by Kyra Hoggan on Wednesday Nov 25 2015

Want to help determine how Castlegar puts the ‘fun’ in functional?

You’re nearing your last chance to provide input as the Castlegar and District Recreation Commission  (CDRC) prepares to unveil its Draft Recreation Master Plan, covering everything from indoor and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 23 2015

The Kootenay Ice were happy to be home after spending the past few weeks on the road in the BC Hockey Major Midget League.

However, home cooking wasn’t enough to put the Ice over the top as Fraser Valley Thunderbirds squeaked out a pair of wins 5-2 Saturday and 3-1 Sunday.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 22 2015

It's not like the Nelson Leafs were looking to move local minor hockey product Nolan Percival out of town.

On the contrary.

The Nelson native had approached Leaf management about a month ago, asking for a trade to jumpstart his junior hockey career.

However, during the...

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Leafs bounce back to take the Steam out of Summerland

Leaf captain Rayce Miller was driving to the net all game, and was rewarded with the game winning goal Sunday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena against Summerland. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

One day after blowing a two-goal lead in a demoralizing loss to Murdoch Division rival Beaver Valley Nitehawks, the Nelson Leafs rebounded to double the Summerland Steam 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

Team captain Rayce Miller, who was very critical of his team following Saturday’s meltdown, provided the heroics for the Green and White by scoring the winning goal with seven minutes remaining in the game.

The win allowed Nelson to nail down two of three wins during a three-game home stand.

These Nitehawks shock Nelson Leafs with come-from-behind win

Leafs netminder Joe Barton was under siege in the third period as the Hawks rallied past Nelson in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It was a different looking Nelson Leafs team that took to the ice Saturday night for the second meeting of the season against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Unfortunately, the result was the same as the first time for the Green and White.

Beaver Valley scored four unanswered goals in the third period to rally past the Leafs 6-4 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win snapped a brief two-game losing streak for the Hawks, which remain in a tie for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Castlegar Rebels.

Leafs explode past Golden Rockets 9-3

Leafs explode past Golden Rockets 9-3

Nelson Leafs exploded for seven third period goals en route to a 9-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League pasting of the Golden Rockets Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Leaf forward Andy Fitzpatrick, named Nelson’s game star, led the charge, scoring twice while adding two assists in the third frame as the Leafs handed Golden its ninth consecutive loss to open the season.

The teams were tied 1-1 after 20 minutes and 2-2 following the second period before Nelson jumped all over the Rockets.

Bombers kick off roundball season with title; next up Wild tournament

Bombers kick off roundball season with title; next up Wild tournament

The L.V. Rogers Bombers got a great start to the high school roundball season by capturing the top prize at the Summerland Rockets Boy’s Soccer Tournament held recently in the Central Okanagan.

Nigel Ziegler scored the only goal of the game to spark the Bombers to a 1-0 victory over Keremeos Sparks in the final.

Grade 9  keeper Ryder Marzicola registered the shutout in goal.

The Bombers are in Cranbrook next weekend compete in the Mount Baker Wild Tournament.

Leafs back home for three-game stand; $5 admission Saturday to fans wearing pink

Leafs are back for a three-game homestand beginning Friday against Golden.

Sometimes a hockey team needs a bit of a gift to right the ship.

The Nelson Leafs get an easy game on paper as the Green and White begin a three-game Kootenay International Junior Hockey League home stand Friday against the winless Golden Rockets at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Golden is winless in eight starts and sits last in the Eddie Mountain Division.

The Rockets have allowed a league high 47 goals while scoring a league low 12 times.

The latter should be good news for a Leaf offence that has struggled most of the season to find its scoring touch.

Hume Innkeepers, Wild Cats, Club Inter Celebrate Soccer Championships

Luke Mori (center) stands with the Parenteau brothers, Chris (far left) and Mike, as the trio celebrate winning the Men's Open Soccer title Saturday at Lakeside Pitch. — Submitted photo

Mitch Melanson scored the only goal of the game sparking the Hume Innkeepers to a narrow 1-0 victory over Kootenay Co-op in the Men’s Open Final Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The win allow the Innkeepers to repeat as Men’s Open Champs.

The marker came approximately 30 minutes into the contest.

Shortly after Co-op missed a chance on a penalty shot to score the opening goal, the Innkeepers came roaring back 10 minutes later.

Saints raise BCIHL banner, earn weekend split with TWU

The Selkirk College Saints raised the 2014-2015 BCIHL championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar & District Community Complex prior to the regular season opener against Trinity Western University on Friday night. Before a boisterous crowd of more than 500, the Saints then went on to earn an exciting 6-3 victory. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints

The Selkirk College Saints opened a run for a fourth-straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season with a weekend split against Trinity Western University Spartans.

The Saints won the first encounter of the two-game home set 6-3 before a boisterous home crowd at the Castlegar & District Community Complex, the Saints put on display the firebrand style of hockey that has earned the team three straight BCIHL titles.

However, the Spartans returned the favour, jumping to a 3-0 lead en route to a 5-3 victory Saturday.