by Bob Hall on Tuesday Mar 31 2015

With a third straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship now part of the history books, the Selkirk College Saints continue to build towards continued success.

The hockey program is pleased to announce the playing commitments of Brett Huber and Nelson...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Mar 30 2015

The top song of 1979 was My Sharona by The Knack.

That same year the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup and the Boston Bruins retired Bobby Orr’s Number “4”.

That was also the last time the Kimberley Dynamiters won the Kootenay International...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Mar 29 2015

The upcoming season looks very promising for Nelson Baseball on the eve of completion of upgrades to Queen Elizabeth Park in Fairview.

Thanks to the many hours of volunteer work, those upgrades should be completed in the next few weeks.

“New irrigation system and natural turf...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Bantam House Leafs

The team includes, Jim O'Meara, Asst. Coach, Cody St. Thomas B, Aiden Mushumanski F, Cale O'Meara B, Blair Sookro F, Alex Laing (asst. Captain) B, Jaden Dyck B, Mike Zarikoff F, Tyler Lakeman (Captain B),Ben Price F, Keanu Tromans F, Charles Curiston (the little head beside Keanu), Noah Whiffen B (the tall guy in back), Noah Marsh, Max Spielman F (directly in front of Whiffen), Bradey Sookero F, Josh Schacher, Kylan Palm F, Ava Young F, and Dave Zarikoff Head Coach.— submitted photo

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 the Week honours.

Nelson's Bantam House Leafs capture West Kootenay Title

Coach Dave Zarikoff was all smiles after the Bantam House Leafs won the West Kootenay Championship. — Submitted photo

Bradey Sookero scored the winning goal late in the third period to power the Nelson Bantam House Leafs to the West Kootenay Championship with a 4-3 victory over Trail Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

“There are quite a few players on this team who have been on teams that have played in the final game of the playoffs a number of times, but this is the first time they have been on the winning side of that game for all of them,” said head coach Dave Zarikoff following the win.

KIJHL assured by Nitehawks security breach fixed rest of playoffs

From left, Leaf executive member Randy Horswill, KIJHL VP Bill Sheard and (far right) Leaf president Larry Martel present Robson Cramer with two league awards before Tuesday's Murdoch Playoff Game in Nelson. — Photo courtesy Dave Andrews

Hawks take command of Murdoch series, edge Leafs 3-2 in Game four showdown

Hawks Taylor Stafford, a thorn in the side of Nelson the entire series, waits for any rebound from Leaf goalie Jason Mailhoit during first period action of Tuesday Murdoch Division Playoffs at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs put together 55 minutes of great hockey against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Tuesday night in Game four of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division playoffs.

Unfortunately, hockey is a 60-minute game.

The defending KIJHL champs rang off two goals in the last five minutes of the second period to snap a 1-1 tie and go on to edge the Leafs 3-2 before a crowd of just over 500 at the NDCC Arena.

Saints clinch home ice for semi-final

The Selkirk College Saints travelled to Victoria this past weekend and returned home with two wins and a guarantee to host the BCIHL semi-final playoff series at the Castlegar Recreation Complex on the March 6-8 weekend. Players like rookie forward Matt Martin were key in the weekend victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

The Selkirk College Saints locked up home ice advantage in the first round of the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) playoffs after two huge wins on Vancouver Island this past weekend.

Hawks outguns Nelson to regain home ice advantage in Murdoch Division Semi Final

 Taylor Stafford of Beaver Valley and Nelson captain Aaron Dunlap wait as Denis Kleine (left), Bill McDonnell and Leaf president Larry Martel perform the ceremonial puck drop to start Monday's KIJHL playoff game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks regained home-ice advantage in the Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Nelson Leafs Monday night at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley scored five times in the third period to post a 5-2 to Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Green and White before a crowd of more than 500 fans.

The Hawks take a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with game four Tuesday in Nelson.

Puck drop is 7 p.m.

LVR heading back to Senior Girl's Basketball Provincial Tournament

Kootenay Champion LVR includes, from left, Claire Young, Ansleigh Dergousoff, Allie Zondervan, Sian Nielsen, Christina Champlin, Katharina Schmidt, Naomi Perkins, Roxanne Baker and coach Chris Dergousoff. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Senior Bombers are returning to the provincials for the first time in five years after capturing the Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball zone title with a 60-44 win over David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final Saturday afternoon at Stanley Humphries in Castlegar

The Bombers now represent the Kootenays at the provincial tournament March 4-8 in Langley.

Naomi Perkins poured in 26 points for LVR to lead the charge offensively.

Despite the wide margin of victory, LVR struggled to start the contest, down 6-5 after one period.