by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 28 2015

The Spokane Braves gave the Rebels everything they had but, in the end, it's the Sunflower City franchise going on to the Murdoch Division Final.

Jeremy McNeil scored two third-period goals to spark the Rebels to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 27 2015

Spencer McLean scored his second goal of the game in overtime to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a wild 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in Fruitvale.

The win advances the Hawks to the Murdoch Division Final against...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 26 2015

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...

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LVR Bomber grad Sean Hickson earns spot on BC U23 Men's Rugby team

Former LVR Bomber Sean Hickson (center showing No. 1 sign) is off to Las Vegas to represent BC at the Invitational Sevens Rugby Tournament.

A former graduate of the L.V. Rogers Rugby program has landed a spot on the provincial U23 Men's team that will be competiting in the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens, February 12-15.

Sean Hickson of Nelson is one of the dozen players named to the squad in a recent release on the BC Rugby website.

"Both Jon Thiel and I are extremely excited about the potential of this group of players, who range from 18 to 22, and what they can do in Vegas," said Coach Danny Weidner.

Mallard's Team of the Week — NMHA Atom A Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, coaches Sandy Boyd, Greg Andrusak, Craig Upper, Lisa Upper and Geoff Watts. Middle, Devan Andrusak, Seamus Boyd, Koby Upper, Ethan Bennett, Drake Proctor, Jamie Popoff-Hnatiuk Mason Ouchi, Sam Orasuk, Alexander Andersen, Simon Forrester, Dylan Watts, Rhett Hamilton and Bryce Sookro. Front, Logan Krotz (relief goalie from Cranbrook) and Ben Haydu. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Minor Hockey Atom A squad made it look easy en route to capturing the top prize at the recent tournament in Kimberley.

The players combined solid team work with determination to capture the first-place trophy with wins over Blackfoot (Calgary), Indus (Calgary), host Kimberley and Cranbrook.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebrations with Team of the Week honours.

First Nancy Greene Race of the season at Whitewater a success

U10 competitor Maya Abraham speeds past a gate during Sunday's Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series at Whitewater. — Photo courtesy Lesley Chisholm, www.lesleychisolm.com

by Graham Tracey

Whitewater Ski Team’s record athlete enrollment for 2015 seems to be paying dividends already, with the first stop on the Rio Tinto Alcan Nancy Greene race series at Whitewater being declared a complete success.

“This was our best Nancy Greene race yet,” exclaims head coach Dylan Henderson.

“We owe it to an army of volunteers, the unbelievable support of Whitewater Ski Resort, and of course, our amazing racers.”

KIJHL comes down hard on Leafs, suspends head coach for balance of regular season

Nelson netminder Joey Karrer saw his share of blue sweaters Wednesday as Beaver Valley edged Nelson 6-5 in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

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, suspending coach and GM Dave McLellan for the balance of the regular season after Nelson was found to have played an ineligible player for the past nine games.

Nelson also had eight points stripped from the season record, dropping the Leafs into fourth spot in Murdoch Division standings.

Leafs face defending KIJHL champs in mid-week clash at NDCC Arena

Leafs assistant coach Sean Dooley was behind the bench the last time the teams met, the traditional New Year's Eve clash in Nelson.

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 the NDCC Arena.

The game is the second to last time the teams meet during the regular season.

The two Murdoch rivals conclude the regular campaign Tuesday, February 3, in Fruitvale.

LVR Jr. Bombers snap slide against Boundary Schools

Bomber co-coach Grayson Arabia holds court for the Junior Bombers during a time out against Grand Forks Saturday at the LVR Hangar.

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.

Earlier in the season, LVR split with the two Boundary teams, losing to Grand Forks and defeating Boundary Central.

Stanley Humphries Rockers, the other team in the tournament, also finished 2-0 with wins over both BCSS and Grand Forks.

New recruit Tyler Fyfe scores natural hat-trick to spark Leafs past Braves

New recruit Tyler Fyfe scores natural hat-trick to spark Leafs past Braves

The late-season acquisition of forward Tyler Fyfe is paying off in a big way for the Nelson Leafs.

Fyfe, who Leaf coach Dave McLellan found not playing on any team after the January 10 BC Hockey roster deadline, scored a natural hat-trick to lead Nelson to a crucial 5-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League road victory over the Spokane Braves Saturday night in the Lilac City.

The win not only snapped a four-game winless streak for the Green and White, but also allowed the Leafs to increase its lead over the Braves to five points in Murdoch Division standings.