by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

Rhett Hamilton likes playing hockey.

The 10-year-old Nelson Minor Hockey player realizes a major reason why he likes playing Canada’s national pastime is because of his coach, Greg Andrusak.

So Hamilton decided to tell anyone who would listen of his gratitude by entering his...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

The road to the BC High School AA Boy's Soccer tournament begins Friday in Creston for the L.V. Rogers Bombers.

The Bombers join five other teams — J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail, Golden Eagles, David Thompson Lakers of Invermere, Selkirk Storm of Kimberley and host Prince...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Oct 30 2014

The Nelson Leafs will want to pull a few tricks on the opposition as the Heritage City franchise returns to action in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Saturday at home against the Columbia Valley Rockies.

Nelson, the hottest team in the KIJHL with four straight wins, hosts...

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'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' as Leafs edge Sicamous 3-2 to complete successful road trip

'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' as Leafs edge Sicamous 3-2 to complete successful road trip

To use a tune by Meat Loaf in regards to the recent weekend for the Nelson Leafs, "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad".

A third-period goal by Aaron Dunlap proved to be the winner as the Leafs had just enough gas in the tank to edge the Sicamous Eagles 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Sicamous.

The win allowed the Buds to conclude a three-game road swing through KIJHL north with two wins.

Slow-starting Saints set to raise second BCIHL banner

The 2013-14 edition of the Selkirk College Saints celebrate their BCIHL championship at the Castlegar Community Complex last March. The Saints will raise that banner to the rafters of their home rink on Friday night prior to their first home game of the new season against Eastern Washington University. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. — Selkirk College photo

For the second time in as many years, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team will proudly raise the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar Community Complex on Friday night.

"Winning back-to-back titles is something very unique and rewarding," says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Athletics and Recreation Coordinator.

Soccer Bombers get taste of action at Mount Baker Tournament

Soccer Bombers get taste of action at Mount Baker Tournament

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the road this weekend for a tournament beginning Friday in Cranbrook hosted by Mount Baker Wild.

The five-team tournament gives all teams in the Kootenays an opportunity to see each other as zone championships are on th horizon.

LVR opens the tournament Friday afternoon against Golden before meeting Nakusp to round out Day one.

The Bombers then play host Mount Baker Saturday morning before concluding the round robin event against Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.

Leafs embark on three-game road swing; hoping to have Dylan Williamson in lineup

Leaf coach Dave McLellan is hopeful to get Dylan Willamson into the lineup this weekend.

He came to the Leafs with great fanfare but Dylan Willamson has spent the past two weeks cooling his jets as BC Hockey sorts out whether the Calgary native can be a part of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Nelson Leafs or head back to Alberta to continue his hockey career.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll be in the lineup this weekend,” Leaf coach Dave McLellan said minutes after boarding a bus Thursday for Kamloops.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Nelson Innkeepers

The Innkeepers team includes, back row, L-R, Chris Parenteau, Mike Parenteau, Mike Balance, coach/manager Kerry Dyck, Danny Santano, Blair Day, Ryan Lewis, Kevin Lewis and Cole Thompson. Front, Kelvin Opiyo, Oriano Di Ruscio, Paul Anderson and keeper Mike Precious. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Innkeepers made back to the top of the Leo's Men's Open Soccer League by stopping city rival Kootenay Co-op 4-0 recently on Championship Weekend of City Soccer at Lakeside Pitch.

The score — 1-0 at halftime — was a surprise to many as the Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op played very close games throughout the roundball campaign, with the Innkeepers claiming the regular season title on the final day of the season.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Innkeepers Team of the Week.

Renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park on schedule — facility ready for baseball in spring of 2015

The sod has been installed at Queen Elizabeth Park as renovations continue for the home of the Nelson and District Baseball Association. — The Nelson Daily photo

The sound of “Play Ball” is going to have a different ring to it when minor baseball resumes in 2015 following the completion of renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park.

The main park for the Nelson and District Baseball Association and L.V. Rogers Bombers Baseball is getting a complete overhaul of the diamond — a project that should have the park ready for play in the early spring.

“We have removed about six inches from the top of the field and replaced it with better top soil,” said Larry Martel of the NDBA.

Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon begins search for new race director

Larry Bickerton . . . steps down from Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon Race Director position.

For more than three decades Larry Bickerton has been a mainstay with the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — the last three as Race Director.

Bickerton also has been personally participating in every race since the event begain back in the 1980's.

However, the former dentist and avid triathlon enthusiast, has decided to resign from his position as Race Director of the summertime event.

So effective November 1, the Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon committee will begin to search for a new Race Director to take the annual event into year 33.