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by Contributor on Monday May 03 2021

By Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Director of Communications

A desire to be near the sports hub of Boston factored into Nelson Leaf Matt Byrne signing to play with the Anna Maria College Athletic Team Sports (AMCATS) in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III.

“Ever since I first talked to the coaches, they were awesome to me,” says Byrne, a...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 26 2021

One of the pillars of successful athletes in any sport is perseverance and the British Columbia Summer Swim Association’s Nelson Neptune Swim Club has epitomized that from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 “We had over 60 swimmers in our spring 2020 session when the facility closed and youth sports were shut down, but we were one of the few swim clubs in the entire province that...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Apr 19 2021

Glacier Gymnasts have had to deal with competing during the COVID-19 pandemic virtually.

However, even a pandemic can’t stop this group of athletes as the Glacier Junior Olympic Level 6 finished near the top during the recent 2021 BC Provincial Virtual Championships.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the gymnasts with Team of the Week.

The team includes...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 19 2021

By Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Director of Communications

A winning hockey program combined with small classes sizes made Adrian College the right fit for Nelson Leaf Ethan McLaughlin.

McLaughlin did a virtual tour to get a sense of what Adrian College, based in Adrian, Michigan, and their hockey program is about.

The Bulldogs won a American...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 15 2021

Thirteen gymnasts from Nelson’s Glacier Gymnastics Club are celebrating their performances from the 2021 BC Provincial Virtual Championships over the Easter weekend.

The team won 22 medals, including three All Around titles and 24 top-ten placements.

The nine gymnasts on Glacier’s Junior Olympic Level 6 team, also captured the 4th place team award...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 13 2021

The warmer weather has chased the snow away at Granite Pointe, allowing Golf Operations Manager Reg Clarkson to open all 18 holes for play beginning Friday, April 16, 2021.

The course conducted a soft opening Monday, April 12 with players filling the back nine with golfers throughout the week.

With temperatures pushing into the low 20s this week, soft spots on the course have...

by Contributor on Monday Apr 12 2021

Emanuel Sequeira, KIJHL Communications

For a fifth straight year, the University of Jamestown Jimmies are playing in the American Collegiate Hockey Association national championship tournament.

The Jimmies will be pursuing a Division I men’s championship in Saint Louis, Mo., this month. Ranked 15th among the 20 teams in the tournament, they feature 16...

by Contributor on Thursday Apr 08 2021

The Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program is designed to help the iconic kokanee salmon population recover after their collapse in 2013. In 2017, only 12,000 spawners were estimated in the main lake. Conservationists have been trying to reverse the decline by conducting kokanee egg plants and fry release for the past five years.

The high in-lake abundance of rainbow and bull trout is...