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Nelson and Beaver Valley all square

Nelson and Beaver Valley are tied 1-1 in the opening round of the KIJHL playoffs. - Bob Hall photo
Nelson and Beaver Valley are tied 1-1 in the opening round of the KIJHL playoffs.
— image credit: Bob Hall photo

The Nelson Junior Leafs will return home to the Nelson and District Community Complex on Monday with their first round playoff series with Beaver Valley tied at one game apiece.

After an impressive 6-1 victory in the opener, the Leafs fell just short of a 2-0 series lead when they lost 5-3 to the Nitehawks.

Dallon Stoddart opened the scoring Saturday night in Fruitvale when he beat Nitehawks’ starter Jarrod Schamerhorn for the 1-0 lead just over two minutes into the game.

The Nitehawks Michael Bell tied it up when he solved Nelson rookie goaltender Brett Soles with 8:42 left in the first period. Two minutes after that Nelson’s Aaron Dunlap restored the Nelson lead that would hold until the end of the first.

Beaver Valley exploded for three unanswered goals during a six minute stretch late in the second period to take the 4-2 lead.

With two seconds left in the middle frame, Linden Horswill scored to cut the lead heading into the third.

The teams exchanged chances in the third with Soles standing tall and the Leafs offence getting close, but it was Ryan Edwards who salted it wasy with 26 seconds left when he scored intot he empty net.

Games three and four are set for the NDCC on Monday and Tuesday. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

 

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