by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 20 2014

Nelson Leafs experienced its first setback on the 2014-15 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season Saturday at the NDCC Arena.
Addison Bazian scored in overtime to give the Kamloops Storm a 5-4 victory over the Leafs.

The loss was the first of the season for Nelson, which...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

A late goal may have denied the Nelson U14 Selects the gold medal at the recent Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint, Idaho, but it did not stop staff at Mallard's Source for sports to honour the squad with Team of the Week status.

The Selects finished second in Sandpoint...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

It’s not the best-case scenario — playing six home games in September to start the season — but those are the cards Dave McLellan and the Nelson Leafs have been dealt.

And the way the team has responded thus far this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season,...

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Saints keep scoring big with KIJHL grads, add Mason Spear to the roster for upcoming BCIHL season

Mason Spear . . . happy to come back to the Kootenays

Even during the dog days of summer, the Selkirk Saints continue to build for the winter.

Saints head coach Jeff Dubois added another cog to the wheel with the signing of former Beaver Valley Nitehawk assistant captain Mason Spear for the upcoming B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

"Mason’s work ethic, grit and skill level make him a tremendous addition
to our roster," said Dubois.

Louie's surprises defending champion Jackson's Hole to capture 2012 Mixed Slopitch title

Ken Anderson had his knuckler working against Jackson's Hole in the 2012 Mixed Slopitch Final at Queen Elizabeth Park. — Bruce Fuhr photo

There will be no 16th title for Jackson's Hole.

Starter Ken Anderson kept the high-powered Jackson's offence off balance for most of the game sparking the Louie's to 12-6 victory in the final of the Nelson Mixed Slopitch League Sunday at Queen Elizabeth Park.

The win avenged two losses in the final to Jackson's by Louie's in the past three seasons.

In the 2011 final Jackson's, which has won 15 of the last 19 Mixed Slopitch Titles, defeated Louie's 13-3.

Prestige Thunder won the title in 2010.

Sole Survivor outlasts Nelson Home Grown in final of Disc Break Ultimate tournament

Sole Survivor got the best of Nelson Home Grown (green) during Sunday's Final of the Disc Break Ultimate tournament at Lakeside. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Vancouver's Sole Survivor got the best of Nelson Home Grown 13-5 to capture the Disc Break Ultimate tournament Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.

It's the first time since 2003 the Nelson Ultimate League hosted a tournament.

Sole Survivor pulled away from the host club in the second half after Home Grown managed to keep pace with the Lower Mainland side.

Nelson Killbillies was the other local team entered in the tournament.

Ten teams from as far away as Calgary and Vancouver traveled to the Heritage City for the tournament.

Backwards strategy powers Kootenay canoe team to sixth place

Backwards strategy powers Kootenay canoe team to sixth place

By Daniel Routley, BC Summer Games

A wild ride on the water has left a canoe team from Nelson smiling.

With a time of 6:51, Kootenays (Zone 1) members Gino Catenacci, Galen Boulanger, Stuart Milde and Jacob Timmermans completed their 500 metre, four-person canoe race Saturday morning by paddling hard in reverse.

Kaylee Shukin brings back gold from BC Summer Games

Kaylee Shukin brings back gold from BC Summer Games

By Dusty Yurkin, BC Summer Games

The first time she tried vaulting, Nelson’s Kaylee Shukin (Kootenays – Zone 1) fell in love. Now, it’s brought her gold in the equestrian event at the BC Summer Games on Saturday.

Shukin said she shares her passion for horses with her mother. The 13-year-old has never looked back since neighbours allowed her to try vaulting during a visit to a farm.

Mallard's Source for Sports Team of the Week — Nelson Priority Concrete Cardinals

The Nelson Priority Concrete Cardinals include, back row, L-R, assistant coach Ian McMillan, coach Steve Forte,  head coach Tracy Hare, Alexander George, Matthew Bullen, Coach Emma Hare, assistant coach Dave  Faehndrich, Felix McMillan and Max Corinth. Middle, Josh Creak, Cameron Parnell, Lukas, Faehndrich,  Aiden Osika and Kelton Forte. Front, Alek McMillan and Jack Hare. — submitted photo

The Nelson Priority Concrete Cardinals accomplished what few Heritage City teams have done in the past — win a West Kootenay Little League Minor Division title.

Ironically, the Cardinals won the title against a crosstown rival, Nelson's Overland West Tigers 8-4 last month at Queen Elizabeth Park.

Mallard's Source for Sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.

Surrey plays host to 2012 B.C. Summer Games

Surrey plays host to 2012 B.C. Summer Games

There's baseball players, soccer enthusiasts, volleyballers, hoopsters . . . and that's just fro the West Kootenay.

Kootenay athletes join counterparts from throughout the province in Surrey this weekend for the 2012 B.C. Summer Games.

More than 2,600 athletes, their coaches and families are in Surrey for opening ceremonies Thursday.

Competition begins Friday and runs through until Sunday's closing ceremonies.