by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jun 29 2016

The Nelson Leafs continue to tinker with the roster during the offseason as the club builds for the 2016-17 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League campaign.

The franchise completed its third deal during the month of June, landing 20-year-old defenceman Austin Steger from the Campbell...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Jun 27 2016

It's never easy for staff at Mallard's Source for sports to choose the Team of the Week recipient during Rep Soccer Playdown season.

That's because Nelson Youth Soccer fields so many good teams.

However, following a close look at the winners heading off to the BC Soccer...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jun 26 2016

L.V. Rogers is getting ready to wap things up on another exciting school year at the Fairview High School.

Bombers teams brought back a pair of BC High School Provincial titles in Boy's Rugby and Girl's Soccer to hang on the walls of the Hangar.

However, before the final...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers BC High School Soccer Champs

The winning Bombers include, back row, from left, coach Chuck Bennett, Naomi Perkins, Allie Zondervan, Maddie Sternloff, Darian Voisard, Laurel Halleran, Noa Butterfield, Merissa Dawson, Maya Ida, Megan Tennant and trainer Tanis Bourchier. Front, Kyra Burkart, Amy Hodgson, Julia Burkart, Emily Taylor, Hannah Quinn, Emma Wheeldon, Taylor Zimmer, McKenna Bennett and Camille Gebhart. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers did the unthinkable recently in Campbell River, upsetting the favourites en route to capturing the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships.

The Bombers were pushed the the max, but managed to edge Lower Mainland power St. Thomas Moore in shoutout to bring home the first BC High School AA Girl's Soccer since the Fairview-based school won back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebratory Bombers by naming the squad Team of the Week.

Pittsburgh wins fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 victory over Sharks; Crosby takes Conn Smyth

Smiles all around as the Pittsburgh Penguins pose for the team photo after winning the 2016 Stanley Cup.

For all those hockey fans who at Christmas had the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup championship in six games, please step to the front of the line.

The Pens complete the rags to riches ride with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 Sunday at SAP Center.

The Stanley Cup win was Pittsburgh's fourth title and first since 2009, when Conn Smyth winner, Sidney Crosby won his first title.

Crosby two assists in the Cup-clinching Game 6 as the Penquins, who clinched all four of Cups, including this one, on the road.

Glacier rings out gymnastics season with Year End Show

These are just a few of the Glacier athletes expected to perform Tuesday and Wednesday at the Civic Centre facility. — Submitted photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting its annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 14-15) at  6 p.m., at the club's facility located downstairs in the Civic Centre on Vernon Street in Nelson.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch this popular event that consists of group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams and the club's Acro/Dance Display Team. Don’t miss the excitement of the tumbling finale, with the never ending flips by the competitive team.

Leafs complete blockbuster deal with Ridge Meadows of PJHL

Leafs Austin Lindsay has been dealt to Ridge Meadows in a three-player deal Thursday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs completed a blockbuster trade by Junior B standards Thursday shipping center Austin Lindsay and cash to Ridge Meadows Flames of the Pacific Junior Hockey League for two players — forward Dale Howell and netminder Jason Sandhu.

Leafs Sean Dooley said the coaching staff is confident the two 20-year-olds will be key building blocks Nelson needs to begin building a winner in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Selects go down to defeat against Kootenay South in U15 Gir's Soccer Playdowns

Nelson Selects Riley Zondervan (white) battles for the ball during Tuesday's game against Kootenay South at Haley Park in Warfield. — Sarah Fuhr photo

Kootenay South outscored Nelson Selects 5-2 to capture the two-game West Kootenay U15 Girl's Soccer series Wednesday at the Lakeside Pitch.

The contest was the second in as many days for the two West Kootenay rivals.

Kootenay South opened the two-game set Tuesday at Haley Park in Warfield with a 4-1 decision over Nelson.

The teams played to a 1-1 draw Wednesday in Nelson with Riley Zondervan scoring the lone goal for Nelson.

Kootenay South now advanced to the zone final against the East Kootenay winner Friday.

Gerick Sports WASA TRIATHLON popular with TriKids

Nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old. — Photo courtesy Raven Eye Photography

From an elite event of standard distance the Wasa Triathlon, in the Kootenays of B.C., has transformed into one of the most family friendly festival weekends in Western Canada. 

The event has grown over the last 20 years from 90 competitors to over 1000 participants with nearly one quarter being young triathletes aged between four to 15 years old.

Race director, Charlie Cooper says “the event attracts families from all over B.C., Alberta and North West USA." 

McArthur, Bulfone squad top Tournament of Roses — Avis, McIvor win Low Net

A large field of players from throughout the region took to the Granite Pointe course for the 2016 Tournament of Roses.

The team of Diony McArthur and Loretta Bulfone fired a round of 82 to capture the Low Gross prize at the recent Tournament of Roses at the Granite Pointe at Nelson Course.

The Tournament of Roses is an 18-hole team affair with players playing with a partner to determine the top winner in Low Net and Low Gross categories.

McArthur and Loretta Bulfone edged out the Granite Pointe duo of Dorothy Garland and Sue Moisey by one stroke for the Low Gross title.

Morven Douglas and Rose Donaldson of Granite Pointe finished third at 86.

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