by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 29 2017

The Nelson Curling Club put a ribbon on a great season at the Heritage City facility with its annual Club Championship Saturday.

Champions were crowned in the Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Leagues.

Marla Dreher edged out Allison Sutherland to claim the Ladies League title.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 29 2017

If the Chase Heat need a shoulder to cry on following Game two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Series, the squad can put in a call to the Nelson Leafs.

Because the Nelson Leafs are probably the only team that can relate to the heartbreaking experienced by...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 28 2017

Some snow may remain on the fairways, but Granite Pointe at Nelson has already hit the ground running with the hiring of new General Manager David Belling.

Belling arrives in the Heritage City after more than 35 years of experience in the golfing business, with stops in both Canada and...

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There's still time for Leafs to right the ship

It's now or never for the Nelson Leafs.

Things have not really gone according to Hoyle this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs.

However, there’s nothing like a strong playoff run to erase some of those bad memories that materialized from the regular season.

The Leafs gave the fans a brief taste of optimism when the Green and White snapped a late-season losing skid by capturing the final three games to secure third place in KIJHL’s Murdoch Division.

Prince Charles turns tables on Bombers

Bomber center Leo Weiss shoots from long range during Tuesday's High School Boy's game at the Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Prince Charles turned the tables on the host Bombers in the third quarter to edge L.V. Rogers 94-90 in Kootenay High School Boy's Basketball action Tuesday afternoon at the Hangar.

Trailing 46-38 at the half, the Creston-based squad outscored LVR 29-13 to erase the deficit.

Prince Charles then held off a late charge by LVR to secure the win, the second in a week for the East Kootenay squad.

The game was the second time in a week the Bombers led a lead slip away.

Nelson Toyota, Empire Coffee advance to WKMBL Semi Finals

Mike Vance of Nelson Toyota goes to the hoop for two of his 29 points to lead Nelson Toyota past Kootenay Lake Electric in West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Toyota and Empire Coffee booked tickets to the semi final round after posting wins on opening night of playoff action in the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Monday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Chris Kalesnikoff and Clay Rickaby combined for 41 points to lead Empire Coffee to a 100-42 victory Selkirk College.

Empire, winners of the North Division with an 8-1 record, took the play to Selkirk from the opening tip.

Kalesnikoff led all scorers with 21 points while Rickaby added 20. Joel DeVito added 15 and Ryan Moore 12 while Florian Joseph had 10.

Thunder capture two of three during Central Okanagan hoop trip

Before the Thunder left on their trip to the Central Okanagan, Tom Atkins, Manager-Marketing & Relations Development for Nelson and District Credit Union dropped by practice to present the players with a donation to help offset expenses. Included in the photo along with coach Jeremy Phelan and Atkins, back row, L-R, Michael Rodes Bliss, Boris Oudemans , Quinn Kilpatrick, Jack Barclay, Van Kozak, Nate Pancake and Nate Atkins. Front, Lukas Faehendrich, Ben Thast, Mateo Kataoka and Mika Whitefield.

The Trafalgar Thunder Boy's Basketball team won two of three during a recent trip to the Central Okanagan over the weekend.

The Thunder defeated Pleasant Valley of Armstrong (69-19) and Kalamalka of Vernon (47-44) during the three-game swing.

The lone setback came against Okanagan powerhouse Clarence Fulton Maroons (34-29).

"We'd like to recognize support of the Nelson and District Credit Union, Lions Club and Trafalgar PAC for their contributions to make this trip a success," said coach Jeremy Phelan.

Selkirk College Saints Return Home for Stretch Drive

Mitch Rosko and the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this coming weekend where they will take on the University of Victoria Vikes in a two-game set. Friday night’s game starts at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s game will take place at 4 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

With four games remaining in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints are in an unfamiliar late-February position of looking up in the standings.

After a rocky start to the second half of the season, the Saints quest for home-ice advantage in the looming post-season has started to slip away. With four games remaining in the regular season, the Saints are staying focused on sowing the seeds of their own destiny as they push for their fifth straight BCIHL championship.

Buchy rink sweeps past McKenzie at Kootenay Mixed Playdowns

Tom Buchy of Kimberley defeated the West Kootenay rink in straight games.

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo, defeated McKenzie by scores of 8-2 and 7-1.

Buchy now advances to the BC Mixed Championships March 2-5 in Parksville.

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