Nelson’s Brayden Hellekson connects with a punch against Seamus O’Brien en route to winning a bronze at the Canada Winter Games. Photo: Kevin Bogetti-Smith/Team BC

Bronze for Nelson boxer at Canada Winter Games

Brayden Hellekson defeated Seamus O’Brien on Wednesday

Nelson’s Brayden Hellekson has won a bronze medal at the Canada Winter Games.

Hellekson defeated Seamus O’Brien of Team Newfoundland and Labrador with a second-round stoppage Wednesday to finish third overall in the 81-kilogram category in Red Deer, Alta.

The 16-year-old fighter opened the Games with a stoppage against Alberta’s Josh Peck on Sunday. He then lost a unanimous decision Monday to New Brunswick’s Isaiah Haya despite scoring a knockdown in the first round.

Hellekson reached the bronze-medal fight with split-decision win Tuesday against Saskatchewan’s Quinn Neald.

Nelson has two other athletes competing with Team BC.

Biathlon athlete Keiran Marchand finished 12th in the 7.5-kilometre men’s sprint Sunday before earning 11th in the 10 km pursuit Tuesday.

Reece Hunt meanwhile returns to the Games with Team BC’s women’s hockey squad next week. Her first game is Sunday against Alberta.

Related:

Nelson’s Brett Adams wins at Alberta Gold Gloves

Nelson Boxing named province’s top club

Just Posted

Touchstones gala celebrates the great outdoors

Breaking Trail will be held June 1

Richard Hill’s bird photographs at the Nelson library

‘Big and Small: Birds Found in the West Kootenay’ is on display through June

Energy efficiency session at the Nelson Public Library

Nelson Hydro customers who are seniors are now eligible for free weatherization upgrades

REPLAY: The best videos from across B.C. this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week in the province

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen found in torched SUV

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

Most Read