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Mallards Team of the Week — L.V. Rogers Bombers Basketball Team

The team, coached by longtime Senior Bombers skipper Dean Studer, includes, back row, L-R, Dylan Dixon, Jairo Mangapot, Keegan Jade, Ben Hradil-Kasseckert, Jona Caney, Alan Jin and coach Studer. Front Leo Weiss, Joshua Jolicoeur, Brock Dixon, Eamon Studer and Thomas Baxter. — Photo courtesy L.V. Rogers

With the success south of the border by the Spokane-based Gonzaga Bulldogs, it was seem appropriate that Mallard's Source for sports honour a local basketball squad for its own amazing season on the hardwood.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers, finishing with a 10-6 record, won the West Kootenay AAA High School Boy's Basketball Championship.

For that the squad earns Mallard's Team of the Week honours.

Castlegar's Patrick Zubick named as year's top goalie by SIJHL

Photo credit: Gary Moskalyk

The Superior International Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that Castlegar’s Patrick Zubick, now with the Dryden GM Ice Dogs, has been named the SIJHL’s top goaltender for the 2016-17 season.

Hawks one win from KIJHL Final after edging Nitros 4-1

Hawks one win from KIJHL Final after edging Nitros 4-1

Beaver Valley bounced back from its first loss of the playoffs to score an important 4-1 road victory over host Dynamiters Tuesday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference playoff action in Kimberley.

The win gives the Nitehawks a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five Kootenay Conference Final.

Game four is Wednesday in Kimberley.

If necessary, the series will play the deciding Game five Friday in Fruitvale.

Tied 1-1, Beaver Valley took over the game with a pair of second period goals by Tyler Hartman and team captain Sam Swanson.

Speed Skating Nelson gets better with age

The Nelson Speed Skating Club includes, back row, L-R, Coach Jessica Ludwar, Tristan Phillips, Mercedes Phillips, Ian Walgren, Berend Platje and Coach Bruce Walgren. Front, Charlie Ludwar, Max Loubser, Dylan Boyes, Luke Platje, Oliver Ludwar and June Platje. Missing, Cameron Boyes. — Submitted photo

The season may have concluded, but with the recent success this past year on ice the Nelson Speed Skating Club is already gearing up for 2018.

Club Nelson toured the province to find top flight competition for its skater, traveling to meets in in Kamloops, Kelowna, Port Coquitlam and Vernon.

Kamloops — November 5th, 2016:

In Kamloops with four skaters attending the meet, Berend Platje, Ian Walgren, Luke Platje and June Platje. 

Greater Vancouver ousts Kootenay Wild from playoffs

Greater Vancouver now meets Northern Capitals in the league final.

Despite finishing more than 20 points behind in regular season standings, the Kootenay Wild gave Greater Vancouver Comets everything they could handle before losing two straight in semi final action of the BC Hockey Female AAA League Playoffs.

The Comets squeaked out a pair of one-goal victories to sweep the Wild 2-0 in the best-of-three playoff this past weekend in Coquitlam.

The Coments opened with a 2-1 victory Friday as Jenn Gardiner scored the winner less than a minute into the third period.

KIJHL mourns loss of former star Brendan Burge

“We as an organization are so deeply affected by the passing of this young man and would like to pass on our condolences to his family, his beautiful daughter Bodene and his hockey family that spans far and wide,” the Rockies Facebook Post said.

The entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League is morning the loss of a former player following a freak accident Friday in Kelowna.

Former Columbia Valley Rockies forward Brendan Burge has been identified on social media as the man who died tragically after falling from the fifth-floor balcony of a downtown Kelowna condo. 

“A very sad day for the KIJHL,” said a post Sunday on the Columbia Valley Rockies Facebook Page.

Nitros even Kootenay Conference series with 3-2 win over Nitehawks

Beaver Valley lost its first game of the playoffs Saturday, and now face a must-win situation on the road beginning Tuesday against Kimberley. — The Nelson Daily photo

After coasting through the Murdoch Division, winning eight straight, and the first game of the Kootenay Conference series, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks now face some adversity against the Kimberley Dynamiters.

The Nitros scored a much-needed road victory, edging the Hawks 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference Playoff action Saturday in Fruitvale.

The win evens the best-of-seven Kootenay Conference Final at 1-1 with Games three and four, Tuesday and Wednesday, in the Bavarian City.

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