by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Oct 24 2014

Murdoch leading Nelson Leafs return to the ice Friday in Grand Forks against division-rival Border Bruins as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League resumes play.

According to Leaf coach Dave McLellan, the Leafs had better be prepared to face a Bruins team desperate to get back...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.

The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey Championship...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers thought the road to the BC High School Girl's Fieldhockey provincials would go through Trail.

Not so say the Rockers of Castlegar.

Host Stanley Humphries of Castlegar put up a huge fight, pushing the Bombers to shootout before LVR disposed of the...

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Mallard's Team of the Week —Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Selects

The team includes, back row, left to right, Coach Lyle Hill, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Josh Yasek, Luka Eyre, Cody St. Thomas, Keanu Tromans, Ezra Foy, Milo Baranyai Sheppard, coach Kerry Dyck, Thomas Baxter and Jahmal Truth-Verville. Front, Josh Schacher, Ernesto Archambault, Jaden Dyck, Jesse Thurston, Grayson Hill, Aidan Mushumanski, Angus Paterson, Jacob Erickson and keeper Bradey Sookero. — Submitted photo

A late goal may have denied the Nelson U14 Selects the gold medal at the recent Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint, Idaho, but it did not stop staff at Mallard's Source for sports to honour the squad with Team of the Week status.

The Selects finished second in Sandpoint after surrendering a late goal to the Spokane Breakers to grab the silver medal.

Nelson defeated Coeur d’Alene Sting 3-0 and registered a 1-0 win against the Breakers before surviving a shootout to advance to the final.

Considering the circumstances, Leafs off to a great start

Considering the circumstances, Leafs off to a great start

It’s not the best-case scenario — playing six home games in September to start the season — but those are the cards Dave McLellan and the Nelson Leafs have been dealt.

And the way the team has responded thus far this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season, who’s going to bet against them.

Nelson begins week two of the KIJHL campaign Friday in Beaver Valley against the defending league champs bolstered by a three-point weekend at home on opening weekend.

Nelson U14 Selects claim silver in Sandpoint

 Nelson U14 Selects claim silver in Sandpoint

Silver was the colour of the day for the Nelson Selects U14 Boys at the Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint Idaho this past weekend.

“It was a great weekend for the boys, and they played really well throughout the tournament,” said coach Lyle Hill. 

“This is especially considering it falls right at the end of summer, when the team hasn’t really played for two months and can be a bit rusty.  In past years we’ve had some struggles at this event for this reason.  But this year, the boys were ready.” 

Saints open exhibition season with weekend split against Trail Smokies

Selkirk Saints veteran defenceman Stefan Gonzales weaves his way through the Trail Smoke Eaters defence during Saturday night’s match at the Cominco Arena. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Team opened the exhibition season with a pair of hard fought and exciting games against the Trail Smoke Eaters in a showcase that provided a taste of what’s to come for the 2014-15 campaign.

The inter-league set matched the two-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions against the region’s only British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) squad. The outcome was two intense games that tested the early season talents on both clubs.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Cooler temperature starting to wake up fish

Nelson resident Jayden Maida with a nice 24 pound Chinook Salmon. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

The summer is over and September is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.


We’re back from the West Coast.  And this year was an unusual year on the ocean.

Work-in-progress Leafs rally past Murdoch rival Castlegar 5-3

Nelson exploded for three third-period goals to rally past Castlegar 5-3 Saturday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

For a team that just over a month ago didn’t have a coach, Leaf fans must feel pretty good after week one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

Nelson exploded for three goals in a span of 134 seconds to rally past the Castlegar Rebels 5-3 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, coupled with 3-3 tie Friday against Beaver Valley, lifts Nelson into sole possession of first place in Murdoch Division standings.

Leafs, Hawks battle to 3-3 OT tie on opening night of KIJHL

Adam Maida faced 30 shots as Nelson opened the KIJHL season with a 3-3 overtime tie against Beaver Valley. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Rookie forward Sam Webber scored a power play goal in the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a a 3-3 tie against the defending Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Champs on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena.

This was the third consecutive time this season the teams have played to a draw — Nelson and Beaver Valley twice tied during the preseason.

Robson Cramer and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs who were out shot 30-29 by the Hawks.