Nelson Reps blast Castlegar
The Nelson Peewee Reps tuned up for a two-game tilt south of the 49th parallel by stopping rival Castlegar 7-1 in West Kootenay Minor Hockey action.
Kai Simmonds scored three times to lead the Reps with Max Spielman adding a pair and singles going to Cody Barnes and Reid Vulcano.
Taylor Harrison assisted on four of the seven goals.
The Reps were without the services of Mike Zarikoff and Reece Hunt so once again Nick Haidu joined the forwards and did a fabulous job.
Coach Jeff Hunt said the real story was the play of defencemen Shayla Elias, Brett Anderson, Reid Vulcano, Elijah Havers, and Ben Price and the solid game in the nets by goalie Charles Curiston who all played all 60 minutes and played remarkably well.
Nelson travels to Spokane for two games.
Next weekend the Reps play in a tournament in Winfield where the players get to see some of the likely Northern representatives for the Provincials.
Nelson hosts the BC Championships in March.
Co-chairs Vince Vulcano and Cam Patterson are spearheading the tournamaent organizing committee.