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Rebels solidifying fall line-up under new leadership

Rebels solidifying fall line-up under new leadership

New Castlegar Rebels head coach and general manager Bill Rotheisler has had a busy couple of weeks since taking control of the Castlegar Rebels.

The team is pleased to announce they’ve acquired the playing rights to 20-year-old Logan Styler from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. In exchange, the Thunder Cats receive the playing rights to a pair of Forwards: 20-year-old, Tyler Barrett and 19-year-old, Tayden Woods.

In 83 career games with the ‘Cats, Styler, a Forward from Prince George, scored 44 goals and added 63 assists, for a total of 107 points.

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Sprint Distance Results

Choppy waters welcomed competitors to the 34th annual Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun triathlon in Nelson. — Brendan Quinn photo, The Nelson Daily

                                                   34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
           Sprint Distance Individual Results

Cyswog'n' Fun Olympic Distance Results

Dallas Cain of Rossland once again was the man to beat during Sunday's Nelson Nelson Cyswog 'n' Fun triathlon.

                                         34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
                                         Olympic Distance Individual Results

Only a few more sleeps until horn sounds on 2016 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon

There will be plenty of action centered at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson as competitors take to the lake, streets and roads for the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon. — The Nelson Daily file photo

There's only a few more sleeps until the horn sounds for the 2016 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, July 31 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the competitors will challenge the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.

However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.

Soccer future is so bright Kootenays had better adopt the shades

Emma Humphries, Girls Elite REX head coach and Girls Programs director for the Vancouver Whitecaps, is excited to see the improvement of players in the Kootenays. — Submitted photo

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high performance for the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, Emma Humphries.

“I think it's extremely important to the development of the players to see the girls head elite coach,” said Brett Adams, regional head coach of the Whitecaps Kootenay Academy Centre.

Players soaking up the hoop sport at 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp

Ben Jansula of Rossland applies defence to Nelson's Van Kozak during play at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp being held at the LVR Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Players between the ages of nine to 15 — Grades 4 to 9 — are soaking up the hoop sport this week at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp in the Hangar of the L.V. Rogers High School.

The camp has run daily this week, concluding Thursday.

Campers are perfecting the art of basketball fundamentals, including shooting, passing and ball handling skills.

There will be 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions through the week and prizes throughout the day.

Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone

A view at Redstone: Photo Credit Steve Hiltz

Golfers (and brave beginners who are willing to give it a try) can swing with the best of them at the Charity Golf Tournament at Redstone on August 6, and compete for prizes. 

There will be some sort of prize at every hole, and  some lucky, or highly skilled, or both, golfer could win a prize of $10,000 for getting a hole-in-one at a particular location.   Hall Printing is supplying that prize -- but only  if someone can win it!

Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

No time like the present to start training, and raising money, to participate in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. — Submitted photo

It's back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.

After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at LVR Hangar

Basketball has been big in the news with NBA free agent moves along with Canadian Men's National squad trying to qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

In Nelson, at the L.V. Rogers Gymnasium, young basketball enthusiasts can learn a thing or two about the game at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp.

The summer camp goes from July 18-21 at the LVR Hangar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

Rebels name new Head Coach and General Manager

Rebels name new Head Coach and General Manager

The Castlegar Rebels are pleased to announce that Bill Rotheisler has been named Head Coach and General Manager.

Rotheisler, who worked as an Associate Coach with the KIJHL’s Creston Valley ThunderCats last season, brings an impressive junior hockey resume to the Rebels. He’s served as Head Coach and General Manager of the KIJHL's Princeton Posse and the VIJHL's Comox Valley Glacier Kings. Prior to that, he spent a number of years at the prep level with the Okanagan Hockey Academy and the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy.

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