by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 25 2016

Former Nelson Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak is ready to take the next step in an exceptional career in the pool after making a verbal commitment to the NCAA.

Andrusak, now swimming for Pacific Coast Swimming in Victoria, recently committed to Bowling Green State University for 2017-18...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 24 2016

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first...

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Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Sawyer Hunt scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-2 trashing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.

Hunt, who came to Nelson in an off-season move from the Kimberley Dynamiters, scored twice in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

The win allowed Nelson to gain a split during a two-game road swing to open the 2016-17 KIJHL season.

Nelson lost 3-1 Friday in Fruitvale to defending Murdoch Division champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off Exhibition Season September 23

Tyler Kerner and this year’s edition of the Selkirk College Saints will begin pursuit of their fifth straight BCIHL title when the exhibition season opens on September 23 at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have arrived back to the rink and will kick off their exhibition season on September 23.

The Selkirk College hockey team is currently in training camp and will get their first taste of action against rival Eastern Washington University at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on September 23 starting at 7 p.m.

Leafs look to right the wrongs of the past, open KIJHL season against Murdoch rivals

There was a lot of celebrating as the Nelson Leafs got the jump on teams during the exhibition season. Friday, in Beaver Valley, the real test begins. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Hockey and winning have always been associated with Nelson Leafs teams.

But it’s been seven years since the Leafs won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.

And the 2010 campaign was the last time a Nelson team made it out of the Murdoch Division.

Which seems like an eternity for loyal Green and White fans used to watching hockey in March.

However, there’s appears to be slight bit of hope on the horizon.

Nelson has been on a serious rebuild since dumping its coach midway through last season.

The Beautiful Game is back for the fall campaign

Mini soccer games are back at Lakeside Saturday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the unofficial second half of the 2016 season.

The association, with more than 950 registered players, hosts House League action Saturday for all ages.

The fall season runs until October when playoffs conclude the season.


Canadian Men fail in bid to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The Canadian Men's squad, seen here before Tuesday's match on the Jumbotron at BC Place, struck out again. —The Nelson Daily photo

There's no joy in Canadaville as the Men's National Team struck out in their bid to reach the next stage of qualifying for 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Despite scoring a 3-1 victory over El Salvador Tuesday night in Vancouver, Canada finished third in its semifinal qualifying group for the CONCACAF region, behind Mexico and Honduras, and ahead of El Salvador.

The top two teams in the group advance to the final round of the qualifiers in CONCACAF.

Leafs run exhibition record to 3-0 after edging Nitehawks 2-1

Off-season work by the coaching staff, from left, Isaac Macleod, Mario DiBella and Sean Dooley, appears to be paying off for the Leafs. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs continue to be the talk of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season.

Nelson ran its pre-season record to 3-0 following a 2-1 decision over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Leafs scored twice on the power play in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit to secure the victory.

Nelson concludes the pre-season Sunday in Castlegar. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Leafs open the regular season back in Fruitvale Friday against the Nitehawks.

Leafs rally past Nitehawks 4-2; run exhibition record to 2-0

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