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LVR Bomber grad Eric D'Andrea joins Mariner teammates at CCAA Nationals

Mariners forward Eric D'Andrea pushes an entry pass in the key during the PACWEST Championship game against Capilano College. — Photo courtesy Vancouver sports photography

Former L.V. Rogers Bomber Eric D’Andrea is off with the Vancouver Island University Mariners to the CCAA National Men's Basketball Championship held this week at Holland University in Prince Edward Island.  

D’Andrea, in his fifth season with the Mariners, helped the Nanaimo-based squad capture the PACWEST crown for the third straight season with a 94-77 victory over the Capilano Blues recently in the conference championship game.

VIU meets George Brown of Toronto in the opening game of the tournament Thursday at 9 a.m. PDT.

Local snowboarder needs help to represent BC at Speed Nation Canadian Finals

Finn Megale (red shirt) picked up another silver medal during the recent at the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals at Big White Resort. — Submitted photo

A Nelson snowboarder is looking for funding to help complete a goal of competing at the Speed Nation Canadian Finals next month (April 5-9) in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.  

Finn Megale has been burning up the slopes this season and now has been invited to join the BC Snowboard team in Quebec.

However, attending the Canadians is mostly “user-pay” proposition for members of the BC team.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Toyota

WKMBL Champion Nelson Toyota includes, back row, L-R, Amos Tanguay, Brody Blair, Andre LaPlante, Derek Youngblutt and Adrian Ramos. Front, Jeremy Phelan, Jon Ramos and Mike Vance. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Toyota rans the table to capture the 2017 West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Championship with a convincing win over Northport, Wash., in the final.

Nelson Toyota, which defeated city rival Kootenay Lake Electric and Empire Coffee during preliminary playoff round action, scored early and often en route to dominating Northport 75-38.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the lads with Team of the Week status.

Hawks sweep past Leafs to capture Murdoch Division

Nelson forward Nicholas Wihak drives to the net against ex-Leaf Nolan Percival during Saturday's 4-1 KIJHL playoff victory by the Nitehawks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

During the regular season Beaver Valley put together a few lengthy winning streaks en route to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.

Those same Nitehawks are at it again.

The Hawks made it a clean sweep through the Murdoch Division Saturday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Nelson Leafs 4-1 for the club’s eighth straight playoff victory.

The loss eliminated the Leafs from the 2017 KIJHL Playoffs.

Hawks take stranglehold on Murdoch Division Final

Leafs Nicholas Wihak eyes the puck during first period action of KIJHL Playoffs between Nelson and Beaver Valley Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Playing with a lead or coming from behind, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks know how to win.

For the second game in a row the Hawks needed overtime to defeat the Nelson Leafs.

Blake Sidoni beat Devin Allen in the Nelson nets at 9:33 in the second extra period to give Beaver Valley a 3-2 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Nitehawks take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Murdoch Final with Game four Saturday right back in Nelson.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Back to the Water

Nothing like the smile on a young fisherman after catching a big one. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures

Well the weather wasn’t very cooperative this past month and just when people thought spring was on the horizon, Mother Nature rudely surprised everyone. 

It was a 'Chelsea Dagger' night for the Nitehawks

Ex-Leaf Nolan Percival nets winner as Hawks stage epic comeback against Nelson to grab 2-0 lead in Murdoch Division Final.

Not quite the way the coaching staff drafted up the game plan on the black board, but it's still a win for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Ex-Leaf Nolan Percival scored with seconds remaining in overtime to lift the Nitehawks to a 4-3 come-from-behind Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Wednesday night in Fruitvale.

The win gives Beaver Valley a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division playoff series.

Games three and four go Friday and Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

Puck drop is 7 p.m.

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