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Braves smother Leafs to even Murdoch Division series; Hawks open playoffs with victory

One way to slow down Leafs Carsen Willans is to hold on tight as Spokane evened the Murdoch Semi Final with a 5-3 win Wednesday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The game was boring, without any excitement forcing the hometown crowd into stints of yawning.

So in other words, Game two of the Murdoch Division Semi Final between the Spokane Braves and the Nelson Leafs was a perfect road game for the visitors.

Spokane took advantage of mental errors and less than potent Leafs offence to steal a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff road victory Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win pulls Spokane even in the best-of-seven series with Games three and four set for Friday and Saturday in the Lilac City.

Ice rally from pasting to pull out 3-3 tie against Greater Vancouver

Ice rally from pasting to pull out 3-3 tie against Greater Vancouver

After getting spanked 10-0 in the opener, the Kootenay Ice put on a better display in game two, playing the Greater Vancouver Canadians to a 3-3 tie Sunday in BC Major Midget Hockey League action at the Richmond Oval.

Trevor Van Steinburg of Cranbrook scored with just over a minute remaining in the second period to pull the Ice into the 3-3 tie.

Kardrian Klimchuk of Castlegar scored twice for the Ice.

Three different players replied for Greater Vancouver.

Carson Schamerhorn of Trail was in goal for Kootenay.

Leafs hope Tuesday start of long, and successful, playoff run

Leafs hope Tuesday start of long, and successful, playoff run

Wow, was that ever close.

The Nelson Leafs waited until the final day of the regular season to clinch the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Murdoch Division title.

Now the Leafs get fourth-place Spokane Braves in the first round of the Murdoch Division playoffs beginning Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs match-up very well against the American-based Braves, winning seven of eight games played this season.

However, three games went to overtime with Nelson capturing a pair in extra time.

Mt Sentinel off to provincials despite dropping final to Falcons

Oliver Cougar drives to the basket during semi final action against Sparwood at the Kootenay High School A Boy's Basketball Championships Saturday in Nakusp. — Submitted photo

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats ran out of gas in the quest to capture the Kootenay High School A Boy's Basketball Championships Saturday in Nakusp.

The Cats lost 68-62 to the Fernie Falcons in the tournament final.

Mount Sentinel trailed for much of the contest, cutting the Falcons lead to two points in the final 30 seconds of the game.

However, the Cats were unable to overcome the Fernie lead falling to the East Kootenay squad by six points.

The Wildcats were led offensively in the tournament by Oliver Cougar and Johnny Johnson. 

Seaman powers Leafs to Murdoch Division title

Nelson got the much-needed offence from an unlikely source as Austin Seaman scored twice, including the winner, to give Nelson the Murdoch Division title.

The Nelson Leafs needed to put in a little overtime en route to the 2013-14 Murdoch Division title.

Austin Seaman scored on the power play early in the first overtime to give the Leafs a 2-1 victory Saturday night over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in Fruitvale.

The goal was the second of the game for the Leaf rookie defenceman.

The win clinches the first Murdoch Division title for the Leafs in five years.

Morris, Matosevic lead LVR Bombers to BC tournament

Morris, Matosevic lead LVR Bombers to BC tournament

The L.V. Rogers Bombers are off to the B.C. High School AAA Boy's Basketball championships after disposing of the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 69-46 in the Kootenay Zone Final Wednesday at the Hangar.

The Bombers took control from the opening tip-off, building up a 44-21 lead en route to the blowout victory.

Bjorn Morris led the Bomber attack with 16 points. Josh Matosevic had 15 and Isaiah Kingdon checked in with 14.

Matosevic was a one-man wrecking crew in the second quarter when LVR built up its big lead, scoring 11 of his 15 points.

Leafs get sniper Jamie Vlanich back for Murdoch Showdown against Hawks

Leafs get sniper Jamie Vlanich back for Murdoch Showdown against Hawks

It was just the news Leaf head coach Frank Maida wanted to hear.

Tuesday morning, the Leaf skipper got the word Kootenay International Junior Hockey League scoring leader Jamie Vlanich would not face further suspension after receiving a match penalty during a fight during a February 14 game against Grand Forks.

“I was happy to hear the news because the right thing was done,” Maida told The Nelson Daily.com on the eve of the final regular season game Saturday in Fruitvale against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Whitewater BC Winter Games Ski Team

Members of the WH2O ski team, including Kiley Waterfield, Oso Punchard, Liam Jones and Cheyanne Stevens, posed for a recent photo near the hill. — Photo courtesy Whitewater Ski Team

The 2014 B.C. Winter Games are happening in Mission.

Whitewater Ski Team will have representation at the Winter Games as four athletes are competing in the GS and Slalom Races.

The Games are set for February 20-23.The Whitewater skiers are part of the 2000 athletes attending to compete in 18 sports from throughout BC.

Mallard's Source for sports would honour the skiers with Team of the Week accolades.

The contingent includes, Kiley Waterfield, Oso Punchard, Liam Jones and Cheyanne Stevens.

 

 

And the Remax Valentine's Mixed title goes to — Marsh rink

Winners of the Remax A event title was the Barry Marsh rink of, from left, ohn Rampone, Tammy Avis, Marsh and Laurie Bagshaw. — Submitted photo

The Barry Marsh rink came away as the big winner at the Nelson Mixed Valnetine's Bonspiel Sunday at the Heritage City Club.

Marsh, John Rampone, Tammy Avis and Laurie Bagshaw won the Remax A event crown, sponsored by Glen Darough at Remax.

In the B event, the May/McKen rink outlasted the field to claim the Sears Nelson Trophy.

The rink included Al May, Kelli May, Grant McKen and Heather McKen.

In the C event, the Rick Cutler foursome took home bragging rights and the Kootenay Glass title.

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