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by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jan 08 2018

Julien Locke is making a strong case to be part of Canada’s Olympic Cross-Country Ski Team.

The Nelson native won the Classic Sprint race Friday at the Olympic Winter Games and Haywood NorAm World Junior/U23 Trials in Mont Ste-Anne, Quebec.

“I’m very pleased with the Olympic Trials sprint win,” Locke told The Nelson Daily.

“This event...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 17 2017

Castlegar continued its dominance over the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, and the Nelson Leafs, as the Rebels won for the ninth consecutive time Saturday night in Nelson.

Dallas Goodwin scored with 27 seconds remaining in the first overtime, sparking the Rebels to a 2-1 victory over the Leafs in a spirited affair at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the third straight for...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 12 2017

The Castlegar Bantam Highlanders travelled to Couer d'Alene, Idaho this past weekend and came home with the hardware, finishing first in the eight-team tournament.

Goalie Bryce Anderson had shut-outs in all three games of the Round Robin.

In the final game, Bently Orlaw scored with 41 seconds left in the third, to send the game to overtime. The game then went to a shoot-out,...

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 Sunday Dec 03 2017

The Castlegar Rebels, currently the hottest team in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, closed in the Murdoch Division lead Saturday night in the Sunflower City by winning for the sixth consecutive time.

Chris Breese scored twice and Curt Doyle stopped 22 of 23 shots sparking the Rebels to a 4-1 victory over division-leading Nelson Leafs.

The win was the second in as...

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...

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