The Regina Pats scored a Game One victory in Moose Jaw on Friday night.

Good night for Nelson Minor Hockey and Nelson Leafs grads

Post season heats up for players with links to Nelson hockey.

The Regina Pats pulled off a Game One upset in the opening game of the Western Hockey League playoffs on Friday night.

The Pats — who count Nelson’s Dryden Hunt as a member of the team — beat the higher ranked Moose Jaw Warriors 3-2 in Moose Jaw to go up 1-0 in their first round Eastern Conference series.

Hunt, who is a 16-year-old rookie with the Pats, was not in the line-up for Friday’s game.

Game Two of the seven game series is tonight in Moose Jaw.

In other hockey post season action Friday, the Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Kelowna Chiefs earned spots in the KIJHL final after taking their series in five games.

Former Nelson Junior Leafs Dane Rupert and Landon Andrusiak assisted on the double overtime winner at Kelowna’s Rutland Arena to help the Chiefs earn the 4-3 win over the Sicamous Eagles.

In Fruitvale, former Leafs forward Connor McLaughlin scored one goal for the Fernie Ghostriders but it wasn’t enough as the Nitehawks triumphed with a  6-2 win. The Ghostriders line-up also included former Leafs’ defenceman Ty Morton and Nelson Minor Hockey grad Matthew Carr.

This afternoon another former Nelson Minor Hockey standout will be in action as the NCAA path to the Frozen Four gets underway. Isaac MacLeod and the number-one ranked Boston College Eagles take on Air Force in Worchester, Mass. starting at 4 p.m. Eastern Time.


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