Fall campaign kicks off for Nelson Youth Soccer

Action Saturday against Kootenay Lake Electric and Alpine Motel in the U10 Boy's Division. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Lakeside pitch near the Slopitch Ball Diamonds was once again a sea of soccer at Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the fall season.

Most leagues are back up and running during the final part of the house league season.

Rep Teams were off to Revelstoke and Sandpoint, Idaho, for tournaments.

The NYS House League season concludes the first weekend of October.


Three-game weekend set concludes preseason for Leafs

Robson Cramer has been a force already on the blueline for the Leafs during preseason. — The Nelson Daily file photo

It’s only September and already Leaf head coach Dave McLellan likes what he sees in his Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club.

“Phase one is training camp, and we’re done that now,” McLellan said Thursday prior to a three-game exhibition weekend.

“We’re now into phase two and I’m pretty happy with stuff that happened in (Wednesday’s) exhibition game — we battled back to tie — and our returning players.”

Roundball is back for the fall campaign on grass

They're back for fall season. — The Nelson Daily file photo

Now that summer for most has ended, roundball is back.

Nelson Youth Soccer kicked off the second half of the 2014 season this week at Lakeside Pitch.

Most younger division players take to the pitch Saturday while the City Soccer Adult League started earlier this week.

The fall season is a brief one, with league playoffs in all leagues set for the beginning of October.


Mallard's Team of the Week —Kootenay Glacier Kings

The team includes, Doug Thomson, Mike Grace, Terry Kirkham, David White, Eldon Wales, Dave Delong, Jim Bermel, Derek Spring, Ken Stroud and Pat Severyn. Front, Mike Ramsey, Norm Deverney, Martin Ross, Ron Cox, Rod Guimont and Ken Manson. Missing Frank Curiston. — Submitted photo

The Kootenay Glacier Kings stepped outside the province to challenge the best in the country at the Canadian Senior Games held last month in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

Nelson's Pat Severyn provided the heroics for the team, scoring the winning goal in overtime to power Team BC's Kootenay Glacier Kings to a 3-2 victory over defending champion Ontario in the Gold Medal Final of the Men's Ice Hockey event.

Kootenay Glacier Kings opened with wins over Northwest Territories 14-1 and Lethbridge 3-1 before outlasting Calgary Buffalos 6-4.

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.

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