Nelson Leafs PeeWee squad puts the pressure on the Whitehorse Mustangs goalie during tournament action on Wednesday night. Despite winning the game 3-2 Nelson will not play in the finals.

Nelson Peewee squad misses playoff round by one point

Entering their final game in the BC Hockey Tier PeeWee Championships, the host team already knew it could not make the playoff rounds.

The season ended a little too soon for the Nelson Leafs PeeWee squad — in more ways than one.

Entering their final game of tournament play in the BC Hockey Tier PeeWee Championships on Wednesday night, the host team already knew it could not make it to the playoff rounds.

Even if they defeated the Whitehorse Mustangs, the Nelson team would fall one point shy of moving on.

But the squad still wanted to win to end the year on a high note.

The squads were evenly matched and at the midway point of the third period, Nelson had a 3-2 lead over Whitehorse.

And then things went black!

A power outage thrust the players, coaches and fans at the Nelson and District Community Complex into darkness, forcing the cancellation of the rest of the game.

Nelson was declared the winner.

“They were really excited for this last game. For a lot of the kids it’s their final time together, some are moving on to Bantam and some of the girls will move on to the Wildcats program,” said assistant coach and team manager Vince Vulcano.

He said next year’s squad will be a younger team as only about five current players are returning.

As for the squad’s final game of the season, Vulcano said it was nice to go out on a win, despite the shortened contest.

“We played Whitehorse earlier in the season. We beat them 4-2 in a tournament, so we were really looking forward to getting back on the ice with them and ending our season, tonight, on a positive note,” he added.

The championship finals is set for today at 11 a.m. at the NDCC.

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