by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

A late goal may have denied the Nelson U14 Selects the gold medal at the recent Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint, Idaho, but it did not stop staff at Mallard's Source for sports to honour the squad with Team of the Week status.

The Selects finished second in Sandpoint...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

It’s not the best-case scenario — playing six home games in September to start the season — but those are the cards Dave McLellan and the Nelson Leafs have been dealt.

And the way the team has responded thus far this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season,...

by Contributor on Wednesday Sep 17 2014

Silver was the colour of the day for the Nelson Selects U14 Boys at the Pend Oreille Cup soccer tournament in Sandpoint Idaho this past weekend.

“It was a great weekend for the boys, and they played really well throughout the tournament,” said coach Lyle Hill. 

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Rags to riches story for Neptunes culminates with impressive provincial results

The Nelson Neptunes capped off an amazing season, sending 14 swimmers to the provincial championships in Kamloops. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Neptunes completed an amazing comeback season after 14 members of the team attained some great results at the 56th annual BC Summer Swim Associations Provincial Championships last weekend in Kamloops.

One year from not having a home pool for training, the Neptunes attending the provincial meet were at the big dance for the very first time.

"I was super impressed with how ready and focused these kids were for attending such an overwhelming meet (over 1000 swimmers) for their first time," said Nelson head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer.

Team Cranked Up captures The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising award at Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

The Nelson Daily owner/editor Bruce Fuhr (centre) presents Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill (left) and Sheri Allarie with a $200 cheque for dinner. Team Cranked Up is off to an evening at Bibo. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Cranked Up team of Maggie Mulvihill and Sheri Allarie cranked it up once again to claim The Nelson Daily Team Fundraising Award during this past weekend's Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

Scotia Bank MS West Kootenay Glacier Challenge raises money for the West Kootenay MS Society to fund local programs and services for people affected the disease as well as to support critical research for improved treatments and to find a cure.

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons —Ladies of The Wake grab third in Vernon

KRD Sisters in Synch returned from Vernon with third-place ribbons. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons continue to pull in the hardware after the crew took third place at the Vernon Dragon Boat Races Saturday in the Central Okanagan City.

The Rhythm Dragons Ladies of The Wake captured third overal in the A Women's Final.

"Once more the KRD grouping of Sisters in Sync and Ladies of the Lake Team proved a winner," said Coach Cath Little.

"Great season for the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons."

Greenwood hosts second successful rugby bash

Greenwood hosts second successful rugby bash

Greenwood was full of Rugby players again last weekend for the Boundary Bash Social 10s Rugby Tournament. This is the second year they have hosted this tournament and this year they were larger by just one team.

Organizer and Jewel Lake resident Oliver Glaser said the tournament was a success, particularly in regards to the social aspect.

Everyone had fun and the City of Greenwood opened up O'Hairi Park as a campsite for the rugby players, he said.

Despite the late start, coach McLellan eager to begin as skipper of the Good Ship Nelson Leafs

Dave McLellan has a lot of work to do to get the Nelson Leafs ready for the 2014-15 KIJHL season.

Dave McLellan knows a thing of two about coaching, having skippered teams at both BC Junior A and Junior B levels as well as overseas.

However, the 48-year-old coach from Surrey had better reach long and hard into his coaching bag of tricks as the latest candidate to lead the Nelson Leafs hockey club is getting a late, and we mean late, start on the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

Adam Wheeldon excited to check out scenery in Alberta North after being dealt to Camrose by Smokies

Adam Wheeldon (11), seen here again Langley Rivermen, seldom took a shift off when he played for the Trail Smokies. — Photo courtesy Langley Advance

Haircut? Check.

Toothbrush? Check.

Winter jacket? Don’t have one, but where I’m going I had better get one soon.

The Trail Smoke Eaters granted captain Adam Wheeldon his wish by trading the Nelson native to the Camrose Kodiaks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League this week for future considerations.

The trade came as part of wholesale changes recently announced by coach Nick Deschenes, who gutted last year’s roster by also releasing Dylan Bowen, Nathan Browne, Taylor Armbruster and Greyson Reitmeier.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync

The team includes, back row, Carla Klein, Janet Stephenson, Jocelyn Davies, Frances Long, Deb Rhyder, Lena Guignion and Maggie Mulvihill. Middle, Brooke Campbell, Louise Andrew, Melissa Michaud, Amy Grumme, Mary Walters, Pat Gibson, Cath Little and coach Puleng Pratt. Front, Marlene Pozin, Deb Smith, Tammy Nygaard, Peggy Scott, Dawn Jacobsen, Diane Tulloch(Steersperson), Verna Poohachoff and Jill Jacobsen. — Submitted photo

Kootenay Rhythm Dragons – Sisters In Sync aligned a First Place finish in the Women’s Championship “B” Division at the Kelowna Dragon Boat Festival held recently in the Central Okanagan City.

The Sisters, with six new paddlers and contributions from a few other teams, captured the the B Championship Division and a fourth place overall.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to recognize the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons — Sisters In Sync with Team of the Week honours.