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NHL suspends Castlegar's Shawn Horcoff for 20 games

Shawn Horcoff said he is sorry and accepts full responsibility for his actions. — Photo courtesy NHLPA

The National Hockey League has suspended former Trail Smokies star and Anaheim Ducks forward Shawn Horcoff  for 20 games without pay Tuesday for violating terms of the NHL/NHLPA Performance Enhancing Substances Program.

The NHL.com release said under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the League and the players, the suspension is accompanied by mandatory referral to the NHL/NHLPA Program for Substance Abuse and Behavioral Health for evaluation and possible treatment.

Local talent heading to BC Senior Curling Championships in Richmond

Skip Marnie Matthews and third Rose Beauchamp of Trail and second Carol Bennettt and lead Cathy McLeod, both of Nelson, recently defeated Heather Nichols of Castlegar to capture the zone berth. — Submitted photo

A combined Trail/Nelson team will represent the Kootenays when the BC Senior Women's Curling Championships begin February 15-21 in Richmond.

Team Matthews, consisting of skip Marnie Matthews and third Rose Beauchamp of Trail and second Carol Bennettt and lead Cathy McLeod, both of Nelson, recently defeated Heather Nichols of Castlegar to capture the zone berth.

The score in the final was 7-5 for Matthews in Grand Forks.

Matosevic powers Bombers to fifth-place finish at Robert Bateman Hoop Tourney

Matosevic powers Bombers to fifth-place finish at Robert Bateman Hoop Tourney

The L.V. Rogers Bombers posted wins over two Fraser Valley opponents to finish fifth at the Robert Bateman High School Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday in Abbotsford.

The Bombers were part of the 16-team tournament that included teams from Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley.

LVR, defending Kootenay AAA Zone Champ, opened with a 62-44 loss to fourth-ranked St Thomas More Knights of Vancouver.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Midget Leafs

The winning Midget Leafs include, back row, L-R, Trainer- Lenny Popoff, Head Coach - Rick Lane, Tyler Lakeman, Jordan Lane, Jayden Maida, Cole Bendis, Jake Popoff, Jesse Popoff, Assistant Coaches- Doug Harrison and Roger May. Middle, Bryce Twible, Marco Falcone, Chase May, Casey Harrison and Allison Bendis. Front, Connor Comishin and Kyle Patton. Missing from photo, Cassidy Kiraly and Andrew Falcone. — Submitted photo

A tournament sweep of the opposition.

Out scoring their opponents 38-13.

And, to top it all off, the Midget Hockey Tournament Championship.

Mallard's Source for sport would like to honour the Nelson Midget Leafs Hockey club with Team of the Week accolades following the recent run to the Nelson Midget House Tournament Title.

Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

The Nelson Leafs know they can play with the best in the Murdoch Division.

Now the players overcome the hurdle by registering a few wins.

Nick Headrick scored a power play goal in overtime to spark the Rebels to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night in Castlegar.

Headrick scored the marker with Nelson defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce in the penalty box for holding.

The teams played through 40 minutes of scoreless time after Darren Medeiros and Levi Hulston exchanged first period goals.

Leafs ready to feast on steady diet of Murdoch Division Teams

Paula Gandra Maluf of Brazil and Malte Liedtke of Germany perform the ceremonial puck drop between the two captains, Leafs Rayce Miller and Bryson Yee of the Bruins. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs begin a steady diet of Murdoch Division competition when the Heritage City squad travels to Castlegar Saturday to meet the Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.

In a rare quirk in the KIJHL schedule, Nelson plays the Rebels three consecutive times beginning Saturday — four times in the next six games.

Castlegar, clinching a playoff spot, is second in the Murdoch Division with a 25-12-2-0-0 record, 10 points behind division leading Beaver Valley.

Midget Leafs fill net en route to Tournament Title

 The winning Midget Leafs include, back row, L-R, Trainer- Lenny Popoff, Head Coach - Rick Lane, Tyler Lakeman, Jordan Lane, Jayden Maida, Cole Bendis, Jake Popoff, Jesse Popoff, Assistant Coaches- Doug Harrison and Roger May. Middle, Bryce Twible, Marco Falcone, Chase May, Casey Harrison and Allison Bendis. Front, Connor Comishin and Kyle Patton. Missing from photo, Cassidy Kiraly and Andrew Falcone. — Submitted photo

Pretty?

This was a Picasso painting.

Nelson Maple Leaf Team No 2 out scored the opposition 38-13 en route to capturing the Nelson Midget House Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Maple Leaf Team No 2, along with six other teams from the Kootenays, Okanagan and USA, were in the Heritage City to compete in the eight-team event.

Midget Leafs defeated Castlegar 5-2, South Okanagan 7-2, Idaho 9-0, before edging Penticton 8-7 overtime in a heart-stopping contest.

Midget Leafs then pounded Castlegar 9-2 in the final.