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Nelson Peewees capture silver at Castlegar Tournament

The team includes, back row, L-R, Nathan Jackman, Wyatt Groenhuysen, Imogen Maley, Owen Ditzel, Jessie Ray Chochinov, Leif Poole, Dane Jones, Evan Ouchi, Brandon Brook and Jaden Hlookoff. Front, Lucas Hoffert, Xavier Tinholt, Kees Runions, Tyson Hutt, Mitchell Erickson, Cash Nay, Myles Cousins. — Submitted photo

Evan Ouchi and Owen Ditzel scored goals but that was not enough as the Nelson Peewee dropped a 4-2 decision to Creston in the final of the Castlegar Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.

The game was tied until the midway mark of the third period before Creston exploded for a pair of goals.

Nelson opened the tournament with a 6-1 win over Castlegar.

Nelson then tied Winfield 4-4 before advancing to the playoff round with a 9-1 win over Kimberley.

Nelson advanced to the final by blasting Kelowna 7-3.

The team includes, Nathan Jackman, Wyatt Groenhuysen, Imogen Maley, Owen Ditzel, Jessie Ray Chochinov, Leif Poole, Dane Jones, Evan Ouchi, Brandon Brook, Jaden Hlookoff, Lucas Hoffert, Xavier Tinholt, Kees Runions, Tyson Hutt, Mitchell Erickson, Cash Nay and Myles Cousins.

Nelson now travels to Kimberley to compete in a tournament this weekend.