by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

Watch out Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

There's a new team just itching to make life difficult for the rest of the league.

After struggling just to piece together a lineup in November, the Nelson Leafs won its third straight game Sunday night at the NDCC Arena,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 04 2016

There a great new sport in Nelson — and it's called Pickleball.

Nelson pickleball has taken over Selkirk College's Mary Hall gym on Sunday for an afternoon of continuous play on five courts.

For people unaware of the sport, pickleball is the fastest growing game in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 03 2016

The last time the Nelson Leafs faced Creston Valley the Thunder Cats drilled the Green and White 7-1 in the East Kootenay City during a penalty-filled contest.

Saturday night, in the rematch at the NDCC Arena, there was a first-period tilt between Jordan Unger of the Leafs and Cats...

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Nelson Leafs support fight against Breast Cancer

Galena Pal and daughter Snow drop the puck during the official ceremony to start Saturday's KIJHL game between Nelson and Columbia Valley. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Fewer women are dying from breast cancer. But the number remains high, too high.

Which is why the month of October has been designated across North America as Breast Cancer Awareness month by people wearing pink.

Saturday, during the KIJHL game between the Leafs and Columbia Valley Rockies, the Heritage City franchise showcased the battle against a serious form of breast cancer by Galena Pal of Nelson.

Nelson Fight Night #2 treats crowd to evening of great amateur boxing

The referee watches Krishan Lysenko of the Nelson Boxing Club lands a punch during Saturday's Fight Night #2 at the Rod and Gun Club. — Bruce Fuhr photos, The Nelson Daily

Fight Night #2 Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club mirrored May’s inaugural event in a lot of ways — a full house with lots of local talent from the Nelson Boxing Club on display.

However, the action and intensity inside the ring was turned up just a little more than Fight Night #1 which gave the Nelson Boxing Club coaching staff plenty to build on as the organization moves forward.

Piva shoots Leafs past Columbia Valley in overtime

Piva shoots Leafs past Columbia Valley in overtime

It appears this Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season nothing is going to come easy for the Nelson Leafs.

Despite out shooting their opponents by a 2-1 margin, the Leafs needed an overtime marker from Ryan Piva in the second period of extra time to edge the Columbia Valley Rockies 3-2 in KIJHL action Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allows Nelson to gain a weekend split in KIJHL action.

Friday, the Leafs did not play well, falling 4-2 to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Cyclocross Race at Red, October 30

Cyclocross Race at Red, October 30

Some new excitement is scheduled at Red -- the region's first cyclocross race ever!  Hope for good weather on October 30, for the sake of cyclocross racers doing the  "Hallocross" event.  This is a fun race; for those rare individuals who don't already know all about it, here's a definition cribbed from Wikipedia:

Break out the ice bags, Fight Night #2 Saturday at Rod & Gun Club

Twelve-year-old Elias Martinez spars with his coach during training at the Nelson Boxing Club in preparation for Saturday's Nelson Fight Night #2. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Boxing is coming back to Nelson.

Actually the Nelson Boxing Club is flourishing very well, thank you very much, at its new digs in the basement under Pharmasave on Baker Street.

So much that the club is preparing to host Nelson Fight Night #2, the second boxing card in less than a year Saturday at the Nelson Rod and Gun Club.

“It feels real good to be able to fight again in front of my home town,” Elias Martinez said during a break in training this week at the Nelson Boxing Club.

Mallards Team of the Week — Friends of Pulpit Rock Fun Run Team

The group includes, back row, L-R, John Boulanger, Keiran Marchand, Kim Poole, Nelson Rocha, Darren Yanke and Jaclyn Dexter. Missing, Dave St.Denis, Mike Scands, Pania Shames, Richard Marchand and a few others.

Friends of Pulpit Rock held its second annual Pulpit Rock Fun Run/Hike Sunday on Elephant Mountain.

Travis Hauck and Jaclyn Dexter won the men’s and women’s races, respectively.

However, the big winner on the day was the trails to Pulpit Rock that will benefit from the funds raised during the day.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the organizers and racers with Team of the Week honours.

Rossland Trail Roller Girls raise money for team-mate's son at Rossland Fall Fair game

Rossland Trail Roller Girls raise money for team-mate's son at Rossland Fall Fair game

It’s amazing what an active community can accomplish together, if a recent roller derby fundraiser is any indication.

The Rossland Trail Roller Girls (RTRG) rallied its sister teams – the Dam City Rollers and the Nelson Killjoys – last month to join them in a special exhibition game to raise funds for their teammate’s son who is battling cancer.  The team is overjoyed to report that over $1,700 was collected for Kirsten Stevenson’s son Dax during "Derby for Dax," held at the Rossland Fall  Fair on the Golden City Days weekend.

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