by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 29 2017

If the Chase Heat need a shoulder to cry on following Game two of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Series, the squad can put in a call to the Nelson Leafs.

Because the Nelson Leafs are probably the only team that can relate to the heartbreaking experienced by...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 28 2017

Captain Sam Swanson scored twice to lead the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a convincing 6-3 victory over the Chase Heat in the opening game of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Championship Monday night in Fruitvale.

Game two of the best-of-five League Final is set for Tuesday...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 26 2017

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks will meet the Chase Heat to determine the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion after the Hawks and Heat outlasted Kimberley and Osoyoos in deciding Conference Final games Friday.

Beaver Valley scored four times in the opening frame to dump...

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2nd Annual Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships set to return to Rossland

2nd Annual Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships set to return to Rossland

Rossland, BC has once again been selected to host the Western Regional Pond Hockey Championships, a sanctioned qualifier for Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships in 2010. The tournament will take place from January 15-17th.

 

Players’ who want to experience this one-of-a-kind event that takes you back to playing on backyard rinks and frozen ponds, are encouraged to act quickly. There are openings for just 72 teams on a first registered, first served basis.

Bruins bruised in latest face off with Nelson

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Adrian Moyls opens the floodgate early for the visiting Leafs who would go on to trample the Bruins 9-1; Photo, Nik Green

The Nelson Leafs left little time for suspense or hope during Wednesday nights’ game as they drubbed the hometown Bruins 9-1 in front of a sparse crowd.

Nelson Leafs’ Adrian Moyls began the early onslaught less than four minutes into the game off a feed from Sean Muller, and the Leafs were off and running. The early goal was the first of five in the opening period alone as the visitors shut out the home team for a first period score of 5-0.

Local equestrians wrap up solid season

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Barb Nielsen rides Platinum, a young horse destined for future wins; Photo, submitted

Three local equestrians have hung their tack up for the winter following a very successful run in events across the province. Shawna Fojt, Mandy Nielsen and Barb Nielsen recently finished strong with an impressive showing at the Island 22 3-day event in Chilliwack B.C.

Rebels take Bruins to task in back-to-back games

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Rebels take Bruins to task in back-to-back games

The Grand Forks Border Bruins have had their problems with the Castlegar Rebels this season. Major problems. Heading into this weekend’s home-and-home series against the ‘Gar, the Bruins had lost all three previous match-ups against the Rebels, being outscored 19-5 in 6-0, 7-2, and 6-3 losses. They didn’t buck the trend last weekend as the Bruins lost both games to their Kootenay Conference: Neil Murdoch Division rivals.

Bruins win gives hope for next games

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Bruins forward Gary Mahesh, above, scored the game winning goal on Friday night as the Grand Forks Border Bruins defeated the Be

The Grand Forks Border Bruins improved their record to two wins and four losses by beating the Beaver Valley Nitehawks last Friday night since trading away Brent Lucente to the Peninsula Panthers of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League. However, the Bruins were unable to climb closer to the .500 mark in the post-Lucente era, losing on both Saturday and Sunday.

The Bruins weekend play started with a bang Friday night as the Bruins welcomed the ‘Hawks to the Grand Forks Arena. Grand Forks put themselves on the board early scoring on their first two shots.

The Russians are coming...maybe

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Hanna Creek Biathlon Range - Andrew Zwicker Photo

As part of an ongoing effort to lure international teams to Rossland for their pre-Olympic training, the Alpine City played the part of international host this week. A delegation for the Russian biathlon team, making a fast venue tour of potential pre-Olympic biathlon training sites, made a quick stopover in Rossland on Wednesday. The delegation included the head coach of the Russian men’s and women’s team, who was an Olympic medalist in the 1980s himself, and the communications director for the team.

Rossland's nordic community celebrates George Grey

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Rossland's nordic community celebrates George Grey

On Saturday night, approximately 170 Rosslanders partied for a good cause at the "Celebration for George Grey" event at Red Resort. See the gallery of this event, kindly provided by Dave Cornelius.

"We raised about $8000 during the silent and live auctions for George," noted event organizer Susan van Asselt.  Donations to a fund for Grey were made by the Nelson and District Credit Union, Ferraro Foods, Gerick's Cycle, and the Black Jack ski club.

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