by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 22 2014

Fresh from hosting the very successful 2014 Cyclone Taylor Cup, the Nelson Leafs are now looking to fill two key off-ice positions after president Russell Stocks and head coach Frank Maida recently tendered their resignations to the hockey club.

Both Stocks and Maida were instrumental in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Apr 21 2014

The Nelson Neptunes swim club is back in business.

After spending the entire 2013 season on the sidelines due to the closure of the Nelson and District Aquatic Centre, the Neptunes are happy to report the club is up and running, beginning May 5 with the first of pre-season training.

by Bob Hall on Monday Apr 21 2014

The Nelson Selects U14 Girls squad shook off the winter rust at the annual Kelowna Icebreaker tournament over the Easter weekend and brought home a silver medal.

The Selects put together a 2-1 record in the round robin to earn a spot in the gold medal final where they lost 2-1 in a...

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Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

Fraser Valley Three-peats Female Midget AAA

The Fraser Valley Phantom made it a Female Midget AAA Champion Three-peat by sweeping the Thompson/Okanagan Rockets in the best-of-three league final Saturday in Langley. 

The Phantom will now advance to the 2014 Esso Cup, April 20 - 23 in Stoney Creek, Ontario.

Chelsea Wilson and Kaely McMurty scored singles in Fraser Valley's 2-0 win Friday to open the series.

Saturday, Kirsten Martin scored the only goal as the Phantom pulled out the narrow 1-0 victory.

Valencia Yordanov and Rachel Fontinha each posted shutouts for Fraser Valley.

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

Hawks roll past Storm to clinch second KIJHL title in three seasons

When push came to shove, it's obvious the Beaver Valley Nitehawks were the stronger team.

Beaver Valley flexed its offensives muscles, out scoring Kamloops 14-3 in the final two games to clinch the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title with a 6-0 shutout victory Friday in Fruitvale.

The Hawks, winners the best-of-seven series 4-2, capture its second KIJHL title in three seasons.

Beaver Valley scored twice in each period to support the 30-save performance of netminder Brett Clark.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Major Award Winners

Pictured in no specific order are winners of the Nelson Minor Hockey Major Awards handed out Tuesday at the Tenth Street Campus. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Minor Hockey culminated another great season on the ice with its annual award's banquet this week at the Tenth Street Campus.

Highlighting the night was the presentation of the major award winners.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the winners with Team of the Week.

Hall, Martel busy in off season; Nelson Baseball prepares for 2014 season

 Quin Hall of Nelson is pictured with former picture Albie Lopez during a tournament in Arizona. Lopez, an 11-year-pro, was a member of the 2003 World Champion Arizona Diamondbacks and is coach for the BC select team. — Submitted photo

Soon sounds of baseball cracking off bats will be flowing through Fairview and Uphill districts of the Heritage City as Nelson Baseball Association begins another season of diamond play.

Registration, which has climbed again for the fourth consecutive season, for the 2014 season closed Tuesday.

Now it's up to the NBA board to select teams, which is scheduled to be completed by Monday (April 7).

Two players not waiting for the snow to leave the diamonds at Queen Elizabeth and Lions Parks, are Quin Hall and Brendan Martel.

Nelson Minor Hockey concludes season with award ceremony

The Medal of Achievement winners were smiling from ear to ear during the picture taking ceremony at the NMHA awards banquet Wednesday at the Tenth Street Campus of Selkirk College. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson Minor Hockey wrapped up another successful campaign on the ice with the annual awards banquet Wednesday at the Selkirk College Tenth Street Campus.

The evening was led by former NHLer Mike Laughton.

The Nelson product saluted the award winners along with giving the banquet goers a history lesson on the greats from Nelson Minor Hockey past.

Provincial MLA's make bet on outcome of Cyclone Taylor Cup

Provincial MLA's make bet on outcome of Cyclone Taylor Cup

The Nelson Leafs have some added pressure on the host squad at the upcoming Cyclone Taylor Cup after Nelson/Creston MLA Michelle Mungall accepted a friendly bet in the Legislature.

Esquimalt-Royal Roads MLA Maurine Karagianis has challenged  Mungall to a friendly wager on the outcome as the Victoria Cougars travel to Nelson to compete for B.C. junior B hockey supremacy in the Cyclone Taylor Cup next week.

Nelson native Doug Agnew honoured by Milwaukee Admirals

 Doug Agnew receives a jersey from is Nashville Predators Assistant General Manager Paul Fenton, the Admirals NHL affiliate, during a pre-game ceremony Friday. — Photo courtesy Milwaukee Admirals

Former Nelson native and L.V. Rogers grad Doug Agnew was honoured Friday by the Milwaukee Admirals on his 2,000th game as team trainer and his 25th season with the team.

Agnew, who was raised in Nelson and attended Trafalgar and L.V. Rogers High Schools, has been the Athletic Trainer for the Admirals since 1989 when he was assigned to the team as a member of the Vancouver Canucks organization.