by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 29 2015

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 29 2015

Trafalgar Thunder teams will square off this week for West Kootenay bragging rights after the Nelson-based squads finished one-two at the Grade 8 Girl's Volleyball Championships Friday at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium in the South Slocan.

"Since we were playing each other in the...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 29 2015

It's back!!

The 6th annual Christmas Classic Hockey game is scheduled to hit the ice at the Castlegar Community Complex on Wednesday Dec. 23 from 7 – 9 p.m. followed by the after party, which will be at the Element night club from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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These Bombers take longer road to Field Hockey Provincials

 The LVR Bombers managed a knock off regular season champion J. Lloyd Crowe 2-0 to advance to the BC High School Field Hockey Championships next month in Victoria. — Submitted photo

It wasn’t the easiest of roads, but the L.V. Rogers Bombers are heading back to the BC High School Girl’s Field hockey Championships.

Hanna Quinn scored on her own rebound to spark the Bombers to a 2-0 victory over J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail in the final of the West Kootenay Girl’s Field hockey League Tuesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Naomi Perkins also scored while Rylee Zondervan pitched the shutout as the Bombers now represent the zone at the BC High School Girl’s Field hockey Championships the first week in November in Victoria.

Valley West Hawks score late to sweep past Kootenay Ice

Aiden Jenner of Castlegar battles for the puck during a faceoff of Sunday's 5-4 BCHMML game against Valley West Hawks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Kootenay Ice rebounded from a lackluster performance to come close to knocking off the Valley West Hawks in BC Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The Hawks rallied from a first period deficit to edge the Ice 5-4.

The opening game of the two-game series was no contest as Valley West skated to an 8-0 shutout.

“Finally played a solid 60 minutes,” said Ice coach Brian Jones following Sunday’s one-goal loss.

“Just shows we can compete with the best in the league with that consistent effort.”

Selkirk College Pride Helps Produce Spirited Effort

The Selkirk College Saints hockey team has enjoyed great support from students and local hockey fans over the last three seasons which has given the three-time BCIHL champion squad an advantage when it comes to playing at the Castlegar & District Community Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The high octane brand of hockey the Selkirk College Saints showcase on the ice is fuelled by what goes on behind the glass.

The Selkirk College hockey team will return to the Castlegar & District Community Complex this Saturday night for a tilt against the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) contest will feature great hockey action, but it’s what happens in the stands that helps give the home team an additional boost.

Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike raises cash for Pulpit Rock Trails

Top female, Jacqueline Skands, stands on top of Pulpit Rock with the prizes in the Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike. — Submitted photo

Most racers have difficulty running on flat ground.

However, 16-year-old Keiran Marchand found the very steep hills of Elephant Mountain just fine as the Nelsonite captured top honours in the First Annual Vince DeVito’s Fun Run and Hike Sunday north of the Heritage City.

Marchand, who runs for the L.V. Rogers crosscountry team, reached the finish line at the flagpole on Elephant Mountain above Pulpit Rock in a time of 31 minutes, 29 seconds.

Second was Scott Leger, approximately 30 seconds behind Marchand.

NMHA drives away with donation from Nelson Ford during Drive 4UR Community fundraiser

From left during the cheque presentation of $2600, are Lisa Upper, Derrick Bruce, Ike Braga (Nelson Ford), Brad Ouchi, Kim Osika and Gerry Cesa (Nelson Ford).  Lisa, Derrick, Brad and Kim are all board members of Nelson Minor Hockey. — Submitted photo

Gerry Cesa, Ike Braga and the friendly staff at Nelson Ford were all too quick to help out Nelson Minor Hockey with the recent Drive 4UR Community fundraiser.

Launched in Canada in 2010, the Drive 4UR Community program is a Ford’s pillar test drive fundraising program.

The program is a fun and exciting way to engage schools and local community causes and support their fundraising efforts.

Living on the KIJHL edge — Leafs rally past NO Kings 3-2

Nelson netminder Joe Barton shutout the Kings for the remaining 36 minutes of the game to spark Nelson to a come-from-behind 3-2 KIJHL victory over North Okanagan Kings Sunday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

For 40 minutes the North Okanagan Kings played the perfect road game.

Combining timely scoring with solid fore-checking, the Kings had the Leafs on the ropes, scoring twice in the first and second periods to muster a 2-0 lead after two periods.

However, the Nelson Leafs have been playing the part of dramatic stage actor of late, keeping the crowd at the edge of the seats while saving the best for the end of the play.

Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena was no different.

Garcia's OT winner sparks Leafs past Border Bruins

Garcia's OT winner sparks Leafs past Border Bruins

Tyler Garcia scored an unassisted marker at three minutes of overtime to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the second straight for the Leafs against the Bruins this season — both one goal victories.

Tyler Fyfe scored twice to lead the Leafs.

Shayne Pluto scored twice for the Bruins, forcing overtime with late goal in the third period.

Nelson out shot the Bruins 32-27 in the game.