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Saints look to within organization to land new skipper to replace Jeff Dubois

Alex Evin . . . assistant moves into head coaching post

The Selkirk Saints men’s hockey team didn’t need to look far to find the man they feel can lead the squad to a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.

The Saints have announced this week that Castlegar-raised Alex Evin is stepping from assistant coach to head coach for the upcoming 2014-15 BCIHL season. He will replace Jeff Dubois, who moved to the Creston Valley Thunder of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) earlier this summer.

Late game heroics power Germany to 2014 World Cup title

Fans flocked to the Main Street Diner patio to watch the 2014 World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina. — Submitted photo

TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

TRAX swimmers make waves in Victoria

Coach Bill Park was pleased with the performances as swimmers from the Trail Regional Aquatic eXcellence (TRAX) competed in the Swim BC AA Long Course Provincial Championship Swim Meet held last month in Victoria.

Park was impressed with all swimmers at the championships, including Kayla Fraserswam who achieved personal best times in all races.

The weekend performance was highlighted by the 200 meter Individual Medley event where she broke the three minute mark, swimming a 2:59.76.

Season winding down in Nelson Mixed Slopitch League

Keep your eye on the ball. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Mixed Slopitch League season is winding down with the final week of the season being played out at the Lakeside Diamonds.

Heading into the final weekend, the Unknowns and Louie's — League champs in 2011 and 2012, respectively, hold down top spot in the league with a single point separating the two clubs.

Defending champion, Competition, is currently sit in 11th spot in league standings with a 4-7 record.

Following the two front runners are Uptown, Molson Finley's, Cardinals, MainJet and Tin Tippers.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U17 Selects

The Bronze medal winners include, back row. L-R, co-coach Mike Gerun, Hanna Enns, Hailey Gerun, Abbie Willans, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkhart, Mya Provençal, Shannon Oostysen,Camille Gebhart, Emma Gregorich Paige Le Franc, Maddie Sternloff, Aroha Taiatini-Senrchal and co-coach Justin Willans. Front, Jena Wheeldon, Alex Dehnel, Bronwyn Sutherland,  Merissa Dawson and Allie Zondervan. — Submitted photo

In the end, there was no doubt who the bronze medal winner would be in the U17 Girls Division at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup in Chilliwack.

The Nelson Youth Soccer Selects rode the hat-trick performance of Naomi Perkins, along with solid play from the entire squad, to a 6-1 thumping of the Chilliwack Attack to capture the Bronze Medal at the provincial tournament.

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

Nelson Rep Teams bring home lone medal at BC Soccer Provincial Cup tournaments

Nelson's Reece Hunt (blue) battles for possession during action against Powell River Saturday at the BC Soccer Girl's Provincial Cup in Chilliwack. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall

Nelson Youth Soccer teams returned with one medal as the U17 Selects took bronze at the BC Soccer Girls Provincial B Cup and Les Sinnott Memorial Boy's Tournament this past weekend in Chilliwack and Richmond, respectively.

The 17 Selects dumped Chilliwack Attack 6-1 to claim the bronze medal.

Other results had the Nelson U13 Girls scoring a 3-0 shutout of RGSA Riot to capture fifth spot in the eight-team field. The Select finished pool play with a 1-2 record after a win over Bulkley Valley Rapids (3-1) and losses to North Shore (4-0) and Powell River (2-0).

Nelson's Bruce A. Sinclair takes pitch for Bermuda

Nelson's Bruce A. Sinclair is eager to test the competition at the 2014 World Lacrosse Championships beginning Thursday in Denver, Col. — Submitted photo

L.V. Rogers grad Bruce A. Sinclair is heading back to the 2014 World Field Lacrosse Championships beginning Thursday (July 10) in Denver, Col., at a member of the Bermuda National Team.

Sinclair, 41, graduated from LVR in 1991 before earning a degree from University of Victoria in 1996 and gaining a Masters of Science at Montana State University in Bozeman, Mont.