by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 21 2017

Beaver Valley bounced back from its first loss of the playoffs to score an important 4-1 road victory over host Dynamiters Tuesday in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Conference playoff action in Kimberley.

The win gives the Nitehawks a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 21 2017

The season may have concluded, but with the recent success this past year on ice the Nelson Speed Skating Club is already gearing up for 2018.

Club Nelson toured the province to find top flight competition for its skater, traveling to meets in in Kamloops, Kelowna, Port Coquitlam and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Mar 21 2017

Despite finishing more than 20 points behind in regular season standings, the Kootenay Wild gave Greater Vancouver Comets everything they could handle before losing two straight in semi final action of the BC Hockey Female AAA League Playoffs.

The Comets squeaked out a pair of one-goal...

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Fraser, Strohman power Wolves to Junior Bomber Invitational Title

Wolves forward Kyle Strohman blocks the shot by Jaiah Lotus during action between Grand Forks and LVR at the Hangar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daiy

Liam Fraser and Kyle Strohmann combined for 40 points to lead the Grand Forks Wolves to a 65-53 victory over Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar in the final of the Bomber Junior Boy's Invitational Saturday at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Strohman, playing most of the game in foul trouble, finished with a game-high 23 points while Fraser, lights out from behind the three-point line, had 17 including five threes.

Bombers roll out red carpet on Junior Basketball Tourney at the Hangar

The Junior Bombers took on the Hawks earlier this week prior to hosting a six-team tournament at the Hangar Friday and Saturday. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

The L.V. Rogers Bombers take to the floor this weekend for the annual Junior Boy's Basketball Tournament beginning Friday at the Hangar.

The Bombers welcome teams from Grand Forks, J. Lloyd Crowe in Trail, Mount Sentinel, Nakusp and Stanley Humphries Rockers of Castlegar.

The tournament is divided into two pools of three teams playing a round robin draw to determine playoff seedings. The top four teams advance into the playoff round.

Games begin Friday with the final set for 5 p.m. Saturday at the LVR Hangar.

So what's it going to be Leafs?

The Nelson Leafs have six games to right the ship or face Beaver Valley in the first round of the KIJHL playoffs.

Sure it would be nice to knock off the perennial favourite in the first round of the playoffs, but that has been a hurdle the Nelson Leafs have failed to accomplish since the years of Simon Wheeldon behind the bench.

So the goal for the Green and White in the next three weeks has to be win as many games needed to overtake the Grand Forks Border Bruins for third spot in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League.

Third place would keep the Leafs away from the hottest team in the KIJHL during the Murdoch Semi Finals, Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

West Kootenay Rapids grab Gold and Nelson Peewee Rep Tourney

The winning West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 squad includes, back row, L-R, Asst Coach Craig Upper, Safety Person Mike Gerrand and Head Coach Geoff Watts. Middle, Dakoda Fizzard, Seamus Boyd, Bryce Sookro, Captain Rhett Hamilton, Drake Proctor and Alexander Andersen. Front, Koby Upper, Ethan Bennett, Nathan Medeiros, Simon Forrester, Dylan Watts, Mason Ouchi and Reid Gerrand. Goalie, Brady Stocks. — Submitted photo

Two teams, and two great weekend results for Nelson Minor Hockey at the Peewee Rep Tournament this past weekend at the NDCC and Civic Arenas.

The West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 and 3 teams advanced to the playoff round with the Tier 2 squad capturing the Tournament Championship.

West Kootenay Rapids Tier 2 blasted Springbank, Alberta 8-2 in the final.

West Kootenay Rapids consist of players from Nelson, Castlegar and Nakusp.

The tournament attracted teams from the East Kootenays, Alberta and Washington State.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Minor Hockey Initiation Team

The Nelson Initiation team (not in any specific order) includes, Tyson Bayoff, Bennett Dickinson, Oakley Dickenson, Duncan Giroux, Eli Grill, Ashley Hutt, Hunter Johnston, Kingston Kemp, Saverio Lattanzo, Joah Lytle, Liam Lytle, Julia Malpass, Benedikt Mathes, Theodor Mathes Pyper Nash, Hayden Rice, Eva Schmidt, Axl Smith, Kai Smith, Ruth Tait, Cole Taylor and Hudson Wicharuk. Coaches are Dan Bayoff, Warren Russell and Ray Taylor. — Submitted photo

Nelson Minor Hockey received an influx of young players for the current season with the Nelson Initiation Team flourishing on the ice.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the successful campaign on the ice for Nelson Initiation with Team of the Week selection.

Nelson Atom Leafs drop heartbreaker to finish with silver medal

Atom Leafs Larson Proctor scores against host Red Wings during weekend action at the Castlegar tournament. — Photo courtesy of Vogue Photographic

Another tournament.

Another silver medal for the Nelson Atom Leafs.

The Leafs lost a heartbreaking 4-3 decision to Revelstoke Grizzlies in the final of the Castlegar Atom Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.

Nelson also won a silver medal in a tournament earlier this month in Kimberley.

The game was the second of the tournament between the two powerhouses. The teams played to a 3-3 tie during the round robin draw.

Nelson's other games were a 9-5 win over Grand Forks Bruins and a 10-2 thumping of Castlegar Red Wings.

The speediest Rossland bobsleds: Updated

bobsled spill

We have received more accurate information about the bobsled crash that injured a spectator and two sled team members.  Earlier reports from witnesses had indicated that the spectator was obeying the rules, but  in fact, she was in a prohibited area and had previously been asked to leave it.    Here is the release sent out by Tara Kawalchuk (President, Rossland Winter Carnival):  

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