by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 23 2017

A handful of Nelson boys have advance to the second stage of the BC Hockey Under 15 BC Hockey’s Program of Excellence.

Noah Quinn, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson and Lowie and Tijs Vreys were selected to attend the U15 BC Cup set for May 11-14 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 23 2017

Finley’s, formerly Whitewater, needed overtime to clinch the Kootenay Recreational Hockey League title with a 9-8 victory over Danimals recently in the league final.

Finley’s won the regular season title before knocking off the Destroyers won 6-1 in the do-or-die semifinal....

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 23 2017

Mother Nature did its best to cooperate as Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the 2017 campaign on the pitch Saturday at the Lakeside Soccer Fields.

Future soccer stars took to the fields as the Mini program opened with games this past weekend.

Highlights of the season include the...

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Future begins to unfold for Nelson's Isaac MacLeod

Isaac MacLeod . . . future is bright

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod has landed a contract to play professional hockey next season.

However, the final resting place for the 22-year-old defenceman remains up in the air.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Nelson Neptunes Provincial Team

The team includes, from left, Matthew Holitzki, Sage Cowan, Jaylen Ruston, Joanna Blishen, Chloe Malenfant (hat), Imogen Cowan, Madeline Holitzki , Enna Cowan, Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Ohia Wintraub, Hannah Malenfant, Olivia Cowan and head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes culminated an amazing season in the water by sending 14 swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships in Kamloops.

This year the Neptunes jumped 11 places climbing to finish 47th out of 65 teams in a meeting that attracted more than 1,000 competitors from throughout the province.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the Neptunes with Team of the Week accolades for a job well done.

Rags to riches story for Neptunes culminates with impressive provincial results

The Nelson Neptunes capped off an amazing season, sending 14 swimmers to the provincial championships in Kamloops. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Neptunes completed an amazing comeback season after 14 members of the team attained some great results at the 56th annual BC Summer Swim Associations Provincial Championships last weekend in Kamloops.

One year from not having a home pool for training, the Neptunes attending the provincial meet were at the big dance for the very first time.

"I was super impressed with how ready and focused these kids were for attending such an overwhelming meet (over 1000 swimmers) for their first time," said Nelson head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.

Team Cranked Up captures The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising award at Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr (centre) presents Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill (left) and Sheri Allarie with a $200 cheque for dinner. Team Cranked Up is off to an evening at Bibo. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and Sheri Allarie cranked it up once again to claim The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising Award during this past weekend's Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raises money for the West Kootenay MS Society to fund local programs and services for people affected the disease as well as to support critical research for improved treatments and to find a cure.

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons —Ladies of The Wake grab third in Vernon

KRD Sisters in Synch returned from Vernon with third-place ribbons. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons continue to pull in the hardware after the crew took third place at the Vernon Dragon Boat Races Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.

The Rhythm Dragons Ladies of The Wake captured third overal in the A Women's Final.

"Once more the KRD grouping of Sisters in Sync and Ladies of the Lake Team proved a winner," said Coach Cath Little.

"Great season for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons."

Greenwood hosts second successful rugby bash

Greenwood hosts second successful rugby bash

Greenwood was full of Rugby players again last weekend for the Boundary Bash Social 10s Rugby Tournament. This is the second year they have hosted this tournament and this year they were larger by just one team.

Organizer and Jewel Lake resident Oliver Glaser said the tournament was a success, particularly in regards to the social aspect.

Everyone had fun and the City of Greenwood opened up O'Hairi Park as a campsite for the rugby players, he said.

Despite the late start, coach McLellan eager to begin as skipper of the Good Ship Nelson Leafs

Dave McLellan has a lot of work to do to get the Nelson Leafs ready for the 2014-15 KIJHL season.

Dave McLellan knows a thing of two about coaching, having skippered teams at both BC Junior A and Junior B levels as well as overseas.

However, the 48-year-old coach from Surrey had better reach long and hard into his coaching bag of tricks as the latest candidate to lead the Nelson Leafs hockey club is getting a late, and we mean late, start on the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

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