by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 20 2014

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks made it look easy, winning six straight games including a 5-1 decision over host Abbotsford Pilots in the final to capture the 2014 Keystone Cup Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Championships Sunday in the Fraser Valley.

The win comes a week after the Hawks won...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 16 2014

The Nelson Leafs gave Heritage City fans a taste of everything this Junior B season as the club played well into April for the first time in a few years.

Fans attending Friday’s Cyclone Taylor Cup preliminary round contest between Nelson and KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.

Nelson's Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four...

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UPDATED: Ramblers hand Bombers 52-35 setback at Triple-A Hoop Provincials

UPDATED: Ramblers hand Bombers 52-35 setback at Triple-A Hoop Provincials

For the second straight game the L.V. Rogers Bombers struggled to find points at the offensive end.

Maple Ridge Ramblers out scored LVR 20-10 in the second quarter to score a 52-35 win at the B.C. High School Boy's AAA Basketball Championships Thursday in Langley.

Trailing 10-9 after one period, the Rambers took advantage of LVR turnovers to go on the run.

"Another grinder game," said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.

"We played mostly well on defence but had a tough time on offence."

Ex-Leaf sinks old team as Boycuzk scores in OT to power Hawks to 3-1 Murdoch series lead

Ex-Leaf sinks old team as Boycuzk scores in OT to power Hawks to 3-1 Murdoch series lead

A former Nelson Leaf player came back to haunt his own teammates.

Jacob Boyczuk scored at the 1:32 mark of the first overtime period to lift the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Tuesday night in Fruitvale.

The victory gives the Hawks a 3-1 stranglehold in the best-of-seven Murdoch Final.

Game five is set for Thursday night back in the Heritage City. Puck drop is 7 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.

Saints big winners as BCIHL announces season awards

Selkirk captain Logan Proulx was the co-winner of the BCIHL MVP award.

There's a pretty good reason why the Selkirk College Saints are in the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Championship for the second consecutive year.

Part of the reason was unveiled Tuesday when the BCIHL announced its individual award winners for the 2013-14 season. And the Saints were well represented with no less than eight award winners, including team captain Logan Proulx was a co-winner of the BCIHL's Most Valuable Player award.

Calvin, Edwards pace Hawks to 7-0 dismantling of Leafs in Murdoch Final

Leafs Jamie Vlanich, seen during Game two of the series against Hawks Riley Brandt (11) along with the rest the Leafs, were kept off the scoresheet Monday in Fruitvale.

After failing to score in Game two of the Murdoch Division Finals, the  Beaver Valley Nitehawks busted out of an offensive slump in a big way.

The Hawks two-headed Monster — Ryan Edwards and Dallas Calvin — combined for nine points to lead Beaver Valley to a 7-0 shellacking of the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Monday night in Fruitvale.

The win gives Beaver Valley a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Final with Game four Tuesday in Fruitvale.

Mount Sentinel edged out by Kootenay rivals at BC A Boy's Hoop Championships

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Marco Slater, Johnny Johnson, Aslan Mackay, Spencer Legebokoff, Paul Bromley and Oliver Cougar. Front, Coach Ken Wiens, Josh Petrowsky, Patrick Falle, Dayman Grant, Brett Chernoff, Lucas Raugust and Coach Ed Nielsen. — Submitted photo

In a rematch of the Kootenay Final, the Fernie Falcons outlasted the Mount Sentinel Wildcats 41-31 in the consolation round of the B.C. High School A Boy's Basketball Championships Saturday at the Events Center in Langley.

The loss dropped the Cats into 12th spot at the 16-team provincial tournament.

Mount Sentinel advanced to the contest by stopping Pemberton 50-48 Friday.

The Cats led wire to wire with Pemberton rallying to tie the game at 48-48 with 14 seconds remaining in the contest.

Saints go marching back to BCIHL Finals by sweeping TRU out of playoffs

Saints sniper Connor McLaughlin scored three times to help the Saints advance to the BCIHL Finals for the second consecutive season.

Former Nelson Leaf forward Connor McLaughlin scored three times to spark the Selkirk Saints to a 6-3 victory over over Thompson Rivers University in B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League semi final action Saturday night at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

The Saints sweep the best-of-three series with the WolfPack and advance to the BCIHL Finals for the second consecutive year.

Selkirk, defending BCIHL champs, won the opening game of the series Friday, 3-2 in overtime.