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by Contributor on Tuesday Sep 08 2020

By Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications

Joe Davidson made the most of his opportunities with the Nelson Leafs last season.

Earning the trust of head coach Mario DiBella and his staff, Davidson played in different situations and produced. He finished in the top-25 of KIJHL goal scoring with 22 goals in 44 games. He finished with 38 points in his rookie...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 03 2020

The always-entertaining, hard-fought Murdoch Division rivalry between Leafs and Nitehawks is being put on hold for at least one season after the Beaver Valley franchise joined teams from Spokane and 100 Mile House opting out of the 2020-21 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

KIJHL commissioner Jeff Dubois made the announcement Thursday in an emailed media release.

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by Benjamin Phillips on Wednesday Sep 02 2020

British Columbia (September 2nd, 2020) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitments of two players in Nicolas Roussel and Jackson Krill for the upcoming season.

Roussel, an 18-year-old from Maple Ridge and Krill, a 16-year-old from Port Moody, were both players the Smoke Eaters staff identified from the teams ID Camp. Roussel played just 12 games last year in the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 26 2020

Athletes throughout British Columbia will be able to engage in more organized sport activities and some competitive play as the Province moves to Phase 3 of the Return to Sport Guidelines.

“I know athletes and their families have been missing the joy of competition these past few months,” said Lisa Beare, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture.

“viaSport has done...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 24 2020

After Nelson Baseball finishes its renovation of Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson, the Blue Jays just might want to ditch Buffalo as its minor league affiliate.

The Toronto Blue Jays “Jays Care Foundation” made Queen Elizabeth Park renovations happen a little easier after the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Aug 12 2020

Simon Fraser University is retiring its varsity athletics team name, the Clan, effective Wednesday the university said on its website.

The university initiated a stakeholder engagement process of the team name in January after a poll of student athletes last year indicated strong support for a name change.

Based on the results of the engagement...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 12 2020

The Nelson Regional Sports Council is not taking this forced hiatus for amateur sport in the Heritage City due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 sitting down.

The Sports Council is hosting a social distanced meeting Tuesday, August 16th at 6:30 p.m. outside the Lakeside Soccer Fieldhouse on the Nelson waterfront to discuss how the community together can meet the challenges of the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Jul 22 2020

Over the course of his decades-long medical career, MS Bike ambassador Dr. Jim Noiles has been inspired by many individuals living with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Hearing their stories firsthand motivated him to become a Volunteer Committee member for the MS Society of Canada – BC & Yukon Division in the West Kootenays and take part in region’s annual MS Bike Tour for the past nine...

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