U13 girls miss out on medals

The Nelson U13 Selects girls squad had a strong Provincial B Cup tournament in Powell River, but narrowly missed a shot at the medals.

The Nelson U13 Selects girls squad had a strong Provincial B Cup tournament in Powell River, but narrowly missed a shot at the medals.

The first game of round robin play had Nelson facing the very strong Kamloops Blaze.

Nelson had numerous opportunities in the early minutes of play, but were unable to find the back of the net. It was a hard fought contest but Nelson lost the match 3-0.

In the second game of the tournament, the Selects battled hard to defeat the Comox Valley Fury 2-1.

Darian Voisard scored both goals for Nelson and a goal by Comox in the final 10 minutes of play made for an exciting finish.

In the final game of the round robin, Nelson faced the West Vancouver Lightning in a game that would decide which team went forward to the bronze medal match.

West Vancouver opened the scoring, but a goal by Naomi Perkins on a well struck free kick tied the match at 1-1.

The game featured numerous additional scoring chances on both sides, but there were no more goals and the match concluded in a one goal draw.

Although both teams finished the round robin with four points, West Vancouver had a lower scoring differential and moved forward to the bronze medal match.

In the final game of the tournament, the Nelson Selects secured a fifth place finish by beating the Squamish Fireballs 2-0.

Perkins scored both goals for the Selects, the first with a cross into a crowd of Squamish players in front of their goal and the second from a well placed shot from outside of the 18-yard box.

Nelson finished 2-1-1.