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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers proved they are no match for Kootenay competition, outscoring the opposition 14-1 at the Mount Baker Wild High School Girl's Soccer Tournament this past weekend in the East Kootenay City.

The only blemish for the Bombers came during a 2-1 win over Selkirk Storm...

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Calvin, Edwards, Brandt power BV Hawks to Murdoch Division crown

The Beaver Valley Nitehawks were all smiles after knocking divisionl rival Nelson out of the KIJHL playoffs. — The Nelson Daily photo

There would be no collapse on this night for the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Dallas Calvin, Ryan Edwards and Riley Brandt each scored twice to lead the Hawks to a 6-2 series-clinching win in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Friday night in Fruitvale.

The victory powers Beaver Valley to the Murdoch Division title. The Hawks win the best-of-seven series 4-2.

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

Saints one game away from second BCIHL title

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey team got the fast start they were looking for in Game 1 of the 2014 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championships on Friday night, as they jumped out to a three-goal first period lead en route to a 6-1 victory over Trinity Western University.

The win puts the Saints up 1-0 in the best-of-three series with a chance to capture the 2014 BCIHL championship with a similar result in Game 2 on Saturday.

Leafs remain alive in Murdoch Final, edge Hawks 4-3

Aaron Dunlap (12) and Austin Lindsay (9) of the Leafs battle for the puck against Kyle Hope (10) and Sam Swanson of the Hawks during second period action of Murdoch Division Final Thursday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 4-3 and force a Game six Friday in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff series.

The KIJHL’s regular season scoring champion, Jamie Vlanich, netted the winner midway through the third period during Game five of the series Thursday before 876 fans at the NDCC Arena.

The goal by Vlanich, his third of the playoffs, was unassisted.

The Hawks still lead the best-of-seven Murdoch Final series 3-2.

Puck drop for Game six in Fruitvale is 7:30 p.m.

Atom Leafs rally back to capture West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom Championship

The team includes coaches Greg Andrusak (Head Coach), Sandy Boyd (Trainer), Shandy Mowery (Asst Coach), Pete Quinn (Asst Coach) and Lisa Quinn (Manager) and players Pax Arrowsmith, Ethan Bennett, Seamus Boyd, Kaleb Percival, Joe Davidson, Dylan Mowery, Matt Erickson, Bryce Sookro, Mason Scott, Andrew Brabender, Nolan Dergousoff, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Amran Bhabra, Kelton Forte and Rhett Hamilton. — Submitted photo

Add another banner to the walls of the NDCC Arena.

The Nelson Atom A Leafs shutout PW Wildcats 5-0 to capture the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom Championship Sunday in Fruitvale.

However, the weekend didn’t start off well for the Leafs losing 4-2 to the Wildcats. 

The loss represented the first setback of the season for the Leafs.

But the Leafs were able to rebound in the next contest, dumping Trail 4-1.

Saints face Spartans in showdown to decide BCIHL champion

Saints Connor McLaughlin is looking for his second BCIHL title. — Photo courtesy Selkirk Saints Hockey club

The Selkirk College Men's Hockey program will look to capture their second consecutive B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League championship this weekend when they take on Trinity Western University in a best-of-three 2014 League Finals series beginning Friday.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Peewee Reps

 The team includes, back row, Aedan Osika, Mark Spielman Trainer, Nick Haydu, Kai Simmonds, Reid Vulcano, head coach Jeff Hunt, Ben Price, Elijah Havers, Brett Anderson, Tyler Badger and assistant coach Vince Vulcano. Front, Carter Anderson, Mike Zarikoff, Charles Curiston, Cody Barnes, Shayla Elias, Reece Hunt, Taylor Harrison, Brody Fillion and Max Spielman.  Missing, assistant coach Tony Maida— Photo courtesy Vogue Studios

The Nelson Peewee Leafs are rolling out the red carpet for 10 other Rep teams in the province as the local club plays host to the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep AAA Championships beginning Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The Reps open Day one of the five-day tournament with a two-game set against Dawson Creek (7 a.m.) and Quesnel in the feature contest at 8 p.m.

The Quesnel game follows the opening ceremonies at 7 p.m. when all the teams will be present.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to give the Leafs a grand send off with Team of the Week honours.

UPDATED: Ramblers hand Bombers 52-35 setback at Triple-A Hoop Provincials

UPDATED: Ramblers hand Bombers 52-35 setback at Triple-A Hoop Provincials

For the second straight game the L.V. Rogers Bombers struggled to find points at the offensive end.

Maple Ridge Ramblers out scored LVR 20-10 in the second quarter to score a 52-35 win at the B.C. High School Boy's AAA Basketball Championships Thursday in Langley.

Trailing 10-9 after one period, the Rambers took advantage of LVR turnovers to go on the run.

"Another grinder game," said Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan.

"We played mostly well on defence but had a tough time on offence."