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by Contributor on Wednesday Jan 10 2018

By Tom Gomez

Going back in time: it’s 2002 at the Salt Lake City Olympics.  The Canadian Cross Country Ski Team is competing with new Head Coach Dave Wood and developing phenom, Becky Scott.  Since the Nagano Games, four years previous, Coach Wood had used a model of hard work and long vision to take a Team in some disarray and turn it into a serious contender...

by Bob Hall on Monday Jan 08 2018

The Selkirk College Saints added a trio of top-notch players over the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) holiday break that will bolster the team’s presence on the ice heading into the second half of the season.

The new additions include goaltender Tallon Kramer, forward Logan Styler and defenceman Cole Arcuri from Nelson. All three have local roots and a resume of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Junior B Hockey in BC is going the way of leagues south of the 49th parallel after BC Hockey announced its implementing face protection for is Junior B players starting for the 2018 – 2019 season.

The decision was made in a media release Tuesday by BC Hockey.

“BC Hockey is proud to be recognized as a leader in risk management initiatives, and player safety is at the forefront of...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 05 2017

Vancouver Whitecaps FC recently announced that Reynold Stewart has been appointed as associate head coach of the Kootenays Academy in Nelson supporting current Kootenay associate Head Coaches Sam Heap and Drissa Bouare and Whitecaps Academy Centre Associate Head Coach Brett Adams. 

Stewart moved to the Kootenays to attend University in 2016 after a successful career on the pitch....

by Bob Hall on Monday Dec 04 2017

The Selkirk College Saints skate into the holiday break with visions of a 2018 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship dancing in their heads, but there’s still plenty of work to be done once the players return in early-January.

The Saints concluded the first semester of the BCIHL season with a split decision western road trip where they beat the University...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Nov 28 2017

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt earned his first National Hockey League point Monday night as the Florida Panthers edged New Jersey Devils 3-2 at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad assisted on Jared McCann’s game winner with 7:15 remaining the third period to spark the Panthers past the Devils. Hunt chipped the puck to McCann, who did most of the work, skating into...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Nov 27 2017

Six skaters all finished in the medals as the West Kootenay Speed Skating club — formally known as Nelson Speed Skating Club — completed at the fifth annual Ice Breaker Meet this past weekend in Salmon Arm.

In Division one Berand Platje captured the Silver medal, while in Division five, three Kootenay skaters owned the podium — Berand's, younger brother Luke Platje won Gold, Ian Walgren...

by Sara Golling on Thursday Nov 23 2017

At the Friends of the Rossland Range Society (FORRS) AGM on September 22, board Chair Kim Deane presented the charitable society's financial information, as well as what FORRS has done over the past year, and the new board ― just like the old board, as that line in the famous song by The Who almost goes ― was acclaimed.