by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Aug 28 2015

The calendar may say August, but organizers of the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships are already busy preparing to roll out the red carpet for the best curlers in the province.

The Nelson Curling Club was awarded host club for the provincial men’s...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 27 2015

The West Kootenay Glacier Challenge is an extraordinary two-day tour that travels the roads of the West Kootenays with a goal of helping to take out MS (multiple sclerosis).

Team Gerick Cycle did its best to help the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Aug 24 2015

The Nelson Fat Tire Festival concludes Sunday at Morning Mountain in Blewett with the Morning Mountain Madness.

However, it was four days of fun, excitement and tons of smiles as the 20th annual Fat Tire Festival was all over the Nelson area with jumps, cross country, parades and downhill...

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Nelson snaps 20-year winless streak to capture West Kootenay Babe Ruth Crown

Jayden Maida slides safely into home with the seventh run as Nelson outlasted Trail to capture the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship Thursday at the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Nelson combined the strong pitching of Benoit Thibault and Jordan McLeod with a timely offence to stop Trail Athletics 11-5 in the final of the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Baseball Championship Thursday at the newly-refurbished Queen Elizabeth Park.

The victory snaps what some baseball historians believe is a 20-year drought for Nelson Baseball.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Babe Ruth

The Nelson Babe Ruth squad includes, back row, L-R, Coach Roger May, Jayden Maida, Marco Falcone, Jared Martin, Chase May, Jordan McLeod and assistant coach Dylan Jacobs. Front, Andrew Felcone, Benoit Thibault, Vinnie Watson, Garnet Duplessie and Justin Lasichuk. Missing, Sebastian Bodine. — Submitted photo

Nelson Minor Baseball historians say the last time a Heritage City squad won the West Kootenay Babe Ruth Championships the current members of the team were not even born.

A group of Nelson players put that streak to rest by stopping Trail Athletics 11-5 Thursday at the Queen Elizabeth Park.

Nelson broke open a close game with six runs in the final innings.

Staff at Mallard's Source for sports would like to salute the accomplishment with Team of the Week honours.

Nelson Selects shoot way to gold medal at Sam Steele Days tourney

Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, coach Kerry Dyck, Jaden Dyck, Blake Markin-Hellekson, Jahmal Truth-Verville, Assistant Coach Daryl Verville, Keeper Bradey Sookero, Assistant Coach Lyle Hill, Josh Schacher, Ezra Foy, Jacob Erickson and Jesse Thurston. Front, Grayson Hill, Keanu Tromans, Josh Yasek, Aidan Mushumanski, Liam Jones, Thomas Baxter, Milo Baranyai-Sheppard (standing). — Submitted photo

Playing against older teams doesn’t seem to bother the Nelson Selects U15 Boy’s squad.

For the second time in as many weeks the Selects kept pace with the older players, winning gold at the Sam Steele Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in Cranbrook.

Ironically, Nelson defeated Kootenay East U15’s 4-2 in shootout in the final of the U16 Division.

“It was a fantastic weekend,” said coach, Kerry Dyck.

NHL Draft: 'Every kids dream to be drafted' says Nelson's Dryden Hunt

Dryden Hunt is ready for whatever happens during the upcoming NHL draft. — Photo courtesy Medicine Hat Tigers Hockey Club

There are only a few Connor McDavid’s or Jack Eichel’s to go around for National Hockey League teams at the 2015 entry draft Friday in Sunrise, Florida.

Which is why professional hockey teams pour a ton of money into scouting, to find those sleepers . . . those late round picks that can make the difference.

Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is sure he’s one of those late round gems.

Fact is the Nelson Minor Hockey grad isn’t even sure he’ll be selected in the top rounds during the upcoming draft.

Brent Heaven Takes Over Behind Selkirk College Saints Bench

Brent Heaven is the new head coach for the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team. With a decade of junior hockey coaching experience under his belt, Heaven steps into the role after helping guide the Saints to a third straight BCIHL title as an assistant coach in 2014-2015.

The Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team have once again promoted an assistant coach to lead the team to continued success in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL).

The defending BCIHL champion Saints announced this week that Brent Heaven is stepping up as head coach for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. Heaven replaces Alex Evin, who moved to the Alberni Valley Bulldogs of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) last month.

Nelson Killjoys host Dam City Rollers in Mountain Mayhem Championship Saturday at NDCC Arena

Nelson Killjoys take a break during training at the NDCC Arena as the team prepares to host the Mountain Mayhem Championship. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Killjoys have some unfinished business ahead Saturday against the Castlegar Dam City Rollers at the Mountain Mayhem Championship in the NDCC Arena.

The game is the finale for the West Kootenay Roller Derby League as the two teams battle it out for the Golden Boot Trophy.

“The Killjoys are expecting a challenging and exciting game in the finals against Dam City,” said team spokesperson Meg Ablast, a skater on the Nelson KillJoys women's roller derby team.

Time to make plans for the re-vamped West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

The route may have changed for 2015, but the goal of finding a cure for MS will be on the minds of all participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. —Submitted photo

The route may have been changed — just for this year — but the goal remains the same for participants in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge — help fight MS (Multiple sclerosis).

Riders and donors alike are already gearing up for the annual race set for August 22-23 in Nelson and area.

“Everyone who joins us, whether as a rider, a donor or a volunteer is helping to reach our goal — to end MS,” said Leona Dimock, West Kootenay Glacier Challenge Bike Tour Coordinator.