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

Trio of Leafs selected to KIJHL Prospects Game

Nelson native Colum Mcgualey is one of three Leaf players selected for the KIJHL Prospects Game in Kelowna.

A trio of Nelson Leafs will be in Kelowna during the New Year to compete in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Prospects Game.

Nelson defenceman Dash Thompson and forward Colum Mcgauley and Ryan Piva join players from other Kootenay Conference teams in a contest against the Okanagan/Shuswap Conference to showcase the league's elite junior talent.

The game is scheduled for January 14 at the Rutland Arena in Kelowna.

As 16-year-olds, both Piva and Mcgualey have not looked out of place as the pairs transition from minor hockey to the junior game.

Kimberley doubles Leafs 4-2, Green & White win streak ends at six

Kimberley doubles Leafs 4-2, Green & White win streak ends at six

Kimberley Dynamiters outscored the Nelson Leafs 4-1 in the final 40 minutes to double the Heritage City franchise 4-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Bavarian City.

Matt Davies, Nolan Kurylo and Lucas Purdy scored in the second period before Franco Colapaolo converted a powerplay marker in the third to lead the Eddie Mountain squad to the victory.

Former Nitro Sawyer Hunt gave the Leafs a 1-0 lead after one period.

Logan Wullum also scored for Nelson, which saw its winning streak end at six games.

Gorn backstops Leafs to sixth-straight win, Beaver Valley dumps Rebels

Gorn backstops Leafs to sixth-straight win, Beaver Valley dumps Rebels

Six in a row! Six in a row!

Billy Gorn stopped 28 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Spokane Braves Friday night in the Lilac City.

The win was the sixth consecutive win for the Green and White, setting up a showdown Saturday in the Bavarian City against KIJHL heavyweight, Kimberley Dynamiters.

Colum Mcgualey, Andy Fitzpatrick, Logan Wullum and Aigne-McGeady-Bruce with a pair, scored for Nelson.

Leafs looking to keep the streak alive during road trip to Spokane, Kimberley

Former Beaver Valley goalie Billy Gorn has proved to be a game-changer in the Leafs current winning streak. — The Nelson Daily

It’s not quite in the same category as the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers 35-game winning streak from 1980, but for a team that was taking on more water than the Titanic during November, a five-game streak most definitely feels pretty darn good.

The Nelson Leafs have a chance to add to the streak Friday when the squad travels to the Lilac City for a date against the Spokane Braves.

Saturday, Nelson takes a ride over the Purcells to meet the Kimberley Dynamiters before taking a few days off with the Christmas Holiday break.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Trafalgar Thunder Girl's Volleyball Team

This group of Thunder players defeated Grand Forks 2-0 in the best-of-three final en route to the championship. The team includes, Breanne Steffani, Brianna Jones, Amelia Savazzi, Raven Sperling, Madeline Holitzki, Ashland D'Alessandris, Lennox Lockhurst and Gabby Bobby. — Submitted photo

Volleyball is definitely back on the sports map at Trafalgar Middle School as the Thunder once again ran away with the West Kootenay Grade 8 Girl's Volleyball Championships.

The Thunder swept past Grand Forks Wolves 2-0 in the best-of-three final by scores of 15-7, 15-5.

The other Trafalgar squad also was victorious, outlasting host Mount Sentinel Wildcats 15-9, 15-10.

The Rec Site: Free Public Recreation, or For-Profit Business?

Snow-covered Igloo cabin and a portion of Mt. Plewman.  Photo by Sara  Golling

With seven billion and counting on this little planet, space in some places is at a premium.  We're so lucky here in BC's southern interior -- we aren't overly crowded.  And yet, we still compete for space.  Space for recreation in the back-country in some areas is highly contentious, with horse-back riders, hikers, skiers, snowshoers, sledders, dirt bikers, mountain bikers (including fat bikers in the winter) and others fighting to occupy the same hills and valleys with their favourite activity.  Some of those activities don't mix very well.

Injury to LVR player forces stoppage of Bomber-Wildcats contest

The clocked in Saturday's Consolation Final between Mount Sentinel and L.V. Rogers was stopped with 1:05 remaining in the first quarter.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers and Mount Sentinel Wildcats settled for the unthinkable draw and a tie for third spot at the Cats High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in South Slocan.

The game was called with 1:07 remaining in the first quarter when the contest was halted due to an injured LVR player.

The score was 15-13 in favour of the Bombers at the time of the injury to Bomber power forward Vinnie Watson, who dislocated his knee cap after losing his balance and tumbling to the floor.

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