The Nelson Selects under-13 boys squad came up just short at a weekend tournament in Invermere.
Nelson lost to Airdrie on penalty kicks in the gold-medal final Sunday after finishing regulation tied at two on goals from Andreas Rentke and Tiger Good.
The Selects opened the tournament with a 7-0 blowout against Kootenay East, with two goals apiece coming from Good and Matteo Mushumanski. Nathan Savage, Felix Barron and Rentke chipped in with singles.
Mushumanski stayed hot with a hat trick in Nelson’s next game, a 4-1 decision against Canmore that also featured another goal from Savage.
Coaches Eric Sollid and Kurt Dehnel recognized midfielder Dylan Gyr as the tournament MVP, while Tommy Bryson was named tournament Hard Hat player for outstanding play in numerous positions.