KIJHL: Leafs come up short in Grand Forks

Sawyer Hunt scored twice but Nelson lost in overtime after the Border Bruins rallied.

Sawyer Hunt scored twice but the Nelson Leafs were one goal short in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Border Bruins in Grand Forks on Tuesday.

Hunt gave the Leafs (8-7-2) a 2-0 lead in the first period, but the Border Bruins rallied with two goals of their own in the third period.

Garret Brisebois scored twice in the third for Grand Forks (7-6-3), and Dylan Haney scored the winner with less than a minute left in overtime.

Nelson goaltender Devin Allen finished with 32 saves. At the other end of the ice, Anthony Galliart left the game after stopping 20-of-22 shots. He was replaced by Tyler Loura, who made 19 saves.

The Leafs, who have lost three in a row, were missing four players who were suspended after fights broke out during Saturday’s game in Creston.