by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 27 2014

How long can the Nelson Leafs keep winning with an injury-depleted roster of players?

Hopefully a little while longer as Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan continues to work the phones looking for prize prospects to fill in the injury-depleted lineup.

Nelson managed, with the help of...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Nov 27 2014

They're back in the Mallard's Team of the Week winner's circle.

The Trafalgar Girl's Volleyball team earned the elite status after capturing the West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball Championships Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.

It was...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Nov 26 2014

In the end, it was Trafalgar versus Trafalgar for all the bragging rights.

Trafalgar A needed three sets to outlast their school rivals, Trafalgar B, to capture the West Kootenay Junior Girl’s Volleyball Championship Saturday at Mount Sentinel Gymnasium in South Slocan.

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Bombers ready for playoffs with solid showing in Castlegar

Hailee Gerun plays the ball during Saturday's West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar. — Photo courtesy LVR athletic department

The L.V. Rogers Bombers tuned up for the playoffs by going 3-0-1 during the West Kootenay Girl’s Fieldhockey Tournament Saturday at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

LVR defeated Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar (4-0), South Okanagan of Oliver (2-0) and West Kelowna’s Mount Boucherie (1-0) before playing rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks to a 1-1 tie.

“The team is maturing this year and is now able to relax in pressure situations and make good decisions and self-less passes to ensure the best result for the whole team,” said Bomber coach Val Gibson.

'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' as Leafs edge Sicamous 3-2 to complete successful road trip

'Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad' as Leafs edge Sicamous 3-2 to complete successful road trip

To use a tune by Meat Loaf in regards to the recent weekend for the Nelson Leafs, "Two Out Of Three Ain't Bad".

A third-period goal by Aaron Dunlap proved to be the winner as the Leafs had just enough gas in the tank to edge the Sicamous Eagles 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday afternoon in Sicamous.

The win allowed the Buds to conclude a three-game road swing through KIJHL north with two wins.

Slow-starting Saints set to raise second BCIHL banner

The 2013-14 edition of the Selkirk College Saints celebrate their BCIHL championship at the Castlegar Community Complex last March. The Saints will raise that banner to the rafters of their home rink on Friday night prior to their first home game of the new season against Eastern Washington University. The ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. — Selkirk College photo

For the second time in as many years, the Selkirk College Saints men’s hockey team will proudly raise the BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) championship banner to the rafters of the Castlegar Community Complex on Friday night.

"Winning back-to-back titles is something very unique and rewarding," says Kim Verigin, Selkirk College’s Athletics and Recreation Coordinator.

Soccer Bombers get taste of action at Mount Baker Tournament

Soccer Bombers get taste of action at Mount Baker Tournament

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the road this weekend for a tournament beginning Friday in Cranbrook hosted by Mount Baker Wild.

The five-team tournament gives all teams in the Kootenays an opportunity to see each other as zone championships are on th horizon.

LVR opens the tournament Friday afternoon against Golden before meeting Nakusp to round out Day one.

The Bombers then play host Mount Baker Saturday morning before concluding the round robin event against Selkirk Storm of Kimberley.

Leafs embark on three-game road swing; hoping to have Dylan Williamson in lineup

Leaf coach Dave McLellan is hopeful to get Dylan Willamson into the lineup this weekend.

He came to the Leafs with great fanfare but Dylan Willamson has spent the past two weeks cooling his jets as BC Hockey sorts out whether the Calgary native can be a part of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Nelson Leafs or head back to Alberta to continue his hockey career.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll be in the lineup this weekend,” Leaf coach Dave McLellan said minutes after boarding a bus Thursday for Kamloops.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Nelson Innkeepers

The Innkeepers team includes, back row, L-R, Chris Parenteau, Mike Parenteau, Mike Balance, coach/manager Kerry Dyck, Danny Santano, Blair Day, Ryan Lewis, Kevin Lewis and Cole Thompson. Front, Kelvin Opiyo, Oriano Di Ruscio, Paul Anderson and keeper Mike Precious. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Innkeepers made back to the top of the Leo's Men's Open Soccer League by stopping city rival Kootenay Co-op 4-0 recently on Championship Weekend of City Soccer at Lakeside Pitch.

The score — 1-0 at halftime — was a surprise to many as the Innkeepers and Kootenay Co-op played very close games throughout the roundball campaign, with the Innkeepers claiming the regular season title on the final day of the season.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selecting the Innkeepers Team of the Week.

Renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park on schedule — facility ready for baseball in spring of 2015

The sod has been installed at Queen Elizabeth Park as renovations continue for the home of the Nelson and District Baseball Association. — The Nelson Daily photo

The sound of “Play Ball” is going to have a different ring to it when minor baseball resumes in 2015 following the completion of renovations to Queen Elizabeth Park.

The main park for the Nelson and District Baseball Association and L.V. Rogers Bombers Baseball is getting a complete overhaul of the diamond — a project that should have the park ready for play in the early spring.

“We have removed about six inches from the top of the field and replaced it with better top soil,” said Larry Martel of the NDBA.