by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 19 2014

The Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and Sheri Allarie cranked it up once again to claim The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising Award during this past weekend's Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raises money for the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 18 2014

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons continue to pull in the hardware after the crew took third place at the Vernon Dragon Boat Races Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.

The Rhythm Dragons Ladies of The Wake captured third overal in the A Women's Final.

"Once more the KRD...

by Shara JJ Cooper on Monday Aug 18 2014

Greenwood was full of Rugby players again last weekend for the Boundary Bash Social 10s Rugby Tournament. This is the second year they have hosted this tournament and this year they were larger by just one team.

Organizer and Jewel Lake resident Oliver Glaser said the tournament was a...

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Despite the late start, coach McLellan eager to begin as skipper of the Good Ship Nelson Leafs

Dave McLellan has a lot of work to do to get the Nelson Leafs ready for the 2014-15 KIJHL season.

Dave McLellan knows a thing of two about coaching, having skippered teams at both BC Junior A and Junior B levels as well as overseas.

However, the 48-year-old coach from Surrey had better reach long and hard into his coaching bag of tricks as the latest candidate to lead the Nelson Leafs hockey club is getting a late, and we mean late, start on the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

Adam Wheeldon excited to check out scenery in Alberta North after being dealt to Camrose by Smokies

Adam Wheeldon (11), seen here again Langley Rivermen, seldom took a shift off when he played for the Trail Smokies. — Photo courtesy Langley Advance

Haircut? Check.

Toothbrush? Check.

Winter jacket? Don’t have one, but where I’m going I had better get one soon.

The Trail Smoke Eaters granted captain Adam Wheeldon his wish by trading the Nelson native to the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League this week for future considerations.

The trade came as part of wholesale changes recently announced by coach Nick Deschenes, who gutted last year’s roster by also releasing Dylan Bowen, Nathan Browne, Taylor Armbruster and Greyson Reitmeier.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync

The team includes, back row, Carla Klein, Janet Stephenson, Jocelyn Davies, Frances Long, Deb Rhyder, Lena Guignion and Maggie Mulvihill. Middle, Brooke Campbell, Louise Andrew, Melissa Michaud, Amy Grumme, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson, Cath Little and coach Puleng Pratt. Front, Marlene Pozin, Deb Smith, Tammy Nygaard, Peggy Scott, Dawn Jacobsen, Diane Tulloch(Steersperson), Verna Poohachoff and Jill Jacobsen. — Submitted photo

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync aligned a First Place finish in the Women’s Championship “B” Division at the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival held recently in the Central Okanagan City.

The Sisters, with six new paddlers and contributions from a few other teams, captured the the B Championship Division and a fourth place overall.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to recognize the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons — Sisters In Sync with Team of the Week honours.

Great ready for the new and improved Queen Elizabeth Park

Crews have already commenced renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview. — The Nelson Daily photo

There's something happening at Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview — and it's not a player belting out a grand slam home run.

But it's close.

The Nelson and District Baseball Association home park is getting a facelift.

NDBA president Larry Martel said the diamond is getting renovated, much like the project that was completed last year at Lion's Park in Uphill.

The diamond will be redone along with a fence erected in right field — the new Blue Monster.

Nelson shows off power at Sprints Regatta

Pat Desjardins, a native of Nelson who now lives in Victoria, won three gold medals at Saturday's Nelson Sprints Regatta. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Neptunes finish KSSA season with a Big Splash

The Neptunes Regional team includes, back row, L-R, Asst. Coach, Rebecca Afford, Matthew Holtizki, Ohia Wintraub, Sage Cowan, Olivia Cowan, Hannah Malenfant and head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer. Middle, Elissa Centrone, Jaylen Rushton, Madeline Holitzki, Locke Finley, Koa Wintraub and Hunter Hedges. Front, Imogen Cowan, Amelia Finley, Enna Cowan, Kallie Badry, Morgan Robterson-Weir, Lachlan Bibby-Fox and Cameron Bibby-Fox. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes began the 2014 Kootenay Summer Swim Association season like a fish out of water.

However, when the final horn sounded two months later, the Neptunes were a vastly different team, finishing second to powerhouse Castlegar Aquanauts at the Kootenay Regional Championships held recently in the Trail and ready to continue on a roll at this weeks Provincials in Kamloops.

"We could not have asked for a better result and look forward to seeing the provincial qualifiers performing even faster in Kamloops," said Neptune head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.

NDCC Arena hosts both Major Midget tryout camps

NDCC Arena hosts both Major Midget tryout camps

The Nelson and District Community Complex was a beehive of activity this past weekend as midget-aged hockey players attended camps for the Female AAA Kootenay Wildcats and the Kootenay Ice of the BC Major Midget Hockey League.

Both camps, attracting players from throughout the Kootenay region, opened Friday before concluding Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Head coach Rob Wright is returning for his second season with the Kootenay Ice.