by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 26 2014

Nineteen and counting.

Nelson's Fat Tire Festival went off like a bang as cycling enthusiasts flocked to mountains and streets of the Heritage City to participate in the event in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 25 2014

Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League's Nelson Leafs take to the ice for training camp Friday through Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Leafs, under the guidance of new coach Dave McLellan, have very little time to...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 21 2014

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod has landed a contract to play professional hockey next season.

However, the final resting place for the 22-year-old defenceman remains up in the air.

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Nelson's Isaac MacLeod stuck in a time warp — forced to play NHL waiting game

 Nelson's Isaac MacLeod played his final game as a Boston College Eagle, but now must wait to see which path his hockey career will take. — Photo courtesy John Quackenbos, Boston College

Like many college or university graduates Isaac Macleod has been busy scanning the employment pages looking for a place to hang his hat.

Having recently graduated from Boston College with business degree from the Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Economics, the Nelson native is hungry to gain meaningful employment.

However, Macleod has been pigeonholed into a strange category when it comes to finding a new job and can’t even speak to prospective employers until mid-August when the Nelson native becomes a free agent.

Nelson's Sam Matthew recognized for BC Games medal run

Six-medal winner Samuel Matthew of Nelson was also a recipient Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary for his performance at the recent BC Summer Games in Nanaimo. — Submitted photo

Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City.

The athletes are from 16 different communities around the province.

“Coast Capital Savings is committed to building a richer future for youth in the communities where we live and work,” said Maureen Young, Manager, Community Partnerships for Coast Capital Savings.

KIJHL Leafs dealt huge blow after coach Matt Hughes resigns

The Nelson Leafs are in the market for a new skipper after Matt Hughes (inset) resigned Saturday from the team.

The Nelson Leafs were dealt a huge blow during the weekend when current skipper Matt Hughes resigned his position as head coach and General Manager of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team.

Hughes, who was selected to the position from a list of more than 25 applicants in May of this year to replace Frank Maida, called team president Larry Martel Saturday to inform the head of the Leaf board of the decision to take a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.

Only days until the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon

Members of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun club took to the waters of Kootenay Lake Saturday morning for a trial run for the upcoming 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon. — The Nelson Daily photo

It's days until the horn blows for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun club took to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

Club members have been training for up to two months, swimming in the NDCC pool along with running and riding distances to prepare for the big day of the Nelson Cyswog'n'Fun Triathlon — set for Sunday, August 3 at 8 a.m.

Many of the club members tacklet the short course of 500 metre swim, 22 kilometer ride and five km run run.

KidSport gets shot in the pocket book with donation from TELUS Community Action Team

TELUS Community Action Team members, from left Mike Garant and Barry Farynuk present , KidSport committee member Jeremy McComb with a handsome cheque for $2000 to help the local program. — Submitted photo

The TELUS Community Action Team was back in gear recently, pulling out all the stops to donate a whacking $2000 to KidSport-Nelson.

TELUS Community Action Team supports charities that help to educate and empower youth to improve their quality of life and to enable them to reach their full potential.

These investments are the cornerstone of our community support in Canada and internationally.

 

Nelson's Pat Price inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame Friday in Penticton

Pat Price played in 726 NHL games and during his time in Edmonton got to play with the Great One, Wayne Gretzky.

This is the weekend Pat Price has been waiting for for a long time.

Friday, in Penticton, the Nelson native and Minor Hockey grad, will be inducted into the B.C. Hockey Hall of Fame.

"This is absolutely fantastic," Price said moments after being recognized during the Hall of Fame presser earlier this year.

"It's always something you aspire to be recognized and to be selected to a Hall of Fame you can't ask for anything more than that."

Mallards Team of the Week — Nelson Mixed Slopitch Champs, Unknowns

The team includes, back row, L-R, Rachel Stewart, Roman Wylie, Rob Chernenko, Lorne Wuori, Kent Smith, Shane Cutler, Jarrett Slomba, Mike Roch, Keaton Roch, Justin Willans, Tanis Bouchier-Willans and manager Joe Capriglione. Front, Christine Wayling, Michelle Lellevre, Lauren Suomi, Luree Gould, Jayden Roch, number one fan Jaxson Slomba and Abby Bouchier-Willans.— Submitted photo

The Unknowns didn't get mad, the team just got even.

The Unknowns overcame an early-tournament loss to rout Louie's 13-2 to capture the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The Unknowns scored early and often en route to the team's 14th crown in the last 20 Nelson Mixed Slopitch seasons.

Mallard's Source for sports are proud to honour the Unknowns with Team of the Week accolades.