by Trail Champion ... on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce the commitment of Cariboo Cougars forward, Daine Dubois for the 2017/18 season.

The product of Williams Lake tied for the BC Major Midget scoring title, posting 27 goals and 40 assists this past season. Dubois also led his team in playoff...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 27 2017

The Selkirk College Saints have added a pair of highly regarded former junior players to the roster for the upcoming 2017-2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) season.

Forward Michal Holub and defenceman Parker Wakaruk have committed to Selkirk College and will help...

by Bob Hall on Tuesday Apr 18 2017

The Selkirk College Saints have started the post-graduation rebuilding project and hockey fans will be familiar with the names on the back of the jerseys of two of the newest recruits.

Following in the strides of their older brothers, Brandon Sookro and Logan Kerner will pull on a Saints...

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Ski Slopes for Hope -- at Red or Black Jack

Dress up!   (Submitted photo)

The fight against cancer is reaching new heights this month with Rossland’s fifth-annual Slopes for Hope challenge.

The Canadian Cancer Society is inviting snowboarders, alpine and nordic skiers and all people who love to play in the snow to join the Mount Everest Challenge at Red Mountain Resort or Black Jack Ski Club on Sunday, February 19, 2017. Early Bird registration is open at slopesforhope.ca.

The speediest Rossland bobsleds: Updated

bobsled spill

We have received more accurate information about the bobsled crash that injured a spectator and two sled team members.  Earlier reports from witnesses had indicated that the spectator was obeying the rules, but  in fact, she was in a prohibited area and had previously been asked to leave it.    Here is the release sent out by Tara Kawalchuk (President, Rossland Winter Carnival):  

End of an era — Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun has run its last race

For the past three decades athletes from around the world have made the trek to Nelson to compete in the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun. — Bruce Fuhr file photo, The Nelson Daily

For the past three decades during the August BC Day weekend, Nelsonites have witnessed people jumping into Kootenay Lake by the hundreds, biking on the North Shore's Highway 3A before running across and back the Nelson's BOB (Big Orange Bridge).

However after 34 years of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun, the race committee has decided to cancel the race.

"We would like to thank every volunteer who ever came out early on the long weekend some for all 34 years," said the message on the trinelson.com website.

Canadian skier Julien Locke cruises to Korean National’s Sprint title

Julien Locke of Nelson dominated the field to win the Korean National’s Sprint Thursday at the Alpensia Resort.

Julien Locke of Nelson it sitting in a pretty nice position on the eve of his first World Cup Cross Country race set for Feb 3-5 in PyeongChang, Korea.

The BlackJack/Nelson Nordic Club racer won the Korean National’s Sprint at the Alpensia Resort.

Locke won the 1.8 kilometer sprint race Tuesday (January 24) in a time of 3:41.56. The time was more than 15 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, Eun-ho Kim of Korea.

Thursday, Locke won a 10-km sprint race in a time of 29.11.7.

Fundraiser to Save Kinnaird Bluffs

Reel Rock film tour is coming to Nelson January 30th.

For the first time ever the Cube Climbing Centre and The Association of West Kootenay Rock Climbers (TAWKROC) have joined forces to bring the annual Reel Rock film tour to Nelson, British Columbia.

The event, which showcases five rock climbing and mountaineering films from around the world, will be held at the Civic Theatre on Monday, January 30th at 7 p.m. and all proceeds will go towards the Save Kinnaird Bluffs fund.

Saints take show on the road following 6-1 rout of UVic

Sporting the team’s retro jersey to mark Selkirk College’s 50th anniversary, Saints defenceman Garrett Halls carries the puck up the ice on Saturday night in a contest against the University of Victoria Vikes. Halls scored the game’s first goal and the Saints went onto a dominant 6-1 victory at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

With two straight wins at home, the Selkirk College Saints will now take their grit and intensity on the road for the next month.

The Saints earned two important British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) points on Saturday night with an impressive 6-1 victory over the University of Victoria Vikes before a solid home crowd at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex.

KIJHL governors reject expansion application by Williams Lake, Quesnel

KIJHL governors voted 75 percent against allowing two northern teams into the league.

A bid to add two more teams to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League was rejected by governors during a special meeting Sunday in Castlegar.

KIJHL President Bill Ohlhausen told The Nelson Daily the governors “decided this was not the right time to expand.”

“The governors felt that maybe at another time expansion would better fit the league, but right now they did not vote in favour of expansion,” Ohlhausen explained.

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