by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 28 2014

Time is running out on the Mount Sentinel Wildcats in this shortened BC High School Volleyball season.

The Wildcats rebounded from a poor showing at the 48-team Best of the West tournament in Kelowna to capture the bronze medal in Penticton Saturday.

Mount Sentinel scored a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 26 2014

Tournament star Ryan Lewis scored to spark the L.V Rogers Bombers to a 4-0 victory over rival Mount Baker Wild in the final of a High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

The win avenged the only loss of the season for LVR as the Wild edged the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Oct 25 2014

It was the Dylan Williamson & Adam Maida Show Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Dylan Williamson scored four times and Adam Maida stopped all 20 shots to power the Nelson Leafs to an 8-0 shellacking of the Golden Rockets in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.

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Saints open exhibition season with weekend split against Trail Smokies

Selkirk Saints veteran defenceman Stefan Gonzales weaves his way through the Trail Smoke Eaters defence during Saturday night’s match at the Cominco Arena. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

The Selkirk Saints Men’s Hockey Team opened the exhibition season with a pair of hard fought and exciting games against the Trail Smoke Eaters in a showcase that provided a taste of what’s to come for the 2014-15 campaign.

The inter-league set matched the two-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions against the region’s only British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) squad. The outcome was two intense games that tested the early season talents on both clubs.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Cooler temperature starting to wake up fish

Nelson resident Jayden Maida with a nice 24 pound Chinook Salmon. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

The summer is over and September is nearing the midway point. So there's plenty of time this month to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.


We’re back from the West Coast.  And this year was an unusual year on the ocean.

Work-in-progress Leafs rally past Murdoch rival Castlegar 5-3

Nelson exploded for three third-period goals to rally past Castlegar 5-3 Saturday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

For a team that just over a month ago didn’t have a coach, Leaf fans must feel pretty good after week one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

Nelson exploded for three goals in a span of 134 seconds to rally past the Castlegar Rebels 5-3 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, coupled with 3-3 tie Friday against Beaver Valley, lifts Nelson into sole possession of first place in Murdoch Division standings.

Leafs, Hawks battle to 3-3 OT tie on opening night of KIJHL

Adam Maida faced 30 shots as Nelson opened the KIJHL season with a 3-3 overtime tie against Beaver Valley. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Rookie forward Sam Webber scored a power play goal in the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a a 3-3 tie against the defending Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Champs on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena.

This was the third consecutive time this season the teams have played to a draw — Nelson and Beaver Valley twice tied during the preseason.

Robson Cramer and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs who were out shot 30-29 by the Hawks.

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.