The Nelson pee wees celebrate.

The Nelson pee wees celebrate.

Nelson pee wees off to Quesnel

Rep squad scores West Kootenay playoff title against Castlegar

The Nelson Pee Wee Reps have earned themselves a ticket to Quesnel next month after going the distance with Castlegar in the West Kootenay playoffs.

On Saturday afternoon in Castlegar, Nelson defeated their hosts 7-4 to earn a spot in the Tier III provincials.

In the first-to-four-points series, Nelson got off to a great start last week in game one with a 5-4 win over a Castlegar team that was ranked ahead of the locals after the regular season.

In the second game at the Nelson and District Community Complex, Nelson held a 2-1 lead and the promise of a series win with less than two minutes to go. A late Castlegar goal pushed the series to a third game.

On Thursday night in Castlegar, the pee wee Rebels scored a 7-6 victory to force a final winner-take-all affair.

Saturday’s game was never really in doubt as Nelson powered their way to the provincial berth.

The pee wee provincials will run March 18-23.