by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players...

by Bruce Fuhr on Wednesday Dec 17 2014

It’s a deal that has been in the works, from Nelson’s perspective, for at least . . . well, a very long time.

Last week pen was put to paper as the Nelson Leafs acquired sniper Michael Rand from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for cash and future considerations.

Rand...

by Contributor on Tuesday Dec 16 2014

The Christmas Classic Hockey game and the Broomball Dance will be joining forces this year at the Complex in Castlegar on (Saturday) December 27.

The cause behind the Christmas Classic Hockey game is to raise funds for our Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program. 

All...

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Mallard's Team of the Week —Mt Sentinel Wildcats Girl's Volleyball Team

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

Sometimes good things do come to those who wait.

After a less than impressive performance in 2013, the Mount Sentinel Wildcats, led by five seniors, rallied to grab the bronze medal at the BC High School A Girl's Volleyball Championships in Kelowna.

The Wildcats held off a pesky team from Southridge to capture the medal in three hard-fought sets.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to toss in another honour for the squad with Team of the Week selection.

Five teams vye for Kootenay Regional Men's Curling crown

Men's curling action is back as Nelson hosts the Kootenay Regional Playdowns at the Heritage City Curling Club.

Myron Nichol of Castlegar, fresh from winning the Nelson Open Cashspiel, is the early favourite entering the Kootenay Men’s Regionals this weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol defeated Ken McHargue of Sparwood to claim the top prize at the cashspiel.

However, all bets are off as four other teams join the Castlegar skip in the search for the lone Kootenay berth beginning Friday at the Curling Club.

Injury-riddled Leafs move back atop Murdoch after 5-1 win over Braves

Keaton Roch, called up from the Kootenay Ice of the BCMMHL, provided some spark for the Leafs Tuesday against Spokane. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to find ways to win.

Despite an injury bug that has riddled the team for past month, the Leafs were able to stuff the Spokane Braves 5-1 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

“It’s a concern but it does allow us to get some affiliate players into the roster,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report

Sheldon Machtans of Calgary with his latest catch from last weekend. — photo courtesy Kootenay Lake Fishing Charters

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is here to give his monthly fishing report.

So read and enjoy.

Determined Mount Sentinel finishes volleyball season with bronze medal

The bronze-medal-winning Mount Sentinel Wildcats team includes, L-R, coach Joe Moreira, Allison Perepelkin, Malin Chernoff, Lauren Spurge, Madia Rehwald, Teya Makortoff and coach Bryce Moreira. Front, Maya Mierau, Kyra Makortoff, Lexi Tarasoff and Victoria Peebles.

For five seniors Saturday’s bronze medal victory in Kelowna culminated
hours of work in the gym, time riding on the bus to attend tournaments and
months of late nights completing homework after practice during the senior girl's volleyball season.

The Wildcats made their last game a memorable one after scoring a three
set victory over Southridge of Surrey Saturday at the BC High School A Girl’s Volleyball Championships at Immaculata Gymnasium in the Central Okanagan City.

CFL Grey Cup — more than just a football game

Fans play it up for the cameras on Robson Street before the Fan Parade prior to the playing of the 2014 Grey Cup in Vancouver. — Bruce Fuhr photos

Was it, or wasn’t it?

Was it or wasn’t it a bad call, or was it or wasn’t it a great game.

The 2014 Grey Cup delivered it’s share of glitz and glimmer and, at the same time, some controversy as the Calgary Stampeders hung on to clip the Hamilton Tiger Cats 20-16 Sunday before 52,000 plus fans of Canadian Football at BC Place in Vancouver.

Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

Leafs ride performance of Adam Maida to 2-1 victory over Rebels

Netminder Adam Maida stopped all but one shot to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over rival Castlegar Rebels Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The victory powered the Leafs into a tie for top spot in Murdoch Division standings and allowed Nelson to grab three of a possible four points in the home-and-home weekend series.

Castlegar won Friday night 5-4 in overtime.