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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 14 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports


Nelson is going to the B.C. Hockey Tier III Bantam Rep Championship tournament next month in Smithers.

Which is really no surprise considering how the Leafs owned the Castlegar Rebels during the regular season.

However, this playoff series was far from a walk in the park for the Leafs as the Rebels...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 14 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports


The Nelson Leafs remember all too well how last season the Beaver Valley Nitehawks came within a whisker of knocking off the heavily favoured Murdoch Division champs.

The Leafs had owned the Hawks through the 2009-10 KIJHL season. But when the playoffs arrived it was surprising Beaver Valley the better team...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Feb 14 2011

The Nelson hockey team appreciates the support of the hockey fans in the Heritage City.

Which is why this year's edition of the Nelson Leafs were quick to present the "Cookie Mother", Evelyn Cartlidge, with an autographed stick prior to a recent home game.

The stick was for all the hard work to Cartlidge does to help bring a little bit of home to the players.

For the past few...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 13 2011

By The Nelson Daily Sports

Former World Champion Rick Folk is heading back to the Brier. Only this time he’s going back as a coach.

The Jim Cotter rink, which includes Folk’s son Kevin, defeated Neil Dangerfield of Victoria 6-4 in the final of the Canadian Direct Insurance B.C. Men’s Curling Final Sunday at the Vernon Curling Club.

Cotter...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 13 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports


The way the season started is the way the regular campaign ended for the Nelson Leafs — with a loss.

Five players shared in the scoring to lead the Creston Valley Thunder Cats to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 13 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports


Spencer McLean and Matt Alderson each scored twice to spark Rossland/Trail to a 6-5 come-from-behind victory over Nelson Leafs in game one of the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Playoff series Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

Rossland/Trail leads the first-team-to-four-points series 2-0. Game two is Saturday,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 10 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports


Saturday, during the Leafs game against the Creston Valley Thunder, two lucky fans will get an opportunity to shoot for a 2011 Ford Fiesta.

The chance occurs during the second-period intermission of final Kootenay International Junior Hockey League regular season home game for the Leafs.

“Two fans, one...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 10 2011

By Bruce Fuhr
The Nelson Daily Sports


Sunday the Kootenay Ice realized there are no playoffs this B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season after dropping a 5-2 decision to the top team, the Vancouver North West Giants.

The loss, the 22nd of the season for the Kootenay contingent, mathematically eliminated Kootenay from the post season.

“For...

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