Creston Valley Thunder Cats did not earn their way by knocking off the KIJHL competition.
The 20-year-old forward was named Nelson's top player at the annual awards banquet.
“It’s a series that everyone is going to remember,” Rebels head coach Bill Rotheisler said following the game.
Nelson fell 4-1 in Game 4 against Beaver Valley on Saturday.
Nelson lost 3-2 in double overtime to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in Game 3 Saturday.
Creston Valley Thunder Cats have advanced to the second round in the KIJHL playoffs.