Sports News

Nelson Nordic Ski Club Ski Swap Saturday at Rod & Gun Club

The cross country ski season is ready to kick off in Nelson with the annual ski swap.

For cross country ski newbies who want to get into the spot at bottom dollar prices, the Nelson Nordic Ski Club has a deal no one can refuse — the 2015 Ski Swap set for Saturday (November 7) at Nelson Rod & Gun Club.

Organizers say the event promises to be a great chance for first timer skiers and experienced specialists to finds some great deals.

The event begins at 9 a.m. with the one-hour drop off time for sellers of cross country and ski tourning equipment and clothing.

Cougars manhandle Kootenay Ice during weekend BCMMHL set

Kootenay Ice Shawn Campbell scored on of the goals this weekend for the home side against Cariboo Cougars. — The Nelson Daily photo

League-leading Cariboo Cougars dominated a weekend BC Major Midget Hockey League series during the weekend against the Kootenay Ice in Nelson.

The Cougars out scored the Ice 14-3 in two games to run their record to 8-4-2 and remain tied for top spot in the standings with Vancouver Northwest Giants.

Cariboo opened the weekend by stopping the Ice 6-2.

The game was close through the opening frame with Cariboo building a 2-1 lead.

However, the Cougars out scored the Ice 4-1 in the final 40 minutes to skate away with the win.

Blackjack Seeks Coaches for Tiny Skiers

Photo by  Iain Reid

Kids aged 4 and over can learn cross-country skiing or improve their cross-country skills  at BlackJack, in categories starting with "Bunnies" and moving up through "Jackrabbits" and "Track Attack" to the Junior and Senior racing levels.  All those kids need coaches, and BlackJack wants more volunteer coaches  to help ensure that  no  eager young skiers will be turned away.

The Kootenay Wild snap winless skid by stopping Vancouver Island Seals

Nelson’s Merissa Dawson jams the front of the Vancouver Island as the Kootenay Wild looks for some offence during BC Hockey Female AAA League action in Campbell River. — Photo courtesy Dara Waterstreet

Some would call it an upset.

The Kootenay Wild call is a hard-fought victory.

The Interior squad scored a 2-1 BC Hockey Female AAA League victory over the Vancouver Island Seals Saturday in Campbell River.

The victory, the second of the season as Kootenay defeated Banff Academy during the exhibition season, was the first league win of the season for the Wild, snapping a six-game losing streak.

Catalina Hartland of Kaslo was solid between the pipes for the Wild as the veteran backstop rode the goal scoring of Emma Wheeldon of Nelson to the victory.

Selkirk College Saints Turn On the Offensive Tap

Selkirk College Saints forward Dallas Calvin had four goals in his team’s 9-2 rout over Eastern Washington University on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Community Complex. Calvin, who grew up playing minor hockey in Trail and eventually the Trail Smoke Eaters, is a rookie in the BCIHL this season and currently leads the league in scoring.

Selkirk College Saints rookie Dallas Calvin scored four goals on Saturday night to pace his team to a 9-2 thumping of the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

Returning to the Castlegar & District Community Complex after a road swing to Vancouver Island, the Saints offensive outburst helped push the defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champions early season record to 3-2.

Valley West Hawks score late to sweep past Kootenay Ice

Aiden Jenner of Castlegar battles for the puck during a faceoff of Sunday's 5-4 BCHMML game against Valley West Hawks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Kootenay Ice rebounded from a lackluster performance to come close to knocking off the Valley West Hawks in BC Hockey Major Midget League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The Hawks rallied from a first period deficit to edge the Ice 5-4.

The opening game of the two-game series was no contest as Valley West skated to an 8-0 shutout.

“Finally played a solid 60 minutes,” said Ice coach Brian Jones following Sunday’s one-goal loss.

“Just shows we can compete with the best in the league with that consistent effort.”

Selkirk College Pride Helps Produce Spirited Effort

The Selkirk College Saints hockey team has enjoyed great support from students and local hockey fans over the last three seasons which has given the three-time BCIHL champion squad an advantage when it comes to playing at the Castlegar & District Community Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

The high octane brand of hockey the Selkirk College Saints showcase on the ice is fuelled by what goes on behind the glass.

The Selkirk College hockey team will return to the Castlegar & District Community Complex this Saturday night for a tilt against the Eastern Washington University Eagles.

The British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) contest will feature great hockey action, but it’s what happens in the stands that helps give the home team an additional boost.