by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 12 2016

Sean Geall has already had a great week after seeing first hand the birth of his third child.

The Royal City skip added to the excitement after qualifying for the Page Playoff 1-2 game Saturday at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships by outlasting Glen...

by Contributor on Friday Feb 12 2016

Nick Deschenes, has been relieved of his duties as GM/Head Coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters effective immediately.  President, Tom Gawryletz, stated, “The team has been outscored by a margin of 22-3 in the last three...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 12 2016

Earlier in the week, Jim Cotter expressed that the goal of every team at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships was to “make the playoffs.”

Cotter grabbed the top spot in the Page Playoff Thursday night, holding off Michael Johnson of New...

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Nelson's Garry Beaudry double qualifies for curling provincials

The Garry Beaudry rink that won the Masters 60-plus-zone title during the weekend in Creston includes, from lefr – skip Garry Beaudry, third Don Bedard, second Gerry Foster and lead Tom Bassett. — Submitted photo

Don’t blame Garry Beaudry for being a little greedy.

The Nelson curler likes the sport so much he’s decided to attend two provincial championships — Senior Men’s and Masters 60-plus — this season.

“It has been really satisfying to win both provincial berths this year,” Beaudry told The Nelson Daily.

“My father George Beaudry won both the Canadian Seniors (1974) and Canadian Masters (1987) Championships.  I know he'd be proud that I'm following in his footsteps.”

Nelson's Dryden Hunt earns WHL Player-of-the-month honours

Dryden Hunt, who was interviewed on Sportsnet earlier this month following a WHL telecast, has been on fire of late with 24 points in the month of January.

During the summer, Nelson's Dryden Hunt wasn't really sure where he'd be playing hockey this season.

In September, the Moose Jaw Warriors decided to take a chance on the Nelson Minor Hockey grad.

The deal, Hunt to Moose Jaw in exchange for a 2nd round pick in 2016 and a 3rd round pick in 2018 back to Medicine Hat Tigers, has paid off in spades for the Warriors.

NDCU Member Appreciation Night — at Leafs/Rebels Game

Members of the Nelson and District Credit Union and Nelson Leafs invite hockey fans to exciting KIJHL action Friday at the NDCC Arena — as well as the NDCU Puck-4-Bucks puck toss. — Photo courtesy NDCU

The Nelson & District Credit Union (NDCU) will be hosting a Member Appreciation night during the Friday, February 5, Nelson Leafs game vs the Castlegar Rebels.

Credit Union members are invited to present their NDCU MEMBER CARD debit card for a discounted admission for the game.

NDCU members of all ages will be able to enter the draw for some great prizes during the third period, and the lucky season winners of the NDCU Puck-4-Bucks puck toss will toss one puck for a chance to win one $1000 NDCU term deposit.

Selkirk College Saints Find Optimism in OT Loss

Selkirk College Saints forward Tyler Kerner tips a puck in front of the Trinity Western University goal in Friday night’s 3-2 overtime loss. The Saints return to action this Friday night when they take on the University of Victoria Vikes at the Castlegar & District Recreation Complex. Puck drops at 7 p.m. — Photo courtesy Selkirk College Saints

Friday night’s British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) match-up between the Selkirk College Saints and the Trinity Western University Spartans took place at the end of January, but it had the intensity and emotion of a March playoff game.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Ladies Bonspiel A Event Winners

Mallard's Team of the Week — Ladies Bonspiel A Event Winners

The Nelson/Castlegar combined rink combined to capture the top prize at the Nelson Combined Bonspiel held recently at the Nelson Curling Club.

Team Cownden, consisting of skip Deanna Cownden, third Marlo Tedesco, second Michelle Kooznetsoff and lead- Heather Gingras, took home the Ladies A Event crown.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute Team Cownden with Team of the Week honours.

No doubt this rink will be heard from as the curling season enters the home stretch of the season.

Woods scored twice to lead Rebels past Leafs 5-3

Woods scored twice to lead Rebels past Leafs 5-3

The Castlegar Rebels scored three first period goals en route to a 5-3 victory over the Nelson Leafs in a penalty-filled Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Tayden Woods, Ed Lindsey and Christ Breese scored in the opening frame to give the visitors the insurmountable lead.

Nelson cut the lead to 3-1 in the second period on power play goal by Max Daerendinger, taking advantage of a five-minute penalty to Mike Bhatoa for cross checking.

Team Cownden, Team Beaudry win big at Nelson Combined Bonspiel

The men's winners, from left, include, Skip, Garry Beaudry, Third- Don Bedard, Second- Gerry Foster, Lead-Tom Bassett. — Submitted photo

Team Cownden and Team Beaudry were the big winners at the second annual Combined Bonspiel held this past weekend at the Nelson Curling Club.

Team Cownden, consisting of curlers from Nelson and Castlegar, Skip- Deanna Cownden, Third- Marlo Tedesco, Second Michelle Kooznetsoff, Lead- Heather Gingras, took home the Ladies A Event crown.

The B Event Winner was the McKenzie team from Castlegar and the C Event Winner was the Dreher team from Nelson and Castlegar.

Team Beaudry won the men’s A event.