After struggling for several games, the Nelson Pee Wee Rep club showed signs of life this past weekend against a powerhouse Spokane team.
In the Saturday afternoon contest at the Nelson and District Community Complex, the locals scored first when Nakusp-based forward Everett Hicks beat Spokane starter Ben Page with just over six minutes remaining in the opening period.
Before the period was over, Spokane answered back quickly with two of their own on Nelson starter Curt Doyle.
A big second period by Nelson saw Aigne McGeady-Bruce, Taylor Cooper and Logan Mengler score to knot the score at 4-4 after 40 minutes.
Despite a valiant effort in the third period, it was Spokane who held the edge, scoring two goals to capture the 6-4 victory.
Despite the loss, Nelson made a vast improvement over the previous weekend when they lost 8-0 to the same Spokane team. The American team currently leads the West Kootenay Minor Hockey League pee wee rep division.