Midget Reps snap winless streak with victory over Kelowna

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsIt’s taken a few games — 14 to be exact — but the Nelson/Castlegar Midget Reps finally have reason to celebrate.John Katountas of Nelson scored the winning goal to lift the Reps to a 3-2 victory over Kelowna during the consolation round of the Winfield Midget Rep Tournament Sunday in Lake Country.The victory was the first of the season for the combined squad, snapping the 14-game winless streak. Colton Dawson of Nelson and Coleton Steeds of Castlegar also scored for the winners.Nelson/Castlegar opened the tournament with a narrow 4-2 loss to Ridge Meadows.The Lower Mainland squad built up an early lead. Nelson/Castlegar staged a third period comeback with goals from Castlegar’s Grant Matthews and Matt MacDonald of Nelson. But the rally fell short. Matthews, Katountas and MacDonald all finished the game with two points.Nelson/Castlegar then was bounced 11-1 by host Winfield before scoring a 3-3 tie against Westside.Matthews, with a pair, and Tyler Chernenkoff of Castlegar scored for Nelson/Castlegar against Westside. Erik Craft scored the only goals for Nelson/Castlegar against Winfield.Nelson and Castlegar were forced to combine players from both associations after not enough players from each city registered for the Midget Rep program.The Nelson/Castlegar Reps travel to Spokane Friday to compete in the Lilac City Minor Hockey [email protected]last_img

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