by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 26 2016

When paddlers from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club boarded the bus for the Red-Eye ride to the Fraser Valley to compete in the BC Summer Games winning was probably the last thing on their minds.

Teenagers like their sleep and finding a comfortable spot on the bus first and foremost.

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 24 2016

There was no chaos in the run by Total Chaos to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Crown recently at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The regular season champs outlasted Main Jet 10-9 en route to the winner’s circle finish in the A-Division of the Mixed Slopitch League.

Total Chaos...

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Jul 22 2016

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Blair D'Andrea Scholarship Tourney

The 40-plus former Bomber grads, many coached by Blair D'Andrea, helped raised more than $1200 for the scholarship fund. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily, photo

The Grads 2004-06 won the tourney, but the big winner proved to be the Blair D'Andrea Scholarship Fund during the Blair D'Andrea Memorial Bomber Alumni Tournament Boxing Day at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

The tournament, attracting 42 players, raised more than $1,200 for the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development.

Contributions to the fund can be made at any Royal Bank Canada branch or electronically with email money transfer via

Waiting list for Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby

Dolly first place winner Bill Miller of Twin Bays was all smiles after pulling in his prize fish. — Submitted photo

The event is so popular, the 2014 derby is already sold out.

So for those lucky fishermen, dig out the best hook for the second annual Kootenay Lake B.C. Family Day Fishing Derby, February 8-10.

"The 2012 Fishing derby was a huge success," said organizer Robert Di Pietro.

Hawks shutdown Leafs 3-2 to take stranglehold on Murdoch

Nelson forward Blair Andrews puts up a screen in front of the Hawks net during action Tuesday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks proved they can win with offence or defence.

The Hawks stymied the vaunted Nelson Leafs offence for 50-plus minutes before holding on for a 3-2 victory over the Murdoch rivals in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action New Year's Eve at the NDCC Arena.

The win not only gives the Hawks the series lead over the Leafs but increases the Beaver Valley lead atop the Murdoch Division to three points.

HC Genève-Servette spoil party for Kinrade, Team Canada at Spengler Cup

Geoff Kinrade, standing middle row next to head coach Doug Shedden, and the rest of Team Canada will have to wait until next year to add another medal to the Hockey Canada hardware case. — Photo courtesy Hockey Canada

There will be no Spengler Cup gold medal in Geoff Kinrade's stocking this year.

The Nelson Minor Hockey grad saw his Team Canada teammates fall 6-5 to HC Genève-Servette Skaters in semi final round action at the Spengler Cup Monday in Davos, Switzerland.

Former NHLer Matthew Lombardi did most of the damage, scoring twice while adding a pair of assists to lead HC Genève-Servette to the victory.

HC Genève-Servette now faces CSKA Moscow in the final after the Russian squad edged host Davos 5-4.

Here for the Beer walk away with Soccer Quest Christmas tourney crown

Here for the Beer pose for the team photo following the tournament. Team members include, back row, L-R, Mitch Melanson, Mitchell Popadynetz, Andrew Tranfo, Ryan Lewis, Kevin Lewis, Kat Garbula and Taylor Stewart. Front, Sarah Fuhr and Andrea Stinson. — The Nelson Daily photo

Mitchell Popadynetz scored twice to spark Here for the Beer to a 4-1 victory over In Deep in the final of the Soccer Quest Christmas Co-Ed Tournament Sunday at the Soccer Quest Indoor Facility.

Popadynetz, back in town to spend the holiday season with family, helped UBC Thunderbirds capture the CIAU Men's Soccer championship in the fall.

Here for the Beer, going through the tournament undefeated, scored early and never looked back in winning its fifth game of the tournament.

Ryan and Kevin Lewis each scored singles for Here for the Beer.

Hawks dump Leafs 6-2 to take over Murdoch Division lead

Hawks dump Leafs 6-2 to take over Murdoch Division lead

The Nelson Leafs are no longer the top dogs in the Murdoch Division.

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks, winners of eight straight games, assumed the penthouse in the division by spanking the Leafs 6-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday evening in Fruitvale.

Beaver Valley, 26-6-1-2, lead Nelson by one point after stopping the Leafs in the first of a two-game, home-and-home series.

The second game of the set goes at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

Three unanswered second-period goals sealed the deal for the Hawks.

Canada, Kinrade on to Spengler Cup semi finals

Geoff Kinrade, seen here skating for SC Bern, had an assist in Canada's 6-3 win over Rochester. — Photo courtesy SC Bern Hockey Club

Team Canada started its assault on defending Spengler Cup by stopping the Rochester Americans 6-3 Sunday in Davos, Switzerland.

Team Canada, with Nelson's Geoff Kinrade anchoring the defence, built up a 3-0 first period lead before holding off the American Hockey League reps in quarterfinal action.

Byron Ritchie and Jacob Micflikier each scored twice while Derrick Walser and Alexandre Giroux added singles as Canada held period leads of 3-0 and 4-3.

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