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Bruins cool down Ice in pair of Major Midget games

By The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay Ice wasted an opportunity to move up the B.C. Hockey Major Midget League standings.The eighth-place Fraser Valley Bruins skated into the Cominco Arena and stole three of four points from the Ice in Major Midget League action during the weekend.Sunday, Brady Lawlor scored in the third...

Vikes, Mates meet in Flag Football rematch

By The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s going to be a rematch of the 2009 Final.Castlegar Vikings and surging Dam Inn Mates booked tickets to the 2010 West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League final with semi final wins Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.Game time for the final is Sunday at 1p.m.The Vikes, three-time defending champs,...

Whitewater escapes wrath of HST

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson Daily The harmonized sales tax has hurt tourism across the province, but the city’s largest tourism operator has passed under the governmental blight relatively unscathed, says the hill’s general manager. Brian Cusack said Whitewater Ski Resort managed to minimize and nullify the larcenous effect...

Saints' sniper earns player of week honour

The Nelson Daily SportsSelkirk College forward Travis Herlein continues to be a force on the Saints, and for his scoring attributes, has now been recognized by the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League as Player of the Week.The former Golden Rocket sniper led the Saints offensive four goals during a recent road trip through the...

Whitewater gets set for early opening

By Timothy Schafer, The Nelson DailyFor those looking to get first tracks (legally) at Whitewater, mark this date on your calendar: Dec. 4.The first weekend in December is expected to usher in a new season in paradise as Whitewater Ski Resort will deliver over 600 acres of new skiing, three new top-to-bottom intermediate runs,...

DeGroot proves he belongs with top-25 finish at High School Championships

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsIt didn’t matter if the opposition was from the East or West Kootenay this season Shawn DeGroot has managed to overcome roots, rocks and mud to finish ahead of the pack.So obviously the next test was a trip to the B.C. High School Cross Country Championships.DeGroot, 16, did not disappoint...

Spokane spoils party, dumps Leafs 6-2 in Peewee Rep Final

By The Nelson Daily SportsJared Gaylord scored twice to lead Spokane to a 6-2 victory over the host Leafs in the final of the Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.Spokane scored twice two minutes into the contest — Gaylord and Connor McIntosh doing the damage — and never looked back holding period...

Slow start not the problem as Leafs struggle to tame Bruins

By Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily SportsGo figure.For most of the season it’s like the Nelson Leafs believe game time is an hour later than posted on the schedule.Why else would the team fail to show up for the first period of a 7 p.m. game and end up on the wrong side of the score after 20 minutes?New Flash Saturday night:The...

KIJHL grows to 20 teams

The Nelson Daily SportsThe Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is getting a little bigger.The league accepted bids by Chase and Summerland at the recent KIJHL meetings.Chase saw its franchise move to Rutland during the summer and applied to the league board for the opportunity to make a return for next season.Summerland...

Big Bad Joel Stewart now a Nelson Leaf

By Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily Sports Leaf coach and GM Chris Shaw continues to tinker with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad. The Leafs added 6’1, 190-pound winger Joel Stewart to the roster in a futures deal with the Spokane Braves. “(Joel) is a tough two-way player who can score goals and is a big-time...
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