by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 30 2016

Granite Pointe will be buzzing with activity Tuesday (May 31) as the Heritage City Ladies Club welcomes the top players from the region for the annual Tournament of Roses.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 29 2016

One easy way of getting selected as Mallard's Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy's Tier II Rugby Championship with a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday May 28 2016

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

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Heppler, Kramer spark Hawks past Nitros 2-1 to stay alive in Kootenay Conference Playoff

Heppler, Kramer spark Hawks past Nitros 2-1 to stay alive in Kootenay Conference Playoff

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks live to play again.

Dylan Heppler had two points and Tallon Kramer stopped 26 shots to spark the Murdoch Division Champs to a 2-1 victory over the Kimberley Dynamiters in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference playoff action Saturday night in Fruitvale.

Kimberley leads the best-of-seven series 3-1 with Game five set for Monday in the Bavarian City.

The Hawks scored all the goals they would need on the power play in the second period to post their first win of the series.

Selkirk College Saints Cement Dynasty with Fourth Straight BCIHL Title

Spartans’ goaltender Silas Matthys watches as teammates frantically scramble for the loose puck against Saints sniper Jamie Vlanich during action Saturday at the BCIHL Championship series in Castlegar. — Bob Hall photo, Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints captured their fourth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship  with a 2-1 victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans before a packed house Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

More than 800 hockey fans packed the Castlegar arena to watch the Saints clinch the best-of-three final series 2-0 and put the wraps on a magical season.

Nelson's Sawyer Hunt sparks Kimberley past Beaver Valley in Kootenay Conference Finals

Beaver Valley coach Terry Jones will need to work some magic to rally the Hawks when Kootenay Conference Final Series resumes Saturday in Fruitvale. — The Nelson Daily

Sawyer Hunt's goal with 32 seconds left in the game sparked the Kimberley Dynamiters to a 4-3 victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Kootenay Conference Playoff action Friday in Fruitvale.

The goal gives the defending KIJHL Champs a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Conference Final Series.

Game four is Saturday at the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale.

Beaver Valley, leading for most of the game, squandered leads of 2-0 and 3-2.

Saints blast Spartans to move within a win of fourth BCIHL title

Selkirk College Saints forward Jamie Vlanich scored one of his team’s five goals in a Friday night Game One victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans. — Bob Hall photo, Selkirk College Saints

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) championship best-of-three final opened Friday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 5-1 Selkirk College Saints victory over the Trinity Western University Spartans.

Game two of the series goes Saturday at 7 p.m. tonight in Castlegar at the Arena Complex with the Saints looking for a league record fourth straight BCIHL title.

Silver medal for Nelson Bantams at West Kootenay Championships

 The Nelson Bantam Leafs include, back row from left, Head Coach Dave Zarikoff, Cale O'Meara, Max Spielman, Keanu Tromans, Nick Haydu, Mike Zarikoff, Ethan Grill, Blair Sookro, Alex Laing, Ava Young,Noah Marsh and Assistant Coach Jim O'Meara. Front, Josh Marsden, Noah Whiffen and Kylan Palm. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Bantam Leafs came within one goal of winning the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League banner recently in Castlegar. 

Couer d' Alene built up a 3-0 lead en route to a 3-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs at the Bantam House Championships.

"(Coaches) were very happy with the teams success all year," said Leafs coach Dave Zarikoff.

"The Leafs fought valiantly to try and tie it up," Zarikoff added about the final game.

"Unfortunately time ran out and Couer d' Alene skated away with the banner."

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows the catch of choice

Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures enjoys time with a client in his Kootenay Lake office.

March is upon us like a lion and Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news in this edition of the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

Spring fishing has been fun.  Although, after enjoying a nice month of February weather, we are now paying for it in March.

During the warm spells, we have been spending  a lot of time on the rivers already.  Some great days catching Rainbows on the Columbia, and some fantastic days catching giant Bull Trout on the Kootenay River. 

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