The Nelson Leafs atom squad lost to Revelstoke in the tournament final last week.

Nelson Leafs fall in atom tourney final

Revelstoke just seems to have Nelson’s number, at least at last weekend’s Nelson Atom Hockey Tournament.

Revelstoke just seems to have Nelson’s number, at least at last weekend’s  Nelson Atom Hockey Tournament.

The visiting squad beat both Nelson teams in the playoffs to capture the tournament title last week.

The event took place November 22 to 24 at the Civic Arena and the Nelson and District Community Complex and featured six squads — two from Nelson (the Leafs and the 99ers) and one each from Trail, Revelstoke. Castlegar and Kaslo

The Nelson Leafs took on the Trail Warriors in one semifinal, while the Nelson 99ers battled the Revelstoke Grizzlies in the other.

The Leafs played a tight game against Trail and ended up going into overtime. When nothing was decided after five minutes of extra time, the teams went to a shootout, with Nelson coming out on top and earning a berth into the final.

The other semifinal saw the 99ers fall to Revelstoke.

That put the Leafs and the Grizzlies into the final. But Revelstoke beat Nelson again, winning the championship  game 6-2 to take the tournament title.

“The tournament was fantastic. It went without any problems and was well organized, of course,” joked  Lisa Upper, Leafs team manager and one of the tournament organizers.

Lisa and Pete Quinn along with Elaine Cousins, Susan Wenselaers and many parent volunteers made the event a success for the nine and 10-year-old players.

“We can’t do it without volunteers.”

Just Posted

Trafalgar student hit by car while walking to school

The 13 year old lost two teeth and suffered head injuries

Expedia: Nelson is historic and hoppin’

The travel website put Nelson on two best-of lists for its history and beer

Faust faces challenger in RDCK Area E

In Area F, Tom Newell is elected by acclamation

New tennis courts opening Saturday at LVR

The multi-sport facility will be open to the public

Mayoral races in Kaslo, Silverton, Salmo, and New Denver

Slocan mayor acclaimed for second term

VIDEO: Messages of hope, encouragement line bars of B.C. bridge

WARNING: This story contains references to suicide and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Fresh-faced Flames fend off Canucks 4-1

Vancouver drops second straight NHL exhibition contest

VIDEO: B.C. deer struggles with life-preserver caught in antlers

Campbell River resident captures entangled deer on camera

Scheer pushes Trudeau to re-start Energy East pipeline talks

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer questioned the Prime Minister over Trans Mountain project

Mistaken identity: Missing dog claimed in Moose Jaw belongs to another family

Brennen Duncan was reunited with a white Kuvasz that was found in Saskatchewan

Abandoned kitten safe and sound thanks to B.C. homeless man

‘Jay’ found little black-and-white kitten in a carrier next to a dumpster by a Chilliwack pet store

Police chief defends controversial marijuana seizure

Advocates said cannabis was part of an opioid-substitution program in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside

Trans Mountain completes Burrard Inlet spill exercise

Training required, some work continues on pipeline expansion

Supporters of B.C. man accused of murdering Belgian tourist pack courtoom

Family and friends of Sean McKenzie, 27, filled the gallery for brief court appearance in Chilliwack

Most Read