Get ready for a windy, soaker of a weekend. An elongated area of low pressure is moving through the Straits of Florida and is expected to move northeastward to offshore of the Southeast Florida coast by Saturday morning. This area of lower pressure system is expected to develop into some type of a tropical system, possibly subtropical storm Arthur, this weekend as it nears the northwestern Bahamas. Locally, winds will slacken, and become light to perhaps gentle this weekend andearly next week.
Staff and management at Mallard’s Source for Sports took to the streets of Kelowna to find the latest recipients of Team of the Week. A group of local hockey players made their way to the Central Okanagan earlier this month to compete in Hockey Night in Canada’s Play On! 4 on 4 Street Hockey Tournament outside Prospera Place — home of the WHL’s Rockets — in Kelowna. Team Nelson looked very strong in the preliminary round, finishing with a 2-1 record. However, Team Nelson was upset during the semi finals by a squad the Heritage City players had defeated in the round robin. Still a great showing by Team Nelson, pictured L-R, Coleton Dachwitz, captain Sam Weber, Justin Podgorenko, Tyler Podgorenko, Adam Maida and Brody Bueller.
The Nelson Selects looked good in a tune up for the Kootenay Zone Playoffs by sweeping away the competition in the U14 Boy’s Division of the Creston Blitz Youth Soccer Tournament Sunday in the East Kootenay City.The Selects, defeating Columbia Valley 4-0 in the Final, outscored the opposition 17-1 in the tournament.Micah May and Sam Woodward, jumping on a rebound from a James Miller shot, scored late in the first half to give Nelson all the goals it would need.May and Nolan Percival completed the scoring in the second half.“This was a dominant performance by Nelson over the team that knocked them out at provincial playdowns last season,” said coach Dan Szabo. Trevor Giles registered the shutout in goal for Nelson.The Selects host the Kootenay Zone playdowns June 11-12 at Lakeside Pitch in Nelson.The Selects opened the tourney with two wins Saturday, overcoming very poor field conditions.Spencer Szabo scored three times to lead the Nelson past Kootenay East of Cranbrook 4-0. Percival had the other goal.Nelson then advanced to the final with a one-sided 9-1 rout of Kootenay South.The Selects were no match for Kootenay South, scoring the first goal a minute into the contest. Nelson added two more goals before the five-minute mark.Percival, U13 call-up Quinn Dawson and May each scored twice while Nicholas Wethal, Galen Boulanger and Szabo added singles.Four teams, including Nelson, Columbia Valley, Kootenay East and Kootenay South, will meet for the Kootenay title.The winner represents the zone at the B.C. Provincial B Cup in July. The tourney is hosted in [email protected]