by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Jul 24 2015

Every player on the Vancouver Whitecaps had to get their start somewhere.

And during a camp or two those rising stars probably experienced the opportunity into interact with a current roster player.

During this week’s Whitecaps FC Kootenay Soccer Camp, Tim Parker, a 6'2...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Jul 23 2015

The Kootenay Rhythm Dragons were back on the water recently, blazing a trail during a meet held recently in Lethbridge.

The Alberta meet is one of many the Dragons will attend this season — others are in Vernon, Salmon Arm and Penticton. 

The paddling season stretches...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Jul 22 2015

It's days until the horn blows for the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n'fun triathlon.

Saturday, at the Lakeside Park beach, the 2015 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun club takes to the water for a test run of the triathlon distance.

The unofficial club have been training for up to two...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Girls Soccer Team

The team includes, back row, L-R, Allie Zondervan, Maddie Sternloff, Naomi Perkins, Kyra Burkart, Laurel Halleran, Abbie Bouchier-Willans, Jena Wheeldon, Hailee Gerun and Taylor Zimmer. Front, McKenna Bennett, Noa Butterfield, Tara Yowek, Emma Wheeldon, Darian Voisard, Camille Gebhart, Emily Taylor and Sofia Arcuri. Goalie, Hanna Quinn. Missing, Maya Ida and Merissa Dawson. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers rode a stellar defence and timely scoring to another Kootenay High School AA Girl’s Soccer Zone Title.

The Bombers disposed of local rival J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail (2-0) before dumping David Thompson Lakers of Invermere in the final (3-0).

LVR now advances to the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships beginning Thursday hosted by Crofton House in Burnaby.

Staff at Mallard’s Source for sports would like to tip the hat to the Bombers with Team of the Week honours.

Kootenay Academy players get royal treatment in Vancouver

Whitecaps Academy coaches, including Kootenay Regional head coach Brett Adams (far right, back) hosted a weekend player session in Vancouver. — Photo courtesy Vancouver Whitecaps

A group of Kootenay Whitecaps Academy players had an opportunity to test their skills in front of the Head of the Academy Centers during a road trip to Vancouver last weekend.

“The feedback that we received from Head Coach Bart Choufour is that the Kootenays is growing and with its ability,” said Brett Adams Kootenay Regional Head Coach.

“The style is changing and the understanding and the level of the players is getting stronger and stronger.”

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller Derby -- Last Game of the Season!

Roller derby is heating up in Trail with temperatures set to rise Saturday.

West Kootenay Roller Derby presents a double header at the Comino Arena – the last regular game of the season.  The Rossland Trail Roller Girls intend to make their hometown fans proud by stopping The Nelson Killjoys from securing a win that would put them in 1st place going into the playoffs.

Nelson Leafs host AGM Wednesday at NDCC

Nelson Leafs host AGM Wednesday at NDCC

There's a great opportunity for hockey fans in Nelson to influence the direction of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.

The club is hosting its annual general meeting Wednesday (May 20) in the Nelson and District Community Complex meeting room.

Meeting begins at 7 p.m.

"All parties interested in shaping the future of the hockey club are invited to attend," said the advertisement on The Nelson Daily.

Voting membership is open to everyone who has paid the $10 membership fee. Each membership is good for one year.

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon off to Concordia University

Adam Wheeldon, seen here during his playing time in Trail, has accepted an offer to attend Concordia University in Edmonton in the fall. — Photo courtesy Trail Smoke Eaters

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Adam Wheeldon has accepted an offer to attend Concordia University in Edmonton.

Concordia plays in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference against college and university teams from throughout Alberta.

“Adam will have an impact from day one with the team,” said Kodiaks coach and GM Boris Rybalka on the team website.

“His style of play will make him a fan favourite and opposition players will need to keep their heads up when he is on the ice.”

Full roster expected to take to the ice for Leafs spring camp

The KIJHL season may be four months away but the Nelson Leafs are already taking steps to make the upcoming campaign at successful one. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Nelson Leafs continue to build for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as the Heritage City franchise hosts its Spring Camp beginning Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The camp is the second of the spring for the Leafs, which staged a Prospects Camp last month.

Leafs coach and general manager Dave McLellan has a full roster of players — 40 skaters and eight netminders — slated to attend.

The camp begins Friday with Goalie Evaluation from 6-7 p.m. followed by a game at 7:30 p.m.

Bombers heading on back to Provincial Girl's Soccer Championships

LVR coach Brett Adams gives some instruction to the Bombers during halftime of Thursday's Kootenay Final in Creston. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers are heading back to take another crack at a provincial title.

The Bombers dumped David Thompson Lakers of Invermere 3-0 in the final of the Kootenay Zone AA Girl’s Soccer Championships Thursday afternoon in Creston.

LVR now travels to Vancouver to represent the Kootenay zone at the BC High School AA Girl’s Soccer Championships May 27-30.
The tournament is hosted by Crofton House.

LVR put the game away minutes into the contest, surprising the East Kootenay squad with three goals.