The 2013/2014 Peewee Tier 3 BC Hockey Championship is being hosted by the Nelson Minor Hockey Association March 16-21, 2014. There are 11 teams coming from around the province to compete.
Tickets will be available at the door
- Single game admission is $2 per person
- Single person week admission is $15
- Family pass week admission is $20
- Banquet Saturday March 15th at the Prestige Hotel (players, coaches only).
- Hockey action runs March 16 to March 21 at the Nelson & District Community Complex.
- Sunday March 16th (11:00 AM to 3:00 PM) is “Scotia Bank Volunteer Day”. Hot dogs and hamburgers (compliments of Save-on-Foods), bake sale, silent auction and raffle tickets/baskets. All proceeds for this day will be matched by Scotia Bank.
- Sunday March 16th (7:00 to 8:00 PM) – Opening Ceremonies followed by a Nelson Pee Wee team hockey game from 8:00 to 10:30 PM.
- Wednesday March 19th (5:00 to 7:00 PM) Hockey Movie for kids at the Civic Theatre.
- Finals, March 21.
It was three-and-out for Nelson’s Midget House squad as they lost games to both Greater Trail teams and their final game, a 6-4 thriller to Spokane at the West Kootenay Playoffs this past weekend. All of Nelson’s games were played at the Rossland Arena.
The Bantam House playoffs were held in Castlegar the weekend of February 21-23. The Bantam Leafs entered the playoffs in 8th place out of nine teams. In Pool B, the Leafs played the 2nd, 4th and 6th place teams in the division, and after 3 games, teams 4, 6 and the Leafs were in a three way tie for second place. The tie breaking calculation was applied, and the Leafs goals for/against average put them in 2nd place in the pool, by a difference of only 1 goal! They then qualified to play in the semi-final game against the first place team in pool A from Castlegar, who placed second in the regular season. In a hard fought game, the Leafs played extremely hard, and at the end of regulation were tied 5-5 with the Castlegar squad. The 5 minute overtime period began with both teams fighting hard to win, and with just 25 seconds left in the period, Marco Falcone scored the winning goal to propel the Leafs into the Banner game against the first place Trail Warriors. Despite a hard fought effort by the Leafs, and some outstanding goaltending by the Leafs only goalie, Connor Comishin, the Leafs couldn’t beat the powerhouse Warriors, who had a 15-1-0 record in the regular season.
The Bantam Leafs went from 8th to 2nd place in the Bantam House Division, and should be congratulated on their outstanding efforts throughout the season, and in the playoffs.