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Leafs continue to tinker with roster, acquire Austin Steger from Campbell River

Austin Steger . . . veteran offensive defenceman

The Nelson Leafs continue to tinker with the roster during the offseason as the club builds for the 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

The franchise completed its third deal during the month of June, landing 20-year-old defenceman Austin Steger from the Campbell River Storm.

Sent to the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League squad in exchange for Steger was defenceman Max Daerendinger and the rights to defenceman Austin Anselmo.

Neptunes kick off Kootenay Summer Swim Association season by hosting meet in Salmo

Nelson Neptune swimmers have been training at the Salmo outdoor pool. — Submited photo

The Nelson Neptunes have taken their show on the road.

First up for the Neptunes, who have been without a home since renovations took over the Nelson and District Community Complex Pool, is Nelson's own meet this weekend at the outdoor pool in Salmo.

The meet runs Saturday and Sunday (June 25-26) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"Despite the struggles the team has faced over the last number of years due to pool closure the team is still swimming and excited about this upcoming meet," said a Neptune spokesperson.

Selkirk College Saints Add More Fuel to High Octane Offense

 New Selkirk College Saints recruit Seth Schmidt will join an offense that led the league in goals during the 2015-2016 season. He will join fellow newcomer Wade Johnson on a Saints team that will be going for its fifth straight BCIHL championship starting in September.

The Selkirk College Saints already potent offense has been bolstered with commitments from a pair of players with proven point-producing talents.

Forward Wade Johnson and defenceman Seth Schmidt will be joining the four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. Both players come equipped with a strong two-way game, but over their junior hockey careers were key contributors in the offensive zone.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows, Bull Trout catch of the day

There's fish out there ready to be caught in Kootenay Lake. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

It's time for another boat load of fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Now that summer has arrived what better time is there to get out in the boat for some fishing.

Leafs continue to make moves, land Sawyer Hunt from Kimberley Dynamiters

Sawyer Hunt (left holding trophy) is heading back to his old stomping grounds after Nelson and Kimberley completed a trade Tuesday. — Submitted photo

Nelson brass continues to do its best to change the culture of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise as management completed its second major deal in less than two weeks Tuesday.

Leafs acquired power forward and playoff standout Sawyer Hunt from the Kimberley Dynamiters in exchange for forward Nick Ketola and future considerations.

Crescent Valley man studies for sixth Dan Black Belt

Dean Seminoff . . . looking to crack the 130 club

Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.

Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.

During the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of www.martialartsforjustice.org  

Nelson's Cam Keith picked to lead BCHL Trail Smokies

Nelson native Cam Keith is back in the area as coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL. — Submitted photo

The Trail Smoke Eaters dipped into the professional leagues to hire Cam Keith as the new coach of the BC Hockey League franchise.

Tom Gawryletz, president of the Trail Smoke Eaters, made the announcement Friday.

“I am deeply honored to be selected as the Head Coach for the Trail Smoke Eaters and look forward to giving back to a community that gave me so much,” the former Nelson native said on the Smokies website.