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Nelson's Peewee House Leafs crowned West Kootenay Champs

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 4th, 2015

Nelson Minor Hockey has another West Kootenay champion.

The Peewee Leafs captured the West Kootenay Peewee House League title by putting in a little extra time during the weekend in Grand Forks.

The Leafs defeated a pair of teams from the host Boundary City in shootout to claim the regional title.

The Nelson Leafs won the West Kootenay Bantam House Championship last month in Nelson.

During the weekend, everything came up roses for the Nelson squad.

The team, finishing sixth overall in the 10-team league won a pair of games over Castlegar and Trail during the round robin before settling for a tie with a second squad from the Silver City.

Nelson then advanced into the semi final, having to play immediately following its final round robin contest.

Nelson trailed 2-0 before staging a rally and forcing overtime after the score finished 3-3 after regulation time.

In shutout, Seamus Boyd and Callum Cutler notched goals to send the Heritage City squad into the final against a second Boundary City team.

In the championship game, Nelson held a 4-2 advantage before Grand Forks scored twice in the final minutes to tie the game at 4-4 and force the extra period.

Overtime, once again, settled nothing, forcing shootout to decide the West Kootenay title.

Again, Boyd and Cutler scored to power Nelson to the West Kootenay Peewee House League title.

The team includes, coaches Dean Centrone, Pat Thast, Martin Grill, Mark Arrowsmith and players, Nick Haydu, Dylan Ewen, Jackson Cousins, Callum Cutler, Ben Thast, Rhett Hamilton, Gordon Hollett, Ethan grill, Seamus Boyd, Nikko Lazier, Bruce Sookro, Ethan Bennett, Jack Centrone, Josh Marsden, Devan Hawkes and Andy Loutit and Manager Laura Marsden.

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