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by Contributor on Thursday Sep 08 2022

Aidan Burt and Roman van’t Land had one of their best fishing weekends ever at Johnson’s Landing on Kootenay Lake and topped their haul by each winning a new kayak. 

The fishing friends from Nelson each entered trout heads in the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program Kids’ Derby, which awards more than 30 prizes each season for rainbow and bull trout.  ...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Saturday Sep 03 2022

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has an exciting new wave of rookie talent entering the 2022-23 season, which begins on September 23 at home against the Princeton Posse.

Leading up to the start of the season, the KIJHL is highlighting those players from each team.

Next in the New Wave series are the Nelson Leafs.

The Leafs finished first in the Neil Murdoch...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 03 2022

As  Kootenay International Junior Hockey League teams begin training camps on the eve of the 2022-23 Junior B season, the league announced Friday a change to the Kootenay Conference playoff format for the upcoming season.

In a media release on the KIJHL website, the league said the new format, which was necessitated by the withdrawal of the Spokane Braves for a third consecutive season...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Aug 31 2022

Devon Cheveldaeff and Garrett Kucher carded a round of minus 14 under par to capture the inaugural Kennedy Shootout Two-person Golf Scramble this past weekend at Granite Pointe in Nelson.

Cheveldaeff and Kucher edged out Steve Simister and Brennan Maroney by one shot and Nick Kennedy and Reg Clarkson of Nelson by two strokes.

Trevor Browell and Aidan Browell finished fourth at...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 30 2022

Nelson Soccer Association grad Ryan Lewis was named Canada West Soccer Player of the Week by the conference Tuesday.

Lewis, who played his youth soccer in the Heritage City, scored twice this weekend to spark Thompson Rivers University Wolfpack to a pair of wins over University of BC Thunderbirds and University of Victoria Vikes at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops.

TRU opened the...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2022

More than 50 players, from all over the Kootenay region, and as far away as the Okanagan, the Lower Mainland and even Mexico, registered to do battle at the West Kootenay Rob Wright Open Tennis Tournament, hosted recently by the Nelson Tennis Club.

Though the competition was as hot as the mid-afternoon temperatures, the local club players had an excellent showing.

The Men’s “A”...

by Contributor on Monday Aug 29 2022

The Nelson Neptune Swim Club wrapped up a stellar season at the British Columbia Summer Swimming Association Provincial Championship in Kamloops this last weekend (August 18-21) with 17 medals earned by 20 swimmers from the club.

The return to competition for the first time since 2019, saw the club grow to 74 swimmers, the largest in the Kootenay Region.

The growth following hard...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Aug 27 2022

Team West Kootenay, consists of players from Nelson, Castlegar, Trail, Rossland and Kelowna, picked up a Silver Medal in Mixed Slopitch at the 2022 Canadian Senior Games in Kamloops.

Team West Kootenay dropped a heartbreaking 15-12 decision to host...