by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jul 26 2016

When paddlers from the Nelson Kayak and Canoe Club boarded the bus for the Red-Eye ride to the Fraser Valley to compete in the BC Summer Games winning was probably the last thing on their minds.

Teenagers like their sleep and finding a comfortable spot on the bus first and foremost.

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by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jul 24 2016

There was no chaos in the run by Total Chaos to capture the 2016 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Crown recently at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The regular season champs outlasted Main Jet 10-9 en route to the winner’s circle finish in the A-Division of the Mixed Slopitch League.

Total Chaos...

by Bruce Fuhr on Friday Jul 22 2016

It’s obvious from the number of tourists arriving on Nelson’s main drag the secret is getting out regarding one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world.

The same can be said for youth soccer in the Heritage City as Nelson welcomed the head of the girl’s high...

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Leafs continue to make moves, land Sawyer Hunt from Kimberley Dynamiters

Sawyer Hunt (left holding trophy) is heading back to his old stomping grounds after Nelson and Kimberley completed a trade Tuesday. — Submitted photo

Nelson brass continues to do its best to change the culture of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise as management completed its second major deal in less than two weeks Tuesday.

Leafs acquired power forward and playoff standout Sawyer Hunt from the Kimberley Dynamiters in exchange for forward Nick Ketola and future considerations.

Nelson Selects teams off to BC Provincial B Cup — Erickson powers U14 boys past Kootenay East

The Nelson Selects receive medals after blasting Kootenay East 5-0 in U14 Boys Playdown action Friday in Cranbrook. — Submitted photo

Matt Erickson scored three times to power the Nelson Selects past Kootenay East Friday in U14 Boy's Kootenay Provincial B Soccer Playdowns Friday in Cranbrook.

The Select represent the Kootenay Zone at the Les Sinnott Memorial Boys Provincial Cup July 7-10 in West Vancouver.

After playing to a scoreless tie in the first half, Nelson picked up the pace as Erickson opened the scoring and Selects never looked back.

Keegan Carmichael and Linden Jones also scored for the Selects.

"The entire team played well," said the team spokesperson.

Nelson Killjoys play host to four-team Women's Roller Derby Tournament

The Killjoys, seen here up against Dam City Rollers of Castlegar during a contest in 2015, are eager to host a tournament Satuday in Nelson. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Killjoys host the four-team Blood Bath and Beyond Women's Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys are joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan) in the event which begins at 9 a.m.

The Championship Final, against the top two teams, is set for 6:30 p.m., also in the NDCC Arena.

The Killjoys are 1-1 since leaving the West Kootenay Roller Derby League.

Nelson defeated Armstrong before dropping a close encounter to Kelowna Apple Smacks in the spring.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Killjoys Roller Derby Team

The Killjoys team includes, from left, Hexes 'n O's, Meg Ablast, Goldie Gunshow, Squirt, McWrath, Sly, Coach K. Boss, Milhaus, Cleoslaptra, Red Zeppelin, Brick James, Slugs, and Shove. Missing from photo:, Jagged Little Jill, Oso Agro, Brusie O'Donnell, Hotte Balboa and Harley Hellfire. — Photo courtesy 3 Owls Studio

The Nelson Killjoys is hosting a four-team Roller Derby Tournament Saturday (June 25) at the NDCC Arena.

The Blood Bath and Beyond Tournament sees the Killjoys joined by NWO Wolf Pack (Chilliwack), Avalance City All Stars (Fernie) and TOAST (Thompson-Okanagan).

The tournament begins at 9 a.m. with the top two teams meeting in the Championship Final at 6:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Mallard's Source For Sports would like to give the Killjoys a marvelous send off with Team of the Week honours.

Crescent Valley man studies for sixth Dan Black Belt

Dean Seminoff . . . looking to crack the 130 club

Master Dean Seminoff, who has been studying martial arts for more than 20 years, was in Florida to study for his sixth Dan Black Belt in the martial art of Taekwondo.

Seminoff, of Crescent Valley an operator of a school in Nelson and Slocan Valley, is currently a fifth Dan WTF black belt as a member of the USCDKA.

During the past 15 years his own TKD schools (KCMA) have positively affected hundreds of students and families in the Nelson and Castlegar area and now he is leading a global fight for justice for the poor as founder of www.martialartsforjustice.org  

Nelson's Cam Keith picked to lead BCHL Trail Smokies

Nelson native Cam Keith is back in the area as coach of the Trail Smoke Eaters of the BCHL. — Submitted photo

The Trail Smoke Eaters dipped into the professional leagues to hire Cam Keith as the new coach of the BC Hockey League franchise.

Tom Gawryletz, president of the Trail Smoke Eaters, made the announcement Friday.

“I am deeply honored to be selected as the Head Coach for the Trail Smoke Eaters and look forward to giving back to a community that gave me so much,” the former Nelson native said on the Smokies website.

Glacier athletes amazing at Club's Annual Year End Show

Shelbi van Hellemond wowed the crowd during Tuesday's Glacier Gymnastics Club annual Year End Show. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

The Glacier Gymnastics Club annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday at the club's facility in the Civic Centre was a smashing success.

The sellout crowds both days were treated to group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams as well as the club's Acro/Dance Display Team.

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