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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Styler sinks Leafs in overtime lifting Rebels into series lead

There's a puck in there somewhere as Leafs Dale Howell attempts to fish out the biscuit of from the skates during third period of Monday's KIJHL playoff game against Castlegar at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

Before the first puck dropped on the Murdoch Division Semi Final between Castlegar and Nelson, Leafs Head Coach and Director of Player Personnel Mario DiBella said for his team to be successful they must be “disciplined” against a team with a dominating power play.

Monday, the Leafs witnessed first hand the dangers of rolling the dice against the Rebels.

Selkirk College Saints Capture Third Straight Win

Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner helped pace his team to a pair of 4-3 victories over the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this past weekend. The Saints will play their last home game of the BCIHL season this coming Friday night at 7 p.m. against the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

If the Selkirk College Saints are successful in capturing their fifth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title, this season they will need to do it on the road.

The four-time defending league champions won both weekend games against the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre, but struggles earlier this semester have entrenched the Saints in third place.

West Kootenay curlers come up short at BC Seniors Championships

Three members of last year's BC Champion rink, from left, lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, third Stephenson of Kelowna and second Don Freschi, lost out in the final of the  2017 BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships Sunday in Salmon Arm. — Photo courtesy Facebook

The phrase, “Three Strikes You're Out” is generally association with the game of baseball.

However, Sunday in Salmon Arm, the phrase took on a whole new meaning for the Rob Koffski rink of Kelowna.

The rink whiffed on the final chance at capturing the 2017 BC Senior Men’s Curling Championships, losing 8-4 to Craig Lepine Langley.

Lepine, third Stan Walker, second Craig McLeod and lead Mike Pelech, advance to the Canadian Senior Men’s Curling Championships next month in Fredericton, NB.

Rebels rally back to square series against the Leafs

Castlegar's Shawn Campbell and Jack Karran of the Leafs battle it out in the faceoff circle in KIJHL playoff action in the Sunflower City. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It took the Castlegar Rebels three games to capture its first win in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Nelson Leafs.

Well, almost.

After being outlasted in what technically were two games of playing time Thursday, the Rebels bounced back Saturday to draw even with the Green and White in the Murdoch Division series.

Castlegar scored early and often, building up a 3-0 lead just over 13 minutes into the game en route to a 4-1 decision over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action in the Sunflower City.

Trail swim team makes TRAX at province-level meets

Sharman Thomas BC - AA Provincial Swim Meet Chilliwack (1 Gold and 2 Silver Medals)

TRAX Swim Club swimmers recently competed in the following Swim BC-sanctioned Swim Meets:

Snowfest Swim Meet in Kelowna and Swim BC AA Provincial Swim Meet in Chilliwack.

Captain Hunt sinks Rebels in extra time to power Leafs to Game one victory

Game one of the KIJHL Murdoch Division Semi Final was a battle with Nelson coming out the winner in four-overtime periods Thursday night in the Sunflower City. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs continued a late-season surge, getting an overtime marker on the power play in the fourth extra period from team captain Sawyer Hunt to edge the Castlegar Rebels 3-2 in Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Thursday in the Sunflower City.

Kootenay rinks remain in hunt at 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships

Kootenay rinks remain in hunt at 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships

Two teams with Kootenay connections remain in the hunt for the playoff round at the 2017 BC Senior Curling Championships in Salmon Arm.

Defending champion Bob Ursel of Kelowna, with Rob Koffski at the helm, and Gerry Kent of Cranbrook are currently in third and fifth, respectively, in tournament standings following Draw 8.

Koffski, with third Dave Stephenson of Kelowna, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead Fred Thomson of Nelson, suffered their first loss Thursday, losing 8-5 to Wes Craig of Victoria to fall to 4-1.

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