The Nelson Bantam Leafs captured the Castlegar Bantam House tournament last weekend. Nine teams competed from Castlegar, Trail, Nelson, Boundary, Creston, South Okanagan, and Kelowna.
Nelson went undefeated with wins over Creston (6-4), Boundary (5-1), and South Okanagan (7-2). They met Creston again in the gold medal game coming out on top with a 6-3 victory.
Pictured left to right from back row are: head coach Dave Zarikoff, Cale O’Meara, Alex Laing, Ava Young, Noah Marsh, Ethan Grill; middle row from left, Max Spielman, Mike Zarikoff, Keanu Tromans, Blair Sookro, Nick Haydu, and assistant coach Jim O’Meara; front row from left, Josh Marsden, Noah Whiffen, and Kylan Palm.