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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 14 2019

What a difference a month makes.

During the opening month of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season in September, the Nelson Leafs struggled to keep the puck out of their net, giving up a whopping 23 goals in five games. 

Over the past five games since the calendar was flipped to October, the Green and White have been a completely different team, surrendering...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 09 2019

Welcome back Shawn Campbell, and thanks for the solid showing in goal Anderson Violette.

Campbell scored twice and goalie Violette stopped 15 of 16 shots to spark the Nelson Leafs to a convincing 5-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Spokane Braves Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the third consecutive for the Green and White in October....

by Contributor on Tuesday Oct 08 2019

The BC Hockey League announced today that the city of Cranbrook has been awarded an expansion franchise.

The Cranbrook Bucks will become the league’s 18th team and will begin play in the 2020-21 season, playing out of Western Financial Place in Cranbrook.

“We are pleased to add Cranbrook as the 18th member of the BC Hockey League,” said BCHL Commissioner...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 08 2019

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tuned up for the Kootenay High School Boy’s Soccer Zone Championships by posting a 2-2 record at the Mount Baker Wild Tournament this past weekend in Cranbrook.

LVR thumped AA rivals Stanley Humphries of Castlegar 9-3 and David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 7-1 before dropping a pair of close shootout losses to  host Mount Baker 4-3 and Kalispell, Montana, 5-4....

by Bob Hall on Monday Oct 07 2019

Winning a championship happens on the ice, but it’s off the ice where the culture to get a team to the title is built.

As the Selkirk College Saints prepare for their home opener of the 2019-2020 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season this weekend, the foundation has been successfully laid for the 25 players who hope to end the campaign by hoisting the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 06 2019

And just like that the Nelson Leafs jump from last to a tie for third in the Murdoch Division of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Green and White finally got off the schneid after posting a pair of victories over Summerland Steam, and divisional rival Grand Forks Border Bruins.

While the 5-1 win over the Steam Friday looked easy on paper, the Leafs needed to work...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 03 2019

One month into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign and it's been a bad news, good news season for the Nelson Leafs Hockey Club.

The bad news is Nelson is winless in six games and sits last in the Neil Murdoch standings.

The good news, despite the poor start, Nelson is one point out of a playoff spot and only seven away from division-leading Spokane Braves....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 01 2019

Sophie Richard scored three times to power Sutherland Financial to a 6-2 victory over Yom Chi Ninjas in Nelson Star Ladies Rec Soccer League Finals Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The victory complete a sweep of League trophies as Sutherland Financial won the regular season crown with a 6-3-2 record, five points in front of the NBC Hooligans.

Melissa Nelson added a pair for...