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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 11 2017

Nelson outscored the opposition by a 29-7 margin en route to capturing the Midget House Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson blasted Kelowna 8-1 in the final to capture the gold medal.

The winners opened the tournament by doubling up on Nelson Minor Hockey rival, Nelson 1 6-3 before dominating Creston and Spokane by 9-1 and 8-1 scores, respectively.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 10 2017

Good teams have a way of bouncing back after a tough loss.

And the Nelson Leafs are one of the better teams in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Jackson Zimmermann scored twice and Josh Williams won for the 13th time this season in the nets sparking the Leafs to a 4-1 victory over the visiting Grand Forks Border Bruins Saturday night at the NDCC Arena....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 09 2017

The loud bang heard last night coming from Fruitvale was the Nelson Leafs crashing down to earth.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks put a good old fashion whipping on the boys in Green and White, blasting the Leafs 9-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the Fruitvale Memorial Arena.

The defending KIJHL champs scored early, and often, to send the Leafs to their...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 08 2017

The L.V. Rogers found the competition tough at the BC High School AAA  Girl's Volleyball Championships in Vancouver, finishing 14th overall in the 16-team field.

LVR lost a heartbreaking 2-1 decision to GW Graham of Chilliwack during consolation round action.

"Our 14th placing does not reflect how well these girls played through out the tournament,"...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 08 2017

The month of December will go a long way to determining if the Nelson Leafs have what it takes to compete for the Murdoch Division title in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

After compiling a seven-game winning streak during November, the Leafs find themselves in a bit of a funk after dropping a pair of games to surging Castlegar Rebels.

The once-double-digit lead...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Junior B Hockey in BC is going the way of leagues south of the 49th parallel after BC Hockey announced its implementing face protection for is Junior B players starting for the 2018 – 2019 season.

The decision was made in a media release Tuesday by BC Hockey.

“BC Hockey is proud to be recognized as a leader in risk management initiatives, and player safety is at the forefront of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Vancouver Whitecaps FC recently announced that Reynold Stewart has been appointed as associate head coach of the Kootenays Academy in Nelson supporting current Kootenay associate Head Coaches Sam Heap and Drissa Bouare and Whitecaps Academy Centre Associate Head Coach Brett Adams. 

Stewart moved to the Kootenays to attend University in 2016 after a successful career on the pitch....

by Bob Hall on Monday Dec 04 2017

The Selkirk College Saints skate into the holiday break with visions of a 2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship dancing in their heads, but there’s still plenty of work to be done once the players return in early-January.

The Saints concluded the first semester of the BCIHL season with a split decision western road trip where they beat the University...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 03 2017

The Castlegar Rebels, currently the hottest team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, closed in the Murdoch Division lead Saturday night in the Sunflower City by winning for the sixth consecutive time.

Chris Breese scored twice and Curt Doyle stopped 22 of 23 shots sparking the Rebels to a 4-1 victory over division-leading Nelson Leafs.

The win was the second in as...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Dec 01 2017

The Nelson Leafs made a deal Thursday to open up a roster spot, sending forward Ryan Keilty to the Kimberley Dynamiters in exchange for a player development fee.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Team General Manager Lance Morey made the announcement Friday.

Morey said the trade was made to give management some flexibility to strengthen the roster by acquiring some...

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