by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday May 24 2017

The Nelson Selects overcame a ton of adversity to capture the gold medal at the Slurpee Cup this past weekend in Kamloops.

Jaden Dyck scored the only goal in the final to power the Selects to the U18 Boy’s title with a 1-0 win over Chilliwack Attack.

“I was especially...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 23 2017

If head coach Jesse Pinnero had a chance to do it all over again, he may have not scheduled Fight Night 3 on a long weekend.

However, after putting the last chair back in storage the Nelson Boxing Club skipper was pleased with the results of his boxers following Fight Night 3 Saturday at...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday May 23 2017

The Nelson Neptunes open defence of their 2016 Kootenay Summer Swim Association Championship Saturday in Trail at the Jeli Orwell Memorial...

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Saints 'Drive for Five' comes to sudden end

The Selkirk College Saints season came to an end on the weekend after the Trinity Western University Spartans won the semi-final series 2-0. Ryan Edwards (seen here) and the Saints were gunning for a fifth straight BCIHL championship. (photo courtesy Scott Stewart/Trinity Western University). — Selkirk College photo

The Trinity Western University Spartans snapped a historic British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) streak on Friday night, scoring a 6-1 victory over the Selkirk College Saints to secure the semi-final series sweep.

The Saints entered the BCIHL post-season with four straight championship titles and looking to complete a fifth.

The Spartans put a kink in the plan Thursday night when they opened the series with a 4-1 win at Langley’s George Preston Recreation Centre and followed it up with the series clincher the next night.

Wayling, Chargers pull off shocker at CCAA Women’s Volleyball Nationals

Katie Wayling came on as a substitute setter for Camosun College at the CCAA Women’s Volleyball Nationals this past weekend in Victoria. —Facebook photo

Former Mount Sentinel Wildcats athlete Katie Wayling was front and center, turning back the clock at the CCAA volleyball National Championships this past weekend in the BC Provincial Capital.

Wayling, who has been out of the sport of volleyball for the past six years, came on as a substitute setter to help the Camosun College Chargers to the school’s first CCAA Women’s Volleyball National silver medal.

LVR Bomber grad Eric D'Andrea joins Mariner teammates at CCAA Nationals

Mariners forward Eric D'Andrea pushes an entry pass in the key during the PACWEST Championship game against Capilano College. — Photo courtesy Vancouver sports photography

Former L.V. Rogers Bomber Eric D’Andrea is off with the Vancouver Island University Mariners to the CCAA National Men's Basketball Championship held this week at Holland University in Prince Edward Island.  

D’Andrea, in his fifth season with the Mariners, helped the Nanaimo-based squad capture the PACWEST crown for the third straight season with a 94-77 victory over the Capilano Blues recently in the conference championship game.

VIU meets George Brown of Toronto in the opening game of the tournament Thursday at 9 a.m. PDT.

Local snowboarder needs help to represent BC at Speed Nation Canadian Finals

Finn Megale (red shirt) picked up another silver medal during the recent at the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals at Big White Resort. — Submitted photo

A Nelson snowboarder is looking for funding to help complete a goal of competing at the Speed Nation Canadian Finals next month (April 5-9) in Mont Tremblant, Quebec.  

Finn Megale has been burning up the slopes this season and now has been invited to join the BC Snowboard team in Quebec.

However, attending the Canadians is mostly “user-pay” proposition for members of the BC team.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Toyota

WKMBL Champion Nelson Toyota includes, back row, L-R, Amos Tanguay, Brody Blair, Andre LaPlante, Derek Youngblutt and Adrian Ramos. Front, Jeremy Phelan, Jon Ramos and Mike Vance. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nelson Toyota rans the table to capture the 2017 West Kootenay Men's Basketball League Championship with a convincing win over Northport, Wash., in the final.

Nelson Toyota, which defeated city rival Kootenay Lake Electric and Empire Coffee during preliminary playoff round action, scored early and often en route to dominating Northport 75-38.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the lads with Team of the Week status.

Hawks sweep past Leafs to capture Murdoch Division

Nelson forward Nicholas Wihak drives to the net against ex-Leaf Nolan Percival during Saturday's 4-1 KIJHL playoff victory by the Nitehawks at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

During the regular season Beaver Valley put together a few lengthy winning streaks en route to the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title.

Those same Nitehawks are at it again.

The Hawks made it a clean sweep through the Murdoch Division Saturday night at the NDCC Arena, dumping the Nelson Leafs 4-1 for the club’s eighth straight playoff victory.

The loss eliminated the Leafs from the 2017 KIJHL Playoffs.

Hawks take stranglehold on Murdoch Division Final

Leafs Nicholas Wihak eyes the puck during first period action of KIJHL Playoffs between Nelson and Beaver Valley Friday at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

Playing with a lead or coming from behind, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks know how to win.

For the second game in a row the Hawks needed overtime to defeat the Nelson Leafs.

Blake Sidoni beat Devin Allen in the Nelson nets at 9:33 in the second extra period to give Beaver Valley a 3-2 victory over the Leafs in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The Nitehawks take a 3-0 stranglehold on the best-of-seven Murdoch Final with Game four Saturday right back in Nelson.

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