Mallard’s Source for sports would like to congradulate the Bantam House Leafs with Team of the Week honours.The team includes, Jim O’Meara, Asst. Coach, Cody St. Thomas B, Aiden Mushumanski F, Cale O’Meara B, Blair Sookro F, Alex Laing (asst. Captain) B, Jaden Dyck B, Mike Zarikoff F, Noah Marsh, Josh Schacher, Tyler Lakeman (Captain B),Ben Price F, Keanu Tromans F, Charles Curiston (the little head beside Keanu), Noah Whiffen B (the tall guy in back), Max Spielman F (directly in front of Whiffen), Bradey Sookero F, Kylan Palm F, Ava Young F, and Dave Zarikoff Head Coach. The Nelson Bantam Leafs capped off an incredible season by capturing the West Kootenay Bantam House Title Sunday in Nelson.The Bantam Leafs edged Trail 4-3 in a championship thriller.
However, Dylan Haney scored late in the second frame to cut the advantage to 3-2.Rylan Smaha-Muir tied the game on the power play midway through the third period before Hascarl completed the rally.Chad Grambo scored the other goal for Grand Forks, winners of two straight games.Grand Forks out shot the Leafs 26-20 in the contest.Bruins’ netminder Anthony Galliart won for the third straight time against the Leafs while Zakery Babin, making his second start for Nelson, took the loss in goal.Babin was acquired earlier this month in a deal with the Princeton Posse.Nelson travels to the Hawks Nest to meet Murdoch leading Beaver Valley Friday in Fruitvale before returning home to host former Leaf netminder Brett Soles and the Osoyoos Coyotes Saturday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.The Hawks routed Spokane 8-2 Tuesday in Fruitvale to move into a first-place tie with Castlegar in Murdoch Division standings.Beaver Valley has two games in hand on the Rebels. The Grand Forks Border Bruins rallied from a two-goal deficit to edge the Nelson Leafs 4-3 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League play Tuesday night in the Boundary City.The loss continues the recent slide of the Heritage City franchise, losers of five consecutive games and 12 of 14 games dating back to October 31.Logan Hascarl scored with five minutes remaining in the third period to complete the comeback and give the Bruins its third consecutive win over the Leafs in the battle of the two Murdoch Division rivals.Grand Forks also builds a three-point lead over the Leafs for third spot in Murdoch standings.Goals by Sam Weber, Austin Anselmo and Aigne McGeady-Bruce built a 3-1 lead for the Leafs less than a minute into the second period.