by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:


by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Medals are generally hard to come by for Interior clubs when competing at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships.

However, this is a different Nelson Neptunes team.

The road warriors from Nelson continued their success away from home as the Heritage City Club did not look out...

by Contributor on Tuesday Aug 23 2016

Twelve athletes from British Columbia are bringing home eight medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, including team medals in sports such as swimming, soccer, cycling, rugby and rowing.

A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports...

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Glacier athletes amazing at Club's Annual Year End Show

Shelbi van Hellemond wowed the crowd during Tuesday's Glacier Gymnastics Club annual Year End Show. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

The Glacier Gymnastics Club annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday at the club's facility in the Civic Centre was a smashing success.

The sellout crowds both days were treated to group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams as well as the club's Acro/Dance Display Team.

Selkirk College Saints Add Pair of Former Junior Champions

New Saints recruits Jordan Rauser and Russell Sanderson were members of the Campbell River Storm team that won the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League championship, the Cyclone Taylor Cup (BC Junior B champion) and the Keystone Cup (Western Canadian Junior B champion) in the spring of 2015. The two will join fellow Storm alumni Dane Feeney and Nathan Browne on a Saints team shooting for its fifth straight BCIHL championship. (photo courtesy Jim Hockley/Campbell River Storm)

The Selkirk College Saints have signed a pair of proven defensive specialists with championship pedigree as the team continues to build towards a fifth straight British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) title.

Defenceman Jordan Rauser and goaltender Russell Sanderson have committed to the Saints for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. The pair are transferring from the University of Central Oklahoma where they played last season with the Bronchos in the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Kootenay swimmers shine at June Classic in Kamloops

From left, Logan Blair (Trail), Stevie McCulloch (Nelson), Riley Mager (Castlegar), and Locke Finley (Nelson) pose for a photo from the pool deck at the Kamloops June Classic. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay swim club made a big splash in the pool at the recent Kamloops June Classic.

Brianne Mager, Locke Finley, Logan Blair, Makenzie Mager, Stevenson McCulloch and Riley Mager all registered impressive performances with everyone coming away with personal bests in a majority of the events and rounded out the top eight.  

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers BC High School Soccer Champs

The winning Bombers include, back row, from left, coach Chuck Bennett, Naomi Perkins, Allie Zondervan, Maddie Sternloff, Darian Voisard, Laurel Halleran, Noa Butterfield, Merissa Dawson, Maya Ida, Megan Tennant and trainer Tanis Bourchier. Front, Kyra Burkart, Amy Hodgson, Julia Burkart, Emily Taylor, Hannah Quinn, Emma Wheeldon, Taylor Zimmer, McKenna Bennett and Camille Gebhart. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers did the unthinkable recently in Campbell River, upsetting the favourites en route to capturing the BC High School AA Girl's Soccer Championships.

The Bombers were pushed the the max, but managed to edge Lower Mainland power St. Thomas Moore in shoutout to bring home the first BC High School AA Girl's Soccer since the Fairview-based school won back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebratory Bombers by naming the squad Team of the Week.

Pittsburgh wins fourth Stanley Cup with 3-1 victory over Sharks; Crosby takes Conn Smyth

Smiles all around as the Pittsburgh Penguins pose for the team photo after winning the 2016 Stanley Cup.

For all those hockey fans who at Christmas had the Pittsburgh Penguins winning the franchise's fourth Stanley Cup championship in six games, please step to the front of the line.

The Pens complete the rags to riches ride with a 3-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks in Game 6 Sunday at SAP Center.

The Stanley Cup win was Pittsburgh's fourth title and first since 2009, when Conn Smyth winner, Sidney Crosby won his first title.

Crosby two assists in the Cup-clinching Game 6 as the Penquins, who clinched all four of Cups, including this one, on the road.

Glacier rings out gymnastics season with Year End Show

These are just a few of the Glacier athletes expected to perform Tuesday and Wednesday at the Civic Centre facility. — Submitted photo

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is hosting its annual Year End Show on Tuesday and Wednesday (June 14-15) at  6 p.m., at the club's facility located downstairs in the Civic Centre on Vernon Street in Nelson.

Everyone is invited to come out and watch this popular event that consists of group and solo performances by the Glacier Gymnastics Club’s Pre-Competitive and Competitive Boys and Girls Teams and the club's Acro/Dance Display Team. Don’t miss the excitement of the tumbling finale, with the never ending flips by the competitive team.

Leafs complete blockbuster deal with Ridge Meadows of PJHL

Leafs Austin Lindsay has been dealt to Ridge Meadows in a three-player deal Thursday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs completed a blockbuster trade by Junior B standards Thursday shipping center Austin Lindsay and cash to Ridge Meadows Flames of the Pacific Junior Hockey League for two players — forward Dale Howell and netminder Jason Sandhu.

Leafs Sean Dooley said the coaching staff is confident the two 20-year-olds will be key building blocks Nelson needs to begin building a winner in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

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