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Nelson Selects U15 Girls Claim U16 Gold

The Nelson Selects U15 Girls earned gold at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament in Nelson this past weekend. The team includes: (back L-R) Coach Paul Burkart, Rugy Creighton, Jodi Surina, Abby Beauchamp, Shane Panko-Dool, Julia Burkart; (front L-R) Sofia Arcuri, Shianne Michalchuk, Ashley Hall, Hanna Quinn (keeper), Allison Bendis, Mattea Lorenzo, Ruby Seright, Grace Dehnel, Bella Guderyan and Coach Pete Quinn. —Submitted photo

Playing against older and bigger competition, the Nelson Selects U15 Girls used speed, determination and stingy defense to fuel them to the U16 Division gold medal in the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson past weekend.

The U15s came into the tournament hungry for their first wins of the season and didn’t disappoint amassing a perfect 4-0 record and not allowing a single goal against.

Nelson Leafs new executive loaded with experience

Leafs Aaron Dunlap (12) is one of the graduating players now off to play college hockey. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs hockey club dug into the “experience vault” to select its new executive that will guide the franchise into the 2015-16 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

The new executive, that includes former Nelson Mayor John Dooley and ex-Nelson Minor Hockey president Tony Maida, was selected during the team’s Annual General Meeting last week at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

Kootenay swimmers burning up pool; Kelsey Andrusak earns national qualification

From left, Kelsey Andrusak, Stevenson McCulloch, Sam Matthew and (front) Morgan Robertson-Weir. — Submitted photo

There’s something fantastic happening in the Kootenay Swim Club.

Kootenay Swim Club swimmers are returning with some amazing results at recent competitions in Fernie, Victoria and Kelowna.

“It has been a terrific season thus far,” said coach Chris Wright.

Last week in Kelowna, at the Kelowna Long Course Invitational, Nelson’s Kelsey Andrusak became the first Kootenay swimmer in the club’s five-year history to qualify nationally.

NYS hosts Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament

The Lakeside fields will be filled with soccer players battling for bragging rights at the annual Terry Walgren Rep Soccer Tournament. —Bob Hall photo

The Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday.

Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook and Camore join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.

The tournament kicks off Friday with a few games.

Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday with divisional finals.

All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.

There is also a U12 Jamboree set for Lakeside at the same time as the Terry Walgren Tournament.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Girls Soccer Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Allie Zondervan, Maddie Sternloff, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Laurel Halleran, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Jena Wheeldon, Hailee Gerun and Taylor Zimmer. Front, McKenna Bennett, Noa Butterfield, Tara Yowek, Emma Wheeldon, Darian Voisard, Camille Gebhart, Emily Taylor and Sofia Arcuri. Goalie, Hanna Quinn. Missing, Maya Ida and Merissa Dawson. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode a stellar defence and timely scoring to another Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Zone Title.

The Bombers disposed of local rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail (2-0) before dumping David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final (3-0).

LVR now advances to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships beginning Thursday hosted by Crofton House in Burnaby.

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to tip the hat to the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.

Kootenay Academy players get royal treatment in Vancouver

Whitecaps Academy coaches, including Kootenay Regional head coach Brett Adams (far right, back) hosted a weekend player session in Vancouver. — Photo courtesy Vancouver Whitecaps

A group of Kootenay Whitecaps Academy players had an opportunity to test their skills in front of the Head of the Academy Centers during a road trip to Vancouver last weekend.

“The feedback that we received from Head Coach Bart Choufour is that the Kootenays is growing and with its ability,” said Brett Adams Kootenay Regional Head Coach.

“The style is changing and the understanding and the level of the players is getting stronger and stronger.”

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

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Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller derby is heating up in Trail with temperatures set to rise Saturday.


West Kootenay Roller Derby presents a double header at the Comino Arena – the last regular game of the season.  The Rossland Trail Roller Girls intend to make their hometown fans proud by stopping The Nelson Killjoys from securing a win that would put them in 1st place going into the playoffs.