KIJHL: Howell the hero for Leafs

The Leafs' forward scored in double-overtime to beat Spokane 5-4.

Dale Howell scored in double-overtime as the Nelson Leafs outlasted the Spokane Braves 5-4 on Tuesday.

Howell also scored the game’s first goal, while Sawyer Hunt, Ryan Piva and Sam Weber also chipped in with a goal apiece for the Leafs (10-14-2). Devin Allen meanwhile made 29 saves in Nelson’s net.

JJ Pichette kept Spokane (6-21-1) alive with a 47-save performance. Trail Thompson, Carter Jones, Elliot Plourde and Niko Corsaro scored for the Braves, with Corsaro’s goal with 22 seconds left in regulation forcing extra time.

Nelson next hosts the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Saturday.

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