by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 02 2015

Nelson Youth Soccer is playing host to the BC Soccer Girl’s Provincial B Cup July 9-12 at the Lakeside Soccer Pitches.

The Heritage City association is hosting three divisions — U13, U14 & U15 — in the four-day tournament.

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by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jul 02 2015

It’s a proven fact to always have a backup plan just in case that original idea goes south.

Dryden Hunt knows all too well things do not always go as planned as the Nelson Minor Hockey product prepares to enter the world of professional hockey.

After not hearing his name...

by Contributor on Thursday Jul 02 2015

June is in the books, but Kerry Reed from Reel Adventures has all the tips and news for July in the Kootenay Lake Fishing Report.

It is now July and we are excited to announce that we have placed our boats in all of our favourite fishing locations.  

We now have our...

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Bombers outlast G.W. Graham to finish 11th at AA Rugby Championships

Chase Gilbertson scored a try in LVR's win over G.W. Graham Saturday at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford. — The Nelson Daily photo

Ryan Lewis continued his stellar play to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to an impressive 36-26 win over G.W. Graham of Chillwack at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Saturday in Abbotsford.

Lewis, who scored all the points in LVR's earlier win over Sir Charles Tupper of Vancouver, scored twice as the Bombers got the offence going against the Fraser Valley squad in the 11/12th place game.

Sam Woodward, Jake Taylor, Chase Gilbertson and Eli Swan-Wilson also scored for LVR.

Bombers finish sixth overall at BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships

Bomber senior grads, from left, Jena Wheeldon, Tara Yowek, Abbie Bourchier-Willans and Hailee Gerun, helped power LVR to a sixth-place finish at the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships in Burnaby. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers finished the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championship in sixth spot following a loss to Ballenas of Parksville in consolation round match Saturday.

The Bombers dropped a 4-0 decision to the high-powered Vancouver Island squad.

However, the sixth-place finish is one of the better results for the Heritage City school in provincial play.

LVR opened the tournament Thursday with a 3-0 loss to St. Michael's University of Victoria.

UPDATED: Bombers edge Brookswood 1-0 at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

UPDATED: Bombers edge Brookswood 1-0 at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will play for fifth spot at the 16-team BC High School Girl's AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby.

Naomi Perkins scored the only goal of the game to lead LVR to a thrilling 1-0 win over Brookswood Friday afternoon in playoff action.

LVR advances to meet Bellenas of Parksville on Vancouver Island in the consolation round match Saturday.

LVR finished the round robin draw in second spot with a 2-1 record.

Perkins, Wheeldon score to lead Bombers to 3-0 win at AA Soccer Championships in Burnaby

Mallard's Team of the Week — NYS U13 Selects

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls include, back row, L-R, Ivie Lock-Luttmer, Nicola Anderson, Abby Jackson, Farrah Marzicola, Phoenix Tailleur, Teigan Barnhart and Gretchen Lewandowski. Middle, coaches Bill Clark and Darren Peloso, Semegn Atkinson, Alexis Dyck, Addis Atkinson, Sydney Benson, Aube Jolicoeur, Isabel Curiston and Elisa Clark. Front, Ruby Linnen, Hanna Van Der Holt, Anna Bakas, keeper Ella Peloso and Freya Holman. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects U13 Girls Soccer made it look easy en route to the gold medal at the Terry Walgren Tournament held recently in the Heritage City.

The Selects outscored the opposition by a 19-3 margin, registering three shutouts in the tournament.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.

UPDATED: Bombers drop heartbreaker to DW Poppey at Rugby Championships

The LVR Bombers, seen here in dark against Stanley Humphries during the Kootenay Final, rebounded to defeat Sir Charles Tupper at the BC High School AA Rugby Championships. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers dropped a heartbreaker at the BC High School AA Boy's Rugby Championships Thursday in Abbotsford.

D.W. Poppey of Langley scored the winning points in the final minutes of he game to edge the Bombers 13-7 in consolation round action.

The loss drops LVR into bottom half of the 16-team draw.

"We played amazing defence and beat them physically, but had our troubles getting our offence to click," said Bomber coach Michael Joyce.

Selkirk College Saints Excited to See Alex Evin Move Onto Next Opportunity

Alex Evin guided the Selkirk College Saints hockey team to a third straight BCIHL championship earlier this year as head coach. Evin is now moving on to the British Columbia Hockey League where he will take a new position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey Club

It didn't take long for Selkirk Saints head coach Alex Evin to get headhunted by another hockey team.

After guiding the Saints to the 2015 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship, Evin has accepted a position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with the British Columbia Hockey League's (BCHL) Alberni Valley Bulldogs.

“I’m very fortunate to have been a head coach at such a young age and want to thank all of the Selkirk College staff, fans, volunteers and partners for their support,” said Evin.

Golden weekend for Nelson Selects at Terry Walgren Tournament

Nelson Rep Teams dominated the action at the 2015 Terry Walgren Tournament. — Bruce Fuhr photos

If the Terry Walgren Tournament was an investment fund, Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams would join Warren Buffet as one of the most successful investors of the 20th century.

Nelson teams came up golden in every division, except for one, to sweep most the top prizes at the Youth Soccer Invitational tournament Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.

The host association won gold medals in U13, U14, U16 and U18 Girls and U13, U14 and U18 Boys. The U16 Boys took silver.