by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 13 2014

For a team that just over a month ago didn’t have a coach, Leaf fans must feel pretty good after week one of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.

Nelson exploded for three goals in a span of 134 seconds to rally past the Castlegar Rebels 5-3 in KIJHL Murdoch...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Sep 13 2014

Rookie forward Sam Webber scored a power play goal in the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a a 3-3 tie against the defending Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Champs on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC...

by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Sep 11 2014

The Octopus Thrower website lists five players for Red Wings Nation to watch at this weekend’s 2014 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament.

The Die by the Blade site puts the spotlights the top 2014 draft picks of the Buffalo Sabres in Sam Reinhart and Brendan...

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Mallards Team of the Week — Nelson Mixed Slopitch Champs, Unknowns

The team includes, back row, L-R, Rachel Stewart, Roman Wylie, Rob Chernenko, Lorne Wuori, Kent Smith, Shane Cutler, Jarrett Slomba, Mike Roch, Keaton Roch, Justin Willans, Tanis Bouchier-Willans and manager Joe Capriglione. Front, Christine Wayling, Michelle Lellevre, Lauren Suomi, Luree Gould, Jayden Roch, number one fan Jaxson Slomba and Abby Bouchier-Willans.— Submitted photo

The Unknowns didn't get mad, the team just got even.

The Unknowns overcame an early-tournament loss to rout Louie's 13-2 to capture the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds.

The Unknowns scored early and often en route to the team's 14th crown in the last 20 Nelson Mixed Slopitch seasons.

Mallard's Source for sports are proud to honour the Unknowns with Team of the Week accolades.

Nelson swimmer Samuel Matthew wins big at BC Summer Games

Samuel Matthew . . . amazing BC Summer Games

Samuel Matthew made the long trek to Vancouver Island not knowing what to expect at the B.C. Summer Games.

A few days later the Nelson swimmer needed to put in a call to the local freight company for a quote on moving a trunk load of metal back to the Heritage City following an amazing six-medal performance in the pool in the Hub City.

“I have to say I was very surprised at my overall results this weekend,” the 14-year-old Matthew said from Nanaimo.

Nelson's Samuel Matthew leads Kootenay medal parade at BC Summer Games

Coach Herb Tepper calls a time out to discuss strategy for Team Kootenay in Girls Volleyball during the Nanaimo BC Summer Games. — Photo courtesy Jeff Peebles Photography

Local athletes took a host of medals at the BC Summer Games held this past weekend in Nanaimo.

Samuel Matthew of Nelson led the medal parade by claiming six podium finishes in the pool.

Matthew, won silver medals in 200-meter boys Individual Medley and 800-meter freestyle along with bronze in 100 meter Breaststroke, 400-meter boys IM, 200-meter backstroke and 200-meter breaststroke.

Team Kootenay unlucky not to finish in medals at BC Summer Games

Members of Team Kootenay BC Games squad includes, back row, L-R, Moss Caney, Fynn Keywood, captain, goalkeeper Carson Pottle, Nick Jenner, Heiko Ihns, Matthew Erikson, Thano Reimer and Hardy Hutt. Front, Oliver Arcuri, Carter Anderson, Callum Cutler, Andreas Rentke-Watkins, Linden Jones, Nick Haydu and Keiran Dehnel.— Submitted photo

Unknowns rebound to rout Louie's in 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Final

Everything went Louie's way earlier in the day as Unknowns Jayden Roch was an out at first. However, the Unknowns rallied in the second game to win the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championships. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Unknowns took the unknown route to the 2014 Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championship Sunday afternoon at the Lakeside Diamonds, rebounding from a loss earlier in the day to blast Louie's 13-2 in the tourney final.

It's the second consecutive year Louie's lost in the final after winning the title in 2012.

The Unknowns breezed through the early rounds of the tourney final before running into a brick wall in the A semis.

Louie's scored five in the first inning to take a 10-5 decision over the Unknowns and a bye into the championship final.

Nelson Mixed Slopitch concludes season with playoff tournament

There promises to be plenty of hits happening this weekend at the Lakeside Diamonds. — The Nelson Daily photo

Let the playoffs begin.

The Nelson Mixed Slopitch League holds its year-end playoff weekend beginning Thursday at the Lakeside Diamonds.

Louies and Unknowns enter the weekend at the early favourite after finishing deadlocked for top spot following the regular season.

The two teams completed the season with identical 11-3-1 records.

Louies finished the season on a six-game win streak while the Unknowns played to an 8-8 tie against the Fighting Ardvarks on the final weekend of action.

The finals in the A, B and C Divisions go Sunday at Lakeside.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Kootenay BC Games Team

The Kootenay squad includes, back row from left, Hanna Schulze, coach Clemente Miranda-Trevino (front of Miranda-Trevino) Abby Jackson, Farrah Marzicola, Alyssa Berkhiem and Dawson Downie. Middle, Kiara Ker, Lennox Lockhurst, Mackenzie Fulton and coach Kerry Dyck. Front (all sitting) Ruby Linnen, Ella Peloso (keeper), Alexis Dyck, Lucy Lalach (keeper) and Kaliana Forte. — Submitted photo

Kootenay athletes, including a host from the Nelson area, are flocking to Nanaimo for the 2014 BC Summer Games.

During the next four days, more than 2500 athletes between the ages of 11 and 18 years will compete in 19 different sports at venues throughout Nanaimo. 

Competitions for athletes with a disability are also included with events scheduled in athletics, para-equestrian and swimming.