Leafs, Rebels pull off blockbuster KIJHL deal

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Dallon Stoddart will play his final season of Junior B hockey in different colours after being dealt to Castlegar. — The Nelson Daily photo

The BC Hockey roster deadline is more than six months away but already Leaf head coach Frank Maida has made more deals than Drew Carey on The Price is Right.

Maida sent forwards Dallon Stoddart and James Sorrey along with D-man Seth Schmidt to Castlegar in exchange for sniper Jamie Vlanich and forward Travis Wellman.

The Kootenay International Hockey League Murdoch Division deal comes on the heels of the Leafs acquiring the rights to netminder James Leonard from the Golden Rockets in exchange for future considerations.

Trail rugby team wins at Greenwood tournament

Trail rugby team wins at Greenwood tournament

Greenwood’s first annual social rugby tournament -- held Aug 3 to 5 -- was deemed a success with the Trail Colonials coming out ahead. 

Organized Oliver Glaser said the Colonials won a “very hard fought, final match” against the East Vancouver Scribes with the game ending 35 to 20.

Glaser subbed in many of the games that weekend and felt the final match was the most intense of them all.

Killjoys, Roller Girls post wins as WKRD concludes regular season

The Killjoys continue to roll on the West Kootenay Roller Derby circuit. — photo by Alana Henne

The Nelson Killjoys secured a place in the Mountain Mayhem 4 by outlasting Dam City Rollers Friday during the final West Kootenay Roller Derby Doubleheader of the regular season at the Selkirk College Gymnasium.

The Killjoys now move to 3-0 on the season with an impressive 222-176 victory over the host Dam City Rollers.

In the other contest, the Rossland/Trail Roller Girls dumped the Slocan Valley Vendettas 201-141.

The Roller Girls move into second-place tie with idle Babes of Brutality, each with identical 2-2 records.

Major Midget tryouts set for NDCC Arena

The season begins this weekend for Kootenay Ice hopefuls.

Head coach Mario DiBella is going have his eyes glued to the NDCC Arena ice as more than 50 players are expected for the Kootenay Ice Major Midget Evaluation Camp.

Team officials and BC Hockey High Performance evaluators will evaluate players at the three-day camp. 

Final selections of the 20 players, including two goaltenders, which make up each Major Midget team will be made by September 15.

Evaluation camps are run every year in order to evaluate players and help select the following year’s teams.

Roller Derby Regular season final Friday at Selkirk College

The season opened a few months again, but now concludes Friday at Selkrik. — Nick Diamond photo

Selkirk College gymnasium is the place to be for exciting roller derby action as the Dam City Rollers host the final doubleheader of the West Kootenay Roller Derby regular season.

The last double header — with Rossland/Trail Roller Girls facing Valley Vendettas at 6 p.m. and Dam City hosting Nelson Killjoys at 8 p.m. — before our much-anticipated finals in Rossland promises to be an intense set of matches with a lot riding on them.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Neptune (Aquanaut) Swimmers

The swimmers include, back row, L-R, Sam Matthew, Matthew Holitzki, Madeline Holitzki and Elissa Centrone. Front, Kalli Badry and Jaylen Rushton. Missing from photo, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Maia Robertson-Weir and Logan Wright. — Submitted photo

A little reno work at the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre didn't stop nine local swimmers from competing on the Kootenay Summer Swim Association Season.

The local contingent made the trek almost daily over to Castlegar to join the Aquanauts Swim Club for the recent 2013 season.

Five of the nine swimmers qualified to participate at the B.C. Summer Swim Championships in Burnaby at Simon Fraser University.

Nelson Youth Soccer grad joins prestigious UBC Thunderbirds Men's Soccer program

Mitch Popadynetz . . . part of elite recruiting class

In some sports, the rich just keep getting richer.

And part of those riches for University of B.C. Men’s Soccer head coach Mike Mosher includes a 5’10” midfielder from Nelson Youth Soccer.

Mosher has landed an impressive recruiting class that promises to make the defending national champions even strong when the Canadian Interuniversity Sport Men’s Soccer season kicks off in a few weeks time.

Part of the recruiting class is midfielder Mitch Popadynetz.

Saints release exhibition schedule

The Saints kick off the exhibition season against the Trail Smokies.

Get ready to watch the 203 B.C. Intercolligiate Hockey League champion, Selkirk Saints, tune up with an eight-game exhibition tilt beginning Tuesday, August 27th in Trail.

31st Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun Triathlon results

There were plenty of smiles to go around at the finish line of the 31st Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun Triathlon Sunday at Lakeside Rotary Park. — Bruce Fuhr photo

31st Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun

Nelson, BC

Olympic Distance Individual Results

(1.5 Km Swim - 39 Km Bike - 10 Km Run)

1     2:03:43 Eddie SMITH             Penticton      1/6   Men 30-39

Jones tops Ted Allen's Jewellery Low Net Tournament title

Becky Allen presents Veronica Jones with the Ted Allen's Jewellery trophy. — photo courtesy Granite Pointe at Nelson

Veronica Jones fired a net 69 to run away with the top prize at the Ted Allen's Jewellery Low Net Tournament held recently at the Granite Pointe at Nelson course.

Jones edged out Lorna Maxwell and Dorthy Garland for the winner's trophy. Both Maxwell and Garland finished the day with scores of 75.

Cathie McLaren, with a 76, edged out Bev Stevens for fourth spot by retrogression with Michell Palm finishing sixth at 77.


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