by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 23 2017

A handful of Nelson boys have advance to the second stage of the BC Hockey Under 15 BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence.

Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson and Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to attend the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 23 2017

Finley’s, formerly Whitewater, needed overtime to clinch the Kootenay Recreational Hockey League title with a 9-8 victory over Danimals recently in the league final.

Finley’s won the regular season title before knocking off the Destroyers won 6-1 in the do-or-die semifinal....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 23 2017

Mother Nature did its best to cooperate as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the 2017 campaign on the pitch Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

Future soccer stars took to the fields as the Mini program opened with games this past weekend.

Highlights of the season include the...

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Leafs continue to shine in overtime

Logan Wullum staked the Leafs to a 3-2 series lead with the overtime winner Thursday.

It's obvious, the Nelson Leafs don't mind putting in a little overtime to get the job done.

Logan Wullum scored with 2:34 remaining in the first overtime period sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Castlegar Rebels Thursday night in the Sunflower City.

The win gives the Leafs a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final with Game six Friday at the NDCC Arena.

All three of Nelson's wins have come in extra time.

From Nelson Leafs to opening for American Rocker

The Croome family with Jon Bon Jovi (center). — Photo courtesy Twitter

It wasn’t that long ago that Patrick Croome was knocking opposing players off their rocker in front of the Nelson Leaf nets during his two years of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Junior B time as a defenceman in the Green and White.

With a 6-foot something frame, Croome made it look easy as his physical style of play kept opposing forwards looking for the Leaf defenceman anytime they entered the offensive zone.

Sawyer Hunt Plays Overtime Hero, Again

Sawyer Hunt (white jersey) scored his second OT marker of the series to lead Nelson to a 1-0 victory in Game four of the KIJHL Murdoch Divison Semi Final.

Facing a must-win, the Nelson Leafs turned to its captain to provide leadership.

Sawyer Hunt scored his second overtime goal of the playoffs to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final action Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2 with Game five Thursday in the Sunflower City.

Hunt scored the overtime winner in Game one, netting the difference-maker in the fourth extra time period.

Nelson's Finn Megale eyes BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals

Finn Megale (far left) accepts his silver medals following a successful showing at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series in Lake Louise. — Chris Quiring photo

Watch out world, here comes Finnegan Megale.

The Nelson boarder is off to the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals next weekend at Big White Resort near Kelowna after capturing a pair of silver medals during a meet over the weekend in Lake Louise.

Megale, 14, was one of more than 100 boarders who participated at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series.

Megale has had his sights on snowboard cross racing since he was four years old.

Leafs salute graduation players Howell, Gorn, Weber

Leaf Treasurer Karilynn Carr makes a presentation before Monday's KIJHL playoff game at the NDCC Arena tothree graduating players, from left, goalie Billy Gorn and forward Sam Weber and Dale Howell. — Photo courtesy Nelson Leafs

The Nelson Leafs executive saluted three graduating players prior to Monday's Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff game against the Castlegar Rebels at the NDCC Arena.

Injured goalie Billy Gorn and forwards Sam Weber and Dale Howell were all presented with mementos to commemorate their last year of Junior B hockey.

Howell, who came to the Leafs in a trade this offseason, was a key cog on the Leafs roster this season, playing 45 games and scoring 21 goals and adding 24 assists.

Nelson Toyota, Northport advance to Men's Basketball League Final

A strong second half powered Kootenay Lake Electric (dark jersey) past Selkirk College Monday at the LVR Hangar.

Nelson Toyota and Northport will meet in the final of the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League after scoring win in semi final action Monday in Nelson and Rossland.

Nelson Toyota built up a big lead then held off a late charge to upset regular season champ Empire Coffee 88-78 at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Meanwhile, Northport defeated Flying Steamshovel of Rossland 75-55 to secure the other spot in the final.

Mallard's Team of the Week — West Kootenay Champs, Nelson Atom Leafs

The West Kootenay Atom Champs from Nelson include, staff row, L-R, Manager Staci Proctor, Head Coach Kevin Dewar, Coach Brian Jones, Safety Derek Jackman. Players, back row, Levi Konken, Gunner Evenson, Dane Jones, Myles Cousins, Cash Nay and Mitchell Erickson. Middle, Nathan Jackman, Jaden Hlookoff, Larson Proctor, Sebastian Conne-Correnti, Cohen Wolbaum, Cash Linnen and Dax Dewar. Front, goalie Shea Andersen. Missing from photo, Coach Leif Luttmer— Submitted photo

Nathan Jackman scored in overtime sparking the Nelson Leafs to the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship Sunday in Midway.

The goal was the second of the game for Jackman as Nelson outlasted Trail Blazers 7-6 in extra time.

Nelson Chiefs won the other West Kootenay Banner of the tournament.

Sebastian Conne Correnti led the Leafs with three goals while Cash Nay added a single.

Nelson against needed overtime to advance to the final, getting past rival Trail Toads 4-3 in shootout.

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