by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 23 2016

The Castlegar Rebels continue to work magic without their head coach.

Logan Styler scored the winner in the second overtime to give the visiting Rebels a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division action Friday night...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 22 2016

Two weeks into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and there hasn’t been one trade by the Nelson Leafs.

Instead, the coaching staff is very pleased with the progression of the Green and White despite the fact Nelson, undefeated during the preseason, is 2-2 out of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 21 2016

Jackson Konkin of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail and Salmo's Jasmine Drolet came out on top of the first race of the West Kootenay Cross Country season Tuesday at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.

Konkin finnished the 7.8 kilometer course in a time of 32 minutes, five seconds to capture the Senior Boys...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Terry Fox Nelson Organizing Committee

The Nelson Terry Fox organizing committee includes, back row, L-R, Dorothy Hatto, Janet Stephenson, Sarah Quayle, Maggie Mulvihill and Pat Gibson. Front, Cath Little, Mary Walters, Jill Jacobsen, Linda Hoffman and Diane Tulloch. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

That was quite a day, Sunday as Nelsonites flocked to Lakeside Rotary Park to participate in the 2016 Terry Fox Run.

The event raised more than $10,000 to find a cure for cancer.

Hats off to the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons for hosting the event.

The committee deserves kudos for the work in organizing the event, and Mallard's Source for sports is quick to honour the contingent as Team of the Week.

Roundball Leagues headed for playoff action

The regular season has concluded in the Master Men's Soccer League with semi finals set for Sunday.

Nelson Youth Soccer is entering the home stretch on the 2016 season with teams preparing for the playoffs.

In the Men’s Master League, it’s down to four teams as Bia Boro and defending champion Retallack advance to the semi final Sunday at Lakeside Pitch.

Bia Boro shutout Real Nelson 3-0 while Retallack won a slugfest against Ted Allen’s 6-5.

Retallack now meets regular season champion Red Dog Sunday at 4 p.m. in one semi final.

In the other semi Jackson’s Hole tackles Bia Boro.

Rebels back in business, edge Nelson Leafs 3-2

Nelson Leafs were up early Sunday participating in the Nelson Terry Fox Run. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

After going winless to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and having their coach suspended, most experts may have written off the Castlegar Rebels until the franchise could stabilize the ship.

However, the Sunflower City squad jumped right back into the Murdoch Division picture by posting a pair of wins over rivals Beaver Valley and Nelson.

Saturday, the Rebels found just enough scoring to go with an impressive performance by netminder Jason Maihiot to edge the Leafs 3-2 in KIJHL action at the Castlegar Arena Complex.

KIJHL suspends Rebel skipper for tampering

The Castlegar franchise will be without head coach Bill Rotheisier until late October.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League president Bill Ohlhausen confirmed that Castlegar Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisier has been suspended for 45 days for tampering.

Ohlhausen said Rotheisier, who began serving the suspension September 6, is to have no contact with the team one hour before and after any game during the suspension.

Leafs outlast Braves 5-4 to capture home opener

Sam Weber skates to the puck behind the Spokane net during Friday's KIJHL win at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Nelson Leafs scored three times in the first period en route to a 5-4 victory over the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Kolten Nelson scored twice to lead the Leafs to a second consecutive win over the Braves.

Nelson bounced Spokane 6-2 Saturday in the Lilac City.

Leafs dominated the Braves early as Nelson, Sawyer Hunt and Eamonn Miller scored in the opening frame to give the home side a 3-0 advantage.

After Hunt scored, the shot clock read 10-1 in favour of the Leafs.

Start of something big — Leafs host Braves in home opener

After Spokane, Nelson travels to the Sunflower City to meet the Rebels. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Following a weekend split on the road to start the season, the Nelson Leafs host the Spokane Braves Friday at the NDCC Arena as the Heritage City franchise opens its 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

The game, set for 7 p.m. puck drop, is a rematch of Saturday’s inaugural 6-2 victory for Nelson in the Lilac City.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Road Kings Executive

The committee includes, back row, L-R, Ron Cutler, Jack Chambers, Paul Bowolin and Woody Wudkevich. Front, Bill Smith, Brian Haigh, Joe Mann, Marcello Piro, Cathy Corner, Dave Sabo and Frank Anderson. Missing from photo, John Madelung. — Submitted photo

The 2016 Edition of the Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise was another amazing success story for the Heritage City.

Mother Nature once again provided great weather for the huge crowds that filled Baker Street in Nelson to view some amazing rides, from classic muscle cars to brand new imports and the occasional motorcycle.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the Road Kings organizing committee for their countless hours of hard work and dedication in producing the largest event of the year in Nelson with Team of the Week honours.

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