by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 16 2014

The Nelson Leafs gave Heritage City fans a taste of everything this Junior B season as the club played well into April for the first time in a few years.

Fans attending Friday’s Cyclone Taylor Cup preliminary round contest between Nelson and KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.

Nelson's Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers proved they are no match for Kootenay competition, outscoring the opposition 14-1 at the Mount Baker Wild High School Girl's Soccer Tournament this past weekend in the East Kootenay City.

The only blemish for the Bombers came during a 2-1 win over Selkirk Storm...

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Leafs hand out team awards on eve of Cyclone Taylor Cup

Jamie Vlanich was named the Nelson Leafs MVP during the award's banquet Sunday night.

Nelson Leafs tuned up for the Cyclone Taylor Cup by handing out its annual team awards Sunday evening.

The big winner on the night was Jamie Vlanich, who grabbed the team MVP and leading scorer awards during the ceremony.

Vlanich not only led by example all season, but topped the KIJHL in scoring before getting hurt near the end of the season.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Carsen Willans finished the KIJHL playoffs as Nelson's top scorer with five goals and 10 assists in 12 games.

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

Dance partners set for Cyclone Taylor Cup

All the dance partners have now been confirmed for the 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup starting Thursday in the Hertiage City at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley was the last team to book its ticket to the BC Hockey Junior B Final Four after the Nitehawks disposed of the Kamloops Storm in six games in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Final Friday in Fruitvale.

The other two dance partners are the Victoria Cougars of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League and Aldergrove Kodiaks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

Golf season just around the corner as GP opens driving range

Granite Pointe pro Denny McArthur watches Rob Little work some rust off from the winter at the Rosemont Driving Range. — Submitted photo

Golfers in Nelson got a chance to test out the new driver found under the Christmas tree as Granite Pointe opened the driving range Saturday.

The warmer weather is quickly removing the mountains of snow the Rosemont course receives during the winter allowing staff to consider moderate opening this coming week.

Check out the Granite Pointe Pro Shop at 250-352-5913 for more information on the upcoming season or the courses website.

Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

The Fraser Valley Phantom made it a Female Midget AAA Champion Three-peat by sweeping the Thompson/Okanagan Rockets in the best-of-three league final Saturday in Langley. 

The Phantom will now advance to the 2014 Esso Cup, April 20 - 23 in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Chelsea Wilson and Kaely McMurty scored singles in Fraser Valley's 2-0 win Friday to open the series.

Saturday, Kirsten Martin scored the only goal as the Phantom pulled out the narrow 1-0 victory.

Valencia Yordanov and Rachel Fontinha each posted shutouts for Fraser Valley.

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

When push came to shove, it's obvious the Beaver Valley Nitehawks were the stronger team.

Beaver Valley flexed its offensives muscles, out scoring Kamloops 14-3 in the final two games to clinch the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title with a 6-0 shutout victory Friday in Fruitvale.

The Hawks, winners the best-of-seven series 4-2, capture its second KIJHL title in three seasons.

Beaver Valley scored twice in each period to support the 30-save performance of netminder Brett Clark.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Major Award Winners

Pictured in no specific order are winners of the Nelson Minor Hockey Major Awards handed out Tuesday at the Tenth Street Campus. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another great season on the ice with its annual award's banquet this week at the Tenth Street Campus.

Highlighting the night was the presentation of the major award winners.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the winners with Team of the Week.

Hall, Martel busy in off season; Nelson Baseball prepares for 2014 season

 Quin Hall of Nelson is pictured with former picture Albie Lopez during a tournament in Arizona. Lopez, an 11-year-pro, was a member of the 2003 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks and is coach for the BC select team. — Submitted photo

Soon sounds of baseball cracking off bats will be flowing through Fairview and Uphill districts of the Heritage City as Nelson Baseball Association begins another season of diamond play.

Registration, which has climbed again for the fourth consecutive season, for the 2014 season closed Tuesday.

Now it's up to the NBA board to select teams, which is scheduled to be completed by Monday (April 7).

Two players not waiting for the snow to leave the diamonds at Queen Elizabeth and Lions Parks, are Quin Hall and Brendan Martel.