Nelson Bantam Leafs win West Kootenay banner! Will host Provincials!
It’s going to be an exciting March for Nelson Minor Hockey!
Nelson has been selected to host the 2017/18 BC Hockey Bantam Tier 3 Hockey Championships, which runs from March 18-21, 2018 and will include nine teams from districts across BC.
The tournament is a terrific economic generator for the host community, drawing hundreds of families, friends and young athletes for a week, or more.
“We’re aiming to do everything we can to showcase all that Nelson has to offer during the week the tournament is running,” says Tournament Director Sandy Boyd.
“In between all those games, we’re going to make sure all the out-of-town parents, kids and their friends get a taste of the city’s great retail destinations, all our culinary and beverage venues and the region’s world famous outdoor adventure experiences, before they head home.”
“There’ll be over 250 people coming to town,” says Boyd, “and we want them to come back again.”
Organizers are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in helping, contact the tournament’s Volunteer Organizer, Shelann Andersen, at , 250-777-4030.
Nelson Midget House 2 West Kootenay Champions!
Nelson Midget House 2 (NMH2) brings home the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Midget House Championship Banner after an exciting weekend of play off hockey in Trail. The team coached by Dave Zarikoff and Marty Grill, ended the regular season in first place of the eight team league. Play offs,however, determine who brings home the coveted league banner. Nelson MH2 went in strong sweeping their first four games to end up at the final championship game against Trail Midget House1. Nelson was the stronger seated team and had an early 3-0 lead in the game. However, Trail fought back and forced the game into overtime and eventually a shoot out to determine the victor.
Back row from left: Marty Grill (Assistant Coach), Alex Laing, Sasha Lawrence, Josh Schacher, Ethan Grill, Blair Sookro, Mike Zarikoff, Ben Price, TJ Winters, Ava Young, Mark Spielman (Trainer), Dave Zarikoff (Head Coach) Front row from left: Max Spieman, Goalie Kyle Patton having a well deserved rest, Noah Whiffen, Bryce Winters
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