by Nelson Daily Sports on Saturday Dec 20 2014

The Nelson Leafs scored seven unanswered goals en route to an 8-2 pounding of the Grand Forks Border Bruins in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

The win allowed the Leafs to remain tied for top spot in the Murdoch Division with the Beaver...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

Ali Zondervan and Naomi Perkins combined for 33 points to lead the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 74-34 victory over the J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks of Trail in West Kootenay High School Girl's Basketball action Thursday night at the Hangar in Nelson.

The win was the second of the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Dec 18 2014

The Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee House Leafs have been having a pretty good season on the ice.

The squad finished fourth at the Nelson tournament before narrowly missing out on top spot during an event in Castlegar.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the players...

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Louis Bockner documents inaugural fight of Nelson Boxing Club's Jacob Rudkoski

Front left, Nelson Boxing Club coach Jess Pineiro, fighter Jacob Rudkoski and assistant coach Peter Bockner pose after Rudkoski's first round TKO victory at the Cranbrook Boxing Club's second annual Charity Challenge. — Louis Bockner photo

By Louis Bockner

More than 200 people recently flocked to the Eagles Hall in Cranbrook to take in the second annual Eagles Boxing Club's Charity Challenge.

Nelson boxer Jacob Rudkoski was one of the fighters on the card, jumping into the ring for the first time.

Louis Bockner was one of the 200 fight fans watching with anticipation as Rudkoski realizes his dream to box in a sanctioned event and writes this account of the Nelson Boxing Club inaugural taste of the sport.

Bombers cap off provincials with eighth-place finish Saturday in Oliver

Before Saturday’s final game, Bomber seniors were presented with roses in the traditional LVR ceremony that honours the contributions of the players. Pictured from left, Naomi Perkins, Sydney Ednie, Yu Takahashi, Heather Potkins, Ava Strautman, Sarah Wade, Lauren Walgren,(hidden-Katrina Merckle) Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Anna Goeppner, Noa Butterfield, Kyra Burkart, Tara Yowek, Hanna Quinn, Noelle Wang, Hailee Gerun, Emma Gregorich, Jena Wheeldon, Svenja Rennecke and  Coach Val Gibson.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers picked the wrong time to have the offence dry up.

The Bombers failed two scored during two games Saturday to finish eighth overall at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships in Oliver.

The final placing is one of the best finishes for a Bomber team in recent history.

Maida, Leafs cruise to 8-0 shellacking of Spokane Braves

Happy times returned for the Nelson Leafs as the Green and White pounded Spokane 8-0 Saturday in the Lilac City. — The Nelson Daily photo

Any controversy off the ice doesn’t appear to be affecting the Nelson Leafs on the ice.

For the third time this season the Leafs scored an overwhelming victory over a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League opponent.

Adam Maida stopped all 24 shots and four different players — Dylan Williamson, Timothy Nichols, Rayce Miller and Nolan Percival — registered two points to pace the Leafs to a convincing 8-0 shellacking of the hometown Braves Saturday night in KIJHL action in Spokane.

UPDATED: Bombers drop 2-0 decision to St. Michaels at Fieldhockey Championships

 The Bombers include, back row, L-R, Jena Wheeldon, Anna Goeppner, Noa Butterfield, Sarah Wade, coach Bruce Walgren, Tara Yowek, coach Val Gibson, Naomi Perkins, Katrina  Merckle, Yu Takahashi and Sydney Ednie. Front,  Hanna Quinn, Abbie Bourchier-Willans, Allie Zondervan, Emma Gregorich, Noelle Wang, Lauren Walgren, Heather Potkins, Kyra Burkart,  Julia Burkart, and Svenja Rennecke.— Madeleine Guenette photo photo

The L.V. Rogers Bombers lost a tough 2-0 decision to St.Michael's of Victoria to fall out of the medal round at the B.C. High School AA Girl’s Fieldhockey Championships Friday in Oliver.

"We played as well as we could have," said Bomber coach Val Gibson. "It was a great fieldhockey game."

"Unfortunately, we are out of the medals now and going for 5th - 8th," Gibson added.

The Bombers defeated Glenlyon Norfolk of Victoria 1-0 in the final round robin contest Friday morning.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Trafalgar Thunder Girl's Volleyball

Some of the members of the Thunder are, back row, L-R, Amanda Creak, Lily Hutteman, Reece Hunt, coach Staci Proctor, Olivia Kelly, Maia Robertson Weir, and Bryce Winters. Front, Michaela Anderson, Sophie Edney, Kirsten Van Horne, Shayla Elias, and Maia Thibault. — Photo courtesy Madeleine Guenette

Trafalgar's varsity girl's volleyball team is getting ready to cap off a successful season on the court with the West Kootenay Championships set for November 22 at Mount Sentinel High School.

The Grade 8 squad had experienced an influx of players this season with 20 girls participating.

Trafalgar, divided into three teams, hosted two tournaments with opposition from Salmo, Stanley Humphries, and Mount Sentinel. 

Off-ice decision proves costly for a trio of Leaf players

Leaf netminder Brett Soles was one of three players suspended for breaking team rules.

Leaf coach Dave McLellan tabbed November a “pivotal month” in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season for the Heritage City franchise.

However, finding success against Murdoch Division opposition — Nelson plays nine of its 11 games in November against divisional teams — just got a little more difficult for the Green and White after Leaf brass sent three players home for missing curfew Halloween night.

“We have very strict team rules dealing with on and off-ice behavior,” McLellan told The Nelson Daily Wednesday.

Edwards, Milligan lead Selkirk Saints past Eagles

Selkirk College Saints first-year forward Ryan Edwards—seen here at the home opener in October—scored two goals in the Saturday night win over Eastern Washington University. — photo courtesy Selkirk College

The defending BC Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) Champion Selkirk College Saints have proven they are tough to beat at home after defeating the Eastern Washington University Eagles for the third straight time in as many games.

Unlike in the previous week when a dramatic victory was earned in the final seconds, on Saturday night at the Castlegar & District Community Complex it was all Saints, all game as the hosts blasted the Eagles 7-1.