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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 23 2018

The nightmare season continues for the Grand Forks Border Bruins.

The Boundary City squad played well enough to win, but in the end, it was the Nelson Leafs securing Game one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Ryan Cooper ended any hopes of an opening game upset by the fourth-place Bruins, scoring a power...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 22 2018

No one would blame the Nelson Leafs for looking past its first-round opponent as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League kicks off playoffs beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson, finishing the season with the third-best record in the KIJHL, doubled Grand Forks Border Bruins in points as well as winning every game the teams played during the regular season.

However, a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 22 2018

Whitewater Ski Club has qualified a handful of racers to compete at the upcoming 2018 BC Winter Games beginning Thursday with the Opening Ceremonies in Kamloops.

The BC Winter Games, set for February 22-25, are hosting the alpine events at Sun Peaks Resort. Races include slalom and giant slalom.

"This event is an important experience in the development of an athlete,"...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 22 2018

The West Kootenay Speed Skating Club held its annual 5000 meter skate-a-thon recently at the NDCC Arena.

June Platje finished first with a time of 17:20.97 to capture the first group race with Charlie Ludwar second with a time of 18:48.40.

In the L2T group Luke Platje, finished first with a time of 13:35.77, Tristan Phillips finished second with a time of 14:54.25, Oliver Ludwar...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 20 2018

The Nelson Leafs are slowly, but surely, building toward hosting the 2018 BC Bantam Tier Three Hockey Championships, from March 18th – 22nd at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs won its second tournament in as many outings, defeating Trail 8-3 to capture the Penticton Minor Hockey Tier Two Bantam Tournament this past weekend in the South Okanagan.

"“It’s a super important win,” said Leafs...

by Bob Hall on Monday Feb 19 2018

The Selkirk College Saints return home on Saturday for a pivotal tilt with the Simon Fraser University Spartans that will go a long way in determining home-ice advantage in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) post-season.

Coming off four straight road games, the Saints will be looking to rebound from a pair of disappointing losses against SFU and Trinity Western...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 19 2018

The Nelson Boxing Club has been making waves here in the Heritage City.

Now the club has found a spot in the provincial ring after returning from the B.C. Boxing Provincials in Abbotsford with a handful of medals — a few of the gold colour.

Riel Martinez, Samson Berkeley, Elias Martinez and Max Berkeley all won their respective bouts against some tough competition in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 19 2018

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s second season officially kicks off Friday on eight fronts as 16 teams begin the final push to dethrone the Beaver Valley Nitehawks as champs.

The Nelson Leafs lost to meaningless games in the standings, dropping a 4-1 decision Friday in Castlegar to the Rebels and losing 3-2 in overtime Saturday in Fruitvale to the Nitehawks.

The...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 16 2018

After recently clinching the Murdoch Division regular season title, the Nelson Leafs continue to wait for its first opponent in the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.

The Spokane Braves keep on breathing as the hockey club searches for that final playoff spot in the Murdoch Division.

Tuesday, in Fruitvale, the Braves kept their hopes alive with a 5-4...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 14 2018

Ian Walgren of Nelson improved on his season during a recent Special Olympics Speed Skating meet on the Lower Mainland.

Walgren tore up the track with blistering times posting personal best in all four of his events. 

He opened in the 222 meter race with a second place finish in a time of 33:64 seconds. Walgren followed that up with a gold in the 333 meter race in a time of 47.95...

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