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Saints, Team Price big winners at Christmas Classic Game

Members of Team Price were all smiles after claiming the Christmas Classic Hockey Game. — Submitted photo

Team Price needed shootout to edge Team Gorkoff at the fourth annual Christmas Classic Hockey Game before more than 300 spectators on Boxing Day at the Castlegar Complex.

The game finished tied after regulation time and overtime, requiring shootout to decide the winner.

In a bold move by Team Price coach Ryan Byers, he put in a “rested” Curtis Siminoff for the shootout which proved to be the difference.

Siminoff stopped all three shots to lead Team Price to victory. 

Injury bug catching up on Leafs as Buds drop weekend set

The injury bug continues to haunt the Leafs as forward Nolan Percival left the game Saturday against Revelstoke. — The Nelson Daly file photo

For the second straight game the Nelson Leafs witnessed a case of hockey robbery first hand.

Kristian Stead stopped 26 shots in the final 28 minutes, including 10 in extra time, to power the 100 Mile House Wranglers to a 4-3 overtime victory in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena.

Jayden Syrota notched the winner past Leaf goalie Joey Karrer on a slick move to the net with 1:49 remaining in the second overtime period to lift the Wranglers to the road victory.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Team Ferda

The team includes, back row, L-R, Mitch Popadynetz, Kevin Lewis, Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart, Andrew Tranfo and Ryan Lewis. Front, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Sarah Fuhr, Anita Bhabra and, laying, Mitch Melanson. — The Nelson Daily photo

It was all Team Ferda as the squad was able to repeat as champs in the Open Division of the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament recently at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street.

Ryan Lewis and Mitch Popadynetz each scored three times as Team Ferda defeated D-Nial 8-0 to capture the Winter Open Division Tournament title.

Mallard's Source for sports, always wanting to get into the spirit of the giving season, would like to add another accolade for the players with Team of the Week honours.

Leafs hold off Hawks in New Year's Eve Murdoch Division clash

It was defence by committee as the Leafs held off the hard-charging Beaver Valley Nitehawks to snap a New Year's Eve streak Wednesday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs scored just enough goals, blocked just enough shots and managed to get the puck out of their zone just enough times in the final period to edge the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 in the annual New Year's Eve Kootenay International Junior Hockey League clash Wednesday at the NDCC Arena.

Hawks double Leafs to open up four-point lead in Murdoch; teams meet for New Year's Eve clash Wednesday

Hawks double Leafs to open up four-point lead in Murdoch; teams meet for New Year's Eve clash Wednesday

To the Beaver Valley Nitehawks, it’s not what you do in the first three months of the season it’s what you do in the last three months.

The defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions won for the ninth consecutive time by posting a 4-2 decision over Murdoch rivals Nelson Leafs Tuesday at the Hawks Nest in Fruitvale.

The win opens a four-point gap in the Murdoch Division for Beaver Valley over second-place Nelson.

Grad 2004-2005 squad repeats at Blair D'Andrea Memorial Alumni tourney

Point guard Florian Joseph cuts through the defence during action at the Blair D'Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day at the LV. Rogers Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Grad 2004-2005 squad repeated as champions at the second Annual Blair D'Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day at the LV. Rogers Hangar.

The champions rolled to a 5-0 record in the five-team round robin tournament Saturday in Fairview as they downed the Grad 2009-2012 squad in a 52-50 overtime thriller of the championship game.

Team Ferda rides Lewis, Popadynetz offence to NYS Winter Open title

Ryan Lewis connects for his second goal of the game past defender Alexi St. Jean Duncan to spark Team Ferda to the Winter Open Tournament title Sunday at the Nelson Youth Soccer Indoor Facility. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Sparked by a ball control offence Team Ferda repeated as champs in the Open Division of the Nelson Youth Soccer Winter Tournament Sunday at the Indoor Facility on Cedar Street.

Ryan Lewis and Mitch Popadynetz each scored three times as Team Ferda defeated D-Nial 8-0 to capture the Winter Open Division Tournament title.

Popednytz and Lewis struck early in the game, each scoring once as Team Ferda jumped to a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Lewis scored his second of the game five minutes into the second half and the rout was on.