by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 11 2016

The Glacier Gymnastics Club is rolling out the red carpet for the Judges Cup this weekend at the Civic Centre facility.

The Judges Cup, attracting more than 160 athletes from Trail, Castlegar, Kimberley, Cranbrook and host Nelson, is the first of many competitions for the Glacier gymnasts...

by Contributor on Thursday Feb 11 2016

By Graham Tracey

The Whitewater ski team has made history this season with a record- breaking enrollment of 140 athletes, 7 of whom are on their way to the BC games after qualifiers at Red Mountain in mid January.

“When you consider that only 20...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 11 2016

Michael Johnson is betting against the odds, and winning.

The underdog Victoria rink knocked off its second heavyweight at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships, outlasting club mate Wes Craig 6-4 during Thursday's morning draw to advance into the A...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Fifth Annual Christmas Classic

Both teams took to center ice following the thrilling game for the annual team photo. — Submitted photo

Team Price won the game . . . a thriller in overtime.

But the big winners during the fifth annual Christmas Classic before Christmas in Castlegar, was the Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League as more than $1500 was raised for both organizations.

Mallard's Source for sports, a proud supporter of hockey in the West Kootenay, would like to honour everyone involved in the event with Team of the Week accolades.

Right on Gents!

Leafs move defenceman Austin Anselmo to BCHL Surrey Eagles

Leafs traded defenceman Austin Anselmo to Surrey Eagles of the BCHL. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs hockey club always believed in moving players onto the next level.

Which is why it was easy for the Leafs to broker a deal that sent 18-year-old defenceman Austin Anselmo to the Surrey Eagles of the BC Hockey League.

The transaction was completed Friday, in time for the Trail native to play in his hometown against the Smokies Saturday.

"Ultimately it was Austin’s decision whether he wanted to sign with Surrey,” Leaf assistant coach Sean Dooley told The Nelson Daily.

Selkirk Saints, Castlegar Gentleman big winners as Team Price claims Christmas Classic

Team Price was all smiles after capturing bragging rights at the Fifth Annual Christmas Classic in Castlegar. — Submitted photo

The Fifth Annual Christmas Classic was another “Classic” as Team Price took on Team Heaven in an overtime thriller at the Castlegar Complex

However, the big winner was the Selkirk Saints and Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League as more than $1500 was raised for both organizations.

The Saints were the big benefactors, as the team received more than $1000 while $500 was raised for the Castlegar Gentleman’s Hockey League.

On the ice, Team Price captured bragging rights with a 7-6 OT win.

New-look Leafs ring in New Year with a win over Murdoch rival Beaver Valley

Leafs Jordan Davie battles for the puck with Braden Fuller of the Hawks during a center ice faceoff Thursday in KIJHL action at the NDCC Arena. - Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

No one in the their right hockey minds thought the Green and White would bounce back overnight.

But the future sure looks a whole lot brighter heading into New Year for the Nelson Leafs after a win on the final day of 2015.

Veterans Rayce Miller and Jordan Davie each had three points to lead the Leafs to a 7-4 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in the annual New Year’s Eve clash Thursday at the NDCC Arena.

Fuller rallies Nitehawks past Nelson Leafs

Fuller rallies Nitehawks past Nelson Leafs

Braden Fuller scored three times, twice in the final five minutes of the games, to rally the Beaver Valley Nitehawks past the Nelson Leafs 6-5 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Wednesday night in Fruitvale.

The game was the first since the Leafs executive changed its coaching staff, adding longtime skipper Mario DiBella to the Nelson bench.

Michael Pruss, Dylan Heppler and Sam Swanson also scored for the Murdoch Division leaders which held period leads of 3-2 and 4-3.

DiBella & Company begin challenge to right the Good Ship Leaf

Bringing fun back to the rink should lead to more points in the standings for the Nelson Leafs. — The Nelson Daily photo

Mario DiBella could not idly stand by to watch the Good Ship Leaf, now taking on water in Biblical-like form, sink like a rock.

So the former Leaf coach decided to step forward when Leaf brass decided to find a new coaching staff for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.

“I felt I had an obligation being an alumni to help right the ship,” DiBella said Tuesday after getting the players back for the first practice since the Christmas break.

Team Grads 2004-05 captures Third Annual Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament

Vinne Watson of the LVR Bombers is closely guarded going to the hoop by Brody Blair during action Boxing Day at the Third Annual Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament. — The Nelson Daily photo

Team Grads 2004-05 made it a three-peat at the Third Annual Bomber Alumni Basketball Tournament Boxing Day at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

The tournament was in memory of longtime LVR Bomber coach Blair D’Andrea with proceeds of the event going to the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development in the West Kootenays. 

Team Grads 2004-05 dumped the LVR Senior Bombers 83-70 to clinch the title with a 3-0 record.