by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 28 2015

The Spokane Braves gave the Rebels everything they could handle, but in the end it was the Sunflower City franchise going on to the Murdoch Division Final.

Jeremy McNeil scored two third period goals to spark the Rebels to a 4-2 victory over the Braves in Kootenay International Junior...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 27 2015

Spencer McLean scored his second goal of the game in overtime to spark the Beaver Valley Nitehawks to a wild 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Thursday night in Fruitvale.

The win advances the Hawks to the Murdoch Division Final against...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Feb 26 2015

The Nelson Bantam Leafs capped off an incredible season by capturing the West Kootenay Bantam House Title Sunday in Nelson.

The Bantam Leafs edged Trail 4-3 in a championship thriller.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to congradulate the Bantam House Leafs with Team of...

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LVR Jr. Bombers grounded in Castlegar

LVR Jr. Bombers grounded in Castlegar

Once powerful basketball Bomber basketball program at L.V. Rogers looked to be grounded after the Junior Boy’s lost three straight at the Stanley Humphries Rockers Tournament during the weekend in Castlegar.

The Junior Bombers, missing several key players, lost to Prince Charles of Creston, Mount Sentinel Wildcats and Salmo Falcons at the six-team tournament.

On the bright side, the Bombers, putting a young, inexperienced squad on the court, cut the margin in every loss significantly, losing by 24-21 to the Falcons.

Leafs drop two straight during Eddie Mountain road trip

Leafs drop two straight during Eddie Mountain road trip

The Nelson Leafs weekend excursion into the Eddie Mountain Division proved to rank right up there with a National Lampoon Vegas vacation.

The injury-riddled Leafs lost two straight — 5-1 Saturday to Fernie and 3-0 Friday to Columbia Valley — Kootenay International Junior Hockey League games to fall into third spot in the Murdoch Division — five points behind Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

The two losses ran Nelson winless streak to three games.

Five different players scored for the Ghostriders in the romp over the Leafs.

Whitewater skiers shine at Teck race

Whitewater skier Henry Leishman glides around a gate during a Teck Slalom race. — Submitted photo

The Whitewater Ski Racers recently hosted more than a 100 racers Teck Kootenay  Zone Race.

Two days of slalom races —102 racers ages 10-72 — attracted skiers from as far away as Lake Louise and Golden/Kicking Horse. 

Whitewater has the largest number of racers.

The next Kootenay Zone race will be a Giant Slalom in Kimberley Jan31/Feb1.

Leafs land recruits to gear up for the KIJHL stretch run

Leaf coach Dave McLellan said the Leafs are still being held together with binder twine, but better days are ahead.

Dave McLellan has been around the junior-hockey-coaching block more than once.

However, during his tenure behind the bench he’s never been part of a team that has been snake bitten as much as the Green and White.

For the umpteenth weekend this season the Nelson Leafs enter Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play with the coaching staff not knowing how many or which players will be taking to the ice.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Blair D'Andrea Alumni Tourney

More than 40 former LVR Bomber basketball players were back to have a few laughs and raise money for the Blair D'Andrea Memorial during the holiday break at the Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Grads from the 2004-05 may have won the tourney, but the big winners during the 2nd Annual Blair D'Andrea Memorial Alumni Basketball Tournament on Boxing Day was the memorial fund as the event raised more than $1,000.

The second annual event, attracting 45 players, raised more than $1,400 for the Blair D'Andrea Alumni Scholarship Society fund supporting post-secondary athletes and grassroots basketball development in the West Kootenays. 

Ice let points slip away against Greater Vancouver Canadians

Kootenay Ice played well enough to win, but dropped a pair of home games in Castlegar. — The Nelson Daily file photo

The Kootenay Ice had a Greater Vancouver Canadians squad that was primed for allowing two points to slip away.

However, the Canadians played just well enough to sweep the two game BC Hockey Major Midget League series this past weekend in Castlegar.

Greater Van defeated the Ice 3-1 Saturday and 4-2 Sunday.

Kootenay took a 1-0 lead in the opener on a goal by Aiden Browell of Fruitvale.

However, Greater Van tied the game before the period ended then scored twice to secure the win in the third frame.

Northern Avalance sweep Kootenay Wildcats in weekend series

Northern Avalance sweep Kootenay Wildcats in weekend series

The Kootenay Wildcats struggle on the BC Hockey Female AAA League circuit continued as the squad dropped a three-game series to the Northern Cougars this past weekend in Nelson.

Kootenay lost 9-2 and 5-1 Saturday during games at the Civic Centre before dropping a 4-1 decision Sunday.

During the opener, the Cats trailed 2-0 after one period and 4-0 following 40 minutes before scoring twice in the third period.

Affiliate player Annah Setter of Golden and Kendra Waterstreet of Fruitvale scored for Kootenay.