by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 21 2015

The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.

Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook and Camore join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.

The tournament kicks off...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday May 21 2015

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode a stellar defence and timely scoring to another Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Zone Title.

The Bombers disposed of local rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail (2-0) before dumping David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final (3-0).

LVR now...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 20 2015

A group of Kootenay Whitecaps Academy players had an opportunity to test their skills in front of the Head of the Academy Centers during a road trip to Vancouver last weekend.

“The feedback that we received from Head Coach Bart Choufour is that the Kootenays is growing and with its...

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Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller derby is heating up in Trail with temperatures set to rise Saturday.

West Kootenay Roller Derby presents a double header at the Comino Arena – the last regular game of the season.  The Rossland Trail Roller Girls intend to make their hometown fans proud by stopping The Nelson Killjoys from securing a win that would put them in 1st place going into the playoffs.

Nelson Leafs host AGM Wednesday at NDCC

Nelson Leafs host AGM Wednesday at NDCC

There's a great opportunity for hockey fans in Nelson to influence the direction of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.

The club is hosting its annual general meeting Wednesday (May 20) in the Nelson and District Community Complex meeting room.

Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

"All parties interested in shaping the future of the hockey club are invited to attend," said the advertisement on The Nelson Daily.

Voting membership is open to everyone who has paid the $10 membership fee. Each membership is good for one year.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon off to Concordia University

Adam Wheeldon, seen here during his playing time in Trail, has accepted an offer to attend Concordia University in Edmonton in the fall. — Photo courtesy Trail Smoke Eaters

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon has accepted an offer to attend Concordia University in Edmonton.

Concordia plays in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference against college and university teams from throughout Alberta.

“Adam will have an impact from day one with the team,” said Kodiaks coach and GM Boris Rybalka on the team website.

“His style of play will make him a fan favourite and opposition players will need to keep their heads up when he is on the ice.”

Full roster expected to take to the ice for Leafs spring camp

The KIJHL season may be four months away but the Nelson Leafs are already taking steps to make the upcoming campaign at successful one. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to build for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as the Heritage City franchise hosts its Spring Camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The camp is the second of the spring for the Leafs, which staged a Prospects Camp last month.

Leafs coach and general manager Dave McLellan has a full roster of players — 40 skaters and eight netminders — slated to attend.

The camp begins Friday with Goalie Evaluation from 6-7 p.m. followed by a game at 7:30 p.m.

Bombers heading on back to Provincial Girl's Soccer Championships

LVR coach Brett Adams gives some instruction to the Bombers during halftime of Thursday's Kootenay Final in Creston. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers are heading back to take another crack at a provincial title.

The Bombers dumped David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 3-0 in the final of the Kootenay Zone AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday afternoon in Creston.

LVR now travels to Vancouver to represent the Kootenay zone at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships May 27-30.
The tournament is hosted by Crofton House.

LVR put the game away minutes into the contest, surprising the East Kootenay squad with three goals.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U18 Selects

 The U18 squad includes, from left, Lucas Spielman, Andrew Knapik, Nigel Ziegler, Darian Johnson, John Dmitri Johnson, coach Dan Szabo, Spencer Szabo, Bryce Twible and Owen Thurston. Missing, Jake Anderson, Theo Bakas, Dylan Bennett, Nolan DeRosa and Nolan Percival. — Submitted photo

Even playing shorthanded, the Nelson U18 Selects turned in a magnificent performance at the Bill Eisenwinter Hot Shot Tournament in Coeur d Alene, Idaho.

The squad finished third, narrowly missing out on a chance to play for all the marbles in the tournament final.

Mallard's Source for sports want to tip the hat to the boys with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson Eagles fly high at Kelowna hoop tournament

The Nelson Eagles (white jerseys) played well at a tournament this past weekend in Kelowna. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Eagles finished 2-1 at the U17 KMBA Boys Basketball Tourney this past weekend in Kelowna.

The Eagles, consisting of players mostly from L.V. Rogers High School and Castlegar, defeated KMBA Reps from Kelowna in the consolation final Sunday.

“(We) caught the KMBA squad on the back end of a double-header and took full advantage, pushing the tempo and scoring easily in transition,” said Eagles coach Jeremy Phelan.