Leafs make it seven straight wins, blast Sicamous Eagles 6-1

Leaf winger Jacob Boyczuk looks for the loose puck during second period action against Sicamous at the NDCC  Arena Sunday. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The formula is simple — press the opposition until mistakes turn into goals.

Leaf fans got to see the strategy in action as the home side exploded for 18 goals in two games en route to recording a season high seven-game win streak Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

After dropping a dozen on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday, the Leafs kept up the goal-scoring assault Sunday against Sicamous, blasting the Eagles 6-1.

Bargain hunters flock to Whitewater Ski Swap

Ski enthusiasts lined up around the Hume Elementary gymnasium for a change to get in on some great deals at the annual Whitewater Ski Swap Sunday. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The lineup stretch around the Hume Elementary gymnasium Sunday at bargain hunters waited patiently for a chance to find deals at the annual Whitewater Ski Swap.

The 21st annual event is a fundraiser for the Whitewater Ski Team.

Doors opened at 12:30 p.m when the first bargain hunters were allowed in to see the great line of skis, boots, snowboards and clothing.

The Whitewater Ski team took 20 percent of all sold items from people wanting to get rid of older equipment.

McLaughlin scores twice as Saints keep on marching in BCIHL

McLaughlin scores twice as Saints keep on marching in BCIHL

The Selkirk Saints took another step in credibility after snapping the 25-game home unbeaten streak of the Simon Fraser University Clan Saturday at the Bill Copeland Sports Centre in Burnaby.

Connor McLaughlin's two first period goals powered the Saints to a 5-3 B.C. Intercolligiate League victory over the Clan.

Selkirk College now holds a commanding eight-point advantage over the Clan in BCIHL standings.

The win comes on the heels of a 7-4 win over Thompson Rivers University Friday at the Kamloops Memorial Arena.

Leafs pound defending KIJHL champs 12-0 at the NDCC Arena

A Cody Boeckman teammate was the only thing to get past the Leaf goalie Friday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Once could be considered a fluke.

But two double-digit wins in a row . . . now that’s some serious hurt the Nelson Leafs are putting on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks of late.

The Nelson Leafs put a good old fashion, out behind the barn, whipping on the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champs, pounding the Hawks 12-0 in action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the third in row for Nelson over the Hawks — the last two wins coming by a combined score of 22-3.

Goblins, Ghosts and Zombies: Boo!

Goblins, Ghosts and Zombies: Boo!

The Nelson Daily and Rossland Telegraph would like to take the opportunity to introduce Fernie's Keith Ligget and his new column, On Piste.Off Piste.

In this twice-monthly column through the ski season, Keith will help skiers get the most fun and the most benefit out of your winter lifestyle and we all look forward to seeing what he's got to offer.


Kootenay Ice snap losing streak with series sweep of Blazers

Kootenay Ice snap losing streak with series sweep of Blazers

Time to break up the Kootenay Ice.

After going winless in eight games to start the season, the Ice racked up two straight wins — 3-2 and 6-5 — over the Thompson Blazers in B.C. Hockey Major Midget League play at the Cominco Arena in Trail.
In game one,

The Ice took an early lead late in the first period as Kyle Hope of Trail scored the first goal on the power play and Brandon Sookro from South Slocan followed up with a goal of his own minutes later.

Biggs backstops Kootenay Cats past Fraser Valley Phantom

Lauren Biggs was outstanding for Kootenay in a 1-0 win. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Cats head coach Cary Fisher knew at training camp the Kootenay Wildcats had probably the best goaltending team in the province.

This past weekend he witnessed it first hand.

Lauren Biggs of Salmo pitched a shutout and Fernie product Kimberley Huisman scored the only goal sparking the Kootenay Wildcats to a 1-0 victory over Fraser Valley Phantom Sunday afternoon in B.C. Female Midget AAA Hockey League action in Kaslo.

Leafs know the Hawks will have some serious revenge on their minds Friday in Nelson

 Beaver Valley goalie Zach Perehudoff never made it past the first period the last time the Hawks played Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks franchise takes great pride in being the best.

So when a team comes into Hawks Nest and pounds the home squad into submission — 10-3 — there’s bound to be a little payback.

Which is why the Nelson Leafs knows only too well there had better be no slow start when the Hawks invade the NDCC Arena Friday night for a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League showdown.

“We know they’re going to come out hard and battle,” said Leaf goalie Brett Soles about the upcoming Murdoch Division clash.

Saints put undefeated belt on the line against TRU and SFU

Saints put undefeated belt on the line against TRU and SFU

The undefeated Selkirk Saints put their unbeaten B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League belt on the line this weekend with a tough two-game road trip to Kamloops and the Lower Mainland.

The Saints travel to Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops before completing the two-game stint Saturday in Burnaby against Simon Fraser University.

“There’s no question that this weekend presents us with the biggest challenge we’ve faced as a group,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Soccer

The Bombers squad includes, coach Jamie Spendlove, Dylan Bennett, Shota Ida, Luis Loeschnick, Simon Sheppard, Andrew Tranfo, Andrew Woodward,Cole Sutherland, Nick Wethal, Cormac Southam, Ethan Perkins, Jef Vreys and Greg Syvertsen. Front, Ryan Lewis, Lucas Burrows, Bruno Moro, James Miller, Daniel Rodman, Trace Cooke, Theo Bakas, Nigel Ziegler and coach Dave Spendlove

The L.V. Rogers Bombers made it look easy in capturing the Kootenay High School AA Boy's Soccer title this past week in Creston by dumping the host Prince Charles Comets 3-0 in the championship final.

The Bombers now advance to the B.C. High School tournament November 7-9 in Burnaby against the best the province has to offer at the AA Division.

Staff at Mallard's Source for Sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Bombers Team of the Week.

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