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The Whitewater Ski Team is competing this year across the Kootenays. Photo: Submitted

Busy racing season for the Whitewater Ski Team

Skiers have competed in Kimberley and at Red Mountain, with more to come

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Anklewich scores 2 as Leafs shut out Border Bruins 4-0

Nelson has just three games left in the regular season

Mayor Janice Morrison presents runner Jazmine Lowther with Nelson’s 2023 Sports Ambassador award. Photo: Bill Metcalfe

Jazmine Lowther is Nelson’s 2023 Sports Ambassador

The ultramarathoner has ‘put Nelson on the map’ says mayor

Local curlers play a game Jan. 26 at the Nelson Curling Club. The facility needs to raise $422,000 to make necessary repairs to its ice plant. Photo: Tyler Harper

No curling in the fall if Nelson club can’t make costly ice plant repairs

The Nelson Curling Club says $422,000 in work is required

Local curlers play a game Jan. 26 at the Nelson Curling Club. The facility needs to raise $422,000 to make necessary repairs to its ice plant. Photo: Tyler Harper
Glacier Gymnastics is sending (L-R) Molly Anderson, Jersey Skolka, Anni van Hellemond, Macy Loutit, Anouk Prud’homme to the BC Winter Games in March. Photo: Submitted

Nelson gymnasts heading to BC Winter Games

Glacier is sending 5 athletes to the March competition in Vernon

Glacier Gymnastics is sending (L-R) Molly Anderson, Jersey Skolka, Anni van Hellemond, Macy Loutit, Anouk Prud’homme to the BC Winter Games in March. Photo: Submitted
Nelson forward Lucas Byrne skates in a chase for the puck against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs blown out during police fundraiser game

The Leafs lost 8-1 to the Columbia Valley Rockies

Nelson forward Lucas Byrne skates in a chase for the puck against the Columbia Valley Rockies on Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper
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Seminoff scores as Leafs hold off Rockets 6-5

Golden scored three unanswered goals before Seminoff’s winner

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Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)

Team White defeats Team Red 4-2 at 2023 kubota CHL/NHL top prospects game

Connor Bedard finished with six shots on goal

  • Jan 26, 2023
Wednesday night game at Langley Events Centre showcased top NHL draft talent from the Western Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. (Photos courtesy of Ryan Molag/Langley Events Centre)
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Nelson Leafs give up three straight short-handed goals in loss to Beaver Valley

The Nitehawks’ penalty killers scored all three in the first period

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Leafs forward Kieran Christianson scored his first goal with the team Saturday after being acquired from Osoyoos. Photo: Tyler Harper
Leafs forward Kieran Christianson scored his first goal with the team Saturday after being acquired from Osoyoos. Photo: Tyler Harper
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Larochelle stops 46 as Nelson Leafs beat Castlegar 5-4

It’s the first win for new coach Briar McNaney

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Cross-country skiers enjoy cups of soup at one of the huts at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Submitted
Cross-country skiers enjoy cups of soup at one of the huts at the Nelson Nordic Ski Club. Photo: Submitted
A skier competes during the 11th annual Whitewater Junior Freeski Open, which ran Friday to Saturday. Photo courtesy Whitewater Ski Resort
A skier competes during the 11th annual Whitewater Junior Freeski Open, which ran Friday to Saturday. Photo courtesy Whitewater Ski Resort
The Nelson Leafs U15 team pose after winning a tournament in Winfield. Photo: Submitted
The Nelson Leafs U15 team pose after winning a tournament in Winfield. Photo: Submitted
Nelson’s Noah Quinn is now the Cranbrook Bucks’ all-time leading goal scorer. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks
Nelson’s Noah Quinn is now the Cranbrook Bucks’ all-time leading goal scorer. Photo courtesy Cranbrook Bucks
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Nelson Leafs drop 2 as new coach makes debut

Nelson fell to Grand Forks and Castlegar

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Brodie Jensen is one of the several local athletes who will compete in Whitewater’s annual Junior Freeski Open, which runs Jan. 13 to 15. Photo: Doug LePage
Brodie Jensen is one of the several local athletes who will compete in Whitewater’s annual Junior Freeski Open, which runs Jan. 13 to 15. Photo: Doug LePage
Briar McNaney has been hired as the Nelson Leafs’ interim head coach. Photo: Submitted

Following line brawl and suspensions Nelson Leafs hire new interim head coach

Briar McNaney arrives after several years coaching Columbia Valley

Briar McNaney has been hired as the Nelson Leafs’ interim head coach. Photo: Submitted
Nelson Leafs’ forward Joe Davidson has been traded to the Osoyoos Coyotes. Photo: Tyler Harper

Nelson Leafs trade Joe Davidson, Marko Pavlovic to Osoyoos

The Leafs also lost 2 of 3 on a road trip following their coach’s resignation

Nelson Leafs’ forward Joe Davidson has been traded to the Osoyoos Coyotes. Photo: Tyler Harper
Nelson head coach Adam DiBella addresses Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has resigned after he was suspended for the remainder of the KIJHL season. Photo: Tyler Harper

UPDATE: Nelson Leafs head coach resigns after league suspension for line brawl

Adam DiBella stepped down after being suspended for the remainder of the season

Nelson head coach Adam DiBella addresses Leafs players during a training camp skate. DiBella has resigned after he was suspended for the remainder of the KIJHL season. Photo: Tyler Harper