by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Feb 10 2016

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 09 2016

A well-oiled Prince Charles Comets teams waltzed into the Hangar during the weekend and left with the L.V. Rogers Bombers Junior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Title Saturday in Nelson.

The Comets opened up a 20-3 first quarter lead en route to a 44-28 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Feb 09 2016

Look no further than a dozen committee members and an army of volunteers for a successful 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships at the Nelson Curling Club.

The championships are in full swing, giving locals the perfect opportunity to see World Class Curling...

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Nelson's Julien Locke captures bronze medal at US Cross Country Championships

Julien Locke (inset) is seen skiing to a third-place finish Monday at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan. — Submitted photo

Julien Locke of Nelson finished in the medals Monday at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan.

Locke, who competes for the Black Jack Ski Team in Rossland, finished the 1.5 kilometer Sprint Distance in third place in a time of three minutes, 18.38 seconds.

Reese Hanneman of the United States won the race in a time of 3:15.14. USA teammate Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess was second.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Fifth Annual Christmas Classic

Both teams took to center ice following the thrilling game for the annual team photo. — Submitted photo

Team Price won the game . . . a thriller in overtime.

But the big winners during the fifth annual Christmas Classic before Christmas in Castlegar, was the Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League as more than $1500 was raised for both organizations.

Mallard's Source for sports, a proud supporter of hockey in the West Kootenay, would like to honour everyone involved in the event with Team of the Week accolades.

Right on Gents!

Leafs move defenceman Austin Anselmo to BCHL Surrey Eagles

Leafs traded defenceman Austin Anselmo to Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs hockey club always believed in moving players onto the next level.

Which is why it was easy for the Leafs to broker a deal that sent 18-year-old defenceman Austin Anselmo to the Surrey Eagles of the BC Hockey League.

The transaction was completed Friday, in time for the Trail native to play in his hometown against the Smokies Saturday.

"Ultimately it was Austin’s decision whether he wanted to sign with Surrey,” Leaf assistant coach Sean Dooley told The Nelson Daily.

Selkirk Saints, Castlegar Gentleman big winners as Team Price claims Christmas Classic

Team Price was all smiles after capturing bragging rights at the Fifth Annual Christmas Classic in Castlegar. — Submitted photo

The Fifth Annual Christmas Classic was another “Classic” as Team Price took on Team Heaven in an overtime thriller at the Castlegar Complex

However, the big winner was the Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League as more than $1500 was raised for both organizations.

The Saints were the big benefactors, as the team received more than $1000 while $500 was raised for the Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League.

On the ice, Team Price captured bragging rights with a 7-6 OT win.

New-look Leafs ring in New Year with a win over Murdoch rival Beaver Valley

Leafs Jordan Davie battles for the puck with Braden Fuller of the Hawks during a center ice faceoff Thursday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. - Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

No one in the their right hockey minds thought the Green and White would bounce back overnight.

But the future sure looks a whole lot brighter heading into New Year for the Nelson Leafs after a win on the final day of 2015.

Veterans Rayce Miller and Jordan Davie each had three points to lead the Leafs to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the annual New Year’s Eve clash Thursday at the NDCC Arena.

Fuller rallies Nitehawks past Nelson Leafs

Fuller rallies Nitehawks past Nelson Leafs

Braden Fuller scored three times, twice in the final five minutes of the games, to rally the Beaver Valley Nitehawks past the Nelson Leafs 6-5 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night in Fruitvale.

The game was the first since the Leafs executive changed its coaching staff, adding longtime skipper Mario DiBella to the Nelson bench.

Michael Pruss, Dylan Heppler and Sam Swanson also scored for the Murdoch Division leaders which held period leads of 3-2 and 4-3.

DiBella & Company begin challenge to right the Good Ship Leaf

Bringing fun back to the rink should lead to more points in the standings for the Nelson Leafs. — The Nelson Daily photo

Mario DiBella could not idly stand by to watch the Good Ship Leaf, now taking on water in Biblical-like form, sink like a rock.

So the former Leaf coach decided to step forward when Leaf brass decided to find a new coaching staff for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.

“I felt I had an obligation being an alumni to help right the ship,” DiBella said Tuesday after getting the players back for the first practice since the Christmas break.