Silvertips rock Kootenay Ice as Major Midget Hockey opens new season

The North Island Silvertips adopted a take-no-prisoners attitude against the Kootenay Ice Saturday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Obviously not the start head coach Mario DiBella and the Kootenay Ice wanted.

The North Island Silvertips got better as the games progressed as the Island rep stomped the Kootenay Ice 5-1 and 10-2 in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League action this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

The weekend series was the first games of the season for both teams.

Sunday, Kootenay trailed North Island by a single goal after 20 minutes.

LVR's Mackenzie, May top opening race on West Kootenay Cross country circuit

The West Kootenay High School Cross country running season is off and running.

Two L.V. Rogers runners — Rachel Mackenzie and Micah May — took home the top prize at the opening race of the West Kootenay High School Cross country running season Wednesday in Kaslo.

Mackenzie finished the River Run course in a time of 18 minutes, 43 seconds to capture the Senior Girls race.

Mackenzie edged Taylor Wilson of J.V. Humphries in Kaslo by just under a minute.

Third was Hailee Gerun of LVR.

Mia Ida of Trafalgar was fourth followed by Ellie Hewat of Kaslo.

Kids Duathlon race set for Saturday at Trail's Gyro Park

Kids from all ages will be eager to test their fitness at the Kids Duathlon race. — photo courtesy Trail Parks and Rec

Saturday (September 29) the Trail Parks and Rec is hosting a Kids Duathlon race at Gryro Park.

The race, for children ages four to 12, is a run-bike-run event beginning at 10 a.m.

Registration begins at 8:15 a.m. at Gyro with race orientation 45 minutes prior to the start of the event.

Cost is $22 per registrant.

For more information contact the Trail Parks and Rec at 250-368-6484 or 250-368-0888 or register in person at the Trail Aquatic and Leisure Centre.



Leafs explode past Cats 3-1 to complete weekend sweep

Leafs explode past Cats 3-1 to complete weekend sweep

The Nelson Leafs exploded for three third-period goal en route to a 3-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Creston Thunder Cats Saturday in the East Kootenay City.

The win was the second of the weekend for the Leafs.

Nelson opened weekend Thursday be edging the Grand Forks Border Bruins 2-1.

Linden Horswill, Colton McCarthy, with his fifth goal of the season, and captain Colton Schell on the power play, was all the goals Leaf netminder Cody Boeckman would need to secure the win.

McCarthy scores twice as Leafs outlast pesky Border Bruins

Leaf rookie Colton McCarthy, seen here in action against Castlegar, has been on fire to start the KIJHL season. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Grand Forks are proving that last year . . .  well, was last year and the Bruins of this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season is going to have a lot more bite.

The Nelson Leafs needed two second period goals by rookie Colton McCarthy to steal a 2-1 KIJHL Murdoch Division victory Thursday night in the Boundary City.

It was the second two-goal game for the Salmon Arm rookie and first win of the 2012-13 campaign for the Leafs in three games.

Grand Forks took a 1-0 first period lead on a power play goal by Justin Sulz.

Kootenay Ice open Major Midget season Saturday in Nelson

Kootenay Ice open Major Midget season Saturday in Nelson

Major Midget hockey is back.

The Kootenay Ice take to the NDCC Arena Saturday and Sunday on opening weekend in the B.C. Hockey Major Midget Hockey League.

The Ice, coached by Mario DiBella, host the North Island Silvertips beginning Saturday at 2 p.m.

The two teams are back in action Sunday at 9:15 a.m. at the NDCC Arena.

The Ice consist of players from throughout the Kootenays, including five players — Austin Tambellini, Justin Post, Brandon Sookro, Sam Weber and Nolan Percival.

Smokies get lift with return of Castlegar's Jesse Knowler

Castlegar's Jesse Knowler is back in the Kootenays playing for Trail. — photo courtesy Prince Albert Raiders

The Jesse Knowler/Western Hockey League experiment appears to be over.

The Trail Smoke Eaters announced Thursday the addition of 18 year-old Castlegar native to the club’s active roster.

Knowler joins the Smokies after making 57 appearances during the 2011-12 season with the WHL’s Prince Albert Raiders. He was re-assigned to the BCHL by Raider management.

Knowler appeared on the WHL radar as a 16-year-old after a sparkling playoff performance with the Castlegar Rebels.

Meet the new Sheriff in town for the Leafs

Nelson's new captain, Colton Schell, is prepared to get his hands dirty to return the Leafs back to the glory days of the past. — Bruce Fuhr file photo—

There’s a new sheriff in town patrolling the ice surface at the NDCC Arena.

Instead of a shiny badge this sheriff wears a “C” on his jersey.

His name is Colton Schell and promises bigger and better times ahead for the Green and White on his watch.

“I feel this year will be a lot better than last year,” the 20-year-old New Westminster native said prior to stepping onto the ice this week.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Team Gus Adams

The Adams’ goalies includes, in no specific order, Adam Maida, Brayden Pompu, Derrick Te Boekhorst, Curt Doyle, Jarred Martin, Ben Kelsch, Tenzin Mint and Brady Stocks. — Bruce Fuhr photo

During the Leafs’ home opener the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise reached back in the hockey archives to honour one of the great netminders in Nelson history, Gus Adams.

The former Nelson Senior Maple Leaf backstop recently passed away at his home on the North Shore.

Adams, whose son Greg was a household name during his NHL career with the Vancouver Canucks, started his career as a rookie in the 1956-57 Western International Hockey League season after playing junior with the Lethbridge Native Sons.

Let the Nelson City Soccer Playoffs begin

Nelson City Soccer League is winding down with playoffs capturing center stage. — Bruce Fuhr photo

To Real Nelson the regular season means nothing.

Real Nelson made the most of the start of the new season by doubling Bia Boro 4-2 in quarterfinal playoff round in the Jackson's Hole Men's Master League Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.

Real Nelson plodded its way through the 15-game regular season registering just one victory.

But Sunday the celler-dwellers looked like world beaters as the squad advanced to the semi finals against defending playoff champion Jackson's Hole.

In the other quarterfinal matchup, Red Dog shutout Ted Allen's 2-0.

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