by Bob Hall on Wednesday May 27 2015

It didn't take long for Selkirk Saints head coach Alex Evin to get headhunted by another hockey team.

After guiding the Saints to the 2015 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship, Evin has accepted a position as assistant coach and goaltending coach with...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday May 25 2015

If the Terry Walgren Tournament was an investment fund, Nelson Youth Soccer Rep Teams would join Warren Buffet as one of the most successful investors of the 20th century.

Nelson teams came up golden in every division, except for one, to sweep most...

by Bob Hall on Monday May 25 2015

Playing against older and bigger competition, the Nelson Selects U15 Girls used speed, determination and stingy defense to fuel them to the U16 Division gold medal in the annual Terry Walgren Memorial Tournament in Nelson past weekend.

The U15s came into the tournament hungry for their...

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Nitros fall short at Cyclone Taylor Cup, drop 6-5 decision to Storm in Final

Nitros fall short at Cyclone Taylor Cup, drop 6-5 decision to Storm in Final

The Kimberley Dynamiters came within one game, within one goal of capturing a BC Junior B Hockey Championship.

Gage Colpron had three assists to spark the Campbell River Storm to a 6-5 victory over Kimberley in the Junior B Hockey Final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup Monday in Mission City.

The Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League Champs, which defeated Kimberley for the second time in the tournament, now represent BC at the Keystone Cup April 16-19 at Cold Lake, Alta.

Whitecaps High Potential Player Showcase Week a 'huge success' for Kootenay players

The U15 Girls squad gets put through training during the HPP Showcase training week in Vancouver. — Photo courtesy Vancouver Whitecaps

More than 20 players from Nelson Youth Soccer received a chance to experience high-level soccer first hand during the Whitecaps High Potential Player (HPP) Showcase training sessions held last week in Vancouver.

“The weekend was a huge success,” said Brett Adams, Whitecaps Kootenay Regional Head Coach.

“The teams played amazing to say that they had been there for four days. We are really happy with the development with the academy centers. . ..They are getting better and better.”

Selkirk College Saints Bolster Defensive Corps with Pair of Recruits

Ashton McLeod recently completed his final season with the Humbolt Broncos in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. A solid defenceman in his own zone, McLeod also has the ability to move the puck and will be an asset to the Selkirk College Saints blueline corps in the upcoming season.

With playing commitments from a pair of top-notch defenceman, the three-time defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Selkirk College Saints have started to rebuild a key component to continued success.

With the majority of the 2014-2015 Saints blueline contingent graduating this spring, the team is pleased to announce the addition of tier II junior veteran Ashton McLeod and junior B champion Nathan Browne.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Award Winners

The major award winners include, back row, L-R, Lisa Upper, Dean Centrone, Andrew Osika, Marco Falcone, Spencer Szabo, Reece Tambellini, Jackson Herridge, Brodie Herridge and Jared Martin. Middle, Mike Zarikoff, Bryce Sookro, Seamus Boyd, Brady Stocks, Devon Hawkes and Callum Cutler. Front, Bryce Trible, Tyler Lakeman, Jesssica Harris, Nicholas Haydu and Rhett Hamilton. Missing, Allissa Marchand and Emily Tebulte. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Minor Hockey Association handed out awards for the past season during the annual banquet Wednesday at the Tenth Street Campus.

Individual awards were handed out to teams before master of ceremonies Mike Laughton saluted the major award winners.

Mallard's Source for sports, a major support of hockey and all sports in the Heritage City, wanted to honour the winners with Team of the Week accolades.

Nelson's Sawyer Hunt basking in the glory of Nitros' KIJHL title run

Sawyer Hunt of Nelson (second from left holding trophy) found a home on Kimberley's KIJHL champions. — Submitted photo

Sawyer Hunt could have been playing for the Nelson Leafs this past season.

The Nelson Minor Hockey product had been a mainstay in the system representing the Heritage City association on rep teams throughout his career  — his final season in the Heritage City playing in the BC Hockey Major Midget for a Kootenay Ice squad based out of the NDCC Arena.

But the 5’10” 165-pound forward lived part of his life in Kimberley.

So when the Dynamiters called Hunt didn’t think twice before suiting up for the Bavarian City franchise.

Leafs defenceman Darnel St. Pierre commits to SFU

Leaf grad Darnel St. Pierre (27) has committed to SFU of the BCIHL starting in September. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The defence of the Simon Fraser University Men’s Hockey team just got a whole lot tougher after the Clan announced that former Nelson Leaf defenceman Darnel St. Pierre has committed for the 2015-16 BC Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

“Darnel is a much needed addition to the back end of our hockey team," said SFU Men’s Hockey Head Coach Mark Coletta after the Clan finished second to three-time BCIHL winner Selkirk Saints.

Saints reload roster for run at fourth consecutive BCIHL title

Nelson Hurry is a dominating presence on the blueline and will fit into a Selkirk College Saints defensive unit that is losing several key members to graduation. — Photo by Sarah of the Summerland Steam

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 Hurry to attend and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2015-2016 BCIHL season. Both players are fresh off successful junior careers with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League’s (KIJHL) Summerland Steam.