by Contributor on Thursday Apr 24 2014

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from goaltender Steven Glass (Saskatoon, SK) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Glass is a 6-foot-1, 175...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 23 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers wasted a complete-game pitching performance from Austin Tambellini against Mount Baker Wild in the final game of the Bomber Invitational High School Baseball Tournament Saturday at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Tambellini tossed a five-hitter during a 4-0 loss to the Wild...

by Contributor on Wednesday Apr 23 2014

By Valerie Rossi

There will certainly be a feeling of nostalgia April 26 when roller derby will again take over the Golden City.

The second double header of West Kootenay Roller Derby league’s Season 5 returns to the Rossland Arena, where it all...

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Bombers get some down under rugby hospitality compliments Francis Douglas Memorial College

Bombers get some down under rugby hospitality compliments Francis Douglas Memorial College

The L.V. Rogers Bombers learned how the sport should be played during a friendly contest against Francis Douglas Memorial College of Taranaki, New Zealand in Kamloops.

The Bombers joined forced with players from the Kamloops Rugby Club to play the Kiwi squad.

“Two games were played this past Thursday, both lopsided wins by our touring friends,” said LVR’s Frank Marisco.

Big Splash Slush Cup wraps up great season at Whitewater

The overflow crowd was treated to a few spills during the Big Splash Slush Cup at Whitewater Ski Resort. — Bruce Fuhr photos

It was a good time had by all as Whitewater Ski Resort wrapped up a super season on the snow with the annual Beach Party Weekend Sunday.

Packing the crowds was the annual Big Splash Slush Cup.

The big winners were Owen Box for best costume while Gabe Carpendale earned the biggest splash award and a free trip to KLDH emergency ward.

Other winners include Dale Cushway in the 13-plus Mountain Bike Race. Yael Oosthuizen topped the under 12 category.

Both won $75 gift certificates.

UPDATED: Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod helps Boston College to NCAA title

Isaac MacLeod, holding the NCAA trophy, stands with family (from left) mother Deb, brother Alex, sister Rebecca, father Allan and uncle Wayne Naka. — photo courtesy Isaac MacLeod Facebook page

During his freshman season at Boston College Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod didn’t see a lot of ice time.

A season later the smooth-skating defenceman saw a lot more ice as a 20-year-old sophomore while at the same time helping Boston College Eagles to its third NCAA Hockey title in five seasons Saturday at the Frozen Four Tournament in Tampa, Fla.

Steven Whitney scored twice sparking the Eagles to a 4-1 decision over Ferris State.

Canucks Clinch Home Ice With 3-0 Over Oilers

Canucks Clinch Home Ice With 3-0 Over Oilers

Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He's old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley's ( west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.

Mount Sentinel grad, Kendra Wayling, earns high praise at UBC Okanagan awards banquet

Kendra Wayling was a force no matter where she played on the court. — photo courtesy UBC Okanagan athletics

Kendra Wayling’s place in Mount Sentinel Wildcats volleyball is secure.

Spiking, digging and providing solid leadership, Wayling powered the Cats to a provincial title during her senior year in South Slocan.

Now the 5’10” middle-blocker-turned-setter has etched her way into the UBC Okanagan’s varsity athletic history books.

Wayling was named the 2012 female athlete of the year during the UBC O awards banquet Tuesday in Kelowna.

Flames Trip Up Canucks In Quest For Conference Supremacy

Flames Trip Up Canucks In Quest For Conference Supremacy

After the St. Louis Blues had failed to win their previous two games, the Vancouver Canucks found themselves in a position going into Thursday night’s contest with the Calgary Flames where two wins in their remaining games would deliver them the President’s Trophy and home ice advantage throughout the playoffs.  The Flames played the part for the first two periods, but came on very strong in the third to overcome the Canucks 3-2.

Mallard's Source for Sports Team of the Week — Kootenay Thunder

The club includes, back row, L-R, Soccer Quest coach Dave Spendlove, Erica Augsten, Tasha Haegedorn, Olivia Alexis, Hailey McLean, Laurel Sheriff, Taylor Stewart, Kelsey, Sarah Fuhr, Maddy Kamloops and Soccer Quest coach Jamie Spendlove. Front, Brynn Forsey, Brittany Wheeler, Andrea Stinson, Paige Mansveld, Ellie Haegedorn, Morag Paterson and Courtney Daley.

The Soccer Quest Kootenay Thunder is at it again, heading to Burnaby to play in another Showcase Girl's Tournament.

The squad of players from throughout the West Kootenay region opens the tournament Friday at 11:30 a.m. against Mountain HPL at the Burnaby Lakes Soccer Complex.

The Thunder meet TSS Academy U18 and Vancouver Island Wave Saturday before concluding the weekend Sunday against TSS Academy U17.

The team just returned late last month from the Whitecaps Showcase Tournament in Surrey.