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Nitehawks suffer heartbreaking OT loss to Wainwright Bisons in Keystone Cup Final

The Nitehawks, hoisting the Cyclone Taylor Cup, completed the season with an impressive 59-9-2-0-3 record.

Beaver Valley’s run at the Western Canada Junior B Hockey Chamiponship came to a heartbreaking end Sunday in Arborg, Manitoba.

Bryce Woodward scored at 3:05 of overtime to lift the Wainwright Bisons to a 4-3 victory over the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Champion Nitehawks in the final of the Keystone Cup.

Trailing 3-1 after two periods, the Hawks tied the game with two goals in a span of 29 seconds by Sam Swanson and Dylan Heppler.

Granite Pointe opens driving range; course ready for play Wednesday

After a long winter, Granite Pointe is ready for action.

It's time for golfer to dust of the clubs as Granite Pointe at Nelson is getting ready to open for the 2017 season.

Granite Pointe General Manager Dave Belling said the driving range and pro shop will open Saturday for players to get a head start on the season.

Belling, said the 18-hole 6,209 yard, par 72 track will be open for play Wednesday as well as the rest of facilities at the Rosemont based track.

The season is already lining up to be a great one at Granite Pointe.

RED's Simon Hillis -- North American Freeride Champ for his age

Left to Right: Gabe Gaudet (Coach), Calix Webber, Simon Hillis, Pete Then (Coach), Natalie Cooper & Liam Gaudet at Kirkwood Mountain, California

Four young Rosslanders qualified for the 2017 North American (NORAM) Junior Freeride Championships. Simon Hillis, Liam Gaudet, Calix Webber and Natalie Cooper recently competed at Kirkwood Mountain in California, April 5th to 8th.

 “The NORAM Freeride Championships welcomes the most talented young freeriders in North America. Any support we can provide for the future of freeriding, especially with our own RED Mountain Juniors, is something that fits nicely with RED’s culture of youth and big mountain skiing,” says Don Thompson, RED’s General Manager.

Selkirk College Saints Celebrate Season’s Achievements

Seventeen of the 24 Selkirk College Saints hockey players received Academic Awards for their performance in the classroom during the 2016-2017 BCIHL season. Some of those picking up the award included (L-R) Troy Maclise, Jordan Rauser, Derek Georgopoulos, Jonas Horvath, Dane Feeney, Justin Kanigan (assistant coach), Austin Wells, Kyle Wheeler (assistant coach), Gordon Campbell and Brent Heaven (head coach). — Selkirk College photo

The Selkirk College Saints hockey program has established itself as the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) gold standard on the ice, but it’s away from the rink where equally impressive feats have been elevated.

At the team’s annual awards night last week, the Saints handed out year-end honours to those players who lead the way during the 2016-2017 season. Though the team fell short of winning its fifth straight BCIHL championship last month, the celebration of achievement was not dulled by the final outcome on the ice.

Hawks handle Storm to clinch Cyclone Taylor Cup

Nelson native Nolan Percival shares a photo with Hawks head coach Terry Jones following Sunday's Cyclone Taylor Cup victory in Creston. — Submitted photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks scored five unanswered goals to dump the Campbell River Storm 6-2 in the final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Sunday in Creston.

Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley, which last won the Cyclone Taylor Cup in 2014, now represents BC at the Keystone Cup later this month in Manitoba.

This is the third BC Championship for the Beaver Valley franchise and the second straight Cyclone Taylor Cup for the KIJHL. In 2016, 100 Mile House won the title.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NMHA Esso Award Winners

The Esso Medal of Achievement are pictured after the ceremony. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Minor Hockey concluded its 2016-17 season with a recent Awards Banquet at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

Former NHLer Mike Laughton conducted the ceremony with the highlight of the night being the awards to the players.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute all of the winners with Team of the Week honours.

Picture are players who won the Esso Achievement Awards.

Bombers sweep past competition at Immaculata Tournament

The LVR Bombers are off to a great start this BC High School AA Girl's soccer season. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers didn't look like a team basking in the glory of capturing the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship last season.

The 2016 defending champs hit the ground running, winning all games at the Immaculata High School Girl's Soccer Tournament Saturday in Kelowna.

LVR blasted North Kam 5-1, Pemberton 8-0 before edging host Immaculata 2-1.

Maya Ida, McKenna Bennett, Rylee Zondervan, Taylor Zimmer and Laurel Halleran each scored twice in the tournament, while Emily Taylor, Emma Wheeldon and Jesemyn Vandonselasr added singles.

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