by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 26 2015

It maybe spring but the Nelson Leafs are already putting the pieces together for winter and action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Leafs welcomed a full contingent of hopefuls at a Prospects Camp this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

Thirty players and five...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 26 2015

Even a little rain could not dampen spirits of hundreds of players as Nelson Youth Soccer opened its house league season for 2015 Saturday at Lakeside.

Players from U6 to U 12 took to the Lakeside Fields for the first games of the season.

Teams have been training on Lakeside fields...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 23 2015

Mike Allan of Nelson edged out Joel Casey of Vernon 3-1 to capture the Men’s A Title at the No-Frills Tournament Sunday at the Nelson Squash Club.

The tournament attracted almost 40 players for the two-day event from Vernon, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Revelstoke and host Nelson....

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — More Rainbows than Bull Trout

Smiling? You bet I'm smiling says Wyatt Scott from Calgary as holds up his biggest Rainbow ever. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is back and ready to give fishermen the edge on where to catch the big one.

UPDATE: Caledonia overpowers Bombers at High School Girl's Hoop Provincials

Naomi Perkins, seen here during action this season at the Hangar, led LVR with 13 points. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Caledonia of Terrace out scored LVR 35-15 in the second half en route to a 53-32 victory over the L.V. Rogers Bombers Saturday at the BC High School AA Girl's Basketball Championships at the Events Centre in Langley.

A. Wit scored 22 points to lead Caledonia to the victory.

The finished the tournament in 16th spot, losing all four games in the event.

LVR trailed 18-17 at halftime.

Naomi Perkins led the Bombers scoring attack with nine points while Christina Champlin and Sian Nielsen each added five.

Saints march into BCIHL Final by posting sweep of UVIC

Saints march into BCIHL Final by posting sweep of UVIC

The Selkirk Saints have once again commenced their march to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship.

Mason Spear and Jamie Vlanich each had two points to lead the Selkirk Saints to a 4-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes Saturday at the Castlegar Arena.

The win gives the-two-time defending BCIHL champs a sweep of the best-of-three series.

The Saints took the opening game of the series Friday with a thrilling 4-3 overtime victory. Ryan Edwards scored the winner for Selkirk.

Nelson takes Bronze Medal at final Kootenay Cup Race of season

Great weather conditions welcomed competititors at the final Kootenay Cup race of the season at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. — Photo courtesy John Boulanger

Fernie took home bragging rights after capturing the Kootenay Cup Nordic Ski crown recently at the Nelson Nordic Ski Trails south of Nelson in Apex.

Fernie won the title following the final Kootenay Cup Ski race of the season.

The East Kootenay Club totaled 338 points, edging Kimberley by 30 points.

Nelson Nordic Ski Club finished third with 298 points.

Nelson’s individual results:

Leafs begin building for next season; host spring camps in April/May

Leaf present Larry Martel (far right) presents Bill McDonnell (center) and Denis Kleine with a cheque for “Man in Motion” project during a recent Leaf playoff game. — Bruce Fuhr photo

There’s no one more disappointed than the people behind the Nelson Leafs hockey franchise that the club suffered early elimination from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.

However, there’s more to the Leafs franchise than skates, pucks, tape and sticks.

The Leafs continue to be a force off the ice after the club made a donation to the “Man in Motion” project prior to the end of the hockey season.

Saints add firepower to future with commitment by Dallas Calvin

Former Nitehawk star Dallas Calvin (22) is off to Selkirk to play for the Saints next season. — The Nelson Daily file photo

On the eve of the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs, the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program announced great news as former KIJHL and BCHL star Dallas Calvin has inked a playing commitment of to attend the Castlegar-based school in and compete 2015-2016.

The six-foot-4, 220-pound Calvin recently completed his final junior hockey season with the Trail Smoke Eaters of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).

Mallards Team of the Week — Nelson Peewee House Leafs

The West Kootenay Peewee House champs from Nelson includes, back row, L-R, coaches Dean Centrone, Pat Thast, Martin Grill and Mark Arrowsmith. Middle, Nick Haydu, Dylan Ewen, Jackson Cousins, Callum Cutler, Ben Thast, Rhett Hamilton, Gordon Hollett, Ethan grill, Seamus Boyd, Nikko Lazier, Bruce Sookro and Ethan Bennett. Front, Jack Centrone and Josh Marsden. Missing, manager Laura Marsden, Devan Hawkes and Andy Loutit. — Submitted photo

For the second time in as many weeks Nelson Minor Hockey celebrates a West Kootenay Champion.

The Nelson Peewee Leafs shocked everyone by rising from a sixth-place showing during the regular season to capture the regional championship — both playoff victories coming in a shootout.

The Nelson Leafs won the West Kootenay Bantam House Championship last month in Nelson.