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Rebels hold off Leafs to steal 4-3 road victory

Castlegar scored early before holding off the Leafs in KIJHL action Wednesday at the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs season continues to spiral in the wrong direction.

Rival Castlegar scored three times in the first period — twice on the power play — en route to a 4-3 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.

The loss is the fifth straight — seven in the past nine games — for the Green and White, dropping the Leafs into fourth spot in the Murdoch Division.

T-Birds overcome pesky Kootenay Ice to sweep BCMMHL series in Nelson

Caige Sterzer of the Kootenay Ice locks horns with the opposition before the puck is dropped during the second period of Sunday BCMMHL game against Fraser Valley Thunderbirds at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Kootenay Ice were happy to be home after spending the past few weeks on the road in the BC Hockey Major Midget League.

However, home cooking wasn’t enough to put the Ice over the top as Fraser Valley Thunderbirds squeaked out a pair of wins 5-2 Saturday and 3-1 Sunday.

Five different players hit the scoresheet in the opener for Fraser Valley as the visitors grabbed the first game of the two-game set Saturday.

Jonathan Stein, Jake Mulder, Justin Hargrave, Jamie Housch and Jonathan Rees scored for the T-Birds.

Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel a success say organizers

A-Event winner Bob Ursel of Kelowna throws his last rock in the fourth end before sweepers (left) Fred Thomson and Don Freschi jump on the shot. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Bob Ursel of Kelowna gutted out a 6-2 win over Castlegar's Myron Nichol in the A-Final of the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

However, while Ursel, third Dave Stephenson, second Don Freschi of Trail and lead, Fred Thomson of Nelson, may have won $2,100, tournament organizer Nando Salviulo said everyone was a winner.

"Almost every rink went home with money," Salviulo said Sunday.

Top flight curling action on display at Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash

Fred Thomson (blue jacket) has joined forces with Bob Ursel of Kelowna at this year's Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel. — The Nelson Daily file photo

 In February 2016, the Nelson Curling Club plays host to one of the biggest tournaments of the season when the top male curlers in the province shoot for the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship and a berth in the Tim Horton’s Brier.

As a precursor, Nelson Curling Club entertains some of those vying for the Brier at the Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Spiel beginning Friday in Nelson.

The field includes rinks from around the Kootenay and Okanagan regions.

TRAILS FOR TOMORROW: An Endowment Fund for KCTS

Left to right:  Isabelle Desmarais, Louise McEwan, and Frank Ramovs

The Kootenay-Columbia Trails Society presented a cheque for $16,450 to the LeRoi  Community Foundation at an estate planning seminar  in Trail's Visac Gallery on Wednesday, November 18.  Frank Ramovs, a director of KCTS, and Isabelle Desmarais, another KCTS director and its Treasurer, handed the cheque to Louise McEwan, President of the LeRoi Community Foundation.   

Penticton to host 2017 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

Penticton to host 2017 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup

The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) and Canadian Junior Hockey League (CJHL) announced that the Penticton Vees have been selected to host the 2017 Crescent Point Energy Western Canada Cup.