Nelson minor hockey wins awards

The association, as well as the Peewee Leafs, were awarded by Esso for last season.

The Nelson Peewee Leafs were awarded $1

The Nelson Peewee Leafs were awarded $1

Nelson’s minor hockey teams will be wearing some new jerseys next season after winning an award.

The Nelson Minor Hockey Association is one of six associations nationwide to be awarded Esso Medals and Certificates of Achievement for the 2015-16 season.

The six winners were chosen from over 15,000 entries. The association will be presented with $5,000 while the Peewee Leafs earned an additional $1,000 donation.

“Our association will purchase some new jerseys with the prize money,” said minor hockey representative Lisa Upper in a release Wednesday.

“We have been working on getting new jerseys for all our teams and this well help finish our goal.”