by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 25 2016

Former Nelson Neptune swimmer Jordan Andrusak is ready to take the next step in an exceptional career in the pool after making a verbal commitment to the NCAA.

Andrusak, now swimming for Pacific Coast Swimming in Victoria, recently committed to Bowling Green State University for 2017-18...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Oct 24 2016

The Selkirk College Saints return home this weekend riding a three-game winning streak after a pair of victories over the University of Victoria Vikes.

Selkirk College sniper Dallas Calvin scored the shootout winner Friday night and rookie goaltender Austin Wells recorded his first...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Oct 23 2016

Fewer women are dying from breast cancer. But the number remains high, too high.

Which is why the month of October has been designated across North America as Breast...

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New-look Leafs thump Rebels in pre-season opener

Leafs forward Sam Weber drives to the net during Tuesday's KIJHL Exhibition game against Castlegar. — Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily

It may be only August, and the Leafs first exhibition game, but after last season anything and everything is a bonus.

The Nelson Leafs fired 45 shots at the Rebel net en route to a 10-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Exhibition victory Tuesday at the NDCC Arena.

The contest was the first of the pre-season for the Leafs, which host Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday at in Nelson.

Game time is 7 p.m.

Nelson scored four times in the second period, snapping a 2-2 first period tie.

Mallard's Team of the Week — WK Glacier Challenge Top Team - Rear Guard

Receiving prize as the top fundraising team prize from The Nelson Daily owner Bruce Fuhr (holding prize) is, from left, Lorne Westnedge, Doug Noiles, P'Nina Shames, Nancy Noiles and Jim Noiles. — Submitted photo

The 2016 West Kootenay Glacier Challenge added to its incredible success over the weekend by raising more than $125,000 to help find a cure for MS (Multiple sclerosis).

One team did more than their fair share of the fundraising as the Team Rear Guard raised almost $20,000 toward the overall total.

West Kootenay Glacier Challenge tops $125K to help fight MS

Riders enjoyed a great weekend on the course at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge.

At this rate MS (Multiple sclerosis) has not chance of surviving.

Almost 90 riders took to the highways in and around Nelson, Slocan, New Denver and Kaslo to raise more than $125,000 at the West Kootenay Glacier Challenge this past weekend.

"So far this year we have raised over $125,000," said organizer Leona Dimock. "And our five-year total is approximately $470,000."

Nelson Neptunes BCSSA Results

The Neptunes Division 3 medley relay team of Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Imogen Cowan and Enna Cowan finished finished a respectable 12th. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes took a core group of swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Here is a capsule look at the Neptune Results:


Neptunes shine against BC's best at BCSSA Championships

Neptune coach Cynthia Pfeiffer and Lachlan Bibby-Fox take a pic with their medals at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships in Coquitlam. — Submitted photo

Medals are generally hard to come by for Interior clubs when competing at the BC Summer Swim Association Championships.

However, this is a different Nelson Neptunes team.

The road warriors from Nelson continued their success away from home as the Heritage City Club did not look out of place at the provincial meet held this past weekend in Coquitlam.

Twelve B.C. athletes bring home medals

 BC athletes returned from Rio with a lot of hardware as 2016 Olympic Summer Games closed Sunday.

Twelve athletes from British Columbia are bringing home eight medals from the Rio 2016 Olympic Summer Games, including team medals in sports such as swimming, soccer, cycling, rugby and rowing.

A total of 142 athletes with a connection to B.C. competed at the Games in 18 different sports.

Of those, provincially-affiliated athletes earned 50% of the Canadian Olympic Team’s total medal count: one gold, one silver and nine bronze medals.

Mallard's Team of the Week — OK Tire B Division Winners

The B-Division winning OK Tire squad includes, back row, L-R, Brittany Deuling, (baby) Jack Dueling, Tom Trubetskoff, Arlene Anderson, Maurice Penner, Lee Bontje, Ken Anderson, Andy Leathwood and Joseph Germaine. Front, Edi St Arnaud, Stacey Miller and Holly Kerr. — Submitted phot

They may have started slow out of the blocks, but OK Tire made a run to the B Division title at the Nelson Mixed Slopitch Championships at the Lakeside Ball Diamonds on the Nelson Waterfront.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the great run by OK Tire with Team of the Week honours.

The team includes, Brittany Deuling, Tom Trubetskoff, Arlene Anderson, Maurice Penner, Lee Bontje, Ken Anderson, Andy Leathwood, Joseph Germaine, Edi St Arnaud, Stacey Miller and Holly Kerr.

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