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Bomber boys edge Maple Ridge to advance to ninth-place game

Bomber boys edge Maple Ridge to advance to ninth-place game

The L.V. Rogers Bombers play for ninth spot after edging Maple Ridge Ramblers 1-0 in consolation round play Tuesday at the B.C. High School AA Boy's Soccer Championships in Burnaby.

Danny Rodman scored the lone goal in a game the Bombers dominated from start to finish.

"The LVR team finally showed up playing the game with some great soccer and totally dominating from start to finish," said coach Dave Spendlove.

The Bombers opened the tournament losing 4-0 to West Van's Sentinel.

Former Leaf D-man Bennett Hambrook now patrols Smokies blueline

Former Leaf D-man Bennett Hambrook now patrols Smokies blueline

Former Nelson Leafs defenceman Bennett Hambrook is back in the region, this time playing for the Trail Smoke Eaters after the Silver City squad acquired SilverBacks defenceman for future considerations.

The 6’, 190-pound defenceman from Kimberley, has 15 penalty minutes in 20 appearances with the SilverBacks this season.

In 104 career BCHL games with Trail, Prince George, Vernon and Salmon Arm, the 20 year-old has compiled seven points and 125 penalty minutes.

He was named the SilverBacks’ captain to start the 2012-13 season.

Cats survive Storm en route to Kootenay Volleyball title

Jessie Rehwald (8) and the Cats are ready for the provincials. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats tuned up for the provincial tournament later this month by capturing the Kootenay Zone Volleyball title with a three-set win over Selkirk Storm of Kimberley Saturday at the Selkirk College gymnasium in Castlegar.

Mount Sentinel won the five-set match 25-19, 25-23, 25-20.

The Cats now prepare to host the B.C. High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships November 28-December 1 at Selkirk.

Bombers drop opener, Lewis scores equalizer in 1-1 tie against Aldergrove

Bombers drop opener, Lewis scores equalizer in 1-1 tie against Aldergrove

The worst possible nightmare came true for the L.V. Rogers Bombers at the B.C. High School AA Boy's Soccer Championships.

A tired and weary Bomber squad, fresh from a weekend Whitecaps Regional camp, fell 3-0 to Okanagan Mission to open the 16-team tournament Monday in Burnaby.

LVR managed to bounce back in game two, riding a Ryan Lewis goal to tie Aldergrove 1-1.

"Got (to Burnaby) at 2 a.m. (Monday)," said coach Dave Spendlove, who along with son Jamie, form the sideline staff of the Kootenay champs.

Leafs ride Captain Schell to 4-3 overtime victory over Rockies

Captain Colton Schell provided the heroics for the Leafs Sunday in Invermere. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Don't tell Leaf players the Columbia Valley Rockies are a seven-win Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team and are last in the Eddie Mountain Division.

Or that the Rockies got hammered 11-0 Saturday by Summerland Steam.

The Rockies played like a KIJHL championship contender, pushing the top team in the league to the limit before the Green and White skated off with a 4-3 overtime victory Sunday afternoon in Invermere.

Rest may be a concern as LVR Bombers open play Monday at the AA Soccer Championships

Ryan Lewis (white) and the rest of the Bombers are in Burnaby to compete in the AA Boy's Soccer Provincials. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers will be well tuned and ready for action when the club opens play Monday at the 16-team B.C. High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships in Burnaby.

Rested? Now that may be a concern.

Most of the Bombers were in Vernon during the weekend playing in the Vancouver Whitecaps Kootenay Soccer Academy before traveling late Sunday to the Lower Mainland to play in the AA provincials.

“The tournament was to have started on Wednesday but (organizers) moved the dates for the AA tournament up a few days,” said coach Dave Spendlove.

Leafs streaks ends at 11, Rebels close gap in Murdoch with 5-3 win over Storm

Leafs streaks ends at 11, Rebels close gap in Murdoch with 5-3 win over Storm

The streak is over for the Nelson Leafs.

Jacob Bergeron scored a power play goal with one second remaining in the first overtime sparking the Golden Rockets to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night in the North Columbia City.

The loss halts the Leafs winning streak at 11. However, Nelson still skates away with a single point, which is good enough to keep the Leafs in top spot in the Murdoch Division a point in front of the surging Castlegar Rebels.

KIJHL's two hottest teams Leafs, Rebels keep the drive alive

KIJHL's two hottest teams Leafs, Rebels keep the drive alive

The Kimberley Dynamiters kept the league's hottest scorer Colton Schell off the sheet Friday night.

However, the Nitros couldn't stop the supporting cast as Nelson scored four unanswered goals to dump the host squad 4-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Bavarian City.

The win allowed the Leafs, winners of 11th straight games, to remain ahead of the Castlegar Rebels in the Murdoch Division.

The Rebels edged Chase Heat 3-2.

Wildcats Profile — Defensive specialist Breanne Minor always brings A-game to court

Breanne Minor . . . volleyball is exhilarating, challenging and fun. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats host the B.C. High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships November 28-December 1 at the Selkirk College and L.V. Rogers gymnasiums.

The school has been the feature site of the provincial tournament eight times since 1991 and has won four titles since 1997, the last coming in 2007.

Mount Sentinel is currently ranked third in the province at the Single-A Girl’s Division.

Peewee Reps play host to six-team tourney

The Peewee Reps will be well rested for this weekend's tournament after filling sandbags on the Nelson waterfront. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Peewee Reps roll out the red carpet for the annual Rep Minor Hockey Tournament beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Host Nelson meets Penticton at 5 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Meanwhile at the Civic Arena, starting at 3:45 p.m., Creston plays Castlegar before Kamloops battles Salmon Arm at 6 p.m.

Saturday, Nelson meets Creston at 9:45 a.m.in the NDCC Arena before playing Salmon Arm at 2 p.m. in the Civic Arena.

The top four teams advance to the playoff round Sunday morning before the two winners meet in the final at 11:45 a.m. in the NDCC Arena.

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