by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 02 2015

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports is...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jul 02 2015

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 02 2015

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our...

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Killjoys blast Dam City to capture second Golden Boot Trophy in three years

Action was intense in the 40 C degree temperature inside the NDCC Arena Saturday at the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Killjoys scored early and often en route to reclaiming the West Kootenay Roller Derby title at the Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday in the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys dominated the contest from the opening jam, scoring a 220-146 win over defending champion Castlegar Dam City Rollers to claim the Golden Boot Trophy.

“Winning the title was very rewarding after a season of hard training and determination,” said Jennifer Worman, AKA, Meg Ablast of the Killjoys.

England scored two quick goals to knock Canada from Women's World Cup

More than 54,000 fans jammed BC Place for the Women's World Cup between Canada and England Saturday. — The Nelson Daily photo

There was no joy in Canadaville Saturday after England scored two quick first half goals to edge host Canada 2-1 in FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer action at BC Place in Vancouver.

The game attracted a record-breaking crowd of 54,027. The previous Canadian national team record or 53,855 was set in the same venue last Sunday for the round-of-16 game against Switzerland.

Jodie Taylor and Lucy Bronze scored for England in the 11th and 14th minutes against a Canadian defence that had given up one goal during its four previous games.

Nelson snaps 20-year winless streak to capture West Kootenay Babe Ruth Crown

Jayden Maida slides safely into home with the seventh run as Nelson outlasted Trail to capture the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship Thursday at the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson combined the strong pitching of Benoit Thibault and Jordan McLeod with a timely offence to stop Trail Athletics 11-5 in the final of the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship Thursday at the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park.

The victory snaps what some baseball historians believe is a 20-year drought for Nelson Baseball.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Babe Ruth

The Nelson Babe Ruth squad includes, back row, L-R, Coach Roger May, Jayden Maida, Marco Falcone, Jared Martin, Chase May, Jordan McLeod and assistant coach Dylan Jacobs. Front, Andrew Felcone, Benoit Thibault, Vinnie Watson, Garnet Duplessie and Justin Lasichuk. Missing, Sebastian Bodine. — Submitted photo

Nelson Minor Baseball historians say the last time a Heritage City squad won the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Championships the current members of the team were not even born.

A group of Nelson players put that streak to rest by stopping Trail Athletics 11-5 Thursday at the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Nelson broke open a close game with six runs in the final innings.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the accomplishment with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson Selects shoot way to gold medal at Sam Steele Days tourney

Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, coach Kerry Dyck, Jaden Dyck, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Assistant Coach Daryl Verville, Keeper Bradey Sookero, Assistant Coach Lyle Hill, Josh Schacher, Ezra Foy, Jacob Erickson and Jesse Thurston. Front, Grayson Hill, Keanu Tromans, Josh Yasek, Aidan Mushumanski, Liam Jones, Thomas Baxter, Milo Baranyai-Sheppard (standing). — Submitted photo

Playing against older teams doesn’t seem to bother the Nelson Selects U15 Boy’s squad.

For the second time in as many weeks the Selects kept pace with the older players, winning gold at the Sam Steele Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.

Ironically, Nelson defeated Kootenay East U15’s 4-2 in shootout in the final of the U16 Division.

“It was a fantastic weekend,” said coach, Kerry Dyck.

NHL Draft: 'Every kids dream to be drafted' says Nelson's Dryden Hunt

Dryden Hunt is ready for whatever happens during the upcoming NHL draft. — Photo courtesy Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club

There are only a few Connor McDavid’s or Jack Eichel’s to go around for National Hockey League teams at the 2015 entry draft Friday in Sunrise, Florida.

Which is why professional hockey teams pour a ton of money into scouting, to find those sleepers . . . those late round picks that can make the difference.

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is sure he’s one of those late round gems.

Fact is the Nelson Minor Hockey grad isn’t even sure he’ll be selected in the top rounds during the upcoming draft.

Brent Heaven Takes Over Behind Selkirk College Saints Bench

Brent Heaven is the new head coach for the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team. With a decade of junior hockey coaching experience under his belt, Heaven steps into the role after helping guide the Saints to a third straight BCIHL title as an assistant coach in 2014-2015.

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team have once again promoted an assistant coach to lead the team to continued success in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL).

The defending BCIHL champion Saints announced this week that Brent Heaven is stepping up as head coach for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Heaven replaces Alex Evin, who moved to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) last month.