by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

One month into the season and not one team in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has taken control.

Currently, three teams — Grand Forks Border Bruins, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs — are tied for top spot with the Bruins getting...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

Katharina Weitzing of Mount Sentinel and Alex Sukra of Salmo captured top spots in the Senior Division at the New Denver stop on the West Kootenay High School Cross Country race Tuesday in New Denver.

Sukra edged Daniel Stewart of Mount Sentinel by just over a minute to capture the Senior...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 28 2016

The Nelson and District Riding Grounds were one busy place as the Third Annual Kutenai Summer Fest was held.

The event was an opportunity or local athletes and families to showcase local talent and community spirit.

More than 20 Koot-Neigh Vaulters showed their skills to a visiting...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Road Kings Executive

The committee includes, back row, L-R, Ron Cutler, Jack Chambers, Paul Bowolin and Woody Wudkevich. Front, Bill Smith, Brian Haigh, Joe Mann, Marcello Piro, Cathy Corner, Dave Sabo and Frank Anderson. Missing from photo, John Madelung. — Submitted photo

The 2016 Edition of the Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise was another amazing success story for the Heritage City.

Mother Nature once again provided great weather for the huge crowds that filled Baker Street in Nelson to view some amazing rides, from classic muscle cars to brand new imports and the occasional motorcycle.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the Road Kings organizing committee for their countless hours of hard work and dedication in producing the largest event of the year in Nelson with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson U16 Selects Remain Golden, Claim Top Prize in Revelstoke

Nelson U16 Selects defender Allison Bendis was part of a backline that was solid all weekend in Revelstoke. — Bob Hall photo

The Nelson U16 Selects girls picked up where they left off in July and captured gold at the annual Little Bear Tournament in Revelstoke over the weekend.

The U16s — who captured the Provincial B Cup Championship in Penticton in early summer — went 3-0-1 in the first tournament since the summer break to secure the top spot.

“Our entire line-up played very well, it was enjoyable to watch,” says U16 Selects head coach Paul Burkart.

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Hunt scores twice to spark Leafs past Braves; Hawks, Bruins break even in feisty contest

Sawyer Hunt scored twice to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 6-2 trashing of the Spokane Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Saturday night in the Lilac City.

Hunt, who came to Nelson in an off-season move from the Kimberley Dynamiters, scored twice in the second period to snap a 1-1 tie.

The win allowed Nelson to gain a split during a two-game road swing to open the 2016-17 KIJHL season.

Nelson lost 3-1 Friday in Fruitvale to defending Murdoch Division champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Selkirk College Saints Kick Off Exhibition Season September 23

Tyler Kerner and this year’s edition of the Selkirk College Saints will begin pursuit of their fifth straight BCIHL title when the exhibition season opens on September 23 at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College

The four-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have arrived back to the rink and will kick off their exhibition season on September 23.

The Selkirk College hockey team is currently in training camp and will get their first taste of action against rival Eastern Washington University at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex on September 23 starting at 7 p.m.

Leafs look to right the wrongs of the past, open KIJHL season against Murdoch rivals

There was a lot of celebrating as the Nelson Leafs got the jump on teams during the exhibition season. Friday, in Beaver Valley, the real test begins. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Hockey and winning have always been associated with Nelson Leafs teams.

But it’s been seven years since the Leafs won the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.

And the 2010 campaign was the last time a Nelson team made it out of the Murdoch Division.

Which seems like an eternity for loyal Green and White fans used to watching hockey in March.

However, there’s appears to be slight bit of hope on the horizon.

Nelson has been on a serious rebuild since dumping its coach midway through last season.

The Beautiful Game is back for the fall campaign

Mini soccer games are back at Lakeside Saturday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the unofficial second half of the 2016 season.

The association, with more than 950 registered players, hosts House League action Saturday for all ages.

The fall season runs until October when playoffs conclude the season.

 

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