KIJHL: Leafs blank Braves

The 2-0 win keeps Nelson in contention for third place.

Devin Allen made 35 saves as the Nelson Leafs shut out the Braves 2-0 in Spokane on Friday.

Colum McGauley and Dale Howell each scored for the Leafs (20-21-5), who stayed alive in the hunt for third place.

Nelson was helped out by the Castlegar Rebels thrashing the Grand Forks Border Bruins 7-1 on the same night.

That result leaves the Border Bruins just one point ahead of the Leafs with a single regular season game to play. Nelson can secure third place with a regulation win in Grand Forks on Saturday night.

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