Novice Leafs go undefeated at tournament

The team went 3-0 at the GTMA novice event last weekend.

(Left to right) The Nelson Senior Novice Leafs at last weekend's tournament. Wyatt Groenhuysen

The Nelson Senior Novice Leafs rolled through the competition last weekend in Trail and Fruitvale with three straight wins.

The Leafs opened the GTMA Novice Tournament with a 5-1 victory against the Greater Trail Nitehawks on Saturday. Larson Proctor scored twice, while Miller Tedesco, Jack Boyes and Wyatt Groenhuysen added singles.

Later Saturday, Groenhuysen and Tedesco each scored a hat trick as the Leafs hammered the Grand Forks Bruins 10-5. Kale Gehrmann, Boyes, Proctor and Dax Dewar chipped in with a goal apiece.

In the finale Sunday, Cohen Wolbaum scored the winning goal with three minutes left as the Leafs edged the Castlegar Blazers 5-4. Grady Groenhuysen scored twice, his brother Wyatt added a single and Tedesco scored again. Goaltender Shea Andersen meanwhile made 33 saves.

The senior novice Leafs finish the season at home to Creston on Saturday morning.

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