The Nelson Bantam Leafs are hosting the B.C. Hockey Bantam Rep Tier 3 Championship this week. Photo: Tyler Harper

Bantam provincials open in Nelson

The Nelson Leafs are one of nine teams vying for the title

The puck has dropped on the bantam hockey provincials in Nelson.

Nine teams, including the Nelson Leafs, are taking part in the BC Hockey Bantam Rep Tier 3 Championship. The tournament opened yesterday and will run through Wednesday at both the Nelson and District Community Complex and the Civic Centre.

Sandy Boyd, co-tournament director with the Nelson Minor Hockey Association, said over 40 volunteers are working to help showcase Nelson during the event.

“It’s been a lot of work but it’s great to see it all coming together and we’ve had lots of positive feedback from other teams, so it’s good.”

The Leafs opened the event with a 5-4 win over the Penticton Vees on Sunday morning before facing the Terrace Kermodes after the opening ceremony later in the evening.

Nelson then plays the Dawson Creek Canucks at 4 p.m. on Monday at the NDCC, and finishes preliminary play Tuesday against the Sunshine Coast Blues 4 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

The bronze-medal game is set for 5 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the gold-medal game at 8 p.m.



tyler.harper@nelsonstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Just Posted

FortisBC offers 90-day bill deferrals to customers impacted by COVID-19

Customers can apply for the relief program through the utility’s website

Nelson and COVID-19: everything you need to know

Check this page for every local story related to the outbreak

Regional District of Central Kootenay changes services due to COVID-19

Building inspections and GIS services are some of the services impacted

UPDATED: Ivy at Nelson Courthouse to be removed

The ivy is causing structural damage to the building

BUSINESS BUZZ: Nelson businesses keep going despite difficult times

While many businesses have laid employees off, some are still trying to offer products and services

COVID-19: 4 new deaths, 25 new cases but only in Vancouver Coastal, Fraser Health

A total of 1,291 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus

Blasting through the West Kootenay

80 years ago; ‘Pretty near all the people from Fruitvale were working on it’

COVID-19: Don’t get away for Easter weekend, Dr. Bonnie Henry warns

John Horgan, Adrian Dix call 130 faith leaders as holidays approach

COVID-19: Trudeau says 30K ventilators on the way; 3.6M Canadians claim benefits

Canada has seen more than 17,000 cases and at least 345 deaths due to COVID-19

RCMP call on kids to name latest foal recruits

The baby horses names are to start with the letter ‘S’

As Canadians return home amid pandemic, border crossings dip to just 5% of usual traffic

Non-commercial land crossing dipped by 95%, air travel dropped by 96 per cent, according to the CBSA

Logan Boulet Effect: Green Shirt Day calls on Canadians to become organ donors

While social distancing, the day also honours the 16 lives lost in the 2018 Humboldt Broncos Crash

COMMENTARY: Knowing where COVID-19 cases are does not protect you

Dr. Bonnie Henry explains why B.C. withholds community names

Most Read