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by The Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Feb 26 2023

The Nelson Leafs Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season came to an end on a snowy Saturday night in the Beaver Valley.

The host Nitehawks eliminated the Leafs in six games of the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final with a 6-3 victory at the Fruitvale Arena.

Eithan Grishan scored the winner at 4:41 of the third period on the power play to lift the Nitehawks past...

by Contributor on Friday Jan 20 2023

The next time Carl Johnson’s grandchildren come to town, there will be plenty of new gear to take fishing after the Argenta retiree reeled in $1,000 in prizes from the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program. 

With a little help from his grandchildren, Carl has caught “50 or 60 trout” this season. 

“Whenever they come up from Vancouver, they always say let’s go fishing and it’s...

by Benjamin Phillips on Thursday Jan 12 2023

 The Trail Smoke Eaters have acquired forward Max Potvin from the Powell River Kings in exchange for Remy Spooner and future considerations.

Potvin, a 19-year-old left-shot forward, is in his second season in the BCHL. This season Potvin has recorded 18 points in 27 games.

Potvin comes from a long lineage of hockey talent, with his father Steve,...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jan 06 2023

The fallout continues following a New Year’s Eve clash between the Nelson Leafs and Beaver Valley Nitehawks that saw a line brawl take over the game at the start of the second period.

KIJHL commissioner Jeff Dubois said in a media release Friday that Leafs head coach Adam DiBella has been suspended for the remainder of the regular season as well as the 2023 league playoffs.


by Lone Sheep Publishing on Tuesday Jan 03 2023

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has come down hard on the Nelson Junior B Hockey club following an on-ice brawl to start the second period of the annual New Year's Eve clash of Neil Murdoch Division rivals Beaver Valley and Leafs at the NDCC Arena.

In a media release Tuesday, the KIJHL announced disciplinary actions to a total of 10 players and one team staff member...

by The Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 20 2022

The whirlwind season for Dyden Hunt continues.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad was traded Monday from the Colorado Avalanche to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Leafs acquired the Avs winger in exchange for forward Denis Malgin, 12 hours before the NHL’s holiday roster freeze.

Hunt moves on to his third team this season, after starting the year with the New York Rangers. Hunt was...

by Contributor on Monday Dec 19 2022

Allan Mather of Creston is now a three-time winner of the Kootenay Lake Angler Incentive Program trout derby, including last year’s grand prize boat and trailer. 

Mather fishes weekly with friends, two of whom have also won monthly derby prizes. But with the win for his November entry, this is Mather’s second prize of $1,000. 

“There’s a group of four of us that fish together,...

by Emanuel Sequeira KIJHL Director of Communications on Thursday Dec 15 2022

The seed planted that grew Matthew Carr’s interest in farming vegetables happened by accident.

The former Fernie Ghostrider was in a Grade 11 biology class doing an experiment when he became really interested in how plants are bred, specifically how they can grow roots on stem tissue and vice versa. That led to him developing a little nursery garden centre with shrubs and...