by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 24 2016

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 23 2016

Fewer women are dying from breast cancer. But the number remains high, too high.

Which is why the month of October has been designated across North America as Breast...

by Bruce Fuhr on Sunday Oct 23 2016

Fight Night #2 Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club mirrored May’s inaugural event in a lot of ways — a full house with lots of local talent from the Nelson Boxing Club on display.

However, the action and intensity inside the ring was turned up just a little more than...

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Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Bruins outlast Leafs 7-4, move into three-way tie for first in Murdoch Division

Brady Berger scored twice and assisted on the game winner to lift the Grand Forks Border Bruins to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Nelson Leafs Sunday afternoon in the Boundary City.

Berger set up Silas Johnson with eight minutes remaining in the game to give the Bruins a 5-4 lead.

Grand Forks scored twice as Nelson pulled netminder Ben Kelsch in an attempt to tie the game.

Nelson held period leads of 2-1 and 3-2 before the Bruins scored twice in the third to take a 4-3 lead.

Styler OT winner powers Rebels past Nelson Leafs

Leafs Eamonn Miller battles for the puck during Friday's 5-4 OT loss to Castlegar at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Castlegar Rebels continue to work magic without their head coach.

Logan Styler scored the winner in the second overtime to give the visiting Rebels a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the Nelson Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win was the third straight for the Sunflower City franchise, and second in as many games against the Leafs.

Castlegar moves to within a point of Murdoch-leading Beaver Valley after the Nitehawks lost to Grand Forks 5-2 in the Boundary City.

Leafs continue building process, host Castlegar to start three-game weekend

Leafs Sawyer Hunt continues to lead Nelson in scoring to start the KIJHL season. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Two weeks into the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and there hasn’t been one trade by the Nelson Leafs.

Instead, the coaching staff is very pleased with the progression of the Green and White despite the fact Nelson, undefeated during the preseason, is 2-2 out of the gates.

After posting a couple of wins over Spokane, the Leafs get a chance to see the other three teams in the Murdoch Division, beginning Friday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena against Castlegar Rebels.

“We have a good balance of players,” said coach Sean Dooley.

Konkin, Drolet , Erickson capture medals on opening day of West Kootenay Cross Country season

The West Kootenay High School Cross country running season is off and running.

Jackson Konkin of J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail and Salmo's Jasmine Drolet came out on top of the first race of the West Kootenay Cross Country season Tuesday at L.V. Rogers in Nelson.

Konkin finnished the 7.8 kilometer course in a time of 32 minutes, five seconds to capture the Senior Boys category.

Second was Keiran Marchand of LVR while Jasper Mair of Mount Sentinel was third.

Daniel Stewart, Sammuel Cristofanetti and Jesse Drew, all of Mount Sentinel, rounded out the top five.

Drolet won the Junior Girls Division ahead of Avie Waterfall of Trafalgar.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Terry Fox Nelson Organizing Committee

The Nelson Terry Fox organizing committee includes, back row, L-R, Dorothy Hatto, Janet Stephenson, Sarah Quayle, Maggie Mulvihill and Pat Gibson. Front, Cath Little, Mary Walters, Jill Jacobsen, Linda Hoffman and Diane Tulloch. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

That was quite a day, Sunday as Nelsonites flocked to Lakeside Rotary Park to participate in the 2016 Terry Fox Run.

The event raised more than $10,000 to find a cure for cancer.

Hats off to the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons for hosting the event.

The committee deserves kudos for the work in organizing the event, and Mallard's Source for sports is quick to honour the contingent as Team of the Week.

Roundball Leagues headed for playoff action

The regular season has concluded in the Master Men's Soccer League with semi finals set for Sunday.

Nelson Youth Soccer is entering the home stretch on the 2016 season with teams preparing for the playoffs.

In the Men’s Master League, it’s down to four teams as Bia Boro and defending champion Retallack advance to the semi final Sunday at Lakeside Pitch.

Bia Boro shutout Real Nelson 3-0 while Retallack won a slugfest against Ted Allen’s 6-5.

Retallack now meets regular season champion Red Dog Sunday at 4 p.m. in one semi final.

In the other semi Jackson’s Hole tackles Bia Boro.

Rebels back in business, edge Nelson Leafs 3-2

Nelson Leafs were up early Sunday participating in the Nelson Terry Fox Run. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

After going winless to open the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season and having their coach suspended, most experts may have written off the Castlegar Rebels until the franchise could stabilize the ship.

However, the Sunflower City squad jumped right back into the Murdoch Division picture by posting a pair of wins over rivals Beaver Valley and Nelson.

Saturday, the Rebels found just enough scoring to go with an impressive performance by netminder Jason Maihiot to edge the Leafs 3-2 in KIJHL action at the Castlegar Arena Complex.

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