by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 03 2016

The last time the Nelson Leafs faced Creston Valley the Thunder Cats drilled the Green and White 7-1 in the East Kootenay City during a penalty-filled contest.

Saturday night, in the rematch at the NDCC Arena, there was a first-period tilt between Jordan Unger of the Leafs and Cats...

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Davies powers Nitros past Nelson Leafs

Davies powers Nitros past Nelson Leafs

Matt Davies scored with six minutes left in the game to snap a 1-1 tie and power the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday night in the Bavarian City.

The game was the first of a weekend series against Eddie Mountain opposition for the Green and White.

Nelson travels to Creston Saturday to face the Thunder Cats.

Nelson opened the scoring five minutes into the contest when Andy Fitzpatrick scored his seventh goal of the season.

New Partnership: National Ski Academy and RED

New Partnership:  National Ski Academy and RED

We are proud to announce that RED Mountain’s Legacy Training Centre has been designated The National Ski Academy’s 'Official Western Canadian Training Centre'. 

Leafs face major test during Eddie Mountain road trip

Leaf forward David Lenzin attracts a crowd during last week's 3-2 2OT win over Columbia Valley. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

More than a quarter of the way through the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season no one team is running away with any of the divisions — although the Creston Valley Thunder Cats and Kimberley Dynamiters in the Eddie Mountain Division lead the league in points.

Which makes the weekend a major test for the Nelson Leafs as the Green and White, which is struggling to score goals of late to face the two Eddie Mountain Division front-runners beginning Friday in Kimberley.

Saints marching to help fight Cancer

The Selkirk Saints are hosting Cancer Awareness Game this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

The Selkirk Saints is hosting its annual Cancer Awareness Game this Friday at 7 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

Join the Selkirk Saints Varsity Men's Hockey Team as it takes on Eastern Washington University.

Fans are encouraged to dress in pink during the special game that is dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Former Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak verbally commits to NCAA university

Former Neptune Jordan Andursak (pictured center) is heading south in a few years after verbally agreeing to a NCAA scholarship at Bowling Green University. — Submitted photo

Former Nelson Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak is ready to take the next step in an exceptional career in the pool after making a verbal commitment to the NCAA.

Andrusak, now swimming for Pacific Coast Swimming in Victoria, recently committed to Bowling Green State University for 2017-18.

“Jordan made a great connection with [head coach] Matt [Ense] and his program and is looking forward to being a Falcon for the next four years,” said father Greg Andrusak.

Selkirk College Saints Take Two on the Road

Selkirk College Saints second-year forward Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner in Friday night’s game against the University of Victoria Vikes as part of the team’s two road victories over the weekend.

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) win on Saturday night to pace the Saints on their island visit.

“It was a great outcome and exactly what we needed at this early point of the season,” says Saints head coach Brent Heaven.

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