by Contributor on Thursday Apr 24 2014

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from goaltender Steven Glass (Saskatoon, SK) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Glass is a 6-foot-1, 175...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers wasted a complete-game pitching performance from Austin Tambellini against Mount Baker Wild in the final game of the Bomber Invitational High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Tambellini tossed a five-hitter during a 4-0 loss to the Wild...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 23 2014

By Valerie Rossi

There will certainly be a feeling of nostalgia April 26 when roller derby will again take over the Golden City.

The second double header of West Kootenay Roller Derby league’s Season 5 returns to the Rossland Arena, where it all...

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Leafs looking to fill key positions after coach and president tender resignations

Leaf coach Frank Maida resigned after three seasons as skipper of the Heritage City franchise.

Fresh from hosting the very successful 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, the Nelson Leafs are now looking to fill two key off-ice positions after president Russell Stocks and head coach Frank Maida recently tendered their resignations to the hockey club.

Both Stocks and Maida were instrumental in making the Leafs one of elite franchises in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

“I’m not really surprised,” Leaf treasurer, Gord Davis told The Nelson Daily Tuesday.

Neptunes back after year hiatus from Kootenay Summer Swimming

Neptune coaches Rebecca Afford (inset) and Cynthia Pfeiffer offer a wealth of experience to the new-born Heritage City swim club. — Submitted photos

The Nelson Neptunes swim club is back in business.

After spending the entire 2013 season on the sidelines due to the closure of the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, the Neptunes are happy to report the club is up and running, beginning May 5 with the first of pre-season training.

Along with a new season is a new coaching tandem of Acadia University varsity swimmer Cynthia Pfeiffer, and Neptune grad and Queen's University swimmer Rebecca Afford at the helm.

Pfeiffer assumes the head coaching position while Afford is the assistant.

Silver the colour of the medal for Nelson Selects in Kelowna

The Nelson Selects U14 Girls midfielder Shianne Michalchuk fights off the opposition during the Kelowna Icebreaker tournament over the Easter weekend. The Selects won silver at the season opening tournament. — Bob Hall photo

The Nelson Selects U14 Girls squad shook off the winter rust at the annual Kelowna Icebreaker tournament over the Easter weekend and brought home a silver medal.

The Selects put together a 2-1 record in the round robin to earn a spot in the gold medal final where they lost 2-1 in a heartbreaker to Okanagan Mission #2.

“The teams we played in this tournament have been practicing together as a unit for several months and were from much larger associations,” said U14 coach Paul Burkart.

Hawks win! Hawks cap amazing season with 2014 Keystone Cup title

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, who have experienced their share of happiness, culminated the season Sunday by capturing the Keystone Cup in Abbotsford. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks made it look easy, winning six straight games including a 5-1 decision over host Abbotsford Pilots in the final to capture the 2014 Keystone Cup Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Championships Sunday in the Fraser Valley.

The win comes a week after the Hawks won the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup in Nelson.

Five different players scored for the Hawks which led 2-0 after 40 minutes.

Fraser Stang, Riley Brandt, Taylor Stafford, Keanan Patershuk and Sam Swanson scored for the winners.

Jarrett Martin replied for the Pilots.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Hockey Club

Leafs include back row, L-R, Carsen Willans, Blair Andrews, Austin Lindsay, Rayce Miller, Robson Cramer, Alec Wilkinson and Nolan Percival. Middle, Hayden Whitman, Austin Seaman, Aaron Dunlap,Troy Petrick, Adam Hodge, Patrick Croome, Kyle Clayton, Brandon Sookro, Rayce Miller, Nick Trefry and Corey Niminken. Front, Brad Rebagliati, Travis Wellman, Stathis Dimopoulos, Jamie Vlanich, coach Frank Maida, Darnel St.Pierre, Sean Dooley, Linden Horswill, Bill McDonnell, Adam Maida and Aiden Osaka.

The Nelson Leafs gave Heritage City fans a taste of everything this Junior B season as the club played well into April for the first time in a few years.

Fans attending Friday’s Cyclone Taylor Cup preliminary round contest between Nelson and KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks said the battle was one of the best games the NDCC Arena has seen in years.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the Leafs success with Team of the Week honours.

Locals selected to elite Female U18 BC Cup

From left, Stephanie McAuley (Trail 1997), Kimberley Huisman (Fernie 1997) and Merissa Dawson (Nelson 1998) have been selected to the Female U18 BC Cup. Missing, Emma Hare, Nelson. — Submitted photo

A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.

Nelson's Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four teams.

Dawson, McAuley and Huisman are part of the Kootenay Wildcats Female Hockey team.

A former Nelsonite, Emma Hare, who now lives in Winfield and played last season with Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna, was also selected to the U18 BC Cup.

Bombers rock East Kootenay team en route to Wild title

The Bombers are on fire to start the High School soccer season. — Photo courtesy LVR High School

The L.V. Rogers Bombers proved they are no match for Kootenay competition, outscoring the opposition 14-1 at the Mount Baker Wild High School Girl's Soccer Tournament this past weekend in the East Kootenay City.

The only blemish for the Bombers came during a 2-1 win over Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.

In all other games against Prince Charles Comets of Creston, host Wild and Sparwood, LVR rode the stellar goalkeeping of Emma Gregorich  to post shutouts.