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by Contributor on Thursday Oct 11 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the acquisition of forward Trevor Peca (‘00) from the Chilliwack Chiefs in exchange for future considerations. 

Peca, 18, spent last season with the Buffalo Jr. Sabres of the Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL), collecting 12 goals and 36 assists for 48 points in 50 games to go along with 76 penalty minutes. The 6’1”,...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2018

NANAIMO, B.C. - The Trail Smoke Eaters scored three first period goals but surrendered the lead and eventually fell to the Nanaimo Clippers by a 4-3 score in a shootout on Sunday afternoon at the Frank Crane Arena.

Kent Johnson scored a pair of first period goals while...

by Contributor on Monday Oct 08 2018

PORT ALBERNI, B.C. - The Trail Smoke Eaters got an outstanding 43-save effort out of Tanner Marshall but fell in overtime to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs on Saturday night by a 4-3 score at the Alberni Valley Multiplex. 

Trevor Zins scored with just 30 seconds remaining in regulation to force the game into overtime where the Smoke Eaters fell for the second time this season in the extra...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Sep 16 2018

West Kootenay/Boundary defeated Vancouver Island North 17-12 to capture the Gold Medal in Slopitch at the 2018 BC 55-Plus Senior Games Saturday in Cranbrook.

The BC 55-plus Senior Games wrapped up Saturday following four days of competition in Cranbrook and Kimberley.

The meeting was a rematch of a game Friday between the two clubs in Slopitch.

West Kootenay/Boundary squad...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 07 2018

It’s been said that variety is the spice of life.

That can also be said for the upcoming edition of the Kootenay International Hockey League as the Junior B circuit opens the 2018-19 season Friday, with a few changes — some good, and some not so good.

“It’s a wonderful game the KIJHL,” interim KI president Larry Martel told The Nelson Daily on the eve of his first season...

by Bob Hall on Wednesday Sep 05 2018

The student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints are settling into their classes and ramping up their energy on the ice as the team prepares for the 2018-2019 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

With a roster that includes half veterans and half rookies, this season’s edition of the Saints is loaded with both potential and faces that local hockey fans will...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 20 2018

The BC Summer Swim Association has been in operation since 1958. With affiliates over 60 clubs in 60 communities in BC., the association hands out awards in four aquatic sports: Speed Swimming, Diving, Synchro & Water Polo during the annual championships, this year hosted this past weekend in Surrey.

The Kootenay Region sent a team consisting of swimmers from Nelson, Trail,...

by Bob Hall on Monday Aug 13 2018

The Selkirk College Saints ability to keep the puck out of the back of the net in the upcoming British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season has been bolstered by the addition of a trio of towering defencemen.

When the 2018-2019 season opens next month, the Saints blueline corps will welcome Brendan Campbell, Vince Bitonti and Joe Gage. All three defencemen have resumes...