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.”

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