LETTERS: Wild over cats coverage

Some fans and players of the Kootenay Wildcats hockey club did not like the coverage they received.

Hi I’m writing concerning an article that was printed in the Nelson Star’s December 20th edition.

I am a Kootenay Wildcat player and I was disgusted with the lack of support and general disrespect in this article.

This was a very high level of tournament put together by hard working Nelson volunteers and as the first superweekend ever hosted by Nelson, it was a huge success.

The words written in the Nelson Star however had only negative things to say about it.

Our results after four hard games, described in the article as “only managing a win and a tie,” are something to be incredibly proud of in a AAA league.

Words like “the excitement didn’t last long” and “struggles continued” were used to describe moments in the weekend which, prior to reading this article, I had only good things to say about.

Though the scores and most of the other facts within the article were correct, the negative commentary was rude and unnecessary.

Even the title made a mockery of our hard work saying, in bold print “Wildcats struggle to score.”

I moved to Nelson this year to play with the Wildcats and I know that the place I’ve chosen to represent is actually very pro-active and supportive.

I hope I will see more of that local support should our team be discussed in the paper again.


Kimberley Huisman



Don’t be so hard

on hockey players


Why so hard on the Wildcats? Sportswriter get cut from the team or something?


Jeff Palmer

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