Monthly Archive: August 2020

03
Aug
2020

Girls struggle to score, boys play to draws at B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup tournaments in Kelowna and Aldergrove

first_imgNext up for the Selects is Cariboo/North at 1 p.m.Closer to the west coast, in Aldergrove, the boys scored goals but all managed to finish the day with draws.The U15 boys scored a 2-2 tie against South Metro Burnaby Vipers.The Selects meet Wiliams Lake Storm Friday at 3 p.m.The U16 team tied 1-1 against Comox Valley while the U18 squad finished in a 2-2 draw against North Delta.The U16s face Quesnel Friday at 11 a.m. while the 18-Reps play Prince George at 3 p.m.The top teams in each of the four-team pools — girl’s and boy’s — meet Sunday for the gold medal.The second-place team in each division play for the bronze.The remaining four teams drop to the consolation round. It was a tale of two different results for Nelson Youth Soccer teams Thursday at the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup Tournaments.In Kelowna, all three girl’s teams — U13, U14 and U15 — had difficulty scoring during one-goal losses on Day one of the tournment.Both U13 and U14 squads lost 1-0 during very tightly-played first round games.The U13 Selects dropped a single-goal setback to Chilliwack. The Select play  Williams Lake Friday at 3 p.m. needing a win to keep pace for the medal round.Meanwhile the U14 team also lost 1-0 to Sur-Del United of the Fraser Valley.The Reps face Northern rep Quesnel Friday, also at 3 p.m.The final team from Nelson in Kelowna, the U15 Selects were bounced 3-0 by CMFSC from the Lower Mainland.last_img read more

03
Aug
2020

Vikings edge Hour Glass, Brewers shock Mates in WKMFFL action

first_imgSteve Mota scored two touchdowns for the Vikings, including an 80-yard run in the first half, and passed for another score to lead the Castlegar offence.The game was a seasaw affair with the lead exchanging hands throughout the contest.With Castlegar leading 21-15, Nelson marched down the field for the tying score.However, with time running out Bryan Lauzon kicked a single point giving the Vikings the win.In the early game, a short-staffed Dam Inn Mates team was no match for the surprisingly hungry Brewers.Action resumes Sunday at Mount Sentinel with Vikings facing Brewers at 11 a.m. and the top two teams in the league, Dam Inn and Hour Glass, taking to the field at 1 p.m. Watch out everyone, the Castlegar Vikings are making their late-season run.Pretty much counted out in most games this season, the one-time heavyweights in the West Kootenay Men’s Flag Football League score a late single-point to edge Nelson’s Hour Glass 22-21 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.In other action, the Brewers upset previously unbeaten Dam Inn Mates 22-15.The two wins sends a message to Hour Glass and Mates, the top two teams in the league, the bottom feeders are coming.last_img read more

03
Aug
2020

Entire KIJHL saddened after hearing Grand Forks goalie killed in house fire

first_imgOn the eve of the crowning of the 2012-13 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion the league was saddened when the news that Grand Forks netminder Robbie Dunsmuir was killed in a house fire Friday in his Ontario home.The news was released by the Border Bruins on the KIJHL website.“All of us associated with the Border Bruins were terribly saddened to learn that Robbie Dunsmuir, who was the Bruins’ goalie for most of the 2012/13 season, was a victim of an early morning house fire at his home in Ontario on Friday, March 29, along with his parents and younger brother,” the story on the website said. The story went on to say that Dunsmuir was a talented goalie, but above all a kind and generous person and an outstanding young man.“His dedication to hard work and constant improvement of himself and all around him, along with his contagious optimism, made him a great positive leader,” the story continued.“Robbie was an exemplary member of the community, donating his time to minor hockey and volunteering for numerous outreach programs. Everyone who got to know him was touched by his honesty, gentle spirit and sense of humor.Dunsmir played part of the season with Grand Forks before returning to Ontario.He intended to play Junior A hockey in his home province next season and had plans to go to university and medical school.“He will be greatly missed,” the story on the Grand Forks website said.See http://thenelsondaily.com/news/border-bruin-goalie-dies-fire-ontario-home-23996#.UVrq1Rm8JE4last_img read more

03
Aug
2020

HC Genève-Servette spoil party for Kinrade, Team Canada at Spengler Cup

first_imgThere will be no Spengler Cup gold medal in Geoff Kinrade’s stocking this year.The Nelson Minor Hockey grad saw his Team Canada teammates fall 6-5 to HC Genève-Servette Skaters in semi final round action at the Spengler Cup Monday in Davos, Switzerland.Former NHLer Matthew Lombardi did most of the damage, scoring twice while adding a pair of assists to lead HC Genève-Servette to the victory.HC Genève-Servette now faces CSKA Moscow in the final after the Russian squad edged host Davos 5-4.HC Genève-Servette held period leads of 2-0 and 4-2, increasing the margin to 6-3 in the third before Team Canada rallied for two late goals.Arnaud Jacquemet, Inti Pestoni, Daniel Vukovic and Denis Hollenstein also scored for HC Genève-Servette. Alexandre Giroux, Jacob Micflikier, Jacob Micflikier, former Trail Smokie defenceman Travis Roche and Jason Williams replied for Team Canada, which out shot the winners 55-24 — including a 24-8 margin in the third period.Allen York and Matthew Hackett, the latter of the Rochester Americans, played goal for Team Canada. Hackett was added to the Team Canada roster after Chris Mason was injured.Kinrade, the second consecutive season the Nelson native has played for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, finished the game with an assist on the second period goal by Giroux.The Spengler Cup, originating in 1923, is an annual ice hockey tournament held in Davos, Switzerland and is considered the oldest invitational ice hockey tournament in the world.Team Canada consisted of players currently on European teams.Kinrade is a member of SC Bern of the of the Swiss Nationaliga and is a graduate of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s Nelson Leafs.Roche, from Grand Cache, Alta., played for the Smokies in 1997-98 season.Roche, 35, is a teammate of Kinrade at SC Bern.last_img read more