by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 27 2014

How long can the Nelson Leafs keep winning with an injury-depleted roster of players?

Hopefully a little while longer as Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan continues to work the phones looking for prize prospects to fill in the injury-depleted lineup.

Nelson managed, with the help of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 27 2014

They're back in the Mallard's Team of the Week winner's circle.

The Trafalgar Girl's Volleyball team earned the elite status after capturing the West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball Championships Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.

It was...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 26 2014

In the end, it was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar for all the bragging rights.

Trafalgar A needed three sets to outlast their school rivals, Trafalgar B, to capture the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championship Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.


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Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon begins search for new race director

Larry Bickerton . . . steps down from Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon Race Director position.

For more than three decades Larry Bickerton has been a mainstay with the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — the last three as Race Director.

Bickerton also has been personally participating in every race since the event begain back in the 1980's.

However, the former dentist and avid triathlon enthusiast, has decided to resign from his position as Race Director of the summertime event.

So effective November 1, the Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon committee will begin to search for a new Race Director to take the annual event into year 33.

Bombers capture West Kootenay Fieldhockey title with 1-0 win over SHSS

The jubilant Bombers include, back row, L-R, Sydney Ednie, Kyra Burkart, Naomi Perkins, Noelle Wang, Emma Gregorich, Lauren Walgren, Jena Wheeldon, Heather Potkins, Katrina Merckle, Tara Yowek (goalie) and coach Bruce Walgren. Front, Hanna Quinn, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Allie Zondervan, Noa Butterfield (the birthday girl). Missing, coach Val Gibson. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers have claimed the West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey regular season title by edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 1-0 Wednesday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

The win lifted LVR past J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail and into top spot in regular season standings.

Grade 10 midfielder Noa Butterfield scored an unassisted goal for the only marker of the game.

Lack of scoring proves costly for Kootenay against Northeast Chiefs

Ice assistant coach hopes Kootenay breaks out of a scoring slump this weekend during its home-opening games.

Following three straight weekends on the road, the Kootenay Ice is coming home to play a game.

The Ice meet Valley West Hawks in a two-game BC Hockey Major Midget League tilt beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

“We’re so excited to play at home finally,” said Ice assistant coach Brian Jones.

“We’re feeling nicely but have struggling to find some offence so that’s currently what were trying to address.”

Perkins scores twice to power Bombers past Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey

 LVR coach Bruce Walgren gives Japan International student and Bomber rookie Yu Takahashi instructions during a recent tournament.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers head into a hectic week on the schedule after edging Stanley Humphries Rockers 3-2 Thursday in West Kootenay Girl's Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

Naomi Perkins led the Bombers with a pair of goals whbile Nao Butterfield added a single.

Jenna Wheeldon was in goal to register the win for LVR. It was the first time guarding the cage for Wheeldon.

Leafs shutout Castlegar 3-0 behind 23-save performance of goalie Brett Soles

Leafs Robson Cramer (left) and captain Aaron Dunlap try to jam the loose puck past Jon Manlow in the first period of Saturday's KIJHL clash at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

While most fans of the Nelson Leafs were enjoying a day at the turkey buffet table, the Green and White were making up of a hiccup Friday at home.

Nelson rode the 23-save performance of Brett Soles to shutout the Castlegar Rebels 3-0 Sunday afternoon in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Sunflower City.

The win gained some revenge for the Leafs after the Green and White dropped a 3-1 decision to the Rebels Friday in Nelson.

Rebels ride Zubick to 3-1 victory over Leafs

Rebel netminder Patrick Zubick once again frustrated the Nelson shooters in a 3-1 victory Friday at the NDCC Arena.

It’s an Achilles Heel that keeps on haunting the Nelson Leafs — goal scoring.

For the second straight game all the Green and White could manage was a single goal en route to dropping a 3-1 decision to the Castlegar Rebels Friday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The win by the Rebels evens the season series between the two Murdoch Division rivals a 1-1-1.

'Parent Weekend' highlights Leafs three-game set against Murdoch opposition

Nelson Minor Hockey grads Matt MacDonald and Nolan Percival battle for the puck during last week's win over Chase.

It’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs like playing at the NDCC Arena.

If not this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season season would be off to a disastrous start as Nelson plays nine of its first 11 games in the Heritage City.

The home stretch continues as the Leafs play host to Murdoch rivals Castlegar, Friday, and Spokane, Saturday in the first two games of a three-game set.

However, these games are extra special for the Leafs as its Parent Weekend.