by Sara Golling on Saturday Feb 06 2016

Snow conditions left a lot to be desired in the Outaouais region, but the skiers dealt with it.  Before the races, there had been rain and warm temperatures; on race day, the weather was fine -- sunny, and a bit below freezing.

Julien Locke of Rossland's BlackJack Ski Club won...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 04 2016

Want to see the Tim Horton’s Brier?

Head to Ottawa’s TD Place to see Canada’s top men’s curlers in action.

Want to get a taste of what it’s going to be like in the Nation’s Capital?

Then pick up tickets immediately at the Nelson Chamber of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 04 2016

Already playing with a reduced roster, the Nelson Leafs begin the stretch run in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season — nine games in 17 days — starting Friday at home against Castlegar Rebels.

The last time the teams met a week ago, the teams combined for...

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Former Leaf Brett Soles backstops Coyotes past Nelson 4-1

Nelson Leafs saw its KIJHL losing streak grow to seven games Saturday against the Osoyoos Coyotes. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

You wouldn’t know the Nelson Leafs had just lost its seventh straight game after speaking with rookie defenceman Kyle Chernenkoff.

The Crescent Valley native refuses to buy into any negative chatter during the post-game interview after Nelson dropped a 4-1 decision to Osoyoos Coyotes in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Instead, the 6’1”, 190-pound rearguard says the Leafs are just a break or two away from, first snapping this losing streak, and second, returning to the winning ways of old.

Hawks hand Nelson Leafs six straight loss, 4-2 Friday in Fruitvale

Hawks hand Nelson Leafs six straight loss, 4-2 Friday in Fruitvale

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks added to what has been a dreadful season for the Nelson Leafs after scoring a 4-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday night in Fruitvale.

A powerplay goal by Braden Fuller with six minutes remaining in the game combined with an empty net marker — shorthanded, no less — by Sam Swanson sealed the victory for the Hawks.

Ryan Terpsma and former Leaf Nolan Percival also scored for Beaver Valley, which led 2-0 after 40 minutes of play.

Great opening to 40th year for Whitewater Ski Hill

Whitewater GM Kirk Jensen took advantage of the sneak-a-peek weekend with a few turns in the powder. Lots more where that came from. — Lisa Voigt photo

Whitewater officially launched the 2015/16 winter season Friday with daily operations.

Skiers received an early taste of the new year last weekend when the hill opened for two days on one of the deepest snowpacks in North America.

The celebration truly began when the resort announced it was joining the Powder Alliance, which offers Whitewater passholders up to 39 free lift tickets at 13 other resorts throughout Western North America.

Leafs living through a nightmare season

Remember when life as a Nelson Leaf was good? Now many of the players have changed and so have the results.

Ever have one of those days when you wake up, get out of bed and kick the bedpost with your foot?

Then bang your head into the door to the bathroom you thought was open.

Walking into the kitchen you trip over the cat and drive your knee into the kitchen cabinet.

When you get to work the boss gives you an ear full even before the first cup of coffee is finished.

Now multiply that feeling ten-fold and you have a clear indication what life is like inside the Nelson Leafs dressing room.

Bruins rally back to edge Leafs 4-3 in Boundary City

Bruins rally back to edge Leafs 4-3 in Boundary City

The Grand Forks Border Bruins rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Nelson Leafs 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play Tuesday night in the  Boundary City.

The loss continues the recent slide of the Heritage City franchise, losers of five consecutive games and 12 of 14 games dating back to October 31.

Logan Hascarl scored with five minutes remaining in the third period to complete the comeback and give the Bruins its third consecutive win over the Leafs in the battle of the two Murdoch Division rivals.

Rockers sweep past Hawks, Bombers to capture LVR Mini-Tournament

Bomber forward Jairo Mangapot (10) sets a screen for David Hu on (5) Corbin Lew during Junior Boy's Basketball action Saturday at the LVR Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar opened the West Kootenay Junior Boy's Basketball season with a pair of wins Saturday at the Hangar in Nelson.

The Rockers jumped to a 26-7 lead, before coasting to a 46-25 decision over the L.V. Rogers Bombers in a three-team mini-tournament.

Morgan Lynn led the Rockers with 11 points while Liam Harder and Marvin Archer each added eight points.

Jairo Mangapot had 10 points and Joshua Jolicoeur added eight points for the Bombers.

Tough start to hoop season for LVR Bombers at South Okanagan Tournament

Tough start to hoop season for LVR Bombers at South Okanagan Tournament

The L.V. Rogers ran into some tough competition on opening weekend of the BC High School Basketball season in Oliver.

The Bombers finished the South Okanagan Hornets tournament outlasting Fulton Maroons of Vernon 66-35 Saturday.

"We finished to claim seventh (spot) at the tough — there were four ranked 2A schools —  8-team tournament," said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.

It looked like LVR would be just fine after leading the host Hornets 48-38 30 minutes into the contest.