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UPDATED: South Okanagan dumps Nelson 7-4 to knock host team out of playoffs

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 18th, 2014

South Okanagan ended the hopes of the host team advancing to the playoff round at the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep Championships Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

South Okanagan rode the stellar netminding of Colby Dynneson to score a 7-4 victory over Nelson Leafs Tuesday in round robin action at the NDCC Arena.

The loss drops Nelson to a 2-2 record, two points behind Dawson Creek (3-0) and South Okanagan (3-1).

Both teams have defeated Nelson in the tournament.

Aedan Osika, Carter Anderson, Cody Barnes and Reece Hunt scored for Nelson.

Charlie Curiston faced 35 shots and was outstanding between the pipes for the Leafs while Dynneson was equally as strong in the South Okanagan nets.

Nelson now meets Whitehorse Wednesday in the team’s final game of the tournament. Puck drop is 8:30 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.

On the other side of the tournament, Victoria jumped to a 3-0 record with a 6-2 win over Seafair.

Arbutus of Vancouver (2-1) kept pace with Victoria with a 2-1 win over Cranbrook. The East Kootenay squad dropped to a tournament record of 1-2.

The top four teams — two from each division — advance to the semi finals Thursday at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.

The winners play for the provincial crown Friday at 11 a.m. The bronze medal is set for 8 a.m.

Nelson Leafs pull out win over Vanderhoof to keep provincial playoff drive alive

The Nelson Leafs managed to remain in the hunt for a playoff spot at the B.C. Hockey Peewee Rep Championships with a narrow 6-5 victory over Vanderhoof Monday.

Mike Zarikoff and Cody Barnes each scored twice to lead the Leafs to the thrilling win.

The victory, the second in as many games for the host club, keeps Nelson in the race for one of the two playoff spots with a 2-1 record.

Dawson Creek and South Okanagan are currently tied for top spot with 2-0 records.

Tyler Badger, also with two assists, and Carter Anderson also scored for Nelson. Taylor Harrison added assists while Reid Vulcano chipped in with two helpers.

Brody Fillion was in goal for Nelson to register the win.

Nelson now meets South Okanagan in key, must-win, matchup Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.

“We need to basically win out to have a chance at the playoffs,” said Nelson coach Jeff Hunt.

Vanderhoof and Quesnel are 0-2 in the Nelson pool.

Nelson concludes the round robin draw Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. against Whitehorse.

In the other division, Victoria leads with a 2-0 record after blasting Cranbrook 11-4.

Three teams are tied at 1-1 — Seafair, Victoria and Cranbrook.

Trail, the other West Kootenay team in the tournament, is winless in two starts.

The semi final round of the playoffs, with the top two teams in each division advancing, is set to being Thursday at 5 p.m. with the A pool winner meeting the second-place finishers in the B division.

At 8 p.m., the B winner plays the runner up from the A pool.

The Championship game is set for 11 a.m. Thursday. The bronze medal game goes at 8 a.m.

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