Nelson Minor Hockey hosted the Bantam House tournament this past weekend with nine teams from the West Kootenay and Okanagan taking part.
After round robin play, two Nelson and two Greater Trail teams rose to the top for the Sunday morning semi-finals. In the first semi-final, the Nelson Penguins took on the Nelson Bantam Leafs.
The Penguins’ Spencer Zwick (left) battles in the face-off circle against the Leafs’ Benoit Thibault (right).
The Leafs came out on top of the semi-final by a 6-3 outcome. In the final, the Leafs took on the powerhouse Greater Trail Warriors. Despite a valiant effort, the Nelson side lost 5-2 and had to settle for silver. The Penguins took bronze.