by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 13 2016

Castlegar Rebels scored three times on the power play to shutout the Nelson Leafs 4-0 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night in the Sunflower City.

The teams meet again Saturday night in Nelson at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Mike Bhatoa, Nick Headrick and...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Feb 13 2016

The Final Four at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championship is now complete after Dean Joanisse of New Westminster and Glen Jackson of Victoria secured the final two berths Friday night in C event action at the Nelson Curling Club.

Joanisse scored a pair in...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Feb 12 2016

Sean Geall has already had a great week after seeing first hand the birth of his third child.

The Royal City skip added to the excitement after qualifying for the Page Playoff 1-2 game Saturday at the 2016 Canadian Direct Insurance BC Men’s Curling Championships by outlasting Glen...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Junior Basketball Team

The Bombers include, back row L-R, coach Chris Dergousoff, Julia Burkart, Marla Motzkus, Heather Potkins, Bryce Winters, Ohia Wintrub and coach Willis Parnell. Front, Riley Zondervan, Sierra Jones, Sonja Boyd and Camryn Parnell. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers outscored Selkirk Storm of Kimberley 6-0 in overtime to capture a 48-42 victory in the final of the David Thompson Lakers Junior Girl's Basketball Tournament Saturday in Invermere.

Bryce Winters sank one of two free throws to force overtime before the Bombers took over to secure the first place trophy with a 3-0 record.

The Bombers, down 41-42 with 8 seconds left in the game, ran an endline play to set up Winters with a shot.

Winters was fouled and sank one of two from the charity stripe to force the extra period.

Junior Bombers continue to search for hardwood wins

Bomber forward Tyler Colgan looks to receive a pass from teammate Joshua Jolicoeur during action at the Osoyoos Junior Boy's Tournament in the South Okanagan City. — Submitted photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers continue to search for victory number one of the BC Junior  Boy's Basketball season after dropping a 48-40 loss to Barriere at the  Rattlers Invitational Tournament Saturday in Osoyoos.

Leading 12-11 after one period and 28-21 at the half, the Bombers watched as the Central Interior squad chipped away at the lead before taking pulling even 41-41 early in the fourth period.

Barriere then outscored the Bombers 7-0 in the quarter to steal the victory.

Selkirk College Human Services Students Set for Food Drive at Saints Hockey Game

Students in Selkirk College’s School of Health & Human Services will be holding a food drive at the Saints game on January 8 at the Castlegar Recreation Complex. Hockey fans are asked to bring at least one item to donate to the service that helps ensure all students have the energy to pursue their studies. Involved in food drive are Robin Legere (Selkirk College Students’ Union representative), Courtney Rogers (CCSW student) and Jane Green (instructor in the CCSW Program). — Submitted photo

Students in Selkirk College’s School of Health & Human Services are starting the new year by giving back to peers who struggle to make ends meet while gaining an education.

Partnering with the student athletes on the Selkirk College Saints, the second annual food drive will take place on Friday (January 8) during an exhibition game against Williston State at the Castlegar Recreation Complex.

Miller scores twice to rally Leafs past Braves 6-3

Miller scores twice to rally Leafs past Braves 6-3

For 12 minutes, the Nelson Leafs looked like they had returned of the doldrums of the past few months.

However, after a goalie change Nelson rallied to score six consecutive goals en route to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the visiting Spokane Braves Wednesday night at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson's player-of-the-game Eamonn Miller scored twice, including the winner on the power play three minutes into the third period to spark the rally.

Nelson's Julien Locke captures bronze medal at US Cross Country Championships

Julien Locke (inset) is seen skiing to a third-place finish Monday at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan. — Submitted photo

Julien Locke of Nelson finished in the medals Monday at the 2016 U.S. Cross Country Championships at Michigan Tech University in Houghton Michigan.

Locke, who competes for the Black Jack Ski Team in Rossland, finished the 1.5 kilometer Sprint Distance in third place in a time of three minutes, 18.38 seconds.

Reese Hanneman of the United States won the race in a time of 3:15.14. USA teammate Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess was second.

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.