by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 17 2017

 The idea, believe it or not, to celebrate Minor Hockey with a weeklong string of events got its start in Trail during the late 1950s.

Trail Director Charlie Maclean organized Canada's first Minor Hockey Week at Cominco Arena in Trail, promoting it with the slogan: "Don'...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 17 2017

The Nelson Atom Leafs took their game on the road this past weekend, scoring a silver medal at a minor hockey tournament in Kimberley.

The Atom Leafs dropped a 5-1 decision to Claresholm, Alta, in the final of the weekend event in the Bavarian City.

Nelson cruised through the round...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 16 2017

Nelson skaters won a total of three bronze medals during the weekend West Kootenay Invitational Figure Skating Competition this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The host club entered a total of 27 skaters in the 44 event schedule weekend and has the largest number of entry level skaters in...

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Top-flight rinks gearing up for Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel

Fred Thomson (sweeping left) of Nelson, playing during the BC Men's Curling Championship last February, is back to help the Bob Ursel rink defend its title this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Bob Ursel’s Kelowna rink, minus the Provincial Seniors Champion skip, is back to defend the 2015 crown at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Cashspiel this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

The Ursel rink is one of many top provincial foursomes looking for a cash payout at the annual Heritage City cashspiel.

Organizers have 18 confirmed rinks for the three-day event, the largest field ever.

Rinks are represented from the Okanagan, East Kootenay as well as Nelson, Trail and Castlegar in the West Kootenay.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Soccer Team

The LVR Bombers include, back row, L-R, Coach Kerry Dyck, Joan Marcos, Gareth Bracewell, Jack Mckimm, Marco Falcone, Spencer Atkins, Juna Williams, Jona Caney, Milo Sheppard, Jaden Dyck and Coach Simon Liddell. Front,  Moss Caney, Jacob Erickson, Aiden Mushumanski, Robin Bachmann, Thomas Baxter, Jesse Thurston and goalkeeper Ryder Marzicola. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers have qualified for the BC High School Boy's AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby after recently capturing the Kootenay Zone title.

The 16-team tournament runs Monday to Wednesday, with the provincial champion crowed later Wednesday.

The Bombers are in a division with W.L. Seaton of Vernon, Brentwood College of Mill Bay and Sands High School in Delta.

Selkirk College Saints Thump Eastern Washington University

Selkirk College Saints second-year forward Dallas Calvin recorded two points in his team’s 6-1 victory over Eastern Washington University on Saturday night. The Trail-raised player currently leads the BCIHL in points. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

A four-goal second period outburst helped the Selkirk College Saints to a 6-1 Saturday night win over the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints hosted their regional rivals at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex for their only contest of the weekend. The Saints were looking to stay within striking distance of first place in the league, while the Eagles were still searching for their first victory of the season.

UPDATED: Rockies rain on Leafs parade, outlast Green and White 7-4

UPDATED: Rockies rain on Leafs parade, outlast Green and White 7-4

It's been that kind of season for the Nelson Leafs.

Just when hockey fans are ready to book seats on the Leafs bandwagon, the Green and White falter.

Ryan Skytt scored twice to lead the Columbia Valley Rockies to a 7-4 victory over the Leafs in KIJHL action Saturday night in Invermere.

The loss, the eighth in nine games, saw the Leafs split the two-game road swing through the Eddie Mountain Division. Friday, the Leafs shutout Golden Rockets 4-0.

Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club coach earns provincial recognition

Jason Rusu (back) paddling with Reece Boulanger was honoured at the Canoe Kayak BC’s annual awards and scholarship banquet. — Submitted photo

A local paddler received provincial recognition recently in Burnaby for paddling excellence this past season.

Jason Rusu from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club was named BC’s Master Male Athlete of the Year during the Canoe Kayak BC’s annual awards and scholarship banquet.

“Jason is the heart of our club and the motivation for many of our sprint team paddlers,” said club member Heather Potkins.

Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

Roller Derby comes to Castlegar Saturday

The Dam City Rollers are excited to get our seventh season rolling - We're starting it off with a home game. Two high caliber local teams, the Dam City Rollers of Castlegar will face off against the Nelson Killjoys.. This game will be full of big hits, fast, agile jamming and strategic blocking.

"The game is changing; it's fast, it's hard, and it's going to leave someone flying into the suicide seats,” said Amber Harper, aka Pantsoff.

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Paulson Ski Trails Have Two New Bridges

Just in time for the coming ski season, the Castlegar Nordic Ski Club has completed the installation of two new ski trail bridges at the Paulson Ski Trails, located along highway 3 near the Paulson summit, 32 km. west of Castlegar.  The new bridges replace old log structures crossing Big Sheep Creek on the club’s Short-Loop and Mid-Loop trails.  Both bridges, which were designed by SNT Engineering Ltd. of Nelson, have 3 metre wide timber decks with steel superstructures and are 11 metres in length.

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