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Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

Rebels Headrick sinks Leafs with overtime winner

The Nelson Leafs know they can play with the best in the Murdoch Division.

Now the players overcome the hurdle by registering a few wins.

Nick Headrick scored a power play goal in overtime to spark the Rebels to a 2-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Leafs Saturday night in Castlegar.

Headrick scored the marker with Nelson defenceman Aigne McGeady-Bruce in the penalty box for holding.

The teams played through 40 minutes of scoreless time after Darren Medeiros and Levi Hulston exchanged first period goals.

Leafs ready to feast on steady diet of Murdoch Division Teams

Paula Gandra Maluf of Brazil and Malte Liedtke of Germany perform the ceremonial puck drop between the two captains, Leafs Rayce Miller and Bryson Yee of the Bruins. — The Nelson Daily photo

The Nelson Leafs begin a steady diet of Murdoch Division competition when the Heritage City squad travels to Castlegar Saturday to meet the Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action.

In a rare quirk in the KIJHL schedule, Nelson plays the Rebels three consecutive times beginning Saturday — four times in the next six games.

Castlegar, clinching a playoff spot, is second in the Murdoch Division with a 25-12-2-0-0 record, 10 points behind division leading Beaver Valley.

Midget Leafs fill net en route to Tournament Title

 The winning Midget Leafs include, back row, L-R, Trainer- Lenny Popoff, Head Coach - Rick Lane, Tyler Lakeman, Jordan Lane, Jayden Maida, Cole Bendis, Jake Popoff, Jesse Popoff, Assistant Coaches- Doug Harrison and Roger May. Middle, Bryce Twible, Marco Falcone, Chase May, Casey Harrison and Allison Bendis. Front, Connor Comishin and Kyle Patton. Missing from photo, Cassidy Kiraly and Andrew Falcone. — Submitted photo

Pretty?

This was a Picasso painting.

Nelson Maple Leaf Team No 2 out scored the opposition 38-13 en route to capturing the Nelson Midget House Minor Hockey Tournament Sunday at the NDCC Arena.

Maple Leaf Team No 2, along with six other teams from the Kootenays, Okanagan and USA, were in the Heritage City to compete in the eight-team event.

Midget Leafs defeated Castlegar 5-2, South Okanagan 7-2, Idaho 9-0, before edging Penticton 8-7 overtime in a heart-stopping contest.

Midget Leafs then pounded Castlegar 9-2 in the final.

Winters scored 16 to pace Junior Bombers past Wolves; Grand Forks rocks in boy's game

Bombers point guard Max Spielmal pressures the ball during Monday's West Kootenay Junior Boy's Basketball at the Hangar. — The Nelson Daily photo

Bryce Winters scored a game high 16 points to spark the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 44-30 West Kootenay Junior Girl's Basketball victory over the visiting Grand Forks Wolves Monday at the LVR Hangar.

The game was one of three contests during a three-game set between the two schools.

Grand Forks defeated LVR 64-33 in Junior Boy's action while the Wolves also took care of Trafalgar in Grade 8 Boy's play.

LVR outscored the Wolves 21-6 during the latter stretch of the game to claim the victory.

LVR cruises to Bomber Invitational Tournament Title

The Bombers include, back row, L-R, coach Chris Dergousoff, Roxanne Baker, Naomi Perkins, Sian Nielsen, Lakpa Dietz, Antonia Merkel and coach Willis Parnell. Front, Grade 9 player Sierra Jones, Ansleigh Dergousoff, Allie Zondervan, Mia Kraus and Grade 9 player Camryn Parnell. — Submitted photo

The team may be low in numbers but this team has a huge heart after the L.V. Rogers Bombers dominated the competition to capture the Bomber Senior Girl's Basketball tournament this past weekend at the Hangar.

The Bombers rocked Rutland Secondary of Kelowna 64-41 in the final of the eight-team tournament to claim the overall title.

LVR opened the tournament by rocking Elkford 54-16 before destroying an uninspired Osoyoos team 64-11.

Nelson Senior Leafs sweep past competition at Castlegar Novice Tournament

The Senior Novice Leafs includes, in no specific order, Cash Linnen, Ryder Nash, Drae Hudson, Grady Groenhuysen, Wyatt Groenhuysen, Miller Tedesco, Jack Boyes, Larson Proctor, Sawan Bhabra and Max Jean. Front, Dax Dewar, Kale Gehrmann, Cohen Wolbaum and goalie Shea Andersen. — Submitted photo

Fresh off a successful performance in the Heritage City, the Nelson Senior Leafs took the show on the road to capture the Castlegar Novice tournament Sunday in the Sunflower City.

The Senior Leafs won all three games by a combined 25-4 scored.

Nelson opened the tournament by stopping Greater Trail Snipers 12-0 on goals by Max Jean, Cash Linnen, Griffen Wanhella, Miller Tedesco, two from Larson Proctor and a hatrick from both Jack Boyes and Wyatt Groenhuysen.

Shea Anderson registered the shutout.

Mallard's Team of the Week — Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II

The Peewee Tier II squad includes, front row, L-R, Joseph Surina and Ethan Lawczynski. Second row, Kaleb Percival, Bryce Sookro, Rhett Hamilton and Seamus Boyd. Third row, Pete Quinn (Head Coach), Noah Quinn, Dylan Mowery, Lowie Vreys, Joe Davidson, Jackson Harris, Ethan Bennett, Nick Francis, Tijs Vreys and Drake Proctor. Back row, Sandy Boyd (Safety) and Shandy Mowery (Ass't Coach). Missing, Amran Bhabra and Lisa Quinn (Manager). — Submitted photo

It was a golden weekend for the Nelson Leafs Peewee Tier II squad.

The Nelson Minor Hockey team knocked off previously unbeaten Spokane 4-3 en route to the Championship at the Trail Peewee Tournament Sunday in the Silver City.

Nelson lost its opening game of the weekend tournament in a wild, 9-7 shootout to Kamloops.

However, Nelson was able to bounce back by hammering Bantam Wildcats 7-0 and Portland 7-1 to qualify for the playoff round.

Nelson then got some payback against Kamloops, edging the Spoolmak squad 3-2 before knocking off Spokane in the final.