by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Sep 30 2014

Now that the politics are out of the way, let the games begin.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers looked to be in mid-season form during the Oliver Fall Festival Field hockey tournament Saturday in the South Okanagan City.

The Bombers finished the tournament with a 3-1 record, losing its only...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Sep 29 2014

The finalists are set in the Nelson City Soccer League following semi final weekend at the Lakeside Pitch.

In the Leo’s Men’s Open, regular season champ Innkeepers had little trouble with the U18 Nelson Selects, posting a 4-0 victory.

The Innkeepers scored two quick...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Sep 29 2014

Kootenay Ice opened the BC Hockey Major Midget League season on a sour note falling twice during Showcase Weekend to Greater Vancouver Canadians in Richmond.

Showcase Weekend, the first of two during the season, has all teams playing at one location, giving junior and college scouts a...

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2014 Cyswogn'Fun Triathlon Results

Robert Armstrong of Creston checks his watch before setting out on the 10 kilometer run during Sunday's Cyswogn'Fun Triathlon. — Bruce Fuhr photo

                                            32nd Annual Nelson Cyswog 'N' Fun

Rosslander Cain holds off late charge to capture 2014 Nelson Cyswogn’Fun Triathlon

Men's winner Dallas Cain of Rossland (left) talks with Scott Tremblay after Sunday's Nelson Cyswogn'Fun Triathlon at Lakeside Park. — Bruce Fuhr photo

Dallas Cain used a blistering 59:08 minute cycle discipline to overtake the field and capture the overall title at the 2014 Nelson Cyswogn’Fun Triathlon Sunday at Lakeside Park.

The Rosslander, a six-time winner of the Cyswogn’Fun Triathlon, finished the 1.5 kilometer swim, 39 km cycle and 10 km run distance under sunny skies in a time of two hours and 3:12 minutes.

Cain was 37 seconds ahead of Kaleden’s Scott Tremblay and just over a minute in front of Kyle Moore of Calgary.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club

Members include, back row, L-R, Graham Jamin, Michael Hoher, Roger Fontaine (coach), Barb Williams, Heather Rae, Linda Johannson, Sam Van Schie and coach Peter Ward. Middle, Claudia Rouseau, Lorelei Sullivan, coaches, Janice Poetsch, Janice Morrison and Debbie Bird, Dave Harasym, Val Yowek, Kelly Crawford, Hazel Miller, Peter Moll, Nancy Lewis, Peter Lee (coach) and Sylvie Masse. Front, Laurilee Commandeur, Marie-Michele Gagnon, Kevin McGuire, Victor Commandeur, Rob Crawford and Chris Lalonde.

For the past two months, the Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club — a local non profit sports club — has been gearing up for the 2014 Nelson Cyswog'n' Fun Triathlon set for Lakeside Park.

The club kicks off training in May, turning novice athletes into triathlete machines that set goals of finishing the Olympic or Short Course distances as a goal.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the Mountain Spirit Triathlon Club with Team of the Week status.

Leafs hope to finally have their man, announce signing of Dave McLellan as skipper of the KIJHL franchise

Leafs hope to finally have their man, announce signing of Dave McLellan as skipper of the KIJHL franchise

The Nelson Leafs are hoping a second chance will pay big dividends come playoff time.

Less than a week after having first choice Matt Hughes quit on the Green and White - figuring a directors position at the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna was reason enough to leave the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise hanging - Leaf executive director Michelle MacLean announced Friday the team has a new coach and GM in place for the upcoming 2014-15 Junior B Hockey season,

Nelson's Isaac MacLeod stuck in a time warp — forced to play NHL waiting game

 Nelson's Isaac MacLeod played his final game as a Boston College Eagle, but now must wait to see which path his hockey career will take. — Photo courtesy John Quackenbos, Boston College

Like many college or university graduates Isaac Macleod has been busy scanning the employment pages looking for a place to hang his hat.

Having recently graduated from Boston College with business degree from the Carroll School of Management with a concentration in Economics, the Nelson native is hungry to gain meaningful employment.

However, Macleod has been pigeonholed into a strange category when it comes to finding a new job and can’t even speak to prospective employers until mid-August when the Nelson native becomes a free agent.

Nelson's Sam Matthew recognized for BC Games medal run

Six-medal winner Samuel Matthew of Nelson was also a recipient Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary for his performance at the recent BC Summer Games in Nanaimo. — Submitted photo

Samuel Matthew of Nelson was one of 16 talented athletes recognized with a Coast Capital Savings Athlete Bursary at the Closing Ceremony of the 2014 BC Summer Games in Nanaimo.

Matthew won six medals in the pool in the Hub City.

The athletes are from 16 different communities around the province.

“Coast Capital Savings is committed to building a richer future for youth in the communities where we live and work,” said Maureen Young, Manager, Community Partnerships for Coast Capital Savings.

KIJHL Leafs dealt huge blow after coach Matt Hughes resigns

The Nelson Leafs are in the market for a new skipper after Matt Hughes (inset) resigned Saturday from the team.

The Nelson Leafs were dealt a huge blow during the weekend when current skipper Matt Hughes resigned his position as head coach and General Manager of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League team.

Hughes, who was selected to the position from a list of more than 25 applicants in May of this year to replace Frank Maida, called team president Larry Martel Saturday to inform the head of the Leaf board of the decision to take a director’s position with the Pursuit of Excellence Hockey Academy in Kelowna.