Members of the Nelson Thunder are back row (L-R), coaches: Tyler Rice, Jesse Anast, Cary Gaynor, Will Tait. Standing: Kingston Kemp, Jaxon Slomba, Cooper Anast, Hailey Hutt, Anna Dimopoulos, Kieran Mucha, Hayden Rice. Middle (kneeling): Jake Makasoff, Kian Lhobet, Liam Malpass, Virginia Tait. Front: Brody Arjun, Keagan Gaynor, Ben Stamer. Photo submitted

Nelson Thunder rumble to victory in Kimberley

The Thunder defeated the Cranbrook Trash Pandas in the final

Submitted

The Nelson Thunder atom hockey team emerged victorious over the weekend at the Kimberley Atom Invitational.

The Thunder opened their tournament with a convincing 12-0 win over Golden and skated to a 4-4 tie against the Cranbrook Trash Pandas after seeing a 4-1 lead evaporate in the third period. The Thunder finished their round-robin play by ousting the host Kimberley Nitros 5-2.

Those results earned the Thunder a berth into the semifinals against the Castlegar Rebels. The Nelson Thunder broke the scoreless tie with three unanswered goals to end the first period and went on to win 5-2.

In the final, the Thunder rolled to a 7-1 victory over the Trash Pandas for their first gold-medal victory.

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

Just Posted

School District 8: No visiting Chinese students have coronavirus

SD8 says its international students have already been screened for the virus

COLUMN: Slocan Valley environmentalist deserves thanks for tenacity

Marilyn Burgoon stepped in when no one else would to ensure justice in the Lemon Creek fuel spill

VIDEO: Nelson’s Emily Taylor wins bronze at junior weightlifting nationals

Taylor was competing in Edmonton as part of Team B.C.

Leafs clinch playoff spot with weekend road wins

Brandon Costa scored twice in his debut with Nelson

West Kootenay snowpack nearing record levels

High snowpack can mean a greater risk of flooding in spring, say forecasters

VIDEO: Kenney wants feds to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations

‘Surely [reconciliation] means saying yes to economic development for First Nations people’

Former UN committee member defends stance on B.C.’s Coastal GasLink pipeline

First Nations LNG Alliance accused UN committee, human rights watchdog of not doing their research

Opioid crisis to blame for shorter life expectancy in B.C. men, says Stats Can

Opioid crisis held responsible for declining life expectancy

Earthquake on top of highway closure a wake up call for Island’s West Coast

“When someone says, ‘Be prepared for 72 hours,’ that means exactly that: be prepared.”

Pregnant B.C. woman stuck in Wuhan, the epicentre of coronavirus outbreak

Woman is due to give birth in Wuhan, China unless she can get out

After four sexual assaults in the same B.C. park, RCMP ask women not to walk alone

Four sexual assaults took place in Glen Park over two months

Taxi association asks B.C. Supreme Court to stop Uber, Lyft from operating

Petition alleges Passenger Transportation Board did not take taxis into account

Majority of Canadian boards had no female members in 2016 and 2017: StatCan

Statistics Canada says 18.1 per cent of director seats were held by women in 2017

Most Read