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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LVR Jr. Bombers suffer back-to-back losses in overtime

LVR Jr. Bombers suffer back-to-back losses in overtime

The L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers suffered a couple of heartbreaking defeats during a West Kootenay High School Boy’s Basketball Mini-tournament Saturday at the Hangar.

The Junior Bombers saw the Grand Forks Wolves score five points in the final minute to escape with a 41-39 overtime victory in game three of the mini-tournament.

Earlier, LVR lost 50-37 to Mount Sentinel Wildcats — the game also went into overtime.

In other game of the mini-affair, Grand Forks Wolves outlasted a tired Mount Sentinel Wildcats squad 53-42.

Miller shoots down Hawks in overtime sparking Nelson to 5-4 victory

Leafs Rayce Miller, seen here in action to close out the regular season against Castlegar, shot Nelson back into the Murdoch Division Semi Final series with the winning goal in overtime to give the visitors a 5-4 victory. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Just when fans are ready to write the eulogy for the Nelson Leafs the hockey club finds a way to come off life support.

Rayce Miller scored an unassisted marker in overtime to lift the Leafs to a 5-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over Beaver Valley Saturday night at the Hawks’ Nest.

The win evens the Murdoch Division Semi Final a 1-1.

Game three of the best-of-seven series is scheduled back in Nelson at the NDCC Arena Monday.

Game four of the series goes Tuesday in Nelson.

Both games have a 7 p.m. puck drop.

Hawks shutout Leafs 5-0 to open Murdoch Semi Final on fire

Hawks shutout Leafs 5-0 to open Murdoch Semi Final on fire

It was not the start to the playoffs the Nelson Leafs players wanted.

Allan Pruss scored twice to lead the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a 5-0 trashing of the Leafs in Game one of the Murdoch Division Semi Final Friday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action in Fruitvale.

Game two is Saturday back at the Hawks’ Nest.

Pruss, who finished the game with three points, scored twice in the third period to put the game away for the home side.

Bombers sweep Crowe Hawks in High School Hoop action at the Hangar

LVR's Vinnie Watson goes to the hoop for two of his 13 points during a 65-46 win over the Crowe Hawks Thursday at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Bombers teams from LVR made is a clean sweep during a pair of high school basketball games Thursday at the Hangar.

The LVR Junior Bombers got the party started off on the right foot, scoring the final eight points of the game to escape with a 32-27 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks in Junior Boy's action.

The Senior Bombers made it a clean sweep, outlasting the Hawks 65-46.

In the Junior contest, the Bombers trailed 27-24 late in the fourth quarter before going on an 8-0 run to secure the win.

Out with the regular season and on with the playoffs

Despite the up and down season Leaf captain Aaron Dunlap likes his team's playoff chances. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs started the 2014-15 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season with the anticipation and excitement every team begins a new season having found a bright, young new coach.

However, the excitement turned quickly to shock when coach Matt Hughes promptly dropped a bomb on the executive by leaving days before the start of the season.

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Senior Bombers

Members of the LVR Bombers are, back row, L-R, Sian Nielsen, Shannon Oothuyzen, Allie Zondervan, Naomi Perkins and Ansleigh Dergousoff Front, Christina Champlin, Roxanne Baker, Katherine Bailey, Katharina Schmidt (Germany) and Claire Young. Missing, coaches Chris Dergousoff and Willis Parnell. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers will make a run at a provincial berth during the Kootenay High School Senior Girl's Basketball Zone tournament this weekend in Castlegar.

The Bombers, the top ranked team in the Kootenay zone, take to the court for an important semi final match Saturday, followed by the final, if successful,

Mallard's Source for sports would like to give the Bombers a boost with Team of the Week honours.

Kootenay suffers meltdown, drops heartbreaking 5-4 loss to North Island

Kootenay suffers meltdown, drops heartbreaking 5-4 loss to North Island

It was a collapse of major proportion.

Leading 4-0 with 10 minutes remaining in the game, the Kootenay Ice watched as the North Island Silvertips scored five unanswered goals to steal a 5-4 BC Hockey Major Midget League victory Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Silvertips to sweep the BCMML series after opening with a 4-1 win Saturday in Nelson.

Five different players — Owen Hardy, Jack Long, Sage Lim, Brett Stapley and Tyler Topping, with the winner with time running out — scored for North Island.