by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

Former Nelson Leaf Cole Arcuri is leaving the BC coast for the sunny interior.

The Merritt Centennials acquired the 18-year-old blueliner from the Power River Kings last week for future considerations in a deal between the two BC Hockey League teams.

“We are excited to be...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Oct 22 2014

The Nelson Selects U14 Boys team travelled to the Lower Mainland on the Thanksgiving weekend to compete in the Richmond FC Thanksgiving Tournament where the Heritage City squad came away with the gold medal.

“We wanted the boys to have a chance to continue playing into the fall,...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Oct 21 2014

The Kootenay Wildcats are having a tough time getting into the win column in BC Hockey Female Midget AAA League action this past weekend in Nelson.

West Coast Avalanche won all three games in the Heritage City by a whopping 17-1 margin.

West Coast opened the series Friday by...

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UPDATED: Matt Brind' Amour scores twice to lead Leafs to 4-4 draw against Hawks

UPDATED: Matt Brind' Amour scores twice to lead Leafs to 4-4 draw against Hawks

Matt Brind' Amour scored twice to pace the Nelson Leafs to a 4-4 tie against Beaver Valley Nitehawks Wednesday night in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League exhibition action in Fruitvale.

Robson Cramer and Sam Weber added singles while Liam Hall has two assists for the Leafs.

Nelson led 3-2 after one period before the Hawks scored twice in the second to grab a 4-3 lead after 40 minutes.

Both teams played a roster filled with younger players as the respective coaching staffs looked over their teams.

Let the 'training camp' begin for the Nelson Leafs

Nelson's Adam Maida is back to take a shot a job between the pipes when Leafs open training camp Friday at the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Following an off-season of turmoil, new coach and GM Dave McLellan hopes to bring a sense of calm to the Good Ship Leaf as the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club kicks off the 2014-15 campaign with training camp Friday at the NDCC Arena.

McLellan has been thrust into the leadership role with the Green and White after first choice to succeed Frank Maida decided to dump the Murdoch Division franchise like a bag of old pucks during the summer.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Italian Society Bocce Winners

The players, in no specific order, include, Hans Barth, Giuseppe Bertuzzi. Armando Savarin, Terry Tagami, Egidio Maida, Jayden Maida, Joe Szabo, G. Babuin, Nic Murano,  Joe Geurcio, Joe Sacino and V. Toteda.

The Nelson Italian Society staged its annual Bocce Tournament at Rotary Lakeside Park courts during the summer.

The A-event winners were Hans Barth and Giuseppe Bertuzzi. But on this day everyone celebrated playing the sport they enjoy with friends.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to recognize all the players with Team of the Week honours.

The results from the annual Italian Society Bocce Tournament are:

A-Division: First Hans Barth and Giuseppe Bertuzzi; second, Armando Savarin and Terry Tagami and Egidio Maida and Jayden Maida.

Fat Tire Festival brings in the bikers to celebrate cycling in Heritage City

Liam Lazier with one of the cooler looking bikes during Friday's kickoff on Baker Street for the Fat Tire Festival. — The Nelson Daily photo

Nineteen and counting.

Nelson's Fat Tire Festival went off like a bang as cycling enthusiasts flocked to mountains and streets of the Heritage City to participate in the event in memory of Cam Alexander, a friend and avid cyclist who lost his life tragically while riding his bike 19 years ago.

The three-day event started with the bike clinics and the Kootenay Krawl Friday, took to the hills for Kootenay Kasino Day before concluding at the former Morning Mountain Ski Hill for Cross Country racing.

Leafs training camp begins Friday; season tickets on sale now

Leafs training camp begins Friday; season tickets on sale now

Believe it or not, hockey season is right around the corner.

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League's Nelson Leafs take to the ice for training camp Friday through Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Leafs, under the guidance of new coach Dave McLellan, have very little time to get battle ready as the squad plays a series of exhibition games beginning Wednesday, September 3 in Fruitvale against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Future begins to unfold for Nelson's Isaac MacLeod

Isaac MacLeod . . . future is bright

Nelson Minor Hockey grad Isaac MacLeod has landed a contract to play professional hockey next season.

However, the final resting place for the 22-year-old defenceman remains up in the air.

Mallard's Team of the Week —Nelson Neptunes Provincial Team

The team includes, from left, Matthew Holitzki, Sage Cowan, Jaylen Ruston, Joanna Blishen, Chloe Malenfant (hat), Imogen Cowan, Madeline Holitzki , Enna Cowan, Ella Chouinard, Morgan Robertson-Weir, Ohia Wintraub, Hannah Malenfant, Olivia Cowan and head coach Cynthia Pfeiffer. — Submitted photo

The Nelson Neptunes culminated an amazing season in the water by sending 14 swimmers to the BC Summer Swim Association Championships in Kamloops.

This year the Neptunes jumped 11 places climbing to finish 47th out of 65 teams in a meeting that attracted more than 1,000 competitors from throughout the province.

Mallard's Source for sports would like to honour the Neptunes with Team of the Week accolades for a job well done.