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by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 12 2015

It’s a game that will take prominence in Canadian hockey lore and for Selkirk College Saints defenceman Stefan Virtanen, last week’s Canada-Russia World Junior Championship game had extra special significance.

Stefan’s brother Jake Virtanen was a key component of the world champion juniors that triumphed over the Russians 5-4 before a packed house at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 11 2015

The Spokane Braves got some payback in the back half of a home-and-home weekend series against the Nelson Leafs.

Dillon Bogart scored twice as Spokane stuffed the Leafs 5-2 in penalty-filled Kootenay International Junior Hockey League game Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.

The win made up for a 5-1 loss Saturday night in Nelson.

Both goals by Bogart came on the power...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Jan 10 2015

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dryden Hunt is doing a good job forgetting about his old team, the Regina Pats.

The speedy forward, who was part of a blockbuster Western Hockey League trade last week to Medicine Hat, had four points in three games to help the Tigers register a 2-1 record during a weekend road swing through BC.

Hunt had an assist to help Medicine Hat knock off Kelowna...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Jan 10 2015

A bit of tweaking to the power play proved to be the difference as Nelson struck for three extra-strength goals en route to a 5-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the first in a home-and-home series between the two Murdoch Division clubs.

The rematch is Sunday in the Lilac City.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 08 2015

No news is definitely not good news when you're a team looking to improve its roster on the eve of the BC Hockey roster deadline.

Leaf coach Dave McLellan said “it’s pretty slow our there.”

“I’ve basically been in contact with every team in the league, but it seems everyone is holding their cards pretty close to their chest,” McLellan told The Nelson Daily prior to...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 08 2015

Some of the best hockey fans will see this season is slated for the weekend at the NDCC and Civic Arenas — and the game doesn’t involve the Nelson Leafs.

Nelson Minor Hockey drops the puck this weekend on the annual Novice tournament, beginning Friday and running through Sunday.

The tourney is attracting four Junior Novice teams and six Senior Novice teams from Spokane, Fruitvale...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jan 08 2015

Bomber grads return every year to enjoy the Christmas festivities with family and play in the Annual Blair D’Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

More than 45 players flocked to their old basketball court to slip on the runners and compete against Bomber stars of yesteryear.

Grad 2004-2005 Team claimed the crown by rolling to a 5-0...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jan 07 2015

The Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team landed a big catch when Nelson's leading scorer Robson Cramer committed to the Burnaby Mountain squad for the 2015-16 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

“Robson is a player who has been on our radar for a couple of years now and we know he is very dedicated to both hockey and academics,” said SFU Men’s Hockey Head Coach...

by Contributor on Tuesday Jan 06 2015

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is back to ring in 2015 with the monthly fishing report.

Everything fishermen wanted to know about fishing in the region is right here.

Happy New Year everybody.
 
I’d like to thank everyone who joined us this past year and helped...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 05 2015

Team Price needed shootout to edge Team Gorkoff at the fourth annual Christmas Classic Hockey Game before more than 300 spectators on Boxing Day at the Castlegar Complex.

The game finished tied after regulation time and overtime, requiring shootout to decide the winner.

In a bold move by Team Price coach Ryan Byers, he put in a “rested” Curtis Siminoff for the shootout which...

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