by Bruce Fuhr on Thursday Aug 28 2014

Following an off-season of turmoil, new coach and GM Dave McLellan hopes to bring a sense of calm to the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club kicks off the 2014-15 campaign with training camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.

McLellan has been thrust into the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Aug 28 2014

The Nelson Italian Society staged its annual Bocce Tournament at Rotary Lakeside Park courts during the summer.

The A-event winners were Hans Barth and Giuseppe Bertuzzi. But on this day everyone celebrated playing the sport they enjoy with friends.

Mallard's Source for sports...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Aug 26 2014

Nineteen and counting.

Nelson's Fat Tire Festival went off like a bang as cycling enthusiasts flocked to mountains and streets of the Heritage City to participate in the event in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically...

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Nelson Selects draw 1-1 against Terrace; U18 edge Richmond 2-1

Nelson's U17 Selects dropped a 2-0 decision Thursday to Aldergrove. - Submitted photo

Nelson Select teams had a tough time Thursday on Day one of the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup tournament in Richmond and Chilliwack.

The U15 Selects scored a 1-1 draw against Terrace to open the Les Sinnott Memorial Tournament in Richmond.

Marco Falcone, with an assist to Riley Osachoff, scored for the U15 Selects against Terrace in the opener for both teams.

Raven Johnson was outstanding for Nelson in goal to preserve the points.

In Richmond, the U 17 girls lost 2-1 to Aldergrove in a game dominated by the Kootenay reps.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Team Unknowns

The team includes, back row, L-R, Kendra Wayling, Brett Uniat, Joe Capriglione, Mike Laughton, Mike Roch, Rand Wayling, Romon Whylie, Tanis Bouchier-Willans and Christine Wayling. Front, Lauren Suomi, Luree Gould, Jayden Roch, Lorne Wuori, Abby Bouchier-Willans and Katie Wayling. Missing, Rob Chernenko, Justin Willans and Michelle Lelievre. — Submitted photo

The Unknowns team from Nelson outlasted the Wonders to capture the C-division title at the recent Salmo Canada Day Weekend Slopitch Tournament.

The Unknowns won the C final by an 18-15 score.

The popular Salmo Slopitch event attracts teams from throughout the West Kootenay.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration with Team of the Week honours.

Let the Provincial B Championships begin

Nelson Selects teams have their eyes on the big prize at the provincial championship tournaments beginning Thursday in Richmond and Chilliwack. — The Nelson Daily photo

A handful of Nelson Selects teams are provincial bound as B.C. Soccer Association hosts its annual B-Cup playdowns in Chilliwack and Richmond.

Games begin Thursday with six Nelson Youth Soccer teams — U13, U14, U15 and U17 Girls and U15 and U18 boys — in action.

Nelson U15 Boys open the eight-team tournament at 1 p.m. against Terrace Kermodes.

Nelson then plays Pinnacles FC from Penticton Friday before concluding the round robin Saturday against Prince George.

Neptunes continue to build from ground up; several great swims in Colville

Neptune swimmer Kallie Badry is ready on the starting block during the meet this past weekend in Colville, Wash. — Submitted photo

Castlegar continues to dominate the Kootenay Summer Swim Association season.

But don't overlook the improvement of the Nelson Neptunes.

The club continues to build from the grass roots, turning in several exceptional performances during the recent KSSA stop during the wekeend in Colville, Wash.

"We were in awe of our younger swimmers as they tried the 'more challenging events',"  said Neptune skipper Cynthia Pfeiffer.

Main Street Diner — The Place in Nelson to watch World Cup action

Jerseys from teams in the 2014 World Cup line the wall at the Main Street Diner. —Nick Diamond Photography

Balfour golfers play 360 holes on ALS Longest Day of Golf fundraiser

Craig Wilkinson (left) and Braden Chown raised approximately $1,800 for ALS. — Submitted photo

On the longest day of daylight of the year, Craig Wilkinson and Braden Chown gained a few blisters on their golfing hands.

The two Balfour golfers played for 15 hours on the Balfour Golf Course to to raise awareness and funds for ALS, which is a rapidly progressive
neuromuscular disease that can affect anyone at any time.

The Balfour duo played from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and golfed a total of 360 holes.

LVR grad Sean Denison experiences career year playing pro hoops in Romania

LVR grad Sean Denison (15) fights through two defenders during action for CSM Oradea in Romania. — Photo courtesy Andor Morton, Total Baschet

When Sean Denison hopped a flight last summer for Romania, he hoped the move to the European Basketball team would be a good one.

Well the move proved to be good for CSM Oradea, Denison’s new club, and amazing for the former L.V. Rogers hoop star.

Not only did CSM Oradea make history but also Denison realized a happiness about playing the sport again that had been missing for a few years.