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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The Rec Site: Free Public Recreation, or For-Profit Business?

Snow-covered Igloo cabin and a portion of Mt. Plewman.  Photo by Sara  Golling

With seven billion and counting on this little planet, space in some places is at a premium.  We're so lucky here in BC's southern interior -- we aren't overly crowded.  And yet, we still compete for space.  Space for recreation in the back-country in some areas is highly contentious, with horse-back riders, hikers, skiers, snowshoers, sledders, dirt bikers, mountain bikers (including fat bikers in the winter) and others fighting to occupy the same hills and valleys with their favourite activity.  Some of those activities don't mix very well.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Keep The Faith

Kerry Reed is still loving his job. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

It's time for the best fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing.

Kerry says there continues to be some great days for fishing. Here's what's on tap for December.

New look Leafs win three straight, double Border Bruins 4-2

Leafs netminder Billy Gorn backstopped Nelson to two weekend wins at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena, knocking off division rival Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-2 in KIJHL Murdoch Division action.

The win, the second in as many nights as Nelson double Creston 4-2 Saturday, pulls the Leafs to within two points of the third-place Bruins in the the tight Murdoch Divison.

Great new sport takes over Nelson — Pickleball

The courts at the Tenth Street Campus gym have been jammed with Nelsonites joining the Pickleball craze. — Submitted photo

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in North America, especially with the 55-plus crowd.

But anyone is welcome to join the players who can usually be found playing at Mary Hall (10th Avenue campus) Monday to Thursday 10:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and on Fridays and Sundays at 1:30, p.m. as long as the gym is free.

Selkirk College Saints Look to Enter Holidays on High Note

Selkirk College Saints captain Tyler Kerner will be helping lead the charge on Friday night when the team hosts the Trinity Western University Spartans. The puck drops on the last home game of 2016 at 7:05 p.m. at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The Selkirk College Saints wrap up the opening half of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season this Friday night with a showdown against the Trinity Western University Spartans and a shot at entering the break in first place.

Rebels rake Leafs 6 - 3

Rebels rake Leafs 6 - 3

- Files courtesy Castlegar Rebels Fan Club Facebook page (click here to visit)

The Castlegar Rebels top trio of Ed Lindsey, John Moeller, and Logan Styler put nine points on the board as the Rebels defeated the Nelson Leafs 6-3 and extended their winning streak to eight games.

Leafs shuffle deck chairs in hopes saving sinking season

Nelson Leafs Head Coach Mario DiBella traded defenceman Austin Steger and goalie Ben Kelsch to try to shake up the KIJHL team. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

When you're a team struggling to find anything positive in a losing season, changes are inevitable.

Which is why the Nelson Leafs pulled the plug on a pair of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League deals to inject some life, and hopefully wins, into the Heritage City franchise.

Leafs’ Head Coach and Director of Player Personal Mario DiBella announced Tuesday a deal that brings in two players that “helps us immediately.”

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