by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 17 2017

 The idea, believe it or not, to celebrate Minor Hockey with a weeklong string of events got its start in Trail during the late 1950s.

Trail Director Charlie Maclean organized Canada's first Minor Hockey Week at Cominco Arena in Trail, promoting it with the slogan: "Don'...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 17 2017

The Nelson Atom Leafs took their game on the road this past weekend, scoring a silver medal at a minor hockey tournament in Kimberley.

The Atom Leafs dropped a 5-1 decision to Claresholm, Alta, in the final of the weekend event in the Bavarian City.

Nelson cruised through the round...

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...

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Cross that one off the Bucket List — A Trip to see Raider Nation in action

Just Win Baby — and the Raiders came through in spades. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Some readers may wonder as to why The Nelson Daily would publish an article regarding a National Football League game in Oakland Sunday.

Well The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr was in the Bay Area during the weekend to cross a couple of items off the Bucket List.

As a long-time Raider Nation inductee, Fuhr thought while he was there he’d give a hands-on view of the atmosphere of a business that dominates the USA every Sunday, with a couple of satellite days on Thursday and Monday.

Here we go.

Bruins add to Leafs dreadful season, edge Green and White 3-2

Beaver Valley keeps winning and the Leafs losing woes continue after weekend action in the KIJHL.

It doesn’t seem to matter who the Nelson Leafs meet on the ice in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League these days, the result is the same — another loss.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins added to the woes of the Green and White as the Boundary franchise edged the Leafs 3-2 Saturday night in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena.

Connor Brennan registered two points to lead the Bruins past the Leafs.

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.

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