League leading Cariboo Cougars feast on Kootenay Ice

Kootenay goalies Jason Mailhiot (pictured) and Solomon Burk saw a lot of rubber during a two-game BCMMHL set in Trail. — The Nelson Daily photo

Playing in the friendly confines of the Cominco Arena proved to be, unfriendly, for the Kootenay Ice during a two-game weekend set against the Cariboo Cougars.

The Cougars scored five second period goals to waltz past the Ice 11-1 in the opener of the BC Hockey Major Midget League contest Saturday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Sunday, the result wasn’t much better as the BCMMHL leaders skated to an 8-1 victory.

Austin Gray led the Cariboo attack in the opener, finishing the game with five points including a pair of goals.

David Thompson posts upset of Bombers at Kootenay AA Boy's Soccer Championships

David Thompson posts upset of Bombers at Kootenay AA Boy's Soccer Championships

There's no joy in Bomberville after the defending champs were upset in the final of the Kootenay High School AA Boy's Soccer Championships Saturday in Creston.

David Thompson Lakers of Invereme scored three times in the opening half to post a 5-3 victory over L.V. Rogers in the final at Prince Charles Secondary pitch.

The Lakers, which took advantage of the suspect defence, held a 3-1 lead at half against a Bomber team that was missing its starting center back.

Bomber starter Nick Wethal was unable to make the trip to the zone finals.

Renovations almost complete at Queen Elizabeth Park

Small crew of baseball players and dads finishing the new improved queen elizabeth baseball diamond in Fairview Sunday. — Submitted photo

The finishing touches were being applied to renovations at Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson Sunday afternoon as baseball players, volunteers and parents filled the base paths with crush shale from Cache Creek.

The crush shale is part of the $20,000 renovations to the Nelson and District Baseball Association home park that will be completed in time for the 2015 season.

Braves nip Leafs 4-3 to climb to within two points of Murdoch leaders

 Aidan Geiger celebrates his first goal with the fist pump as Nelson edged Columbia Valley 4-3 Saturday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Spokane Braves snapped the five-game winning streak of the Nelson Leafs, edging the Murdoch Division leaders 4-3 Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Lilac City.

Tanner Stolz and Sean Collins scored less than a minute apart in the third period to snap a 2-2 tie to spark the Braves to the win.

Nelson had just tied the game up in the third period when team captain Aaron Dunlap scored.

Nelson led 1-0 after one period on a goal by Rayce Miller before the Braves took a 2-1 lead after 40 minutes on goals by Collins and Stolz.

NMHA player nominates coach in 'Why My Coach Rocks' contest

Rhett Hamilton is pictured with his favourite coach Greg Andrusak.— Submitted photo

Rhett Hamilton likes playing hockey.

The 10-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey player realizes a major reason why he likes playing Canada’s national pastime is because of his coach, Greg Andrusak.

So Hamilton decided to tell anyone who would listen of his gratitude by entering his coach into the BC Hockey “Why My Coach Rocks” contest.

“(Greg) has been my coach for the past six years, both during the minor hockey season and also during the spring season,” Hamilton wrote in his contest entry.

Defending champion LVR Bombers begin road to AA provincials Friday in Creston

Defending champion LVR Bombers begin road to AA provincials Friday in Creston

The road to the BC High School AA Boy's Soccer tournament begins Friday in Creston for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.

The Bombers join five other teams — J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Golden Eagles, David Thompson Lakers of Invermere, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and host Prince Charles Comets — in the Kootenay High School AA Boy's Soccer  Zone Championships.

LVR, the defending champs, open play Friday againsat the Selkirk Storm at 10 a.m. before facing the host Comets at 12:30 p.m.

Leafs eager to play a few tricks on Rockies at NDCC Arena

Dylan Williamson . . . its just luck right now for me

The Nelson Leafs will want to pull a few tricks on the opposition as the Heritage City franchise returns to action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Saturday at home against the Columbia Valley Rockies.

Nelson, the hottest team in the KIJHL with four straight wins, hosts a Rockies team that is dead last in the Eddie Mountain Division with a 3-9-0-3 record.

Meanwhile the Leafs, after struggling to find goals earlier this season, reeled off 16 in the last two games — an 8-6 win over Grand Forks and an 8-0 shellacking of the Golden Rockets.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Selkirk College SROAMazing Team

The SROAMazing race team includes, back row, L-R, Trip Hershey III, Ben Johnstone, Patrick Stewart, Andrew Warren, Irina Smolina and Tom Murray (NDCU – Sponsor). Front, Pasha Perepelytsia, Guido Calvo, Miguel Morel, Ryan Brudner, Kent Wakeman, Eddie Learmont, Dryw Smith, Danielle McGovern, Mara Guerra and Mike Groberman. Missing, Mackenzie Booth, Ben Evoy, Alannah Freise, Ashleigh Gray, MJ Iniguez and  Kale Pendlebury. — Submitted photo

The Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management program gives students a unique blend of management skills and industry knowledge to prepare you for lasting leadership roles.

Those leadership roles were put to the test during the recent fourth annual Selkirk College Ski Resort Operations and Management program SROAMazing race.

And the students did not disappoint instructors as the event attracted 20 teams in total and raised mroe than $1800 for Avalanche Awareness Beyond the Boundaries Society.

Cats rebound to grab silver medal at Penticton Volleyball Tournament

It was an all round better effort Saturday in Penticton for the Mt Sentinel Wildcats.

Time is running out on the Mount Sentinel Wildcats in this shortened BC High School Volleyball season.

The Wildcats rebounded from a poor showing at the 48-team Best of the West tournament in Kelowna to capture the bronze medal in Penticton Saturday.

Mount Sentinel scored a straight set victory (25-19, 25-10) over Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie in the Consolation Final.

“Our inconsistent play at Best of the West was a necessary wake up call,” said head coach Joe Moreira.

Bombers avenge defeat by stopping Wild at High School Soccer tourney in Nelson

Bomber sniper Ryan Lewis, seen in the white jersey battling for the ball during the Leo's Men's Open Soccer Final, helped LVR win its own tournament Friday at Lakeside Pitch.

Tournament star Ryan Lewis scored to spark the L.V Rogers Bombers to a 4-0 victory over rival Mount Baker Wild in the final of a High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday at the Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.

The win avenged the only loss of the season for LVR as the Wild edged the Bombers 2-1 in the final of the Baker Tournament a week ago.

Andrew Tranfo and Spencer Atkins also scored for the Bombers.

"Nick Wethel and Dylan Bennett were solid defensively allowing very few shots to get through to goal,” said Bomber coach Simon Liddell.

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