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Nelson Youth Soccer grads continue to shine on university circuit

Taylor Stewart (left) and Andrea Stinson have continued their soccer bond with the Dinos.

Pretty soon roundball enthusiasts are going to call the University of Calgary, Nelson East.

The Dinos coaching staffs have locked up no less than four Nelson Youth Soccer recruits onto varsity teams, with three coming from the graduating class of 2012 — Andrea Stinson, Taylor Stewart and Mitch Melanson.

The other Nelson Youth Soccer grad, Luke Mori, is in his second season with the Dinos varsity men’s squad.

Three games, two at home for Leafs

Matt MacDonald and the rest of the Leafs will be looking to bounce back beginning Friday against the Knights. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The Nelson Leafs hope to bounce back following a 1-0 loss last week to Castlegar when the Heritage City squad hosts North Okanagan in the first of two home games Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The Knights lead the Doug Birks division of the Okanagan Conference with a record of 8-2-0-1.

Nelson, at 6-4-1-0, is third in the Murdoch behind Castlegar and Beaver Valley.

Saturday night the Leafs welcome the Grand Forks Border Bruins before concluding the weekend on the road in Spokane against the Braves.

 

Mallard's Team of the Week — LVR Bombers Fieldhockey

The Bombers include, back row, L-R, Ava Strautman, Sam Garbula, Chiara Chirico, Jesse Cooper, Sydney Ednie, Rochelle Pearson, Lauren Walgren, Ema Borhi, Carina Petrat, Anna Goeppner, Chelsea Chirico, coach Bruce Walgren, Coach- Claire Hewson and Jena Wheeldon. Front, coach Val Gibson, Naomi Perkins, Allie Zondervan, Sarah Wade, Noelle Wang, Kyra Burkart, Sarah Rolleman and keepers Tara Yowek and Abbie Bourchier-Willans.

The L.V. Rogers Bombers Fieldhockey squad is eager to get the playoffs started after posting a defeat over Stanley Humphries Rockers to close out the West Kootenay High School Girl's Fieldhockey regular season.

The Bombers face the Rockers in the semi final. The winner meets Rossland for all the marbles, and the Zone title along with a trip to provincials in November.

Staff and management at Mallard's Source for Sports would like to jump start the playoff run with Team of the Week honours.

Wade, Chirico pace Bombers to 5-1 win over Rockers

LVR (white) controlled most of the game against rival Stanley Humphries at the Lakeside Pitch. — Sarah Fuhr photo

Sarah Wade and Chiara Chirico each scored twice sparking the  L.V. Rogers Bombers to a convincing 5-1 decision over the Stanley Humphries Rockers in West Kootenay Fieldhockey League action Wednesday afternoon at the Lakeside Pitch.

The game was a preview to the West Kootenay semi final set for Tuesday at Pass Creek in Castlegar.

The Bombers looked strong on the home pitch at Lakeside, scoring early and often.

Naomi Perkins scored the other goal for the Bombers.

Slocan takes home 2012 Silver Boot title

East Shore (red) and Kaslo squared off in the tournament's final game Saturday. — Bruce Fuhr photo

A quick start was all Slocan needed to capture the 2012 Silver Boot Soccer Tournament Saturday at the J.V. Humphries Pitch in Kaslo.

The Valley squad opened with a convincing win over East Shore United before defeating the host club from Kaslo.

The only blemish on the day came in the final game when Nelson two consecutive goals to edge Slocan 2-1.

Kaslo and Nelson finished tied for second in the tourament with identical 1-1-1 record, with the hosts team getting the edge after defeating the Heritage City team 1-0.

East Shore took fourth with a 0-1-2 mark.

Wings associate coach Tom Renney keeps busy during NHL lockout helping Nelson Leafs

Detroit Red Wings coach Tom Renney has been busy most nights prior to Leaf practice signing autographs at the NDCC Arena for young minor hockey players. — Bruce Fuhr photo

The news has been out circulating around the NDCC Arena for some time that Detroit Red Wings coach Tom Renney was assisting at Nelson Leafs.

But the opportunity to rub shoulders with a person with National Hockey League rink-side credentials never gets stale to players young and old.

Renney, along with hockey fans right across North American, is waiting for the next shoe to drop in the current NHL labour dispute.

To bide his time the former Edmonton Oiler skipper decided to volunteer his time with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League franchise.

Rossland Royals slow Bomber run at a provincial berth

Bombers (from left) Brynn Forsey, Lauren Walgren and Samantha Garbula defend the goal in action against Rossland at Pass Creek in Castlegar. — photo courtesy LVR Athletic Department

L.V. Rogers missed out on a chance to gain an automatic berth in the West Kootenay Final after the Rossland Royals defeated the Bombers in Fieldhockey action at Pass Creek Park in Castlegar.

The game was the final regular season contest of the season for both teams and enable the Golden City squad to earn top spot in league standings.

Nelson Ultimate thrilled after amazing season on the frisbee pitch

Homegrown Ultimate was all smiles after winnig the spirit award in the open division at the Canadian Ultimate Championships in Victoria in August. — photo courtesy Nelson Ultimate

There is much to celebrate this year for the Nelson Ultimate Frisbee Association. 

The club was happy to host over 150 people from 10 teams July 21-22nd at Disc Break 2012, the revival of the Nelson Ultimate tournament and received rave reviews from all teams that participated and look forward to organizing the tournament next year, and for many years to come.

For second straight week Selkirk player earns league recognition

Logan Proulx . . . great start to season

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that first-year centre Logan Proulx has been named an Honourable Mention for the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League's Player of the Week award.

The 21-year old continued his hot start to the 2012/13 BCIHL regular season on Friday in the Saints' home opener, scoring a goal and adding a
pair of assists in his team's 6-1 victory over Trinity Western University.

Vikings edge Hour Glass, Brewers shock Mates in WKMFFL action

Going high for the ball is this Hour Glass defender during Sunday's WLMFFL contest at Mount Sentinel Field. — Jessica Fuhr photo

Watch out everyone, the Castlegar Vikings are making their late-season run.

Pretty much counted out in most games this season, the one-time heavyweights in the West Kootenay Men's Flag Football League score a late single-point to edge Nelson's Hour Glass 22-21 in action Sunday at the Mount Sentinel Field.

In other action, the Brewers upset previously unbeaten Dam Inn Mates 22-15.

The two wins sends a message to Hour Glass and Mates, the top two teams in the league, the bottom feeders are coming.

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