by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 23 2016

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...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Oct 22 2016

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...

by Rossland Telegraph on Saturday Oct 22 2016

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...

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The Beautiful Game is back for the fall campaign

Mini soccer games are back at Lakeside Saturday. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the unofficial second half of the 2016 season.

The association, with more than 950 registered players, hosts House League action Saturday for all ages.

The fall season runs until October when playoffs conclude the season.


Canadian Men fail in bid to qualify for 2018 World Cup

The Canadian Men's squad, seen here before Tuesday's match on the Jumbotron at BC Place, struck out again. —The Nelson Daily photo

There's no joy in Canadaville as the Men's National Team struck out in their bid to reach the next stage of qualifying for 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Despite scoring a 3-1 victory over El Salvador Tuesday night in Vancouver, Canada finished third in its semifinal qualifying group for the CONCACAF region, behind Mexico and Honduras, and ahead of El Salvador.

The top two teams in the group advance to the final round of the qualifiers in CONCACAF.

Leafs run exhibition record to 3-0 after edging Nitehawks 2-1

Off-season work by the coaching staff, from left, Isaac Macleod, Mario DiBella and Sean Dooley, appears to be paying off for the Leafs. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The Nelson Leafs continue to be the talk of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition season.

Nelson ran its pre-season record to 3-0 following a 2-1 decision over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The Leafs scored twice on the power play in the third period to erase a 1-0 deficit to secure the victory.

Nelson concludes the pre-season Sunday in Castlegar. Game time is 2 p.m.

The Leafs open the regular season back in Fruitvale Friday against the Nitehawks.

Leafs rally past Nitehawks 4-2; run exhibition record to 2-0

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson U12 Girl's Selects

The winning team includes, back row, L-R, Azkenik Torres-Pratt, Jayda Greenaway, sola Vandonselaar and coach Rick Short. Middle, Gabby Bobby, Alexa Anast, Dafni Van Hellemond, Skyla Short, Taya Short and Eliza Jefferson. Front Lucy Leishman and Jaylen Rushton. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Selects breezed to the U12 Girls Gold Medal at the recent Shores to Score Youth Soccer Tournament in Salmon Arm.

The Selects outscored the opposition 14-5 en route to an impressive 4-0 record.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to honour the squad as Team of the Week.

The team includes, Azkenik Torres-Pratt, Jayda Greenaway, sola Vandonselaar, Gabby Bobby, Alexa Anast, Dafni Van Hellemond. Skyla Short, Taya Short, Eliza Jefferson, Lucy Leishman, Jaylen Rushton and coach  Rick Short.

New-look Leafs thump Rebels in pre-season opener

Leafs forward Sam Weber drives to the net during Tuesday's KIJHL Exhibition game against Castlegar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It may be only August, and the Leafs first exhibition game, but after last season anything and everything is a bonus.

The Nelson Leafs fired 45 shots at the Rebel net en route to a 10-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Exhibition victory Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

The contest was the first of the pre-season for the Leafs, which host Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday at in Nelson.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Nelson scored four times in the second period, snapping a 2-2 first period tie.

Mallard's Team of the Week — WK Glacier Challenge Top Team - Rear Guard

Receiving prize as the top fundraising team prize from The Nelson Daily owner Bruce Fuhr (holding prize) is, from left, Lorne Westnedge, Doug Noiles, P'Nina Shames, Nancy Noiles and Jim Noiles. — Submitted photo

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the overall total.

West Kootenay Glacier Challenge tops $125K to help fight MS

Riders enjoyed a great weekend on the course at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised over $125,000," said organizer Leona Dimock. "And our five-year total is approximately $470,000."

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