by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Sep 30 2016

It’s probably not the way the Leafs coaching staff designed the game plan but the end result is all that matters some nights.

Dale Howell scored in double overtime to power the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 victory in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Friday night at the...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

One month into the season and not one team in the Murdoch Division of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League has taken control.

Currently, three teams — Grand Forks Border Bruins, Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Nelson Leafs — are tied for top spot with the Bruins getting...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Thursday Sep 29 2016

Katharina Weitzing of Mount Sentinel and Alex Sukra of Salmo captured top spots in the Senior Division at the New Denver stop on the West Kootenay High School Cross Country race Tuesday in New Denver.

Sukra edged Daniel Stewart of Mount Sentinel by just over a minute to capture the Senior...

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Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Youth Soccer U16 Selects

The Provincial Champion U16 Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Ali D'odorico, Ashley Hall, Grace Dehnel, Anna Milde, Jodi Surina, Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo. Front, Emily Taylor, Shaen Panko-Dool, Allison Bendis, Bella Guderyan and keeper Hanna Quinn. Missing, head coach Paul Burkart, assistant coach Morgan Dehnel, Technical Director Brett Adams, Trainer Shane Taylor and Manager Layla Precious. — Submitted phot

The Nelson Selects U16 Girls completed a season for the history books after edging out Vernon United 2-0 to capture the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup  in Penticton.

The squad played exception during the four-day tournament as the Select knocked off heavyweight after heavyweight en route to the Provincial Title.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to add to the celebration by selected the squad Team of the Week.

Gold, Silver & Bronze for Nelson Youth Soccer at Provincial B Cup

Nelson Youth Soccer teams, including the U14 Selects in white, returned from the Provincial B Cup with three medals. — Photo courtesy Bob Hall

Not a bad weekend for Nelson Youth Soccer.

After qualifying an incredible nine teams for BC Soccer Provincial B Cup action, the Heritage City teams returned with three medals, including a Provincial title won by the Nelson U16 Selects.

The Selects knocked off rival Vernon United to capture the U16 Girl's Title Sunday in Penticton.

Earlier in the day, Nelson came close to capturing its second provincial title after the U18 Girls lost a heartbreaker in shootout to host Penticton Pinnacles making it a silver medal for the Selects.

Nelson Selects Simply Golden in Capturing Provincial B U16 Girl's Cup

 The Provincial Champion U16 Nelson Selects include, back row, L-R, Ali D'odorico, Ashley Hall, Grace Dehnel, Anna Milde, Jodi Surina, Julia Burkart, Shianne Michalchuk, Sofia Arcuri, Ruby Seright and Mattea Lorenzo. Front, Emily Taylor, Shaen Panko-Dool, Allison Bendis, Bella Guderyan and keeper Hanna Quinn. — Submitted photo

What a difference a year makes.

Last year, on the home Lakeside pitch, Nelson Selects came ever so close to gaining a spot on the medal podium.

This season the Selects pushed aside the rest of the field, capturing the U16 Girl’s Championship at the BC Soccer Provincial B Cup Sunday in Penticton.

Nelson knocked off provincial rival Vernon United 2-0 in the Championship Final to claim the gold medal.

Ali D’odorico scored twice in the second half, and Hanna Quinn registered the shutout to thrust the Selects to the top of the medal podium.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Whitecaps Youth Soccer Campers

During a break at the camp, players got together for a team photo with Marcos Bustos of the Vancouver Whitecaps. — Submitted photo

More than 100 players from the area flocked to the Lakeside Pitch to participate in the Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp.

Mallard's Source for sport would like to salute the players with Team of the Week honours.

Some of the players got together for a Team Photo with Marcos Bustos of the Vancouver Whitecaps.

Kootenay Youth Soccer campers meet Whitecaps Marco Bustos

Whitecaps midfielder Marco Bustos was a hit with players at the recent Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp. — Submitted photo

Players at the Whitecaps Kootenay Youth Soccer Camp got to meet a rising star on the Major League Soccer Team when Marco Bustos paid a visit to the Nelson.

The 20-year-old central attacking midfielder who was named 'Caps 2013 Whitecaps FC Most Promising Player, joined Whitecaps FC Residency in September 2011 after last playing for FC Northwest in his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

"Kids were extremely excited," said Brett Adams, Kootenay Regional Head coach with the Whitecaps.

Time to put the pedal to the metal for the 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge

No time like the present to start training, and raising money, to participate in the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge. — Submitted photo

It's back to the basics for West Kootenay Glacier Challenge organizers as annual ride to fight MS (Multiple sclerosis) is returning to its original route August 20-21.

After a shortened route in 2015 due to paving of Highway 6 in the Slocan Valley, organizers are pleased to once again offer the traditional route around Kokanee Glacier from New Denver to Nelson to Kaslo and back to New Denver.

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