by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

One month into the season and not one team in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has taken control.

Currently, three teams — Grand Forks Border Bruins, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs — are tied for top spot with the Bruins getting...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

Katharina Weitzing of Mount Sentinel and Alex Sukra of Salmo captured top spots in the Senior Division at the New Denver stop on the West Kootenay High School Cross Country race Tuesday in New Denver.

Sukra edged Daniel Stewart of Mount Sentinel by just over a minute to capture the Senior...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Sep 28 2016

The Nelson and District Riding Grounds were one busy place as the Third Annual Kutenai Summer Fest was held.

The event was an opportunity or local athletes and families to showcase local talent and community spirit.

More than 20 Koot-Neigh Vaulters showed their skills to a visiting...

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Canadian Men fail in bid to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The Canadian Men's squad, seen here before Tuesday's match on the Jumbotron at BC Place, struck out again. —The Nelson Daily photo

There's no joy in Canadaville as the Men's National Team struck out in their bid to reach the next stage of qualifying for 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Despite scoring a 3-1 victory over El Salvador Tuesday night in Vancouver, Canada finished third in its semifinal qualifying group for the CONCACAF region, behind Mexico and Honduras, and ahead of El Salvador.

The top two teams in the group advance to the final round of the qualifiers in CONCACAF.

Leafs run exhibition record to 3-0 after edging Nitehawks 2-1

Off-season work by the coaching staff, from left, Isaac Macleod, Mario DiBella and Sean Dooley, appears to be paying off for the Leafs. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs continue to be the talk of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season.

Nelson ran its pre-season record to 3-0 following a 2-1 decision over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Leafs scored twice on the power play in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit to secure the victory.

Nelson concludes the pre-season Sunday in Castlegar. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Leafs open the regular season back in Fruitvale Friday against the Nitehawks.

Leafs rally past Nitehawks 4-2; run exhibition record to 2-0

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson U12 Girl's Selects

The winning team includes, back row, L-R, Azkenik Torres-Pratt, Jayda Greenaway, sola Vandonselaar and coach Rick Short. Middle, Gabby Bobby, Alexa Anast, Dafni Van Hellemond, Skyla Short, Taya Short and Eliza Jefferson. Front Lucy Leishman and Jaylen Rushton. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects breezed to the U12 Girls Gold Medal at the recent Shores to Score Youth Soccer Tournament in Salmon Arm.

The Selects outscored the opposition 14-5 en route to an impressive 4-0 record.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the squad as Team of the Week.

The team includes, Azkenik Torres-Pratt, Jayda Greenaway, sola Vandonselaar, Gabby Bobby, Alexa Anast, Dafni Van Hellemond. Skyla Short, Taya Short, Eliza Jefferson, Lucy Leishman, Jaylen Rushton and coach  Rick Short.

New-look Leafs thump Rebels in pre-season opener

Leafs forward Sam Weber drives to the net during Tuesday's KIJHL Exhibition game against Castlegar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It may be only August, and the Leafs first exhibition game, but after last season anything and everything is a bonus.

The Nelson Leafs fired 45 shots at the Rebel net en route to a 10-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Exhibition victory Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

The contest was the first of the pre-season for the Leafs, which host Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday at in Nelson.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Nelson scored four times in the second period, snapping a 2-2 first period tie.

Mallard's Team of the Week — WK Glacier Challenge Top Team - Rear Guard

Receiving prize as the top fundraising team prize from The Nelson Daily owner Bruce Fuhr (holding prize) is, from left, Lorne Westnedge, Doug Noiles, P'Nina Shames, Nancy Noiles and Jim Noiles. — Submitted photo

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the overall total.

West Kootenay Glacier Challenge tops $125K to help fight MS

Riders enjoyed a great weekend on the course at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised over $125,000," said organizer Leona Dimock. "And our five-year total is approximately $470,000."

Nelson Neptunes BCSSA Results

The Neptunes Division 3 medley relay team of Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Imogen Cowan and Enna Cowan finished finished a respectable 12th. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:


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