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by Trevor Miller on Saturday Mar 16 2019

The Trail Smoke Eatersused an outstanding defensive performance to pick up a 3-1 victory in Game #1 of their best-of-seven Interior Division Semi Final against the Vernon Vipers on Friday night at Kal Tire Place. 

Trail had some good looks in the opening period and had three power plays to work with, including a 1:12 5-on-3-man advantage, but the Smoke Eaters could not beat Vipers...

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

Skylar Dumas scored 20 points and Brandon Truth added 14 to spark Northport, WA., to a 86-76 win over Nelson Toyota in the final of the West Kootenay Men’s Basketball League Monday at the Mount Sentinel Gymnasium.

The win avenged a loss by Northport to the same Nelson Toyota squad in the 2018 Championship Game.

Trailing 28-18 in the first half, Northport took control of the game...

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 Bob Hall on Monday Mar 11 2019

The Selkirk College Saints stumbled out of the playoff blocks this past weekend resulting in a two-game sweep in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) semi-finals at the hands of the Vancouver Island University Mariners.

Dylan McCann scored 53 seconds into the series opener on Friday night to set a tone that kept the Saints on their heels in front of a home crowd at...

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