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Going above and beyond the call of being a Nelson Leaf

Blair Andrews (left) and Brad Rebagliati raised more than $3000 for cancer.

Netminder Brad Rebagliati and forward/defenceman Blair Andrews have been key cogs to the success this season of the Nelson Leafs.

However, the two hockey players decided helping the team on the ice just wasn’t enough.

Which is why the two went the extra mile, buzz-cutting their hair to raise more than $3100 for the B.C. Cancer Society.

“Brad came to the team with really long hair and had a relative with cancer so he decided to cut his hair to raise money,” Blair Andrews told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.

Former LVR Bomber Sean Denison lights it up in in EuroChallenge tournament

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Former L.V. Rogers Bomber and Santa Clara Broncos star Sean Denison is having a breakout season playing for CSM Oradea in the Romania League (Liga Nationala).

The 6’11”, 245-pound forward/center is averaging 10 points and just under six rebounds and two assists per game for the 17-6 CSM Oradea squad.

CSM Oradea, which finished the EuroChallenge with a 3-3 record, is currently in third spot in Liga Nationala standings with a 17-6 record.

Bombers drop a heartbreaker to finish Triple-A's winless

The Bombers (dark jerseys) came within a few seconds of scoring a win at the Triple-A Hoop Tournament. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers came within a few seconds of securing a win at the B.C. High School AAA Boy's Basketball Championships Saturday in Langley.

However, a Bomber turnover with 13 seconds remaining in the game allowed Samuel Robertson to score the winning points to earn a 51-50 victory over LVR in consolation round play.

The result left LVR in 16th spot in the tournament.

The Maple Ridge school opened the game with a 13-6 advantage after one quarter. LVR managed to rally to cut the margin to 26-24 at the half and 37-36 after three periods.

Nelson's Peewee Leafs bounce back to gain split on Day one of Tier 3 provincials

The 11-teams took to the ice Sunday for opening ceremonies at the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep Tier 3 Provincials Championships in the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs rebounded in a big way following an opening round loss, pounding Quesnel 10-4 Sunday at the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep Tier 3 Provincials Championships in the NDCC Arena.

The result has the Leafs sitting at 1-1 after Day one of the 11-team tournament.

Nelson opened the tournament losing 13-3 to Dawson Creek Sunday morning.

Trail, the other West Kootenay team in the tournament, lost 11-0 to Seafair.

Saints capture second straight BCIHL Championship with sweep of TWU

The Selkirk Saints posed for the traditional team photo after sweeping Trinity Western in the BCIHL Finals 2-0 Saturday at the Castlegar Rec  Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

There were no extra-time heroics needed this season for the Selkirk Saints in the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.

For the second straight game the Saints scored early and often en route to a 5-1 victory over Trinity Western Spartans to sweep the best-of-three series 2-0 Saturday night at the Castlegar Rec Complex and repeat as BCIHL Champs.

Selkirk won the opener 6-1 Friday.

Calvin, Edwards, Brandt power BV Hawks to Murdoch Division crown

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks were all smiles after knocking divisionl rival Nelson out of the KIJHL playoffs. — The Nelson Daily photo

There would be no collapse on this night for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Dallas Calvin, Ryan Edwards and Riley Brandt each scored twice to lead the Hawks to a 6-2 series-clinching win in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory powers Beaver Valley to the Murdoch Division title. The Hawks win the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey team got the fast start they were looking for in Game 1 of the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championships on Friday night, as they jumped out to a three-goal first period lead en route to a 6-1 victory over Trinity Western University.

The win puts the Saints up 1-0 in the best-of-three series with a chance to capture the 2014 BCIHL championship with a similar result in Game 2 on Saturday.

Leafs remain alive in Murdoch Final, edge Hawks 4-3

Aaron Dunlap (12) and Austin Lindsay (9) of the Leafs battle for the puck against Kyle Hope (10) and Sam Swanson of the Hawks during second period action of Murdoch Division Final Thursday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 and force a Game six Friday in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff series.

The KIJHL’s regular season scoring champion, Jamie Vlanich, netted the winner midway through the third period during Game five of the series Thursday before 876 fans at the NDCC Arena.

The goal by Vlanich, his third of the playoffs, was unassisted.

The Hawks still lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Final series 3-2.

Puck drop for Game six in Fruitvale is 7:30 p.m.

Atom Leafs rally back to capture West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom Championship

The team includes coaches Greg Andrusak (Head Coach), Sandy Boyd (Trainer), Shandy Mowery (Asst Coach), Pete Quinn (Asst Coach) and Lisa Quinn (Manager) and players Pax Arrowsmith, Ethan Bennett, Seamus Boyd, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson, Dylan Mowery, Matt Erickson, Bryce Sookro, Mason Scott, Andrew Brabender, Nolan Dergousoff, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Amran Bhabra, Kelton Forte and Rhett Hamilton. — Submitted photo

Add another banner to the walls of the NDCC Arena.

The Nelson Atom A Leafs shutout PW Wildcats 5-0 to capture the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom Championship Sunday in Fruitvale.

However, the weekend didn’t start off well for the Leafs losing 4-2 to the Wildcats. 

The loss represented the first setback of the season for the Leafs.

But the Leafs were able to rebound in the next contest, dumping Trail 4-1.

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