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Nelson Atom A captures gold in Westside

The Nelson Atom A team consists of: (back L-R) Matt Mint, Pete Quinn, Shawn Badger; (top L-R) Mason Scott, Matt Erickson, Kaleb Percival; (middle L-R) Dylan Mowery, Joe Davidson, Tyler Badger, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Reid Vulcano, Kelton Forte; (front) Tenzin Mint. This weekend the spotlight for local minor hockey shifts to the novice division as Nelson teams host the annual novice tournament at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Nelson Civic Centre. - photo submitted
The Nelson Atom A team consists of: (back L-R) Matt Mint, Pete Quinn, Shawn Badger; (top L-R) Mason Scott, Matt Erickson, Kaleb Percival; (middle L-R) Dylan Mowery, Joe Davidson, Tyler Badger, Callum Cutler, Noah Quinn, Reid Vulcano, Kelton Forte; (front) Tenzin Mint. This weekend the spotlight for local minor hockey shifts to the novice division as Nelson teams host the annual novice tournament at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Nelson Civic Centre.
— image credit: photo submitted

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.

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