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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 25 2018

The Trafalgar Thunder capped an amazing season the court by capturing the West Kootenay Grade 8 Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday at the Trafalgar Gymnasium.

The Thunder defeated rival J. Lloyd Crowe of Trail 2-0 (19-17, 15-8) in the best-of-three final.

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the Thunder squad with Team of the Week.

The Thunder...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 25 2018

Nelson captain Jack Karran led by example, scoring the winning goal late in the third period sparking the Leafs to a hard-fought 4-3 victory over Grand Forks in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allows the Leafs to gain a weekend split against Murdoch Division opponents.

Friday, in Castlegar, the Rebels surprised the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Nov 23 2018

“Twitter-Gate” has definitely garnered the attention of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League President.

The war of words that lit up Twitter-verse following Sunday’s KIJHL game in Spokane between the Leafs and Braves has President Larry Martel sending out emails to both teams regarding social media policies.

“I gave both teams a copy of the league's code of conduct in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 22 2018

It’s been a banner week for two Nelson Minor Hockey grads, Reece and Dryden Hunt.

Reece Hunt, playing this season with the Okanagan Hockey Academy, was named to the shortlist for the Team BC Female U18 Canada Winter Games Team while older brother Dryden earned an assist for the Florida Panthers during Monday’s NHL game in Ottawa against the Senators.

BC Hockey released the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 21 2018

BC Soccer recently announced that Nelson Soccer Assocation has become the first organization outside of the Coastal region and the BCSPL to meet the criteria and receive the designation of BC Soccer’s Club Charter Standard 1.

In a recent media release, BCSA said NSA achieved the standard 1 by completed the application process which involved meeting criteria within three top line...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 20 2018

Mount Sentinel Wildcats had one goal this season, and that was to qualify for the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships.

The Cats earned a spot in the tournament next month in Nanaimo after Mount Sentinel finished fourth at the Kootenay High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships Saturday in Sparwood.

Mount Sentinel lost in the Bronze Medal match, but the fourth-...

by Trevor Miller on Monday Nov 19 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters got goals from Mack Byers and Braeden Tuck but could not find their way past the Interior Division leading Merritt Centennials, falling by a 4-2 score on Saturday night at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena. 

Mack Byers tied the game after the Centennials took a 1st period lead but a two-goal 2nd period by Merritt was the difference as they...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 18 2018

Bear Hughes scored twice to lift the Spokane Braves to a 4-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in the Lilac City.

The win is the second in as many games for the Braves against Murdoch Division leading Leafs. Spokane defeated Nelson 6-4 October 31.

The short-staffed Leafs squad defeated Fernie Ghostriders 3-1...