by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Oct 24 2014

Murdoch leading Nelson Leafs return to the ice Friday in Grand Forks against division-rival Border Bruins as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League resumes play.

According to Leaf coach Dave McLellan, the Leafs had better be prepared to face a Bruins team desperate to get back...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers realized early in the season the road to the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey title would not be an easy one to travel.

The Bombers needed shootout to dispose of the Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-1 to capture the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey Championship...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers thought the road to the BC High School Girl's Fieldhockey provincials would go through Trail.

Not so say the Rockers of Castlegar.

Host Stanley Humphries of Castlegar put up a huge fight, pushing the Bombers to shootout before LVR disposed of the...

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Nelson sends trio of grads to 2014 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament

Nelson hockey products (top left) Isaac MacLeod, Dryden Hunt and Jim Hiller (bottom left) are penciled in to this weekend’s Prospects Tournament in Michigan. — Dryden Hunt photo by Gregg Forwerck/Carolina Hurricanes

The Octopus Thrower website lists five players for Red Wings Nation to watch at this weekend’s 2014 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament.

The Die by the Blade site puts the spotlights the top 2014 draft picks of the Buffalo Sabres in Sam Reinhart and Brendan Lemieux as two players to keep an eye on.

The main focus of The Nelson Daily is three grads from Nelson Minor Hockey Association who will also be wetting their NHL appetitie at the Traverse City tournament in one capacity or another.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson U12 Selects

The squad includes, back row, L-R, coach Lisa Ranta, Adam Strautman, Kyle Kabatoff, Moss Caney, Jacob Robinson, Dante Cimolai and coach Greg Haydu. Middle, Lachlin Klammer, Noah McBriar, Ryan Pearce, Solance Patenaude, Xavier Moore and Quinn Tondu-Mcdonald. Front, Matteo Faraguna, Tanner Ranta, Nicholas Haydu, Rohan Moola and Nate Hernandez. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U12 Boys Soccer squad made it a weekend to remember, travelling recently to attend the West Coast Cup tournament in Langley.

The Selects finished with a 0-2-2 record, playing four very close ball games against opposition from Langlely, North Delta and Maple Ridge in the U13 Silver Division.

The tournament was the first taste of provincial competition for the team and, playing on the Lower Mainland, the Selects got the opportunity to attend a Vancouver Whitecaps game.

Leafs open KIJHL season Friday against defending champs from Beaver Valley

The Leafs hope to start the celebrations early as the Heritage City club kicks off the KIJHL season Friday at the NDCC Arena against Beaver Valley. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The colder weather can only mean one thing — hockey is back.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season kicks of on five fronts as 19 teams look to dethrone defending champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks from the top of the podium.

The Hawks made the 2014 campaign a season for the history books as the Fruitvale-based squad swept all three Junior B titles— KIJHL, Cyclone Taylor and Keystone Cup.

Saints and Smokies to square off this weekend

The Selkirk College Saints are coming off back-to-back BCIHL titles and have a solid crop of returning players and talented newcomers in the line-up for the upcoming season. Forward Mason Spear (above) is one of the players who is back and ready to defend the title. The Saints start the exhibition season this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program will play their first exhibition games of the 2014-15 season this weekend in a home-and-home series against the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Selkirk Saints will host the Smokies on Friday night at the Castlegar and District Community Complex at 7:00 p.m. and the Smokies will welcome the Saints on Saturday night at the Cominco Arena starting at 7: p.m.

Nelson triathlete Denise Uhrynuk makes a strong showing at World Triathlon Championships

Nelson's Denise Uhrynuk competed for Canada at the recent World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton. — Submitted photo

Denise Uhrynuk of Nelson braved chilly temperatures to finish 14th in her age group for Team Canada at the recent World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton.

"It was my second time competing at the Worlds," said Uhrynuk, who competed at the Auckland event in 2012.

"It is a week long event with parade, banquets, multiple events for age groups ages 16 to 80-plus and the grand finale for the elite athletes."

Leafs finish exhibition season by scoring 5-5 tie against Beaver Valley

Austin Lindsay battles for position during Saturday's KIJHL preseason game against Creston at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs completed the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season with a 5-5 tie against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The game was the third in three days and fourth in five nights for the Leafs.

Rayce Miller, Robson Cramer, Blair Andrews, Patrick Croome and Matt MacDonald scored for Nelson.

Three different goalies played the game for Nelson.

Saturday, Creston scored a 4-2 victory over Nelson in the Heritage City.

Fall campaign kicks off for Nelson Youth Soccer

Action Saturday against Kootenay Lake Electric and Alpine Motel in the U10 Boy's Division. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Lakeside pitch near the Slopitch Ball Diamonds was once again a sea of soccer at Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the fall season.

Most leagues are back up and running during the final part of the house league season.

Rep Teams were off to Revelstoke and Sandpoint, Idaho, for tournaments.

The NYS House League season concludes the first weekend of October.