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by The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 31 2021

Kieran Dehnel is the latest recipient of the Hume Innkeepers/Kerry Dyck Scholarship.

Dehnel was recently presented with the scholarship by Kevin Lewis of the Hume Innkeepers.

The Nelson Soccer Association graduate is off to experience post-secondary competition during the fall in Lethbridge.

Dehnel is a defender and will study kinesiology at the University of Lethbridge....

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Aug 29 2021

AJ Cooper of Nelson fired an impressive seven-under par in the two-round Granite Pointe Men’s Club Championship and Sue Moisey earned the Women’s Club Championship title on a beautiful West Kootenay weekend.

Cooper got off to a hot start with a Thursday round of 68 that included an ace on number-four. With defending champ Jeff Langin chasing, Cooper worked his way to a 69 to...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 23 2021

Rob Wright, who passed away during the winter, was instrumental in building the new Nelson Tennis Club facility behind L.V. Rogers High School in Fairview.

During the weekend, the Wright family as well as Nelson Tennis Club President Keith Bridger, celebrated the unveiling of an artwork memorial to Rob Wright during a tournament at the courts. 

The artwork was done my artist...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 18 2021

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League announced in a media release Wednesday that the Spokane Braves will not participate in the 2021/22 season.

The KIJHL said the decision comes as the result of continued uncertainty surrounding travel between Canada and the United States due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"The Braves have been a valued member of the KIJHL for many...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 17 2021

Former Nelson Youth Soccer player Matteo Faraguna has landed a spot on the Bethany Vikings Men’s Soccer team for the upcoming NCAA Division III season.

Faraguna, who played in NYS until 2015 and Kootenay Whitecaps Academy from 2013-15, joins the Vikings as a freshman defender on the team upcoming season.

“At the end of the day, Matteo’s high academic GPA along with his athletics...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 16 2021

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) announced Monday in a media release its COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that will require all players, bench staff and on-ice officials to be fully vaccinated prior to the start of the league's 2021/22 regular season on October 1st.

The release said the policy also requires that all players, bench staff members and on-ice officials have...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 13 2021

The inaugural Rob Wright Scholarship silent auction held recently at the Adventure Hotel proved to be an overwhelming success as more than $20,000 was raised to form the foundation of a scholarship for young athletes in Nelson.

Wright, who coached from minor hockey to the Nelson Leafs of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League and was instrumental in building the new Nelson...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Tuesday Aug 10 2021

In a media release Tuesday, the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) said the league has come to an official partnership agreement with InStat Hockey for the 2021-22 hockey season.

InStat is used by league and federation offices, coaches, scouts and management as a data and communication tool assisting in coaching processes, player development, statistical analysis and...

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