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Pittsburgh wins fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 victory over Sharks; Crosby takes Conn Smyth

Smiles all around as the Pittsburgh Penguins pose for the team photo after winning the 2016 Stanley Cup.

For all those hockey fans who at Christmas had the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup championship in six games, please step to the front of the line.

The Pens complete the rags to riches ride with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 Sunday at SAP Center.

The Stanley Cup win was Pittsburgh's fourth title and first since 2009, when Conn Smyth winner, Sidney Crosby won his first title.

Crosby two assists in the Cup-clinching Game 6 as the Penquins, who clinched all four of Cups, including this one, on the road.

Glacier rings out gymnastics season with Year End Show

These are just a few of the Glacier athletes expected to perform Tuesday and Wednesday at the Civic Centre facility. — Submitted photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting its annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 14-15) at  6 p.m., at the club's facility located downstairs in the Civic Centre on Vernon Street in Nelson.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch this popular event that consists of group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams and the club's Acro/Dance Display Team. Don’t miss the excitement of the tumbling finale, with the never ending flips by the competitive team.

Leafs complete blockbuster deal with Ridge Meadows of PJHL

Leafs Austin Lindsay has been dealt to Ridge Meadows in a three-player deal Thursday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs completed a blockbuster trade by Junior B standards Thursday shipping center Austin Lindsay and cash to Ridge Meadows Flames of the Pacific Junior Hockey League for two players — forward Dale Howell and netminder Jason Sandhu.

Leafs Sean Dooley said the coaching staff is confident the two 20-year-olds will be key building blocks Nelson needs to begin building a winner in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Selects go down to defeat against Kootenay South in U15 Gir's Soccer Playdowns

Nelson Selects Riley Zondervan (white) battles for the ball during Tuesday's game against Kootenay South at Haley Park in Warfield. — Sarah Fuhr photo

Kootenay South outscored Nelson Selects 5-2 to capture the two-game West Kootenay U15 Girl's Soccer series Wednesday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The contest was the second in as many days for the two West Kootenay rivals.

Kootenay South opened the two-game set Tuesday at Haley Park in Warfield with a 4-1 decision over Nelson.

The teams played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday in Nelson with Riley Zondervan scoring the lone goal for Nelson.

Kootenay South now advanced to the zone final against the East Kootenay winner Friday.

Gerick Sports WASA TRIATHLON popular with TriKids

Nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old. — Photo courtesy Raven Eye Photography

From an elite event of standard distance the Wasa Triathlon, in the Kootenays of B.C., has transformed into one of the most family friendly festival weekends in Western Canada. 

The event has grown over the last 20 years from 90 competitors to over 1000 participants with nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old.

Race director, Charlie Cooper says “the event attracts families from all over B.C., Alberta and North West USA." 

McArthur, Bulfone squad top Tournament of Roses — Avis, McIvor win Low Net

A large field of players from throughout the region took to the Granite Pointe course for the 2016 Tournament of Roses.

The team of Diony McArthur and Loretta Bulfone fired a round of 82 to capture the Low Gross prize at the recent Tournament of Roses at the Granite Pointe at Nelson Course.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in Low Net and Low Gross categories.

McArthur and Loretta Bulfone edged out the Granite Pointe duo of Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey by one stroke for the Low Gross title.

Morven Douglas and Rose Donaldson of Granite Pointe finished third at 86.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Granite Pointe Tournament of Roses

Pictured receiving their roses from Tom Atkins of the Nelson and District Credit Union were, from left, Diony McArthur, Loretta Bulfone, Tammy Avis and Sherry McIvor. — Submitted photo

Granite Pointe Ladies Golf Club recently held its annual Tournament of Roses event at the Rosemont Course.

The tournament was once again a great success as players from throughout the zone attended.

The Low Gross winners was the team of Diony McArthur and Loretta Bulfone while two Granite Pointe players Tammy Avis and Sherry McIvor took home the Low Net title.

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

 

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