by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 22 2015

News from the Good Ship Leaf is not good as the Heritage City franchise continues to fight the injury bug heading into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League stretch run.

“Unfortunately, we’re not getting any healthier,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan on the eve...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 22 2015

For the second time in four days the Mount Sentinel Wildcats beat up on their district rivals from L.V. Rogers on the basketball court.

Aaron Abrosimoff scored a game high 18 points, including 10 in the opening quarter, to spark the Wildcats to a 44-32 West Kootenay High School Junior Boy...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 22 2015

The Myron Nichol rink of Castlegar, with two Nelson curlers on the squad, took the long way but came out on top at the Senior Men's Kootenay Playdowns Sunday in Kimberley.

Nichol, third Bill Van Yzerloo, second Gary Beaudry and lead Barry Marsh, the last two, respectively, from Nelson...

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Leafs run out of gas during Eddie Mountain road trip

Leafs netminder Joey Karrer faced more than 60 shots this weekend as Nelson dropped a pair of KIJHL games. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Playing without a full roster of skaters finally caught up to the Nelson Leafs during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip through the Eddie Mountain Division.

Jason Richter had a five-point night to power the Kimberley Dynamiters to 5-2 victory over the Leafs Saturday in the Bavarian City.

Friday, Nelson saw a 3-0 lead disappear in the third period as Golden Rockets escaped with a 4-3 overtime win.

Despite losing twice, Nelson maintains a slim one-point advantage in Murdoch Division over the Castlegar Rebels.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Girl's Volleyball Team

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.

After a less than impressive performance in 2013, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats, led by five seniors, rallied to grab the bronze medal at the BC High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.

The Wildcats held off a pesky team from Southridge to capture the medal in three hard-fought sets.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to toss in another honour for the squad with Team of the Week selection.

Five teams vye for Kootenay Regional Men's Curling crown

Men's curling action is back as Nelson hosts the Kootenay Regional Playdowns at the Heritage City Curling Club.

Myron Nichol of Castlegar, fresh from winning the Nelson Open Cashspiel, is the early favourite entering the Kootenay Men’s Regionals this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol defeated Ken McHargue of Sparwood to claim the top prize at the cashspiel.

However, all bets are off as four other teams join the Castlegar skip in the search for the lone Kootenay berth beginning Friday at the Curling Club.

Injury-riddled Leafs move back atop Murdoch after 5-1 win over Braves

Keaton Roch, called up from the Kootenay Ice of the BCMMHL, provided some spark for the Leafs Tuesday against Spokane. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to find ways to win.

Despite an injury bug that has riddled the team for past month, the Leafs were able to stuff the Spokane Braves 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

“It’s a concern but it does allow us to get some affiliate players into the roster,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Sheldon Machtans of Calgary with his latest catch from last weekend. — photo courtesy Kootenay Lake Fishing Charters

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report.

So read and enjoy.

Determined Mount Sentinel finishes volleyball season with bronze medal

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

For five seniors Saturday’s bronze medal victory in Kelowna culminated
hours of work in the gym, time riding on the bus to attend tournaments and
months of late nights completing homework after practice during the senior girl's volleyball season.

The Wildcats made their last game a memorable one after scoring a three
set victory over Southridge of Surrey Saturday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Immaculata Gymnasium in the Central Okanagan City.

CFL Grey Cup — more than just a football game

Fans play it up for the cameras on Robson Street before the Fan Parade prior to the playing of the 2014 Grey Cup in Vancouver. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Was it, or wasn’t it?

Was it or wasn’t it a bad call, or was it or wasn’t it a great game.

The 2014 Grey Cup delivered it’s share of glitz and glimmer and, at the same time, some controversy as the Calgary Stampeders hung on to clip the Hamilton Tiger Cats 20-16 Sunday before 52,000 plus fans of Canadian Football at BC Place in Vancouver.