Nelson Minor Hockey hosted a successful bantam rep tournament this weekend. The Leafs placed third.

Nelson Minor Hockey hosts successful tournament

Bantam rep Leafs place third overall, will face off with Trail for provincial championship spot.

Eight teams participated in a bantam rep tournament in Nelson this weekend, and the Leafs placed third overall.

“Our guys performed quite well. We had a really good first round-robin, undefeated, but then in the Sunday morning game we just didn’t show up and didn’t put our best foot forward,” said coach Kyle Mace.

The team lost to the Greater Trail Smoke Eaters, who went on to take the top spot for the weekend, with a score of 5-0.

Teams from Vancouver Island, Alberta and other surrounding areas traveled to the meet. They praised Nelson’s facilities and how well the organization was run, said Mace.

“There’s a really great history in the Civic, and it’s complemented by the new facility. Every team we spoke to said they want to come back,” he said.

The bantam Leafs have three more league games before a playoff showdown with Trail. The winners of the best of three series will be attending this year’s provincial championships.

“We have to be physical, and we have to have every play at the top of their ability. As a team we haven’t played one game where we’ve been at 100 per cent of each kid’s capability, and it we do that we’ll be just fine. We need the team to come together.”

He said though the boys were disappointed with the outcome, their play proved how far they’ve come in training.

“There was great goaltending, great defense. Our power play was phenomenal. It was a great team effort,” he said.

For more information visit

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

Just Posted

Two new fires burning in the Arrow Lakes Region

One of the fires is burning approximately 30 kilometres northwest of Castlegar

Municipal climate caucus, founded in Nelson, meets for national online conference

The group consists of 294 mayors, councillors and regional directors from across the country

Navy vessel to be named after Nelson’s Hampton Gray

The announcement comes on the 75th anniversary of Gray’s death

Nelson’s police chief retiring

Chief Paul Burkart has given notice for the spring of 2021

578 British Columbians currently infected with COVID-19

Seventy-eight new cases confirmed in past 24 hours

Conservation seizes fawn illegally kept captive in Vancouver Island home

A Comox Valley resident charged and fined under the Wildlife Act

Pandemic could be driving more parents to get on board with flu shot: study

University of B.C. study gauges willingness for parents to vaccinate children for influenza

Watchdog clears Okanagan RCMP in death of man after arrest over alleged stolen pizzas

The man died in hospital after having difficulty breathing and broken ribs

Have you seen Berleen? B.C. pig destined for sanctuary goes missing

Berleen was less than two weeks from travelling to Manitoba when she vanished

Health Canada says several kids hospitalized after eating edible pot products

People warned not to store cannabis products where children can find them

‘It’s not just about me’: McKenna cites need to protect politicians from threats

Police investigation was launched after someone yelled obscenities at a member of McKenna’s staff

Michigan plans dedicated road lanes for autonomous vehicles

First study of its kind in the U.S. to figure out whether existing lanes or shoulders could be used

Most Read