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Peewee Leafs host tourney

By The Nelson Daily Sports

The Nelson Leafs roll out the red carpet on the annual Nelson Minor Hockey Peewee Rep Tournament beginning Friday at the Nelson and District Community Complex and Civic Centre Arenas.

Six teams from Castlegar, Cranbrook, Creston, Elk Valley, Spokane and Trail join the Leafs in the weekend tournament.

Nelson opens play Friday at 1:15 p.m. against Elk Valley in the Civic Centre Arena. The Leafs then meet Cranbrook later in the day at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson plays Trail (9:30 a.m.) and Creston (4 p.m.) to conclude the round robin draw. The top four teams in each division advances to the semi final round.

The final is set for 1 p.m. at the NDCC Arena.

Nelson tuned up for the tournament by finishing the Osoyoos event with a 1-2-1 record.

The Leafs opened with a 7-2 loss to Coquitlam. Logan Mengler and Everett Hicks scored for Nelson. The Leafs then played to a 3-3 tie against Victoria before being bombed 10-2 by Kelowna.
Hicks, with a pair, scored for Nelson against Victoria. Ben Woodward added a single.

Against Kelowna, Hicks scored his fourth and fifth goals of the tournament.

In the final game of the weekend Nelson blasted South Okanagan 7-2.

Taylor Cooper and Woodward each scored twice to lead Nelson. Hicks, with his sixth of the weekend, Matthew Brind’Amour, Jacob Shukin and Mengler, also scored.

Curt Doyle and Joey Timmermans shared the netminding duties for Nelson.