Okanagan squad.

Leafs taking slow road up Murdoch standings ladder, split weekend home series

Ex-Leaf netminder Patrick Ostermann managed to get the upper hand on his former mates as Creston won 4-3 in OT.

The Leafs march back to the upper echelon in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is taking longer than expected after Nelson suffered its second loss during a 10-game home stand thought to be the team’s chance to make a run up the standings as the season winds down.

Thomas Cankovic scored with 44 seconds remaining in overtime to give the visiting Creston Valley Thunder Cats a 4-3 KIJHL victory over the Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Now or never for the Nelson Leafs

Mason Mullaney and the Leafs are optimistic the squad can turn the season around as the team continues a long homestand beginning Friday against Golden Rockets. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs kick off 2017 of their Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with plenty question marks hovering over the Buds.

The Heritage City franchise, expecting to make a return to the upper echelon of the Junior B Hockey League after a disastrous past season, have struggled for find the right chemistry and currently sit fourth in the Murdoch Division, a mile behind front-running and current KIJHL leading, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

However, Nelson only trails second place Grand Forks Border Bruins by four points in the standings.

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