by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday May 29 2016

One easy way of getting selected as Mallard's Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy's Tier II Rugby Championship with a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday May 28 2016

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 26 2016

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for the BC High School AA Boy's Tier II Division Championship after outlasting Hugh Roberts of Richmond 15-10 in semi final action Thursday in Abbotsford.

The final goes Saturday at 11 a.m. when the Kootenay Champs meet Robert Bateman of Abbotsford....

Sports News

Nelson Leafs finish in the black thanks to success at Recycling Centre

Nelson Leafs finish in the black thanks to success at Recycling Centre

No doubt Leaf hockey fans would like to see a few more wins on the ice.

However, the fan base will be pleased to know the franchise continues to be one of the most successful clubs in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after Gord Davis announced the team finished in the black despite being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.

“The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society ended up in the black by nearly $20,000 this season due to the hard work of staff and volunteers,” Davis told The Nelson Daily.

Leafs coaching staff busy finding right pieces to return franchise to glory years

Leaf coach Mario DiBella, along with his staff, have been selling players on the benefits of playing for the Heritage City franchise next season. — The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs begin building toward the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season by hosting its Annual General Meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the NDCC.

However, since the Leafs were ousted from postseason way back in February, the coaching staff has been busy pounding the pavement in search of players to fill the roster for the upcoming campaign.

Dreams turn into reality for Nelson Nordic, Black Jack skier Julien Locke

Julien Locke . . . earns spot on National Team

It seems like only yesterday Julian Locke was burning up the snow on Kootenay Cup Race trails in Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley.

Recently, the Nelson native saw those dreams at a younger time in his life competing for Canada etched in stone after he was selected to the Men’s National Cross Country Ski Team.

Mallard's Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Baseball Team

The Bombers include, from left, Connor Coming, Aden Osika, Jordan McLeod,  Reese Tambellini, Chase May, Jared Roberts and Coach Ron Mace. Missing, Casey  Harrison, Joel Aubert, Charles Cristo, Ezra Lemay and Coach Kyle Mace. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers, which played the entire season on the road, finished the campaign with an impressive 10-7 record.

The Bombers, fielding a young squad this season, played teams from the USA, Alberta and BC.

Mallard's Source for sports salutes the Bombers on a great season with Team of the Week honours.

The team includes, Connor Coming, Aden Osika, Jordan McLeod,  Reese Tambellini, Chase May, Jared Roberts, Casey  Harrison, Joel Aubert, Charles Cristo, Ezra Lemay and Coaches Ron Mace and Kyle Mace.

U16 Selects push older U18s at Terry Walgren Tournament

U16's Grace Dehnel secures the ball for the host club during a game against Kootenay South. — Bob Hall photo

Nelson U16 Selects got a tune up for this weekend's Kamloop Slurpee Cup, dropping a 2-0 decision to the U18s in the final of the Terry Walgren Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday at Lakeside Park in Nelson.

Naomi Perkins scored the second of two goals to power the U18s past their younger cousins.

"Not often I will come off a weekend where we lost two games, tied one and had only one win and think we played so well," said head coach Paul Burkart.

Selkirk College Saints Add Leadership to Blueline

The Selkirk College Saints will welcome former Creston Valley Thunder Cats defenceman Jackson Bruce-Fuoco to the team when the 2016-2017 BCIHL season begins in September.  —Photo courtesy Jeff Banman

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints are building towards the upcoming season with the signing of Jackson Bruce-Fuoco.

An Ontario native, Bruce-Fuoco has committed for the 2016-2017 season and beyond. A skilled two-way defenseman that possess exceptional leadership, Bruce-Fuoco played for the Creston Valley Thunder Cats of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) in the 2015-2016 season.

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