KIJHL: Nelson Leafs blow lead, lose to Grand Forks

A third-period collapse cost the Nelson Leafs in a 4-3 loss to the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Wednesday.

A third-period collapse cost the Nelson Leafs in a 4-3 loss to the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Wednesday.

The Leafs were up 3-1 early in the second, but the Border Bruins rallied to hand Nelson (13-16-1) its fifth straight loss.

Ryland Smaha-Muir and Logan Hascarl each scored in the third for Grand Forks (14-14-2), while Chad Grambo and Dylan Haney also scored. The win moves the third-place Border Bruins three points ahead of Nelson in the Neil Murdoch Division.

Samuel Weber, Jordan Davie and Aigne McGeady-Bruce replied for Nelson.

Leafs goaltender Zakery Babin allowed all four goals on 26 shots.