Leafs shutout Castlegar 3-0 behind 23-save performance of goalie Brett Soles

Leafs Robson Cramer (left) and captain Aaron Dunlap try to jam the loose puck past Jon Manlow in the first period of Saturday's KIJHL clash at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

While most fans of the Nelson Leafs were enjoying a day at the turkey buffet table, the Green and White were making up of a hiccup Friday at home.

Nelson rode the 23-save performance of Brett Soles to shutout the Castlegar Rebels 3-0 Sunday afternoon in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Sunflower City.

The win gained some revenge for the Leafs after the Green and White dropped a 3-1 decision to the Rebels Friday in Nelson.

Rebels ride Zubick to 3-1 victory over Leafs

Rebel netminder Patrick Zubick once again frustrated the Nelson shooters in a 3-1 victory Friday at the NDCC Arena.

It’s an Achilles Heel that keeps on haunting the Nelson Leafs — goal scoring.

For the second straight game all the Green and White could manage was a single goal en route to dropping a 3-1 decision to the Castlegar Rebels Friday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action at the NDCC Arena.

The win by the Rebels evens the season series between the two Murdoch Division rivals a 1-1-1.

'Parent Weekend' highlights Leafs three-game set against Murdoch opposition

Nelson Minor Hockey grads Matt MacDonald and Nolan Percival battle for the puck during last week's win over Chase.

It’s a good thing the Nelson Leafs like playing at the NDCC Arena.

If not this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season season would be off to a disastrous start as Nelson plays nine of its first 11 games in the Heritage City.

The home stretch continues as the Leafs play host to Murdoch rivals Castlegar, Friday, and Spokane, Saturday in the first two games of a three-game set.

However, these games are extra special for the Leafs as its Parent Weekend.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Sensations Dress Shop U14 Girl's Champs

The team includes, back row, L-R, coach Laura Zondervan, Heather Potkins, Anna Milde, Haley Slomba, Shaen Panko-Dool, Bryce Winters, Ava Young, Alex Pompu, Riley Zondervan and coach Beth Corven. Front, Veronica Kearnes, Kelsey Andrusak, Hannah Corven, Camryn Parnell, Kamylle Barton and Jaden How. Missing, Ellee Atkinson. — Submitted photo

During the regular season Sensations Dress Shop struggled to find any consistency against the rest of the Girl's U14 League teams.

However, when playoffs rolled in the squad rose to World Cup form as Sensations Dress Shop won the Nelson Youth Soccer U14 Girl's House League crown with a thrilling 3-2 shootout win over Vogue during Championship Saturday at the Lakeside Pitch.

Sensations Dress Shop and Vogue played to a 2-2 regulation tie before the victors took over to capture the House League crown in shootout.

Mount Sentinel Wildcat grab silver at Vernon tourney

The Wildcats include, back row, L-R, Johnny Johnson, Mason Lockwood, Marco Slater, Aslin Mackay, Jesse Strong, Oliver Cougur and Coach Glen Campbell. Front, manager Bryar Campbell, Carlos Berger, Thomas Verigin and Liam Stewart. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats climbed into the top-10 rankings of BC High School A Boy's Volleyball after finishing second at the Vernon Christian Invitational Tournament this past weekend in the Central Okanagan City.

Mount Sentinel lost out in the final to Cedars Christian from Prince George.

The Cats were led by allstars Thomas Verigin and Johnny Johnson.

Mount Sentinel finished first in round-robin play on Friday before ousting Kelowna Christian in the semi-final to advance to the championship contest.



Saints look to alumni to fill out coaching staff

Selkirk College Saints defenceman Stephan Gonzales scored a goal on Friday night against Eastern Washington, but the locals dropped the season opener 4-3 in overtime. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

The Selkirk College Saints began their BCIHL regular season on Friday at Eastern Washington University and former Saints defenceman Adam Makaroff was back on the bus, but this time not as a player.

Makaroff joined the Saints coaching staff in August and has had an immediate impact on the bench and in the dressing room.

Prince Albert Raiders re-assign winger to Nelson Leafs

Dylan Williamson . . . sent to Nelson to work on skills

The Nelson Leafs appear to have landed another diamond in the rough compliments of the Prince Albert Raiders of the Western Hockey League.

The Raiders have re-assigned 16-year-old left winger Dylan Williamson to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise after the Calgary product played in five exhibition games.

The 6-foot, 160-pound Williamson played last season for the Pursuit of Excellence U18 squad last season, finishing the season with 53 points.

Jackson’s Hole, Innkeepers and Dirty Dozen all claim Nelson City Soccer titles

Ryan Lewis (white jersey) of the Innkeepers battles for the ball against two Kootenay Co-op players during the final of the Leo’s Men’s Open League Final Saturday at Lakeside. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Jackson’s Hole, Innkeepers and Dirty Dozen all came away with the hardware as Nelson City Soccer League culminated play with Championship Weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.

In the most lopsided contest, Innkeepers made it look easy riding the shutout goalkeeping of Mike Precious and a three-goal second half, to dump Kootenay Co-op 4-0 in the Leo’s Men’s Open League Final Saturday at Lakeside.

The Innkeepers, who lost to Kootenay Co-op 3-1 during the last regular season game of the season, had no answers for the surprising offensive push of the champs.

Mark Donnelly in the house for Vees opener

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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Chicago resident, Tom Bartzis holds up a nice 13 pound Rainbow before releasing it back into Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Great weather for fishing now that its fall, it's time to hook a big one on Kootenay Lake.

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report. So read and enjoy.

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