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by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Mar 15 2019

There’s something about elimination games that seems to bring out the best in the Nelson Leafs.

Sparked by the stellar netminding of rookie starter Tenzin Mint, the Nelson Leafs staved off the first of three potential Murdoch Final elimination games, edging the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-0 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Playoff action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Mar 13 2019

After facing two elimination games during the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs against Spokane Braves, the Nelson Leafs once again find themselves walking a tightrope.

Noah Decottignies stopped 20 shots sparking Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 3-0 victory over Nelson Leafs Wednesday night in Murdoch Final action at the Fruitvale Arena.

The...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

Beaver Valley Nitehawks have regained the lead in the Murdoch Division Final.

Nathan Ingram scored twice to power the Hawks to a 5-2 victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Tuesday night at the Fruitvale Arena.

Beaver Valley, winners of six of seven games during the playoffs, leads the best-of-seven Murdoch Final 2-1 with Game...

by Trevor Miller on Tuesday Mar 12 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced on Tuesday the schedule for their Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place.

The Smoke Eaters and Vipers will meet in their eighth playoff series with the two having a long postseason...

by Trevor Miller on Monday Mar 11 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters are pleased to announce that former forward and captain Jake Lucchini (’95) has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League. 

Lucchini, 23, just completed his fourth season at Michigan Tech University, where he played in 164 career games at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) level. The 5’11”,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 11 2019

For the first time in years, the Selkirk Saints have not advanced to the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League Finals.

Sparked by goalie Matt Huber, Vancouver Island University posted a two-game sweep of Selkirk with a 3-2 victory Saturday in Castlegar.

VIU became the first B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League team to ever beat Selkirk College on their home turf in a playoff series they...

by Trevor Miller on Saturday Mar 09 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters dug deep and got a series clinching goal from Bryce Anderson as they earned a 4-2 victory in Game #5 of their Interior Division Quarterfinal series against the Merritt Centennials and won the best-of-seven series 4-1. 

For the fourth time in the series, the Smoke Eaters find the back of the net first and took a 1-0 lead in Game #5. Kent Johnson played the puck...

by Trevor Miller on Thursday Mar 07 2019

The Trail Smoke Eaters got a late lead from Kent Johnson and took a 3-1 series lead in their best-of-seven Interior Division Quarterfinal against the Merritt Centennials with a 3-2 victory in Game #4 on Wednesday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

The power play was an effective weapon for the Smoke Eaters over the course of the regular season but the Centennials have found a way to...

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