by Nelson Daily Sports on Wednesday Apr 16 2014

The Nelson Leafs gave Heritage City fans a taste of everything this Junior B season as the club played well into April for the first time in a few years.

Fans attending Friday’s Cyclone Taylor Cup preliminary round contest between Nelson and KIJHL champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

A handful of local female hockey players have been invited to the 2014 Female U18 BC Cup in Salmon Arm from April 23 – 27.

Nelson's Merissa Dawson along with Stephanie McAuley of Trail and Kimberley Huisman of Fernie were invited to the jamboree format event, featuring four...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Apr 15 2014

The L.V. Rogers Bombers proved they are no match for Kootenay competition, outscoring the opposition 14-1 at the Mount Baker Wild High School Girl's Soccer Tournament this past weekend in the East Kootenay City.

The only blemish for the Bombers came during a 2-1 win over Selkirk Storm...

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McKinnon's late-game heroics sparks Hawks past Leafs in Game one of Murdoch Final

Leafs got some great news when leading scorer Jamie Vlanich returned to the lineup for Game one of the Murdoch Final Friday night at the NDCC Arena. — The Nelson Daily photo

In a series that promises to go the distance, Round one goes to Beaver Valley.

Nitehawks captain Archie McKinnon scored with 20 seconds remaining in the game to power visiting Beaver Valley to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Nelson Leafs Friday night at the NDCC Arena.

Beaver Valley takes a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division final with Game two set for Saturday right back in Nelson.

“We’re really happy with the result (tonight),” said McKinnon from outside the jubilant Hawks dressing room.

No room for error as Leafs open Murdoch Final against Hawks

No room for error as Leafs open Murdoch Final against Hawks

The Nelson Leafs had better realize, and quick, the bullet the team just dodged in the Murdoch Division semi final series against the Spokane Braves.

The Leafs needed six games to dispose of the American-based squad, thanks to two ugly losses at home when the players failed to show up at the arena.

However, there is no room for error when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks open the best-of-seven Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Divisional Final Friday at the NDCC Arena.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Glacier Gym Club

Members of the Glacier Gym Club squad includes, Ava Anast, Shelbi Van Hellemond, Neve Hamilton, Ally Nicholson and Eden Bellman. — Photo courtesy Glacier Gym Club

More than 40 Glacier gymnasts were in action recently at two competitions in Cranbrook and Surrey.

Thirty-plus, including a squad of girls in the Level 1 division, athletes returned from the Key City meet in Cranbrook while five boys were in Surrey.

Mallard's Source for sports staff applaud the dedication of the Glacier youth with Team of the Week honors.

UPDATED: Cats torched by North West Bulkley Valley Christian

UPDATED: Cats torched by North West Bulkley Valley Christian

The Mount Sentinel Wildcats took it on the chin for the second day in a row at the B.C. High School A Boy's Basketball Championships Thursday at the Events Center in Langley, losing 68-33 to North West Bulkley Valley Christian of Smithers.

Once again the Cats could not match the offensive power of North West Bulkley Valley Christian.

Mount Sentinel continues to play in the consolation pool, meeting Duncan Christian Friday.

Kootenay rival Fernie also lost its second game 72-52 to Bulkley Valley.

City holds its breath for Kraft Hockeyville annnouncement

City holds its breath for Kraft Hockeyville annnouncement

The big day's almost here – this Saturday, we'll be finding out if Castlegar is a semi-finalist in the Kraft Hockeyville competition, and in the running for $100,000 of arena upgrades and the opportunity to host an NHL exhibition game.

This means lobbying support from far outside city boundaries, as the winning community could need as many as 2.5 million votes to win – which is why lobbying has already begun to get support under way.

Friday sees Saints start playoffs with home game at Complex

Friday sees Saints start playoffs with home game at Complex

After finishing the 2013/14 regular season on a nine-game winning streak and grabbing first place in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League standings in their final game, the Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is looking to carry over their late-season success into a first round playoff match-up against Thompson Rivers University.

Leafs blast Braves 7-2 to advance to Murdoch Final; Game one Friday at NDCC Arena

Travis Wellman busted out of a scoring slump to lead the Leafs into the Murdoch Division Finals. — The Nelson Daily photo

For the first time in the entire Murdoch Division Semi Final against the Spokane Braves, the real Nelson Leafs stepped up.

Travis Wellman scored three times and Kootenay Ice netminder Jason Mailhoit was solid between the pipes leading the Leafs to a convincing 7-2 shellacking of the Braves in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff action Tuesday night in Spokane.