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Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Rugby Team

The Provincial Rugby Champion Bombers include, back row, L-R, Chase Gilbertson, Joel Bokenfor, Liam Smith, Mike Caldecott, Eli Swan, Sebastian Bodine. Middle, second row coach Brad Swan, Evan Klenk, Raven Johnson, Owen Pfeffer, Nigel Ziegler, coach Mike Joyce. Front, Rowan Megale, Seamus Howard, Daniel wood, Jake Anderson, Martin mendez, Dylan Dixon and Ezra Lloyd. — Photo courtesy LVR Bombers Rugby Team

One easy way of getting selected as Mallard's Team of the Week is to overcome the odds and capture a BC High School Provincial Title.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers accomplished the feat Saturday in Abbotsford, claiming the BC High School Boy's Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Robert Bateman.

The game came down to the final seconds before LVR was crowned the winners.

LVR Bombers edge Bateman to capture BC High School AA Tier II Rugby Crown

Eli Swan accepts the Provinicial trophy as well as the Most Sportsmanlike and Commissioners Award for LVR. — Submitted photo

After the final whistle, jubilation set in for the L.V. Rogers Bombers as the Kootenay Reps captured the 2016 BC High School Boy’s AA Tier II Rugby Championship with a thrilling 13-12 victory over Fraser Valley power Robert Bateman Timberwolves Saturday at Rotary Park in Abbotsford.

"The boys just raced onto the field after the whistle," Bomber head coach Michael Joyce told The Nelson Daily during a stop on the celebratory bus ride back home.

LVR Bombers one win away from Provincial Title

The LVR Bombers, seen here after defeating 7-0 win over Bishop O' Byrne to claim the Cougar Classic Champs, take to the pitch Saturday for a shot at a perfect season. — Photo courtesy LVR Bombers Rugby Facebook page.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for the BC High School AA Boy's Tier II Division Championship after outlasting Hugh Roberts of Richmond 15-10 in semi final action Thursday in Abbotsford.

The final goes Saturday at 11 a.m. when the Kootenay Champs meet Robert Bateman of Abbotsford.

Robert Bateman defeated Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver 27-20 in the other semi final Thursday.

LVR opened the tournament by bouncing D.W. Poppey of Langley 41-14.

"This will be our best result ever," said LVR coach Michael Joyce on the team's Facebook page.

Nelson Leafs finish in the black thanks to success at Recycling Centre

Nelson Leafs finish in the black thanks to success at Recycling Centre

No doubt Leaf hockey fans would like to see a few more wins on the ice.

However, the fan base will be pleased to know the franchise continues to be one of the most successful clubs in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League after Gord Davis announced the team finished in the black despite being knocked out in the first round of the playoffs.

“The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society ended up in the black by nearly $20,000 this season due to the hard work of staff and volunteers,” Davis told The Nelson Daily.

Leafs coaching staff busy finding right pieces to return franchise to glory years

Leaf coach Mario DiBella, along with his staff, have been selling players on the benefits of playing for the Heritage City franchise next season. — The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs begin building toward the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season by hosting its Annual General Meeting Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the NDCC.

However, since the Leafs were ousted from postseason way back in February, the coaching staff has been busy pounding the pavement in search of players to fill the roster for the upcoming campaign.

Dreams turn into reality for Nelson Nordic, Black Jack skier Julien Locke

Julien Locke . . . earns spot on National Team

It seems like only yesterday Julian Locke was burning up the snow on Kootenay Cup Race trails in Nelson, Rossland and Kimberley.

Recently, the Nelson native saw those dreams at a younger time in his life competing for Canada etched in stone after he was selected to the Men’s National Cross Country Ski Team.

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