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Bombers open season with positive finish in Kamloops

The L.V. Rogers Bombers opened the High School Girls Volleyball season with a Bronze medal finish at the 32-team tournament held over the weekend at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. The Bombers defeated Vernon’s Fulton Secondary by forfeit in the Tier 2 Final. LVR finished third in pool play, losing to Mount Boucherie before defeating […]

Boyd scores pair as Leafs double up Grizzlies

The Nelson Leafs hit the ground running to open the 2023-24 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. The Leafs doubled up on the Revelstoke Grizzlies 4-2 Friday at the NDCC Arena. Nelson Minor Hockey grad Seamus Boyd scored twice and Jackson McLeod stopped 23 of 25 shots to power the Green and White past the […]

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

We Are Back The Westcoast was pretty phenomenal this year.  Plenty of fish and plenty of fun. It may have started a bit slow for salmon in the first week or two of July, but was made up for with unbelievable Ling cod and Halibut fishing. After the slower start, we began to see salmon […]

Team Balfour captures West Kootenay Challenge

Team Balfour came away as the Low Gross winner at the annual West Kootenay Challenge held recently at the Balfour Golf Club. Nine different golf clubs in the West Kootenay’s participated in the annual West Kootenay Challenge with eight Ladies from each course joining together in team format to represent and compete for Low Gross […]

Leafs skipper excited with roster on eve of KIJHL season

Welcome to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Quick Shift, which provides a preview of each of the 20 teams, with insight from their respective general managers/head coach. Next up is the Nelson Leafs in the Neil Murdoch Division. The Leafs finished second in their division with a 24-15-4-1 record and lost in the opening […]

Bruno Campese Bringing Stanley Cup to Nelson on October 15

The Stanley Cup victory tour for the Vegas Golden Knights will touch down in the West Kootenay on October 15 with a visit from Nelson-raised Bruno Campese. One of the most legendary trophies in all of sport has been crisscrossing the globe since the Knights defeated the Florida Panthers in June to claim the franchise’s […]

Boats take to Kootenay Lake for 100th Gray Creek Regatta

More than a dozen boats took to Kootenay Lake to compete in the 100th Gray Creek Regatta Labour Day Weekend. Jim and Joanne Reaburn on Orbit topped the A Fleet while Anne Armstrong won the B Fleet on Coal Dust. C-Fleet winner was Richard Deane on Wing Song. Thirteen boats were divided into three fleets […]

Leafs ready to kick off KIJHL exhibition season

The Nelson Leafs appear to have hit the ground running to start the 2023-24 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. The Leafs saw approximately 39 players attend training camp last weekend at the NDCC Arena, with 30 remaining with the team to begin the exhibition season, that opens Friday at home against the Creston Valley […]

Leafs open exhibition season Friday against Creston

The Nelson Leafs appear to have hit the ground running to start the 2023-24 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season. Now that training camp 2023 has concluded, the Nelson Leafs Hockey club can focus on preparation for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. Under the guidance of head coach Briar McNaney, players were put […]

Two teams finished tied for top spot at Kennedy Shootout

There was a two-team tied for top spot at the Kennedy Shootout Sunday at the Granite Pointe Golf Course in Nelson. The Granite Pointe team of Nick Kennedy and Reg Clarkson finished in tie at minus-16 with Garret Kucher and Devon Cheveldaeff following the 18-hole two-person scramble golf tournament. The two-person scramble event had a […]
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