by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Oct 20 2016

Boxing is coming back to Nelson.

Actually the Nelson Boxing Club is flourishing very well, thank you very much, at its new digs in the basement under Pharmasave on Baker Street.

So much that the club is preparing to host Nelson Fight Night #2, the second boxing card in less than a...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 19 2016

Friends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain.

Travis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.

However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the...

by Contributor on Wednesday Oct 19 2016

It’s amazing what an active community can accomplish together, if a recent roller derby fundraiser is any indication.

The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) rallied its sister teams – the Dam City Rollers and the Nelson Killjoys – last month to join them in a special...

Sports News

Leafs deal Bolding, Selby to Sicamous for futures

Josh Bolding, who played two games for the Leafs, was the odd man out and was dealt to Sicamous Tuesday with forward Spencer Selby. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

There’s no way a hockey team can keep four goalies happy during practice let alone during the regular season of a junior hockey league season.

So the Nelson Leafs coaching staff did its best to solve the problem by sending netminder Josh Bolding and forward Spencer Selby to the Sicamous Eagles in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League deal Tuesday.

The Leafs, in return, receive future considerations.

The deal leaves Nelson with three goalies in camp — Devin Allen and Ben Kelsch on the playing roster and Jason Sandhu on the injury list.

Nelson Youth Soccer grads continue to shine on CIS university scene

Brittany Wheeler (left) and Andrea Stinson are teammates again on the UBCO Women's Varsity Soccer squad. — Photos courtesy UBCO Athletics

Two Nelson Youth Soccer graduates have found their way back to their home province to play out their university careers.

Brittany Wheeler and Andrea Stinson, teammates throughout youth soccer campaigns, landed on the roster of the University of Okanagan Heat after spending the early part of their respective CIS Women’s Soccer careers in Alberta.

The two players transfered to UBCO after spending the early part of their university careers playing in Alberta — Stinson at the University of Calgary and Wheeler with University of Lethbridge.

Selkirk College Saints Offence Explodes After Mini Slump

The Selkirk College Saints earned their first victory of the BCIHL regular season on Saturday night in Burnaby with a 5-2 win over the Simon Fraser University Clan. Rookie forward Jack Mills scored two goals in the game. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

It took eight periods of regular season British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) play, but the Selkirk College Saints offense finally woke up and welcomed the 2016-2017 campaign.

On a roadtrip to the Lower Mainland over the weekend, the four-time defending league champions took on the Simon Fraser University Clan on Saturday evening in Burnaby.

Facing a 2-0 deficit early in the third period, the Saints erupted for five unanswered goals in the final 15 minutes of the game to claim a 5-2 win.

Leafs take care of business against Spokane Braves

Leafs Sam Weber races for the puck during the third period of Saturday's 4-1 KIJHL victory over Spokane. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

At this stage of the season it’s all about taking care of business.

Andy Fitzpatrick scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 4-1 decision over the lowly Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win, the third on home ice in as many games, keeps Nelson perfect against the cellar-dwelling Braves — a team the Leafs must beat to have any chance of winning the Murdoch Division.

“These were very big points for us,” said Leaf defenceman Dash Thompson following the game.

Fitzpatrick scores winner to lift Leafs past Bruins

Jack Karran (9) of the Leafs attempts to slow Bruins Connor Brennan during first period action of Friday's KIJHL clash between Nelson and Grand Forks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

For almost 59 minutes Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins exchanged body blows in a Murdoch Division Showdown.

With 1:03 remaining in the game, Andy Fitzpatrick nailed the Bruins with a knockout punch, scoring the winning goal in a 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory for the Green and White Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The win pulls Nelson into a second-place tie in the Murdoch Division with the Bruins.

Beaver Valley continues to hold a one-point lead over both Grand Forks and Nelson.

Leafs, Border Bruins square off in Murdoch Showdown

The Leafs are back in action this weekend, hosting Grand Forks and Spokane. — The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs have spent a lot of the first six weeks of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season on the bus.

Nelson, 5-4-0-0-1 on the season which is good enough for third place in the Murdoch Division, have played only four games at home to start the season.

This weekend, Leafs have the chance to take advantage of home ice while trying to exact some revenge on the Grand Forks Border as the two Murdoch opponents hook up Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Mallard's Team of the Week — City of Nelson Golf Tournament Team

Players at the City of Nelson Golf Tournament took to the putting green at Granite Pointe Golf Course for the Team photo.

The golf season may be in the rearview mirror, but before the weather turned frightful players took to Granite Pointe to participate in the City of Nelson Tournament.

The tournament was a fundraiser for the Angelo Mastorbuno Bursary, handed out yearly to a student at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the players, and the organizing commmittee with Team of the Week honours.

The tournament was a hit with the players and goes onto honouring the City of Nelson worker.


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