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Bantam Leafs blast Trail to capture Penticton Tourney Title

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
February 20th, 2018

The Nelson Leafs are slowly, but surely, building toward hosting the 2018 BC Bantam Tier Three Hockey Championships, from March 18th – 22nd at the NDCC Arena.

The Leafs won its second tournament in as many outings, defeating Trail 8-3 to capture the Penticton Minor Hockey Tier Two Bantam Tournament this past weekend in the South Okanagan.

““It’s a super important win,” said Leafs coach Pete Quinn, “it was some high quality hockey. This weekend was a building block for the provincials.”

The Leafs faced off against a handful of very competitive squads, including the Kelowna/West Kelowna Rockets, the St.Albert, AB Raiders, the Prince George Cougars and the Calgary Buffalo Blackhawks.

“The Calgary team had their own trainer, massage table, and chartered a Dash 8 flight from Calgary,” said Quinn, “that’s a little different mindset than our boys. We’re a meat and potatoes team.”

Leafs other tournament win came during their Nelson tournament.

Nelson also has four second place finishes at Penticton, Salmon Arm, Abbotsford and Kelowna.

Organizers for the Bantam Tier Three Hockey Championships are still looking for volunteers and financial support from Nelson businesses.

Volunteers will be required to assist with individual team hosting, score clock and penalty box operation, hospitality room operation, baked good provision and more. Interested?

Anyone interestes should contact the tournament’s Volunteer Organizer Shelann Andersen, at, 250-777-4030.

Businesses looking to support the event have a variety of sponsorship opportunities can can speak with fundraising Co-Ordinators Melissa Surina at 250-353-1499, or Greg Proctor at 250-354-9432,

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