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by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Junior B Hockey in BC is going the way of leagues south of the 49th parallel after BC Hockey announced its implementing face protection for is Junior B players starting for the 2018 – 2019 season.

The decision was made in a media release Tuesday by BC Hockey.

“BC Hockey is proud to be recognized as a leader in risk management initiatives, and player safety is at the forefront of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Vancouver Whitecaps FC recently announced that Reynold Stewart has been appointed as associate head coach of the Kootenays Academy in Nelson supporting current Kootenay associate Head Coaches Sam Heap and Drissa Bouare and Whitecaps Academy Centre Associate Head Coach Brett Adams. 

Stewart moved to the Kootenays to attend University in 2016 after a successful career on the pitch....

by Bob Hall on Monday Dec 04 2017

The Selkirk College Saints skate into the holiday break with visions of a 2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship dancing in their heads, but there’s still plenty of work to be done once the players return in early-January.

The Saints concluded the first semester of the BCIHL season with a split decision western road trip where they beat the University...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt earned his first National Hockey League point Monday night as the Florida Panthers edged New Jersey Devils 3-2 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad assisted on Jared McCann’s game winner with 7:15 remaining the third period to spark the Panthers past the Devils. Hunt chipped the puck to McCann, who did most of the work, skating into...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Nov 25 2017

Jackson Zimmermann snapped a 2-2 tie with a goal at the 17-minute mark of the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Border Bruins Friday night at the Jack Goddard Arena in Grand Forks.

The win, the seventh consecutive win for the Leafs, increases the margin for the Green and White to 11 points in Murdoch Division...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 21 2017

The Selkirk College Saints had a ten-game winning streak come to a sudden end in Langley after the Trinity Western University Spartans handed the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League’s (BCIHL) top team its first loss of the season, 3-2, on Friday night.

The Saints traveled west for a weekend roadtrip that started at the Langley Events Centre, home of the second-place Spartans...

by Sara Golling on Monday Nov 20 2017

There are some new signs beside the road leading to the new parking lot up at Strawberry Pass, alerting drivers not to block it.  The signs are not professional -- they were made by volunteers, out of donated scrap material, hand-lettered with a felt pen, and stuck into the snowbanks on Saturday morning, November 18th. So far, they seem to be working.

On Sunday, November 19, there...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Nov 17 2017

Teams from throught the southern interior of the province have set Nelson for the next stop on the curling calendar as the Heritage City club plays host to the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel November 24-26.

The cashspiel is names in honour of longtime curler Doug Bothamley.

The avid curler spent countless hours in the rinks around the Kootenays coaching competitive...

by Trail Champion on Thursday Nov 16 2017

The Trail Smoke Eaters would like to announce the commitment of Bryce Anderson for the 2018-2019 season.

Anderson, a forward, currently plays for the Yale Hockey Academy Prep team after spending last season with the Valley West Hawks of the BC Major Midget Hockey League. In 15 games this season, Anderson has registered 27 points for the Yale Prep team and has also tallied two goals in...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Nov 14 2017

The Selkirk College Saints are still a long way from the ultimate British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) destination, but the ride so far has been packed with success.

The Saints brought an eight-game regular season winning streak into the long weekend. After defeating the Trinity Western University Spartans 5-2 at home on Friday night and the Eastern Washington...

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