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West Kootenay Rapids grab Gold and Nelson Peewee Rep Tourney

The winning West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 squad includes, back row, L-R, Asst Coach Craig Upper, Safety Person Mike Gerrand and Head Coach Geoff Watts. Middle, Dakoda Fizzard, Seamus Boyd, Bryce Sookro, Captain Rhett Hamilton, Drake Proctor and Alexander Andersen. Front, Koby Upper, Ethan Bennett, Nathan Medeiros, Simon Forrester, Dylan Watts, Mason Ouchi and Reid Gerrand. Goalie, Brady Stocks. — Submitted photo

Two teams, and two great weekend results for Nelson Minor Hockey at the Peewee Rep Tournament this past weekend at the NDCC and Civic Arenas.

The West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 and 3 teams advanced to the playoff round with the Tier 2 squad capturing the Tournament Championship.

West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 blasted Springbank, Alberta 8-2 in the final.

West Kootenay Rapids consist of players from Nelson, Castlegar and Nakusp.

The tournament attracted teams from the East Kootenays, Alberta and Washington State.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Initiation Team

The Nelson Initiation team (not in any specific order) includes, Tyson Bayoff, Bennett Dickinson, Oakley Dickenson, Duncan Giroux, Eli Grill, Ashley Hutt, Hunter Johnston, Kingston Kemp, Saverio Lattanzo, Joah Lytle, Liam Lytle, Julia Malpass, Benedikt Mathes, Theodor Mathes Pyper Nash, Hayden Rice, Eva Schmidt, Axl Smith, Kai Smith, Ruth Tait, Cole Taylor and Hudson Wicharuk. Coaches are Dan Bayoff, Warren Russell and Ray Taylor. — Submitted photo

Nelson Minor Hockey received an influx of young players for the current season with the Nelson Initiation Team flourishing on the ice.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the successful campaign on the ice for Nelson Initiation with Team of the Week selection.

Nelson Atom Leafs drop heartbreaker to finish with silver medal

Atom Leafs Larson Proctor scores against host Red Wings during weekend action at the Castlegar tournament. — Photo courtesy of Vogue Photographic

Another tournament.

Another silver medal for the Nelson Atom Leafs.

The Leafs lost a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Revelstoke Grizzlies in the final of the Castlegar Atom Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.

Nelson also won a silver medal in a tournament earlier this month in Kimberley.

The game was the second of the tournament between the two powerhouses. The teams played to a 3-3 tie during the round robin draw.

Nelson's other games were a 9-5 win over Grand Forks Bruins and a 10-2 thumping of Castlegar Red Wings.

The speediest Rossland bobsleds: Updated

bobsled spill

We have received more accurate information about the bobsled crash that injured a spectator and two sled team members.  Earlier reports from witnesses had indicated that the spectator was obeying the rules, but  in fact, she was in a prohibited area and had previously been asked to leave it.    Here is the release sent out by Tara Kawalchuk (President, Rossland Winter Carnival):  

End of an era — Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun has run its last race

For the past three decades athletes from around the world have made the trek to Nelson to compete in the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun. — Bruce Fuhr file photo, The Nelson Daily

For the past three decades during the August BC Day weekend, Nelsonites have witnessed people jumping into Kootenay Lake by the hundreds, biking on the North Shore's Highway 3A before running across and back the Nelson's BOB (Big Orange Bridge).

However after 34 years of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun, the race committee has decided to cancel the race.

"We would like to thank every volunteer who ever came out early on the long weekend some for all 34 years," said the message on the website.

Haney powers Bruins past Ghostriders; Grand Forks takes over third in Murdoch Division

Dylan Haney cracked the 20-goal barrier with a hat-trick for the Bruins Sunday.

Dylan Haney scored three times, including the game-winning marker, to spark the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Fernie Ghostriders Sunday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in the Boundary City.

The 20-year-old Haney combined with Grayson Neufeld to beat Brendan Henderson in the Riders net for the game winning marker with four minutes remaining.

Kingwell's hat-trick powers Ghostriders past struggling Leafs

Leafs Mason Mullaney battles in the faceoff circle with Mitch Titus of the Riders during Saturday's 5-3 KIJHL loss to Fernie at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The New Year started out so well, and there was plenty of optimism in the camp of the Nelson Leafs.

Despite dropping a heartbreaking overtime decision to division rival Beaver Valley on the final day of 2016, the Leafs had good reason to feel great after pushing one of the league heavyweights to the wall before losing with just over two seconds left in the game.

There also was a seven-game January home stand on the horizon for a management team that had worked so hard to finally find most of the pieces to make a stretch run.

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