by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Jan 29 2015

As if the Nelson Leafs didn’t have enough bad luck with injuries this hockey campaign, now the Green and White have lost their coach and GM for the remainder of the regular season.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has come down hard on the Heritage City franchise,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Jan 27 2015

Is Wednesday Nelson/Beaver Valley clash going to be a playoff preview or just two teams playing out the string?

The Nelson Leafs certainly hope it’s not the latter as the Green and White play host to the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champions Wednesday at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Jan 25 2015

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers snapped a four-game losing streak by winning a pair of games during a High School Junior Boy's Basketball Mini-Tournament Saturday at the Hangar in Nelson.

LVR defeated Boundary Central of Midway 42-32 before outlasting Grand Forks Wolves 34-26.

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Leafs, Hawks remain tied for top spot in Murdoch Division entering holiday break

Leafs, Hawks remain tied for top spot in Murdoch Division entering holiday break

The Nelson Leafs scored seven unanswered goals en route to an 8-2 pounding of the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Leafs to remain tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks entering the Christmas break.

Zondervan, Perkins spark Bombers to rout of Crowe Hawks

Ali Zondervan, seen here playing against Pen Hi during a weekend series, scored 17 points to lead LVR past Crowe Thursday at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

The win was the second of the season for the Bombers and made up for a loss during the weekend to AAA power Pen-Hi Lakers of Penticton.

Thursday first contest between the two West Kootenay rivals was close through one quarter before a suffocating press allowed LVR to score 14 consecutive points to lead 30-16 at the half.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Peewee House Squad

The team includes, back row, L-R, Gordon Hollett, Jackson Cousins, Devon Hawkes, Andy Loutit, Ethan Grill, Nikko Lazier and Nick Haydu. Middle, Pax Arrowsmith, Dylan Ewen, Ben Thast, Bryce Sookro, Jack Centrone and Callum Cutler. Front, Josh Marsden. Coaching staff, Mark Arrowsmith, Pat Thast, Dean Centrone and Marty Grill. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players with Team of the Week accolades.

Leafs deal for offence after acquiring Michael Rand from Bruins

Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap and the rest of the Green and White have one more game, Friday against Grand Forks, before relaxing for a KIJHL Christmas break. — The Nelson Daily photo

It’s a deal that has been in the works, from Nelson’s perspective, for at least . . . well, a very long time.

Last week pen was put to paper as the Nelson Leafs acquired sniper Michael Rand from the Grand Forks Border Bruins for cash and future considerations.

Rand joined the team this week and, ironically, plays his first game in the Green and White against his former teammates in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Christmas hockey game to benefit Selkirk Saints Hockey Program

Christmas hockey game to benefit Selkirk Saints Hockey Program

The Christmas Classic Hockey game and the Broomball Dance will be joining forces this year at the Complex in Castlegar on (Saturday) December 27.

The cause behind the Christmas Classic Hockey game is to raise funds for our Selkirk Saints Championship Hockey Program. 

All proceeds from the game will be donated to the Selkirk Saints. 

The game is from 7-9:00 p.m. at the Castlegar Complex. 

There are beer gardens, various giveaways and Broomball Dance tickets at the game. 

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Chiefs sweep Kootenay Ice in weekend BCMMHL action

Home ice didn’t pay off this weekend for the Kootenay Ice in BC Major Midget League action in the West Kootenay.

The Vancouver Northeast Chiefs skated away with a pair of one-side wins Saturday in Nelson and Sunday morning in Trail.

The Chiefs, third overall in BCMMHL standings with a 15-7-2 record, out scored the Ice 16-4 in the two-game series.

Vancouver dumped Kootenay 9-1 Saturday at the NDCC Arena in Nelson before rallying from a 3-0 deficit to beat the Ice 7-3 Sunday at the Cominco Arena in Trail.

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Junior Bombers split games against Grand Forks, Boundary Central

Keagan Jade scored eight points to lead the L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers to a 38-36 West Kootenay Boy’s Basketball win over Boundary Central of Midway Saturday afternoon in Grand Forks.

The contest was part of a three-team playday that also featured a team from the host Grand Forks Wolves.

LVR was up for most of the game, holding quarter leads of 11-2, 21-12 and 27-19 until Boundary Central staged a late-game rally.

Josh Jolicoeur and Curtis Young each had six points for LVR.

The Bombers opened the day dropping a 35-33 decision to Grand Forks.