by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Apr 20 2014

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks made it look easy, winning six straight games including a 5-1 decision over host Abbotsford Pilots in the final to capture the 2014 Keystone Cup Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Championships Sunday in the Fraser Valley.

The win comes a week after the Hawks won...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 16 2014

The Nelson Leafs gave Heritage City fans a taste of everything this Junior B season as the club played well into April for the first time in a few years.

Fans attending Friday’s Cyclone Taylor Cup preliminary round contest between Nelson and KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.

Nelson's Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four...

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Victoria doubles Arbutus to clinch Tier 3 Peewee Championships

Victoria doubles Arbutus to clinch Tier 3 Peewee Championships

Victoria doubled Arbutus of Vancouver 4-2 to capture the BC Hockey Tier 3 Peewee Championships Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Island squad to complete the six-day championships with a 6-0 record.

Victoria defeated Arbutus 8-5 in round robin action.

The provincial champs got past South Okanagan 7-4 in semi final Thursday.

Host Nelson finished the tournament with a 3-2 record after edging Whitehorse 3-2 in the final round robin contest Wednesday.

The game was called with 12:06 remaining in the third period due to a power outage.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Cancer Fundraisers

Blair Andrews (left) and Brad Rebagliati get a head rub from teammates after raising more than $3000 for cancer. — Submitted photo

They're all part of the Nelson Leafs hockey team but two players on the roster joined forces to raise money for a different cause — the BC Cancer Society.

Blair Andrews and Brad Rebagliati raised more than $3100 for cancer research by have their heads shaved.

Winger Andrews and goalie Rebagliati were joined by the rest of their Leaf teammates during a ceremony last week on the concourse of the Nelson and District Community Complex Arena.

Going above and beyond the call of being a Nelson Leaf

Blair Andrews (left) and Brad Rebagliati raised more than $3000 for cancer.

Netminder Brad Rebagliati and forward/defenceman Blair Andrews have been key cogs to the success this season of the Nelson Leafs.

However, the two hockey players decided helping the team on the ice just wasn’t enough.

Which is why the two went the extra mile, buzz-cutting their hair to raise more than $3100 for the B.C. Cancer Society.

“Brad came to the team with really long hair and had a relative with cancer so he decided to cut his hair to raise money,” Blair Andrews told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.

Former LVR Bomber Sean Denison lights it up in in EuroChallenge tournament

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Former L.V. Rogers Bomber and Santa Clara Broncos star Sean Denison is having a breakout season playing for CSM Oradea in the Romania League (Liga Nationala).

The 6’11”, 245-pound forward/center is averaging 10 points and just under six rebounds and two assists per game for the 17-6 CSM Oradea squad.

CSM Oradea, which finished the EuroChallenge with a 3-3 record, is currently in third spot in Liga Nationala standings with a 17-6 record.

Bombers drop a heartbreaker to finish Triple-A's winless

The Bombers (dark jerseys) came within a few seconds of scoring a win at the Triple-A Hoop Tournament. — Photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers came within a few seconds of securing a win at the B.C. High School AAA Boy's Basketball Championships Saturday in Langley.

However, a Bomber turnover with 13 seconds remaining in the game allowed Samuel Robertson to score the winning points to earn a 51-50 victory over LVR in consolation round play.

The result left LVR in 16th spot in the tournament.

The Maple Ridge school opened the game with a 13-6 advantage after one quarter. LVR managed to rally to cut the margin to 26-24 at the half and 37-36 after three periods.

Nelson's Peewee Leafs bounce back to gain split on Day one of Tier 3 provincials

The 11-teams took to the ice Sunday for opening ceremonies at the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep Tier 3 Provincials Championships in the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs rebounded in a big way following an opening round loss, pounding Quesnel 10-4 Sunday at the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep Tier 3 Provincials Championships in the NDCC Arena.

The result has the Leafs sitting at 1-1 after Day one of the 11-team tournament.

Nelson opened the tournament losing 13-3 to Dawson Creek Sunday morning.

Trail, the other West Kootenay team in the tournament, lost 11-0 to Seafair.