Nelson Selects claim most of hardware at Terry Walgren Tournament
Teams from throughout the Kootenays challenges Nelson Youth Soccer squads for bragging rights at the annual Terry Walgren Tournament this past weekend at the Lakeside Fields.
And the host club did not disappoint the home crowds as Nelson teams captured no less than five titles during the three-day tourney.
In the U14 Girls Division, Nelson Selects ran the table en route to capturing the Gold Medal. Nelson, after topping Pool A, bounced Kootenay South to win the top prize.
The Selects defeated Nelson U13s in the semi final.
In the U16 Girls division, Nelson also got past Kootenay South to take home the Gold Medal.
The Selects finished second to Kootenay South in round robin play before knocking off the West Kootenay rivals in the Championship.
In the U18 Girls Division, the U16 Selects pushed the U18 squad from Nelson to the limit but was unable to knock off the NYS cousins as the older squad took home the Gold Medal.
The U18 Selects defeated the U16 squad 4-1 in round robin action.
Both Nelson teams had easy times knocking off Kootenay South and Columbia Valley to reach the final.
In Boys action, the Kootenay South edged a Nelson split squad for the Gold Medal in the U13 Boy’s Division.
Nelson U13 boys split their team to play in both the U13 and U14 Divisions.
In the U14 Division, Nelson U14s won the gold medal getting past Nelson U13s in the final.
In the U15 Division, Kootenay South edged Fernie for the title.
In the U16 Boys, Nelson outlasted Kootenay South for the title while Kootenay South edged Nelson U18s for the top prize in the U18 Boys Division.
Both Nelson and Kootenay South finished in a tie with 23 points following round robin action in the U16 Boy’s Division.
The Nelson tournament is named after Terry Walgren, a long time Nelson Youth Soccer Rep coach and Men’s Soccer player who lost a battle against cancer.
Some Rep teams are now off to Kamloops to participate in the May Longweekend tourney in Spoolmak Country.