by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 29 2015

A former graduate of the L.V. Rogers Rugby program has landed a spot on the provincial U23 Men's team that will be competiting in the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens, February 12-15.

Sean Hickson of Nelson is one of the dozen players named to the squad in a recent release on the BC...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 29 2015

The Nelson Minor Hockey Atom A squad made it look easy en route to capturing the top prize at the recent tournament in Kimberley.

The players combined solid team work with determination to capture the first-place trophy with wins over Blackfoot (Calgary), Indus (Calgary), host Kimberley...

by Contributor on Thursday Jan 29 2015

by Graham Tracey

Whitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends already, with the first stop on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series at Whitewater being declared a complete success.

“This was our...

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Christmas hockey game to benefit Selkirk Saints Hockey Program

Christmas hockey game to benefit Selkirk Saints Hockey Program

The Christmas Classic Hockey game and the Broomball Dance will be joining forces this year at the Complex in Castlegar on (Saturday) December 27.

The cause behind the Christmas Classic Hockey game is to raise funds for our Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program. 

All proceeds from the game will be donated to the Selkirk Saints. 

The game is from 7-9:00 p.m. at the Castlegar Complex. 

There are beer gardens, various giveaways and Broomball Dance tickets at the game. 

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Home ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.

The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.

The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.

Vancouver dumped Kootenay 9-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson before rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ice 7-3 Sunday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Keagan Jade scored eight points to lead the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to a 38-36 West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball win over Boundary Central of Midway Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks.

The contest was part of a three-team playday that also featured a team from the host Grand Forks Wolves.

LVR was up for most of the game, holding quarter leads of 11-2, 21-12 and 27-19 until Boundary Central staged a late-game rally.

Josh Jolicoeur and Curtis Young each had six points for LVR.

The Bombers opened the day dropping a 35-33 decision to Grand Forks.

Falcons outlast LVR Bombers in final of West Kootenay Rumble

LVR point guard Robbie Dixon led the Bombers against Heritage Christian.

The Fernie Falcons held off a late charge to edge the L.V. Rogers Bombers 38-37 in the final of the West Kootenay Rumble High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Mount Sentinel Gymnasium.

Vinnie Watson missed the second of a two-shot foul allowing the Falcons to hold off Bombers.

“It wasn't to be,” said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.

“The Fernie Falcons were crowned champions of the 2014 West Kootenay Rumble.”

Braves spoil party for Leafs, steal 2-1 KIJHL win Saturday at NDCC Arena

Nelson tossed everything at the net during the third period but came up empty Saturday against Spokane at the NDCC Arena.

It’s not the result the Nelson Leafs expected.

Two second period goals and a solid showing between the pipes by net minder Trevor Dilaure was enough to power the Spokane Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The loss, and only scoring a single goal, comes on the heels of a ten-goal explosion Friday in Grand Forks.

“The boys were tired and their goalie got hot,” said Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap.

Nelson Leafs tame Border Bruins 10-1

Leafs Matt MacDonald tallied six points to lead the Leafs past Grand Forks 10-1. — The Nelson Daily file photo

It was “ring up the points night” for the Green and White as the Nelson Leafs clobbered the Grand Forks Border Bruins 10-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the Boundary City.

Matt MacDonald had a career game, finishing with six points, including a three-goal hat-trick, to lead the Leafs.

Nelson’s leading scorer Robson Cramer had four points while Branden Chow and Darnel St. Pierre each finished with three.

Nelson led 2-1 after one period on goals by Sam Weber.

Leafs honour Super Fan Ted Cartlidge before Saturday's game

A picture of long time Leafs supporter Ted Cartlidge sits in the Leafs Super Fans showcase at the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs lost more than a hockey game recently when longtime supporter and security usher Ted Cartlidge passed away following a short illness.

Cartlidge, 83, worked the door at the north end of the NDCC Arena during Nelson Leafs games for many years.

Born in 1931 in Regina, Saskatchewan and raised in nearby Boharm, Cartlidge moved to Moose Jaw where he met and married his wife Evelyn in 1952.

He began his career with the CPR and moved west with his wife and three daughters to Nelson in 1958. His son was born in 1969.