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Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Sawyer Hunt scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-2 trashing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.

Hunt, who came to Nelson in an off-season move from the Kimberley Dynamiters, scored twice in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

The win allowed Nelson to gain a split during a two-game road swing to open the 2016-17 KIJHL season.

Nelson lost 3-1 Friday in Fruitvale to defending Murdoch Division champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off Exhibition Season September 23

Tyler Kerner and this year’s edition of the Selkirk College Saints will begin pursuit of their fifth straight BCIHL title when the exhibition season opens on September 23 at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have arrived back to the rink and will kick off their exhibition season on September 23.

The Selkirk College hockey team is currently in training camp and will get their first taste of action against rival Eastern Washington University at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on September 23 starting at 7 p.m.

Twelve B.C. athletes bring home medals

 BC athletes returned from Rio with a lot of hardware as 2016 Olympic Summer Games closed Sunday.

Twelve athletes from British Columbia are bringing home eight medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, including team medals in sports such as swimming, soccer, cycling, rugby and rowing.

A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports.

Of those, provincially-affiliated athletes earned 50% of the Canadian Olympic Team’s total medal count: one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals.

Sign up for the Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League 2016-17 Season

Sign up for the Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League 2016-17 Season

The CGHL is a league that offers competitive hockey for all adult age groups at any level of hockey. They welcome all skill levels and offer a fun and safe way to play hockey competitively and meet new people across all age groups.

“I’ve played in the CGHL for five years and it’s a great opportunity to get a workout and enjoy some great laughs with some great friends … oh yeah, and play hockey, ha ha,” said Brent Heaven, head coach of four-time BCIHL Champion Selkirk Saints.

Rebels solidifying fall line-up under new leadership

Rebels solidifying fall line-up under new leadership

New Castlegar Rebels head coach and general manager Bill Rotheisler has had a busy couple of weeks since taking control of the Castlegar Rebels.

The team is pleased to announce they’ve acquired the playing rights to 20-year-old Logan Styler from the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. In exchange, the Thunder Cats receive the playing rights to a pair of Forwards: 20-year-old, Tyler Barrett and 19-year-old, Tayden Woods.

In 83 career games with the ‘Cats, Styler, a Forward from Prince George, scored 44 goals and added 63 assists, for a total of 107 points.

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Sprint Distance Results

Choppy waters welcomed competitors to the 34th annual Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun triathlon in Nelson. — Brendan Quinn photo, The Nelson Daily

                                                   34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
           Sprint Distance Individual Results

Cyswog'n' Fun Olympic Distance Results

Dallas Cain of Rossland once again was the man to beat during Sunday's Nelson Nelson Cyswog 'n' Fun triathlon.

                                         34th Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun
                                         Olympic Distance Individual Results

Only a few more sleeps until horn sounds on 2016 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon

There will be plenty of action centered at Lakeside Rotary Park in Nelson as competitors take to the lake, streets and roads for the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon. — The Nelson Daily file photo

There's only a few more sleeps until the horn sounds for the 2016 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Sunday is the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, July 31 at 8 a.m. — when hundreds of athletes will begin the race in Kootenay Lake.

Some of the competitors will challenge the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.

However, some take on the main Olympic Course race of a 1.5 kilometre swim a 39 km cycle and 10 km run while others hook up for the team event.

Soccer future is so bright Kootenays had better adopt the shades

Emma Humphries, Girls Elite REX head coach and Girls Programs director for the Vancouver Whitecaps, is excited to see the improvement of players in the Kootenays. — Submitted photo

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high performance for the Vancouver Whitecaps of Major League Soccer, Emma Humphries.

“I think it's extremely important to the development of the players to see the girls head elite coach,” said Brett Adams, regional head coach of the Whitecaps Kootenay Academy Centre.

Players soaking up the hoop sport at 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp

Ben Jansula of Rossland applies defence to Nelson's Van Kozak during play at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp being held at the LVR Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Players between the ages of nine to 15 — Grades 4 to 9 — are soaking up the hoop sport this week at the 2016 Bomber Basketball Camp in the Hangar of the L.V. Rogers High School.

The camp has run daily this week, concluding Thursday.

Campers are perfecting the art of basketball fundamentals, including shooting, passing and ball handling skills.

There will be 1-on-1, 3-on-3 and 5-on-5 competitions through the week and prizes throughout the day.

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