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Leafs get a head start on next KIJHL season with Prospects Camp

The Nelson Leafs are already getting ready for the 2015-16 KIJHL season. — The Nelson Daily photo

It maybe spring but the Nelson Leafs are already putting the pieces together for winter and action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

The Leafs welcomed a full contingent of hopefuls at a Prospects Camp this past weekend at the NDCC Arena.

Thirty players and five goalies from the Lower Mainland, Alberta and the BC Interior attended the three-day camp, which concluded Sunday with the Allstar Game.

Nelson Youth Soccer opens 2015 House League season

Action in the U10 Boy's Division between Ripping and Tri-City Pump. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Even a little rain could not dampen spirits of hundreds of players as Nelson Youth Soccer opened its house league season for 2015 Saturday at Lakeside.

Players from U6 to U 12 took to the Lakeside Fields for the first games of the season.

Teams have been training on Lakeside fields for the past week.

The season continues until June when the association breaks for the summer, resuming in September of the second half of the campaign.

Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams have been in full swing already, with some clubs having a tournament under their belts.

Allan captures top prize at No-Frills Squash Tournament; Club hosts membership drive

Joel Casey of Vernon is up against Nelson's Don Mcdonald in Men's A action at the No-Frills Squash Tournament. — Submitted photo

Mike Allan of Nelson edged out Joel Casey of Vernon 3-1 to capture the Men’s A Title at the No-Frills Tournament Sunday at the Nelson Squash Club.

The tournament attracted almost 40 players for the two-day event from Vernon, Cranbrook, Trail, Castlegar, Revelstoke and host Nelson.

Darwin Horning of Nelson won the A-Consolation title.

Paul Lamoureux defeated Darren Hedstrom, both of Nelson, to claim the Men’s B-Plus crown while Steve Limbert of Trail defeated Keira Zaslove of Nelson in the Men’s B.

Leafs host Prospects Camp at NDCC Arena

Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan gets his first look at potential players when Nelson begins its Prospects Camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.

When the Kimberley Dynamiters took to the ice to celebrate winning the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League championship last month in Kamloops the race for the 2016 title began.

The Nelson Leafs hope to get a jump on the upcoming campaign when the Heritage City franchise hosts a Prospects Camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Glacier Gymnastics Provincial Team

The Glacier squad includes, back row, L-R, Ella Keelan, Olivia Kelly, Sara Tolles and Teagan McTague. Front Gwen McCrory, Abby Majeski, Brianne Stefani and Kylee Dyck. — Submitted photo

Team Glacier Gym Club sent an allstar squad to the 2015 BC Provincial Championships in North Vancouver.

The gymnasts registered some great performances against top level clubs from the Lower Mainland the BC with almost everyone on the team returning with medals.

“These results show how amazing our Nelson gymnasts are,” said Sandra Long, Glacier Gymnastics Head Coach.

LVR need tie-breaker to capture Bomber Baseball Invitational

LVR need  tie-breaker to capture Bomber Baseball Invitational

The L.V. Rogers Bombers bounced back from an early loss to capture the Bombers High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Butler Park in Trail.

The Bombers won the tournament on a tie-breaker after three teams — LVR, Mount Boucherie of Kelowna and Cranbrook's Mount Baker — finished in a three-way tie with 3-1 records.

LVR opened the tournament with a tough 7-6 loss to Mount Baker Wild. The loss was the first of the season for LVR after the Heritage City squad opened undefeated in 10 games against American competition.

Bentley, MacLeod fall short at 2015 Allan Cup Tournament

Bentley, MacLeod fall short at 2015 Allan Cup Tournament

Nelson native Alex MacLeod said during the 2015 Allan Cup Tournament all the teams at the were very evenly matched.

MacLeod's Bentley Generals met their match in the tournament final, falling 2-0 to Manitoba's South East Prairie Thunder Saturday in a packed Clarenville, N.L. arena.

South East Prairie Thunder capture the 2015 Allan Cup Championship, emblematic of Canadian Men’s Senior AAA Hockey supremacy.