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Thunder capture two of three during Central Okanagan hoop trip

Before the Thunder left on their trip to the Central Okanagan, Tom Atkins, Manager-Marketing & Relations Development for Nelson and District Credit Union dropped by practice to present the players with a donation to help offset expenses. Included in the photo along with coach Jeremy Phelan and Atkins, back row, L-R, Michael Rodes Bliss, Boris Oudemans , Quinn Kilpatrick, Jack Barclay, Van Kozak, Nate Pancake and Nate Atkins. Front, Lukas Faehendrich, Ben Thast, Mateo Kataoka and Mika Whitefield.

The Trafalgar Thunder Boy's Basketball team won two of three during a recent trip to the Central Okanagan over the weekend.

The Thunder defeated Pleasant Valley of Armstrong (69-19) and Kalamalka of Vernon (47-44) during the three-game swing.

The lone setback came against Okanagan powerhouse Clarence Fulton Maroons (34-29).

"We'd like to recognize support of the Nelson and District Credit Union, Lions Club and Trafalgar PAC for their contributions to make this trip a success," said coach Jeremy Phelan.

Selkirk College Saints Return Home for Stretch Drive

Mitch Rosko and the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team return to the Castlegar & District Recreation Centre this coming weekend where they will take on the University of Victoria Vikes in a two-game set. Friday night’s game starts at 7 p.m. and Saturday’s game will take place at 4 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

With four games remaining in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season, the Selkirk College Saints are in an unfamiliar late-February position of looking up in the standings.

After a rocky start to the second half of the season, the Saints quest for home-ice advantage in the looming post-season has started to slip away. With four games remaining in the regular season, the Saints are staying focused on sowing the seeds of their own destiny as they push for their fifth straight BCIHL championship.

Buchy rink sweeps past McKenzie at Kootenay Mixed Playdowns

Tom Buchy of Kimberley defeated the West Kootenay rink in straight games.

Tom Buchy of Kimberley is off to represent the Kootenay Zone at the BC Mixed Curling Championships after sweeping past the James McKenzie rink of Castlegar 2-0 in the Mixed Finals Saturday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Buchy, third Lori Buchy, second Dave Toffolo and lead Robyn Toffolo, defeated McKenzie by scores of 8-2 and 7-1.

Buchy now advances to the BC Mixed Championships March 2-5 in Parksville.

Leafs, Bruins meet in showdown for third in Murdoch Division

Leafs, Bruins meet in showdown for third in Murdoch Division

It's come down to one game for all the marbles between the Nelson Leafs and Grand Forks Border Bruins.

Okay, maybe not all the marbles but a chance to stay away from meeting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the first round of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Playoffs.

Nelson Leafs played a solid playoff-style game, combining good defence with timely scoring to edge the Spokane Braves 2-0 in KIJHL action Friday night in the Lilac City.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Curling Club Valentines Champs

Remax Realty sponsor Glen Darough (center) presents the James MacKenzie with the top prize at the weekend Nelson Curling Club Valentines Mixed Bonspiel. From left, lead Michelle Kooznetsoff, second Brad Hildebrand, skip James MacKenzie and third Susan MacKenzie. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Curling Centre hosted its annual Valentines Mixed Bonspiel tis past weekend at the Heritage City Club with a total of 16 teams from Castlegar, Nelson and Riondel competing for the top prize.

A event winner was the James Mackenzie rink of Castlegar who captured the weekend's top prize.

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

The team includes, lead Michelle Kooznetsoff, second Brad Hildebrand, third Susan MacKenzie and skip James MacKenzie.

There's life left in them Nelson Leafs

Dale Howell finished with three points to help Nelson snap a six-game winless skid. — The Nelson Daily

Just when fans thought it was time to begin drafting the eulogy on 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Nelson Leafs the Buds showed some life.

Dale Howell had three points to lead the Leafs to a 5-3 victory over the Fernie Ghostriders in KIJHL action Saturday night in the East Kootenay City.

Not only does the win snap a six game winless streak but also the Leafs keep their hopes over overtaking the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division.

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