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Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Stick to shorelines

Kerry Reed (left) helps a client hold a catch during a Reel Adventures outing. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our two boats on Kootenay Lake, as well as one boat on the Columbia River, and just recently placed our other boat on the westcoast of Vancouver Island out of Ucluelet.  So, we have plenty of options for everybody throughout the summer months.’

Killjoys blast Dam City to capture second Golden Boot Trophy in three years

Action was intense in the 40 C degree temperature inside the NDCC Arena Saturday at the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Killjoys scored early and often en route to reclaiming the West Kootenay Roller Derby title at the Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday in the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys dominated the contest from the opening jam, scoring a 220-146 win over defending champion Castlegar Dam City Rollers to claim the Golden Boot Trophy.

“Winning the title was very rewarding after a season of hard training and determination,” said Jennifer Worman, AKA, Meg Ablast of the Killjoys.

England scored two quick goals to knock Canada from Women's World Cup

More than 54,000 fans jammed BC Place for the Women's World Cup between Canada and England Saturday. — The Nelson Daily photo

There was no joy in Canadaville Saturday after England scored two quick first half goals to edge host Canada 2-1 in FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer action at BC Place in Vancouver.

The game attracted a record-breaking crowd of 54,027. The previous Canadian national team record or 53,855 was set in the same venue last Sunday for the round-of-16 game against Switzerland.

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored for England in the 11th and 14th minutes against a Canadian defence that had given up one goal during its four previous games.

NHL Draft: 'Every kids dream to be drafted' says Nelson's Dryden Hunt

Dryden Hunt is ready for whatever happens during the upcoming NHL draft. — Photo courtesy Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club

There are only a few Connor McDavid’s or Jack Eichel’s to go around for National Hockey League teams at the 2015 entry draft Friday in Sunrise, Florida.

Which is why professional hockey teams pour a ton of money into scouting, to find those sleepers . . . those late round picks that can make the difference.

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is sure he’s one of those late round gems.

Fact is the Nelson Minor Hockey grad isn’t even sure he’ll be selected in the top rounds during the upcoming draft.

Brent Heaven Takes Over Behind Selkirk College Saints Bench

Brent Heaven is the new head coach for the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team. With a decade of junior hockey coaching experience under his belt, Heaven steps into the role after helping guide the Saints to a third straight BCIHL title as an assistant coach in 2014-2015.

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team have once again promoted an assistant coach to lead the team to continued success in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL).

The defending BCIHL champion Saints announced this week that Brent Heaven is stepping up as head coach for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Heaven replaces Alex Evin, who moved to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) last month.

Nelson Killjoys host Dam City Rollers in Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday at NDCC Arena

Nelson Killjoys take a break during training at the NDCC Arena as the team prepares to host the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Killjoys have some unfinished business ahead Saturday against the Castlegar Dam City Rollers at the Mountain Mayhem Championship in the NDCC Arena.

The game is the finale for the West Kootenay Roller Derby League as the two teams battle it out for the Golden Boot Trophy.

“The Killjoys are expecting a challenging and exciting game in the finals against Dam City,” said team spokesperson Meg Ablast, a skater on the Nelson KillJoys women's roller derby team.

Time to make plans for the re-vamped West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

The route may have changed for 2015, but the goal of finding a cure for MS will be on the minds of all participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. —Submitted photo

The route may have been changed — just for this year — but the goal remains the same for participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge — help fight MS (Multiple sclerosis).

Riders and donors alike are already gearing up for the annual race set for August 22-23 in Nelson and area.

“Everyone who joins us, whether as a rider, a donor or a volunteer is helping to reach our goal — to end MS,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator.