The Nelson Leafs Hockey Society made Christmas a little more special for three families as the club pulled the names in the Christmas Cash Raffle during December 19 game against Castlegar at the Nelson & District Community Complex.
Patti Heinrich from Boswell (see picture) away as the big winner, capturing the $7,000 first prize.
Second prize of $2,000 went to Brad Ouchi of Nelson while Rick Hlookoff from South Slocan picked up the $1,000 third prize.
The raffle is a major fundraiser for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League club and helps keep Junior Hockey thriving in the Heritage City.
On hand for the presentation (see photo) to Heinrich was team president President Russell Stocks (left) and Treasurer Gordon Davis.
Nelson plays host to Beaver Valley Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the NDCC Arena in the traditional New Year's Eve game.