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by Contributor on Wednesday Dec 05 2018

When Whitecaps FC began opening Regional Academy Centres, the club made a commitment to give local players opportunities to have high level coaching, develop their game, and see a pathway towards levels of success that they may not have previously considered.

Part of that commitment has come in the form of a recent ‘Caps to Collegeprogram at select centres. The selection-based system is...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Tuesday Dec 04 2018

The combined rink from Nelson and Castlegar captured the C-Event title at the recent Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cashspiel held at the Nelson Curling Club.

The Jamie Ingram rink, consisting of skip Ingram, third Brent Pihowich, second Roger May and lead Barry Marsh took home the C crown at the 20-team bonspiel.

Mallard’s Source for sports would like to salute the rink with Team...

by Trevor Miller on Monday Dec 03 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters made a valiant comeback effort in the 3rd period but fell just short as they dropped a 3-2 decision to the Penticton Vees on Saturday night at the South Okanagan Events Centre. 

The Smoke Eaters started the game with plenty of pressure on the Vees net, opening the game with a 7-2 shot advantage in the first 12 minutes of the game and finished the period...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Monday Dec 03 2018

Myron Nichol edged out Sunflower City teammate Bill Van Yzerloo to capture the top prized at the 2018 Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cashspiel Sunday at the Nelson Curling Club.

Nichol, who defeated the Devin Anderson rink of Grand Forks to reach the final, pocketed the lion’s share of the cash at the 20-team weekend spiel.

Nichol’s rink included Don Bedard, Garry...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Sunday Dec 02 2018

Even with a lineup held together with cable zip ties, the Nelson Leafs continue to pump out wins.

Captain Jack Karran scored twice, newly acquired Reid Wilson added a single and Kootenay Ice affilate goalie Tenzin Mint posted the shutout sparking the Leafs to a 5-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League win over rival Castlegar Rebels Saturday at the NDCC Arena.

Mint, the...

by Trevor Miller on Sunday Dec 02 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters surrendered three power play goals and seven tallies on the night as their three-game home ice winning streak came to an end with a 7-4 loss to the Penticton Vees on Friday night at the Trail Memorial Centre. 

The Vees were first to hit the scoresheet and grab a 1-0 lead at the 9:37 mark of the opening period. Jack Lagerstrom made a pair of moves to get away from...

by Trevor Miller on Saturday Dec 01 2018

The Trail Smoke Eaters Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club announced Saturday the team has traded goaltender Tanner Marshall (’00) to the Brooks Bandits of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) in exchange for future considerations. 

Marshall, 18, was in his second season as a member of the Smoke Eaters, playing in 27 career games with the club. The 6’0”, 170-pound netminder posted an 11-10 record...

by Nelson Daily Sports on Friday Nov 30 2018

The annual Doug Bothamley Memorial Open Cash Bonspiel is set to commence Friday at the Nelson Curling Club with 20 teams vying for bragging rights.

Teams from Kimberley, Cranbrook, Kaslo, Castlegar, Trail and Grand Forks join a large contingent of Nelson teams for the three-day event.

Most of the rinks are using the Cashspiel to prepare for upcoming zone championships in their...