KIJHL: Chernenkoff signs with Trail as Leafs finish pre-season undefeated

Nelson downed Beaver Valley and Castlegar over the weekend.

The Nelson Leafs will start the regular season without one of their key defenceman.

Kyle Chernenkoff stepped up to Junior A over the weekend after signing with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters. The Crescent Valley native was a mainstay on the Leafs’ blue-line last season, with five goals and 10 assists in 36 games.

The Leafs finished the pre-season unbeaten in four games after a pair of weekend road games. They defeated the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 2-1 in Fruitvale on Friday before doubling the Rebels 6-3 in Castlegar on Sunday.

Nelson opens the regular season Friday back in Fruitvale. The Leafs don’t play at home again until Sept. 16 against the Spokane Braves.

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