by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 29 2015

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Nov 29 2015

Trafalgar Thunder teams will square off this week for West Kootenay bragging rights after the Nelson-based squads finished one-two at the Grade 8 Girl's Volleyball Championships Friday at the Mount Sentinel gymnasium in the South Slocan.

"Since we were playing each other in the...

by Contributor on Sunday Nov 29 2015

It's back!!

The 6th annual Christmas Classic Hockey game is scheduled to hit the ice at the Castlegar Community Complex on Wednesday Dec. 23 from 7 – 9 p.m. followed by the after party, which will be at the Element night club from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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Bombers host Youth Basketball Camp at Hume Elementary

Bomber coach Jeremy Phelan, seen here during action last season, and the Bombers are hosting a drop-in basketball camp for girls and boys between the ages of 8-12 years.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers have yet to start the upcoming High School Basketball campaign, but already the squad is turning in a winning performance after announcing the club has secured gym time to host a drop-in basketball camp for ages 8-12 beginning Wednesday (October 21) at Hume Elementary.

"We want kids to come have some fun, learn some basketball skills and meet the Bombers," said LVR head coach Jeremy Phelan.

The camp is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hume Elementary Gymnasium, running every week until December 16.

This Kootenay Ice team is primed for some home cooking

The Kootenay Ice, seen in action last season, is back at home in Nelson to host the Valley West Hawks. — Bruce Fuhr file photo, The Nelson Daily

The Kootenay Ice get a taste of some home cooking as the BC Major Midget Hockey League squad hosts its home opening weekend beginning Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

The Ice, 1-4-1 open the season, play host to Valley West Hawks Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

Sunday, puck drop on the second game of the series is at 10 a.m., also in Nelson.

“We are very excited to have our first home games of the year this coming weekend,” said Ice head coach Brian Jones.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Club Inter-Retallack

 Club Inter-Retallack includes, back row, L-R, Johnny Colbeck, Tony Maida, Dino Falcone, Jake Kelly, Xavier Schutter, Terry Moore, Marcus Nott and Al Gluckman. Front, Roshan D’souza, Phil Pinfold, Darren Peloso, Shayne Brandel, Lenny Arabia and Adam Chochinov. — Submitted photo

The final wasn’t even close as Club Inter-Retallack crushed regular season champion Ted Allen’s 7-1 to clinch the Jackson’s Hole Masters Men’s Soccer Championship.

Club Inter-Retallack finished the season in second spot behind Ted Allen’s.

However, Club Inter-Retallack started to roll during the semi final, scoring a 4-0 shutout of Bia Bora, before dominating the final.

Mallard’s Source for sports was quick to spotlight Club Inter-Retallack with team of the week.

Selkirk College Saints Hockey Program Boasts 10 Academic All Stars

Defenceman Arie Postmus is one of ten Selkirk College Saints players from the 2014-2015 edition of the team that have been honoured with BCIHL Academic Excellence Awards. Postmus and the Saints are gunning for a fourth straight BCIHL championship this season.

 The Selkirk College Saints hockey program has been the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) gold standard over the last three seasons, but the team’s dominance doesn’t end on the ice.

As the 2015-2016 BCIHL regular season gets started, the league released its Academic Excellence Award winners. The awards are presented to student athletes enrolled full time and who achieve a minimum 80 per cent average during the course of the academic year. In the 2014-2015 season, the Saints had a league leading ten players make the cut.

Fyfe rescues Nelson as Leafs edge Rebels 3-2.

Fyfe rescues Nelson as Leafs edge Rebels 3-2.

Tyler Fyfe had a goal and an assist to lead the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Castlegar Rebels in Murdoch Division action Wednesday night in the Sunflower City.

Fyfe, who came to the Leafs late last season, scored the winning goal unassisted with just over two minutes remaining in the third period.

Nicholas Ketola and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs, which led 1-0 after one period.

Tayden Woods and Nick Headrick replied for the Rebels.

This Kootenay Wild team comes up empty against Fraser Valley

The Kootenay Wild failed to score in two Female Midget AAA Games in Nelson. — The Nelson Daily photos

The Kootenay Wild offence misfired this past weekend as the local club dropped a pair of games to Fraser Valley Rush at the NDCC Arena.

Fraser Valley scored two identical 3-0 BC Hockey Female AAA Hockey League wins in Nelson.

Nicole Wong led the Rush offence, scoring goals in each of the two games.

Also scoring were Taylor Reanna Rodin, Hunter Joseph, Sarah Merx and Nicola Murray.

Danielle Wierenga registered a pair of shutouts for Fraser Valley.

The two losses keeps the Wild winless in six start in BC Hockey Female League standings.

Trafalgar Thunder open volleyball season with a bang

 The Thunder players, from left, .Faith Meisner, Jaylen Rushton, Lauren Hartridge, Alexis Dyck, Semegn Atkinson, Ruby Linnen, Ivie Lock Luttmer, Abby Jackson, Teigan Barnhart, Addis Atkinson, Ella Peloso, Sarah Shah, Gabby Bobby, Nicola Anderson and Farrah Marzicola, were all smiles after starting the season off with a bang at Mount Sentinel. — Submitted photo

The Trafalgar Thunder made it look easy en route to the grand prize at the first Junior Girl's volleyball tournament of the season last week at Mount Sentinel High School.

The Thunder won 12 of 13 games to start off the net 2015 West Kootenay Junior Girl's Volleyball season with a bang.

Trafalgar continues the season with West Kootenay playoffs set for next month.