by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 28 2015

The Spokane Braves gave the Rebels everything they had but, in the end, it's the Sunflower City franchise going on to the Murdoch Division Final.

Jeremy McNeil scored two third-period goals to spark the Rebels to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 27 2015

Spencer McLean scored his second goal of the game in overtime to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a wild 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in Fruitvale.

The win advances the Hawks to the Murdoch Division Final against...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 26 2015

The Nelson Bantam Leafs capped off an incredible season by capturing the West Kootenay Bantam House Title Sunday in Nelson.

The Bantam Leafs edged Trail 4-3 in a championship thriller.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to congradulate the Bantam House Leafs with Team of...

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Former Selkirk College Saints Reconnect and Celebrate at Third Annual Alumni Weekend

The Selkirk College Saints hosted Alumni Night on Friday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Former Saints player John Horcoff (1971-73) and Castlegar Mayor Lawrence Chernoff took part in the ceremonial faceoff.

Though it’s a month away from the start of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) post season, the Selkirk College Saints had a taste of playoff hockey Friday night at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

With time ticking down on the regular season, the two-time defending BCIHL champion Saints locked horns with the Simon Fraser University Clan in a key stretch drive contest before a raucous home crowd. Despite a valiant effort, the Saints were edged 2-1 in overtime.

Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch lifts Kootenay Ice into tie against South Island Royals

Nelson's Keaton Roch scored with six minutes remaining in the game to lift Kootenay Ice into a 3-3 tie with South Island Royals in BC Major Midget Hockey League action Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The power play goal by Roch allowed the host Ice squad to escape the weekend series with at least a point in the Major Midget standings.

South Island double Kootenay 4-2 Saturday.

Justin Podgorenko of Nelson, also scoring on the power play, and Tanner Costa of Castlegar also had goals for Kootenay.

Vernon's Cotter needs extra end to edge Joanisse in final of BC Men's Curling Championship

Jim Cotter of Vernon is heading back to the Tim Horton's Brier after winning the BC Championship Sunday in Vernon.

Jim Cotter of Vernon made a draw to the button to capture the Canadian Direct Insurance BC Mens' Curling Championship Sunday in the Central Okanagan City.

Cotter, third Ryan Kuhn, second Tyrel Griffith and lead Rick Sawatsky, defeated Dean Joanisse of New Westminster 7-6 in 11 ends to claim the Men's Provincial Title.

The win avenged a loss to Joanisse in the first round of the Page Playoff.

Joanisse won that game 8-5.

The final was a seasaw affair with the lead exchanging hands several times.

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Crawford sparks Leafs to thrilling win over Kamloops Storm

Just when the so-called experts are ready to stick a fork in the Nelson Leafs the Heritage City franchise pulls out a big win.

Michael Crawford scored the winning goal with 43 seconds remaining in the game to lift Nelson to a thrilling 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the front-running Kamloops Storm Saturday in Spoolmak Country.

Crawford’s marker was unassisted.

A goal by Michael Rand midway through the third period had the teams thinking overtime was looming before Crawford stole the game away for Nelson.

If this Leafs team didn't have bad luck, team would have no luck at all

There have been good times, but a lot more times when the Leaf players are wondering if there is something strange going on with the team.

Two weekends to fine-tune a Good Leaf ship that has been has struggled to get all the oars in the water at the same time.

And once again there will be a few oars missing when the Leafs take to the road for a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road trip to Chase (Friday) and Kamloops (Saturday).

“It’s been a matter of getting healthy,” said Leaf coach Dave McLellan.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Trafalgar Totems Junior Girls Basketball Team

 Members of the Trafalgar Totems include, back row, L-R, coach Willis Parnell, Sophie Borhi, Amanda Creak, Taylor Harrison, Cameron Parnell, Ava Young, Sophie Edney and Byrce Winters. Front, Brynn Belland, Michaela Anderson, Ashley Caponero, Reece Hunt, Rylee Zondervan, Kirsten Van Horne and coach Carla DeBiasio. — Madeleine Guenette photo

The Trafalgar Totems have been burning up the West Kootenay High School Junior Girl’s Basketball circuit of late.

The Totems are 4-2 on the season as the squad builds for West Kootenay playoff action later this month.

Mallard’s Source for sports is eager to applaud the Totem squad by crowning the hoopsters Team of the Week.

Kootenay Lake Fishing Report — Persistence is the key at this time of year

Mike from Grand Prairie holds up a nice Bull Trout caught on Kootenay Lake last month — Submitted photo

By Kerry Reed, Reel Adventures Sportfishing

Kerry Reed of Reel Adventures Charters is ready to give out the right information in the monthly fishing report.

Everything fishermen wanted to know about fishing in the region is right here.