Sports News

Leafs, Border Bruins square off in Murdoch Showdown

The Leafs are back in action this weekend, hosting Grand Forks and Spokane. — The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs have spent a lot of the first six weeks of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season on the bus.

Nelson, 5-4-0-0-1 on the season which is good enough for third place in the Murdoch Division, have played only four games at home to start the season.

This weekend, Leafs have the chance to take advantage of home ice while trying to exact some revenge on the Grand Forks Border as the two Murdoch opponents hook up Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Mallard's Team of the Week — City of Nelson Golf Tournament Team

Players at the City of Nelson Golf Tournament took to the putting green at Granite Pointe Golf Course for the Team photo.

The golf season may be in the rearview mirror, but before the weather turned frightful players took to Granite Pointe to participate in the City of Nelson Tournament.

The tournament was a fundraiser for the Angelo Mastorbuno Bursary, handed out yearly to a student at L.V. Rogers High School in Nelson.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the players, and the organizing commmittee with Team of the Week honours.

The tournament was a hit with the players and goes onto honouring the City of Nelson worker.


Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Rainbows coming out to play

Just one of the many fish caught during on the coastal waters. — Photo courtesy Reel Adventures Sportfishing

It's time for another boat load of fishing information from Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Sportfishing. Now that summer is over what better time is there to get out in the boat for some fishing.

Free curling this week at Nelson Club

The Nelson Curling Club is ready for another season of curling.

The Nelson Curling Club is ready for another year on the ice.

The 2016/17 season kicks off this week with open ice all week for your chance to practise up or give it a try for the first time.

The Club is re-energised and ready to go, so curlers are urged to hurry out onto the ice and practice your slide into action.

For information check out the new website.

Register online or at the club this Friday October 14th at 7 p.m.

No bang for the Saints as Clan steals opener from Selkirk

The Selkirk College Saints hockey team officially opened the 2016-2017 BCIHL regular season on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. Prior to the puck drop, the Saints raised their fourth straight provincial championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar rink. Selkirk College Vice President of Students & Advancement Cathy Mercer (middle left) joined members of last year's team and this year's captains for the pre-game banner ceremony.

The Selkirk College Saints opened the 2016-2017 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) regular season with a slight stumble, but nobody said the quest for a fifth straight league title would be easy.

Coming into the regular season as the four-time defending league champions, the Saints home opener Saturday night featured an entertaining game against the Simon Fraser University Clan.

A pair of powerplay goals and stellar goaltending by Jordan Liem helped the Clan escape the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex with a 3-2 victory.

Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

Leafs hold off Rebels to edge Sunflower City squad 4-3

The Nelson Leafs continue to struggle to put together 60 minutes of hockey.

The Green and White held off a late charge to edge the Castlegar Rebels 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

Dale Howell scored twice while Jack Karran and David Lenzin added singles as the Leafs built a 4-0 lead after two periods.

However, the roof, almost, fell in on the Leafs as Castlegar struck for three goals in six minutes of play to erase the four-goal margin.

Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Hawks explode past Leafs, Bruins survive Thunder Cats attack

Beaver Valley Nitehawks exploded for three goals in less than two minutes to dump the Nelson Leafs 5-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory avenges a 3-2 overtime loss to Nelson in a game the Hawks owned a 2-0 advantage.

Tyler Hartman and Damon Kramer scored power play goals in span of 27 seconds to snap a 2-2 tie during the wild second period for the Hawks.

Devin Ghirardosi complete the scoring just over a minute later for Beaver Valley.

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