by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Apr 16 2015

Okay Bombers, let’s . . . play . . . ball.

Unfortunately, the first home game for the L.V. Rogers High School Baseball team will not be at the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park in Nelson.

Bomber fans need to travel 80 kilometers to the west to Trail for the 2015 LVR High...

by Bob Hall on Thursday Apr 16 2015

The Selkirk College Saints closed out an amazing British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season with the awards banquet held recently at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

The ceremony saw many of the Saints players honoured for their achievements in the run to the 2015 BCIHL title...

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UPDATE: Canada wins Spengler Cup with 7-2 win over HC Davos

Nelson's Geoff Kinrade was part of Canada's 12th Spengler Cup Champion team Monday in Davos, Switzerland. — photo courtesy SC Bern Hockey Club

Team Canada made it look easy in the final of the Spengler Cup Monday, dumping the host club and defending champion HC Davos 7-2 to capture the title for the 12th time.

Canada's Patrice Bergeron, finishing the game with four points, scored 46 seconds into the game and Canada never looked back.

It was Canada's  first Spengler Cup title since 2007.

John Tavares and Team Canada captain Ryan Smyth each scored twice while Jason Spezza and Derrick Walser added singles for the winners.

Wild ride for Murdoch teams as division rivals skate to a pair of draws

Spokane goalie Matt Zenzola was a busy man this weekend as Nelson pumped close to a 100 shots at the Braves net during the home-and-home series. — Bruce Fuhr photo

In the wild, wild Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, anything is possible — like two ties on the same night.

Nelson Leafs played most of the overtime shorthanded, but still managed to hold onto a 3-3 tie against the Braves Saturday night in the Lilac City in a game that had more twists and turns than a drive to Ainsworth Hot Springs.

Meanwhile, three hours to the north the Castlegar Rebels and Beaver Valley Nitehawks were battling to a 2-2 draw in the Sunflower City.

Leafs edge Braves 3-1 to hold on to lead in Murdoch Division; Hawks double Rebels 6-3

Nelson forward Linden Horswill battles Hayden Boring for the puck during second period of Friday's KIJHL game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs looked anything like a division leader Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Fact is, for the past few games the Green and White have been a shadow of the team that was almost unbeatable in November.

Still the Leafs played just a little better than the Spokane Braves, scoring three unanswered goals to edge the Murdoch rivals 3-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action before 543 fans in Nelson.

Kootenay Ice Major Midget player Brandon Sookro scored the winner on a play that would call lucky at best.

McCarthy snipes first goal; Larose commits to Div 1 NCAA school

Colton McCarthy, seen here scoring his last goal for the Leafs, finally found the back of the net for Moose Jaw. — Bruce Fuhr photo

A few former Nelson Leafs are making news in hockey circles.

Highlighting the news department is Leaf sniper Colton McCarthy, who took a little longer but score his first goal in the  Western Hockey League but managed the feat Thursday as Moose Jaw defeated the hometown Pats 4-3 in Regina.

McCarthy's goal, coming on the power play, proved to be the game winner.

It was the the eighth game of the season for McCarthy, who left the Leafs in December to complete the season in the WHL with the Warriors.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Basketball Alumni

Bomber hoop grads got together for a team photo at the annual LVR Boxing Day Alumni Basketball Tournament. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Every Boxing Day the L.V. Rogers Hangar comes alive as past and present Bomber players flock to the gymnasium for the annual LVR Alumni Basketball Tournament.

And Boxing Day 2012 was no different as the Hangar was a buzz with more than 30 players participating in the event.

Players were slotted into teams of respective Bomber years to play in the round robin format.

Staff at Mallard's Source for Sports would like to honour the Bomber Basketball Alumni with Team of the Week accolades.

 

Leafs complete deal for Grand Forks sniper Connor Gross

Nelson coach and GM Frank Maida pulled the trigger on a trade with Grand Forks Boxing Day. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Leafs coach Frank Maida made a move Boxing Day to deal with the loss of two key players from the lineup in the final weeks leading up to the Kootenay International Junior HocChristmas break.

Maida, in his second season at the helm of the Leafs, acquired 18-year-old Connor Gross from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for future considerations.

"(Center) Colton McCarthy leaving (to WHL) created a spot and Connor brings offence to fill that loss," Maida told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.

Nelson's Geoff Kinrade plays for Team Canada

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade (19), seen here in action for SC Bern, will play for Team Canada at the Spengler Cup.

Geoff Kinrade grew up spending time during the Christmas holidays watching Canadian hockey teams in action on television at major tournaments in Europe.

Now Kinrade will be front and center on one of those teams as the Nelsonite suits up as a member of Team Canada at the Spengler Cup, December 26-31 in Davos, Switzerland.

“No time,” Kinrade told The Nelson Daily Friday when asked about holiday plans, “I’m playing for Team Canada in the Spengler Cup during the holidays.”