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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 24 2019

It’s a long season, as the Nelson Leafs are realizing.

The Green and White hit another speed bump along the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road this past weekend after the Heritage City franchise was swept by Eddie Mountain teams.

The latest setback came Saturday night in Golden when the Rockets rallied from a 3-2 third period deficit to edge the Leafs 5-3.


by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 24 2019

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats came within a few sets of capturing a medal at the BC High School A Boys' Volleyball Championships Saturday at the Selkirk College Gymnasium in Castlegar.

The Wildcats dropped a four-set decision to Credo Christian of  Langley 25-21, 30-28, 19-25, 25-16 to finish fourth overall at the 16 team tournament.

Vernon Christian defeated Centennial...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Nov 22 2019

Johnny Elias scored with less than three minutes in the game to power the Fernie Ghorstriders to a 6-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in the East Kootenay City.

The win was the second in three meetings for the Ghostriders against the Murdoch Division leaders. Both previous games had been won in overtime.

Elias combined...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 21 2019

Trafalgar Thunder used home court advantage to capture the West Kootenay Grade 8 Volleyball Championships Monday at the Uphill School Gymnasium.

Trafalgar captured both the girl’s and boy’s titles with wins over their school rivals.

Thunder A squad edged Trafalgar B 11-15, 15-4, 15-13.

Trafalgar A edged Wildflower of Nelson and Crawford Bay to advance to the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 21 2019

Hockey Canada recently announced that during its Winter Congress this weekend in Montreal, the Hockey Canada membership approved a regulation change proposed by the board of directors to revise the naming of the age divisions used in minor hockey across Canada.

Following the recommendations of a task team, the age divisions will become U7, U9, U11 through to U21, impacting all...

by Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Nov 21 2019

Hockey Canada unveiled its 44 man selection camp for the upcoming World Junior A Challenge in Dawson, BC which included five Trail Smoke Eaters.

Smoke Eaters captain Philippe Lapointe, assistant captains Kent Johnson and Powell Connor, forward Owen Ozar and goaltender Logan Terness were all named to the selection camp. The camp takes place in Calgary, Alberta from December 1st-3rd...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 21 2019

The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a 4-1 decision to St. Michael’s University of Vancouver Island Wednesday to finish 12th overall at the BC High School AA Boy’s Soccer Championships in Burnaby.

Notre Dame of Vancouver won the tournament by defeating St. Thomas Aquinas of North Vancouver in the final.

"The competition in Burnaby was as skilled as ever and our boys...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 19 2019

The Thompson Rivers University WolfPack ventured to the West Kootenay, and to the former stomping grounds of their head coach, to add some size as men's volleyball team begins their recruiting class for the 2020-21 Canada West season.

The Pack and head coach Pat Hennelly recently announced that they have signed 6’9” Reilly Podovelnikoff from the Mount Sentinel Wildcats.