by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

The Nelson Selects U14 Boys team travelled to the Lower Mainland on the Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament where the Heritage City squad came away with the gold medal.

“We wanted the boys to have a chance to continue playing into the fall,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 21 2014

The Kootenay Wildcats are having a tough time getting into the win column in BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League action this past weekend in Nelson.

West Coast Avalanche won all three games in the Heritage City by a whopping 17-1 margin.

West Coast opened the series Friday by...

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Saints and Smokies to square off this weekend

The Selkirk College Saints are coming off back-to-back BCIHL titles and have a solid crop of returning players and talented newcomers in the line-up for the upcoming season. Forward Mason Spear (above) is one of the players who is back and ready to defend the title. The Saints start the exhibition season this weekend with a home-and-home series against the Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program will play their first exhibition games of the 2014-15 season this weekend in a home-and-home series against the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters.

The Selkirk Saints will host the Smokies on Friday night at the Castlegar and District Community Complex at 7:00 p.m. and the Smokies will welcome the Saints on Saturday night at the Cominco Arena starting at 7: p.m.

Nelson triathlete Denise Uhrynuk makes a strong showing at World Triathlon Championships

Nelson's Denise Uhrynuk competed for Canada at the recent World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton. — Submitted photo

Denise Uhrynuk of Nelson braved chilly temperatures to finish 14th in her age group for Team Canada at the recent World Triathlon Championships in Edmonton.

"It was my second time competing at the Worlds," said Uhrynuk, who competed at the Auckland event in 2012.

"It is a week long event with parade, banquets, multiple events for age groups ages 16 to 80-plus and the grand finale for the elite athletes."

Leafs finish exhibition season by scoring 5-5 tie against Beaver Valley

Austin Lindsay battles for position during Saturday's KIJHL preseason game against Creston at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs completed the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season with a 5-5 tie against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The game was the third in three days and fourth in five nights for the Leafs.

Rayce Miller, Robson Cramer, Blair Andrews, Patrick Croome and Matt MacDonald scored for Nelson.

Three different goalies played the game for Nelson.

Saturday, Creston scored a 4-2 victory over Nelson in the Heritage City.

Fall campaign kicks off for Nelson Youth Soccer

Action Saturday against Kootenay Lake Electric and Alpine Motel in the U10 Boy's Division. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Lakeside pitch near the Slopitch Ball Diamonds was once again a sea of soccer at Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the fall season.

Most leagues are back up and running during the final part of the house league season.

Rep Teams were off to Revelstoke and Sandpoint, Idaho, for tournaments.

The NYS House League season concludes the first weekend of October.


Three-game weekend set concludes preseason for Leafs

Robson Cramer has been a force already on the blueline for the Leafs during preseason. — The Nelson Daily file photo

It’s only September and already Leaf head coach Dave McLellan likes what he sees in his Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club.

“Phase one is training camp, and we’re done that now,” McLellan said Thursday prior to a three-game exhibition weekend.

“We’re now into phase two and I’m pretty happy with stuff that happened in (Wednesday’s) exhibition game — we battled back to tie — and our returning players.”

Roundball is back for the fall campaign on grass

They're back for fall season. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Now that summer for most has ended, roundball is back.

Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the second half of the 2014 season this week at Lakeside Pitch.

Most younger division players take to the pitch Saturday while the City Soccer Adult League started earlier this week.

The fall season is a brief one, with league playoffs in all leagues set for the beginning of October.


Mallard's Team of the Week —Kootenay Glacier Kings

The team includes, Doug Thomson, Mike Grace, Terry Kirkham, David White, Eldon Wales, Dave Delong, Jim Bermel, Derek Spring, Ken Stroud and Pat Severyn. Front, Mike Ramsey, Norm Deverney, Martin Ross, Ron Cox, Rod Guimont and Ken Manson. Missing Frank Curiston. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Glacier Kings stepped outside the province to challenge the best in the country at the Canadian Senior Games held last month in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Nelson's Pat Severyn provided the heroics for the team, scoring the winning goal in overtime to power Team BC's Kootenay Glacier Kings to a 3-2 victory over defending champion Ontario in the Gold Medal Final of the Men's Ice Hockey event.

Kootenay Glacier Kings opened with wins over Northwest Territories 14-1 and Lethbridge 3-1 before outlasting Calgary Buffalos 6-4.