by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

Nelson skaters won a total of three bronze medals during the weekend West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The host club entered a total of 27 skaters in the 44 event schedule weekend and has the largest number of entry level skaters in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

The Nelson Association is pulling out all the stops to celebrate Minor Hockey Week with a host of events highlighted by the annual Novice Tournament.

Minor Hockey Week has been celebrated in Canada since 1958 when the idea was adopted from the first event the previous year in Trail.

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 16 2017

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) standings may not have changed much after a weekend series between the Selkirk College Saints and Simon Fraser University Clan, but more seeds were planted for what is shaping up to be a great second half of the season.


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Leafs struggles continue as Rebels double Green and White

Nelson's David Howell scored once but that was not enough as the Leafs lost 6-3 to Castlegar in KIJHL action Wednesday in the Sunflower City. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The downward spiral continues for the Nelson Leafs.

The once mighty franchise lost for the ninth time in 10 games Wednesday night in Castlegar as West Kootenay rival Rebels built a 3-0 lead en route to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League decision over the Green and White.

Nico Sidoni, Ed Lindsey, with a pair, gave the Rebels the commanding lead 21 minutes into the contest.

Nelson did mount a brief challenge, outscoring the hosts 3-2 during an 11 minute span in the second period to make the score 5-3 after 40 minutes.

Mount Sentinel Wildcats head back to provincials as eighth seed

The Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Taylen Hryniw, Kalina Spurge, Hazel Veerman-Sparks, Leanne Kabatoff, Jasmyne Cartier and Kira Stoochnoff. Front, coach Joe Moreira, Jerika Perepolkin, Teya Makortoff, Victoria Peebles and Jaylen Rushton. — Submitted photo

It was a should-have, would-have and could-have weekend for the Mount Sentinel Wildcats.

Fernie Falcons rallied from a previous loss to edge the Wildcats 3-1 in the final of the Kootenay High School A Girls Volleyball Championships.

The result means the Cats enter the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championship as the second seed out of the Kootenay zone — eighth overall in the 16-team tourney.

“While we were disappointed with the outcome,” said Mount Sentinel coach Joe Moreira.

UPDATED: Bombers rock Charles Hayes to finish AA Championships on positive note

UPDATED: Bombers rock Charles Hayes to finish AA Championships on positive note

The L.V. Rogers Bombers concluded the 2016 BC High School Boy's AA Soccer Championships Wednesday in Burnaby on a positive note Wednesday, pounding Charles Hays of Prince Rupert 6-2 in consolation round action.

The result, coupled with a 4-1 decision over John Oliver Tuesday, allows the Bombers to finish in 13th spot in the 16-team field.

After failing to score during the round robin, LVR's offence exploded for 10 goals in two games.

Leafs shuffle deck chairs in hopes saving sinking season

Nelson Leafs Head Coach Mario DiBella traded defenceman Austin Steger and goalie Ben Kelsch to try to shake up the KIJHL team. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

When you're a team struggling to find anything positive in a losing season, changes are inevitable.

Which is why the Nelson Leafs pulled the plug on a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League deals to inject some life, and hopefully wins, into the Heritage City franchise.

Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personal Mario DiBella announced Tuesday a deal that brings in two players that “helps us immediately.”

CBT Inviting Applications for Recreation Infrastructure Grants

CBT Inviting Applications for Recreation Infrastructure Grants

The Editor says: Recreation groups -- need money? Read this press release from CBT and sharpen your wits and your pencils.

Columbia Basin Trust is once again looking to provide funding support  to groups and organizations wanting to create new or upgrade existing recreation amenities in your area. This funding can be used for outdoor and indoor sport and recreation facilities like parks, trails, courts and fields.

Top-flight rinks gearing up for Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel

Fred Thomson (sweeping left) of Nelson, playing during the BC Men's Curling Championship last February, is back to help the Bob Ursel rink defend its title this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Bob Ursel’s Kelowna rink, minus the Provincial Seniors Champion skip, is back to defend the 2015 crown at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

The Ursel rink is one of many top provincial foursomes looking for a cash payout at the annual Heritage City cashspiel.

Organizers have 18 confirmed rinks for the three-day event, the largest field ever.

Rinks are represented from the Okanagan, East Kootenay as well as Nelson, Trail and Castlegar in the West Kootenay.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Soccer Team

The LVR Bombers include, back row, L-R, Coach Kerry Dyck, Joan Marcos, Gareth Bracewell, Jack Mckimm, Marco Falcone, Spencer Atkins, Juna Williams, Jona Caney, Milo Sheppard, Jaden Dyck and Coach Simon Liddell. Front,  Moss Caney, Jacob Erickson, Aiden Mushumanski, Robin Bachmann, Thomas Baxter, Jesse Thurston and goalkeeper Ryder Marzicola. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers have qualified for the BC High School Boy's AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby after recently capturing the Kootenay Zone title.

The 16-team tournament runs Monday to Wednesday, with the provincial champion crowed later Wednesday.

The Bombers are in a division with W.L. Seaton of Vernon, Brentwood College of Mill Bay and Sands High School in Delta.

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