by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 27 2015

Is Wednesday Nelson/Beaver Valley clash going to be a playoff preview or just two teams playing out the string?

The Nelson Leafs certainly hope it’s not the latter as the Green and White play host to the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions Wednesday at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 25 2015

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers snapped a four-game losing streak by winning a pair of games during a High School Junior Boy's Basketball Mini-Tournament Saturday at the Hangar in Nelson.

LVR defeated Boundary Central of Midway 42-32 before outlasting Grand Forks Wolves 34-26.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 25 2015

The late-season acquisition of forward Tyler Fyfe is paying off in a big way for the Nelson Leafs.

Fyfe, who Leaf coach Dave McLellan found not playing on any team after the January 10 BC Hockey roster deadline, scored a natural hat-trick to lead Nelson to a crucial 5-3 Kootenay...

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Ice finally get to taste home cooking after horrendous start to BCMMHL season

Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot will be back in the nets when Kootenay hosts Vancouver Northeast Chiefs for a weekend set in Nelson and Trail. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Kootenay Ice are going to get a fantastic Christmas present in the form of an abundance of home games after spending most of the current BC Major Midget Hockey League season on the road.

Kootenay plays 14 of its next 18 games in West Kootenay arenas after completing a horrendous part of the schedule on the road this BCMMHL season.

“We’ve been on the road for most of the first half . . . and when we’ve played in Nanaimo and Victoria we’re getting home at one in the morning, which is a little tough,” said Ice coach Rob Wright.

Kimberley's Tom Buchy knocks off Trail's Ferguson rink to claim Men’s Kootenay Playdowns

Tom Buchy skipped his rink back to the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship after winning the Men’s Kootenay Playdowns Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is heading back to the 2015 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship after sweeping through the Men’s Kootenay Playdowns this past weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Dave Stephenson, second Dave Toffolo and lead Darren Will doubled up Trail’s Rob Ferguson 6-3 in the B Final Sunday morning.

Buchy is the lone Kootenay rink to qualify for the BC Men’s Curling Championship.

Rockstar Raffle Returns For a Record Breaking Year

Want to be a Rockstar? Purchase a ticket to the Whitewater Ski Team Raffle. — Submitted

If you're a frequent skier or boarder to Whitewater Ski Resort, then getting to the hill late can be a bit of a grind.

That's because being late generally means a long walk to the lodge and chair.

The Whitewater Ski Team has a solution for skiers and boarders missing the alarm-clock-wake-up-call.

The ski team is back hosting the Rockstar Raffle, which not only gives the winner a a front-row parking spot reserved until 12:30 p.m. every single day, but also a free season pass to Whitewater.

Leafs run out of gas during Eddie Mountain road trip

Leafs netminder Joey Karrer faced more than 60 shots this weekend as Nelson dropped a pair of KIJHL games. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Playing without a full roster of skaters finally caught up to the Nelson Leafs during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip through the Eddie Mountain Division.

Jason Richter had a five-point night to power the Kimberley Dynamiters to 5-2 victory over the Leafs Saturday in the Bavarian City.

Friday, Nelson saw a 3-0 lead disappear in the third period as Golden Rockets escaped with a 4-3 overtime win.

Despite losing twice, Nelson maintains a slim one-point advantage in Murdoch Division over the Castlegar Rebels.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Girl's Volleyball Team

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.

After a less than impressive performance in 2013, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats, led by five seniors, rallied to grab the bronze medal at the BC High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.

The Wildcats held off a pesky team from Southridge to capture the medal in three hard-fought sets.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to toss in another honour for the squad with Team of the Week selection.

Five teams vye for Kootenay Regional Men's Curling crown

Men's curling action is back as Nelson hosts the Kootenay Regional Playdowns at the Heritage City Curling Club.

Myron Nichol of Castlegar, fresh from winning the Nelson Open Cashspiel, is the early favourite entering the Kootenay Men’s Regionals this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol defeated Ken McHargue of Sparwood to claim the top prize at the cashspiel.

However, all bets are off as four other teams join the Castlegar skip in the search for the lone Kootenay berth beginning Friday at the Curling Club.

Injury-riddled Leafs move back atop Murdoch after 5-1 win over Braves

Keaton Roch, called up from the Kootenay Ice of the BCMMHL, provided some spark for the Leafs Tuesday against Spokane. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to find ways to win.

Despite an injury bug that has riddled the team for past month, the Leafs were able to stuff the Spokane Braves 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

“It’s a concern but it does allow us to get some affiliate players into the roster,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.