The Nelson Peewee Leafs are on a three-tournament winning streak after beating Revelstoke at home Sunday. Photo: Peter Schramm

Red-hot Peewee Leafs win third straight tournament

Nelson hosted the event last weekend

The Nelson Peewee Leafs continued their hot streak in tournaments by capturing their third-straight gold medal this year.

The Leafs defeated Revelstoke 4-3 in a shootout final Sunday at the Nelson and District Community Complex to win the seven-team, three-day competition.

In the final, Revelstoke led 3-0 before Nelson rallied in the third period. Captain Sebastian Conne-Correnti, Eliot Rude and Miller Tedesco scored to send the game to double overtime.

In the shootout, Dax Dewar put the Leafs ahead and goaltender Grady Groenhuysen made the final save to secure the gold.

Teams from Spokane and Wenatchee, Wash., Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, Vernon and Grand Forks also participated in the tournament.

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The Nelson Peewee Leafs. Back row, L-R: Assistant coach Brad McBeath, safety staff Shawn Connie, Sawan Bhabra, Eryn Dimopoulus, Miller Tedesco, Kale Gerhman, assistant coach Leif Luttmer, Dax Dewar, head coach Kevin Dewar, manager Staci Proctor. Middle row: Griffin Wanhella, Jack Boyes, Larson Proctor, Seb Conne-Correnti, Elliot Rude, Weston McBeath, Gunnar Evenson, Kai Smith, Ryder Nash. Front: Goalie Grady Groenhuysen, Cohen Wolbaum. Photo submitted

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