by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jan 29 2015

As if the Nelson Leafs didn’t have enough bad luck with injuries this hockey campaign, now the Green and White have lost their coach and GM for the remainder of the regular season.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has come down hard on the Heritage City franchise,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 27 2015

Is Wednesday Nelson/Beaver Valley clash going to be a playoff preview or just two teams playing out the string?

The Nelson Leafs certainly hope it’s not the latter as the Green and White play host to the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions Wednesday at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 25 2015

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers snapped a four-game losing streak by winning a pair of games during a High School Junior Boy's Basketball Mini-Tournament Saturday at the Hangar in Nelson.

LVR defeated Boundary Central of Midway 42-32 before outlasting Grand Forks Wolves 34-26.


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Injury-riddled Leafs move back atop Murdoch after 5-1 win over Braves

Keaton Roch, called up from the Kootenay Ice of the BCMMHL, provided some spark for the Leafs Tuesday against Spokane. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to find ways to win.

Despite an injury bug that has riddled the team for past month, the Leafs were able to stuff the Spokane Braves 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

“It’s a concern but it does allow us to get some affiliate players into the roster,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Sheldon Machtans of Calgary with his latest catch from last weekend. — photo courtesy Kootenay Lake Fishing Charters

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report.

So read and enjoy.

Determined Mount Sentinel finishes volleyball season with bronze medal

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

For five seniors Saturday’s bronze medal victory in Kelowna culminated
hours of work in the gym, time riding on the bus to attend tournaments and
months of late nights completing homework after practice during the senior girl's volleyball season.

The Wildcats made their last game a memorable one after scoring a three
set victory over Southridge of Surrey Saturday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Immaculata Gymnasium in the Central Okanagan City.

CFL Grey Cup — more than just a football game

Fans play it up for the cameras on Robson Street before the Fan Parade prior to the playing of the 2014 Grey Cup in Vancouver. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Was it, or wasn’t it?

Was it or wasn’t it a bad call, or was it or wasn’t it a great game.

The 2014 Grey Cup delivered it’s share of glitz and glimmer and, at the same time, some controversy as the Calgary Stampeders hung on to clip the Hamilton Tiger Cats 20-16 Sunday before 52,000 plus fans of Canadian Football at BC Place in Vancouver.

Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

Netminder Adam Maida stopped all but one shot to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over rival Castlegar Rebels Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The victory powered the Leafs into a tie for top spot in Murdoch Division standings and allowed Nelson to grab three of a possible four points in the home-and-home weekend series.

Castlegar won Friday night 5-4 in overtime.

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson

Sports Day in Canada comes to Nelson

Come one, come all.

Friday is the kick off to Sports Day in Canada with third Jersey Day in downtown Nelson.

The Nelson Regional Sports Council is encouraging the public to wear their favourite jersey to work, school or just while shopping.

Donate a $1 to KidSport Nelson and wear the jersey at the NDCC and be entered into draw for Nelson Leafs jersey.

Friday night is set aside for the Community Sport Hero Awards from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Adventure Hotel in Nelson.

Injury-riddled Leafs face test against Murdoch leading Castlegar

Leafs defenceman Austin Seaman will assume his post in front of goalie Joey Karrer as Nelson meets Castlegar in a home-and-home series. — The Nelson Daily photo

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 a few affiliate players from the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League, to keep pace in the Murdoch Division by edging the Grand Forks Border Bruins in overtime during a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League mid-week Murdoch clash in the Boundary City.