by Bob Hall on Monday Feb 20 2017

With four games remaining in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints are in an unfamiliar late-February position of looking up in the standings.

After a rocky start to the second half of the season, the Saints quest for home-...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 19 2017

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 19 2017

Sports News

Leafs host Nitehawks in annual New Year's Eve Clash

Leafs Dale Howell and Karten Jang of the Hawks resume the Murdoch Division rivalry Saturday during the annual New Year's Eve clash at the NDCC Arena. Puck drop is 2 p.m.

As common as octopi hitting the ice in Detroit for a Red Wings NHL game, the Nelson Leafs teams host hockey games with a New Year’s Day twist.

The tradition began during the Western International Hockey League days when the Senior Maple Leafs clashed with archrival Spokane Jets in the annual New Year’s Day clash.

After the Senior Maple Leafs folded, the tradition was rekindled at the junior level, shifting back a day to New Year’s Eve when Nelson was a member of the Rocky Mountain Junior A Hockey League.

Joseph, Rickaby pace Team 1999-2003 to top prize at Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament

Tourney organizer, Jeremy Phelan prepares to toss up the ball between Adam Berg (left) and Tobin Eberle during the opening game of the 2016 Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day at the Trafalgar Middle School Gymnasium. — The Nelson Daily photo

Florian Joseph and Chase Rickaby were too hot to handle in sparking Team 2006-08 to a 72-63 victory over Team 1999-2003 in the final of the 2016 Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day at the Trafalgar Middle School Gymnasium.

The dynamic duo of former Bomber point guards led the victors to the early lead then snuffed out any rallies by Team 1999-2003 with shots from downtown.

Joel DeVito and Ben Irving also chipped in on the scoresheet for Team 2006-08.

Mike Vance, Matthew Fuhr, Jeremy Phelan, Brody Blair and Leo Grypma paced Team 1999-2003.

Celebrating Christmas Country Style — Nelson & District Riding Club

There was plenty of excitement at the Nelson & District Riding Club visit from Santa. — Photos courtesy KDG Photography

The Nelson & District Riding Club was thrilled this past Sunday (December 18th) with the turnout for the fifth annual visit from Santa at the Blewett stables.

Everything worked out just fine — great weather, food, activities, all the animals, music — as well as a special visit from Santa Claus.

More than 500 visitors enjoyed the patient and willing horses.

Trail native Craig Cunningham talks about getting a second chance at life

Heather Cunningham speaks to the media with her son Craig during a press conference Wednesday. — Photo courtesy Tucson Roadrunners Hockey Club
On November 19, 2016, during an American Hockey League game between Tucson Roadrunners and Manitoba Moose, Trail native Craig Cunningham suffered a cardiac arrest before the opening faceoff.
With mother Heather Cunningham watching from the stands, team trainers, medics as well as a group of local firefighter raced to save the Roadrunners' player.
Thanks to a top cardiothoracic surgeon, Dr. Zain Khalpey, and Dr. George Haloftis, a physician at St.

The Haywood NorAm races at Black Jack

Remi Drolet on the left, and Julien Locke in the lead; photo by Mark Merlo

Over two hundred athletes traveled to Rossland from across Canada, with representatives from Brazil, and Portugal, and several from the United States.  Team coaches came along, and some family members accompanied young athletes.  Despite early worries about snow depth, there was enough, and skiers reported good conditions.  There were some cold noses on Saturday the 17th, when the temperature dipped rather low, especially for the many volunteers who couldn't keep toasty by engaging in vigorous physical activity.

Sixth Annual Christmas Classic Hockey Game set for Dec. 23

Winning team from last year, Team Price

The Sixth Annual Christmas Classic hockey game will be at the Castlegar Community Complex on Dec. 23 from 7 to 9 p.m., and then the after party will be at the Element Night cClub from 10 p.m. to 2 p.m.  The goal of the Christmas Classic Hockey game and after party is to raise funds for the Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program.  The hockey game is free, but there will be raffles, prizes and a beer garden.  The element will have a $5 cover charge with proceeds being donated to the Saints.

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