Nelson Atom A captures gold in Westside
The Nelson Atom A Leafs captured first place in the tier three side of the Westside Atom Development tournament earlier this month.
The eight-team tournament started with a convincing 10-2 win over Penticton Jr. Vees. The locals followed it up with a 4-0 over Revelstoke and 3-3 tie with South Okanagan. The 2-0-1 record was good enough to place Nelson in first place in their pool after round-robin play. In the semi-final, the Leafs easily disposed of Summerland 7-1 to earn a rematch with South Okanagan in the tournament final.
In the final game team defence and a voracious forecheck was the call of the day as Nelson kept South Okanagan on their heels for the full 60 minutes to win the game 6-0 on their way to the championship.