The Nelson Leafs lost 5-2 to Spokane on Sunday.

The Nelson Leafs lost 5-2 to Spokane on Sunday.

KIJHL: Leafs fall in Spokane

Nelson dropped a 5-2 decision to the Spokane Braves on Sunday.

The Nelson Leafs dropped the second half of a home and home series against the Spokane Braves on Sunday.

The Leafs fell 5-2 to the Braves. The night before, in Nelson, the Leafs were 5-1 winners.

Spokane opened the scoring on Sunday when Dillion Bogart snuck the puck past Nelson netminder Adam Maida.

The Leafs tied the score at one when Darnel St. Pierre scored, but a late goal by Spokane’s Danton Oliver made it 2-1 Braves before the end of the first.

The Braves would never give up the lead again, getting three more goals from Jonny Marzec, Paxton Malone and Bogart with his second of the game. Nelson’s St. Pierre notched his second to make the final 5-2.

Maida stopped 38 of 43 shots for the loss while Braves goalie Trevor Dilauro picked up the win, stopping 34 of the 36 shots he faced.

Despite the loss, Nelson has clinched a spot in the KIJHL playoffs.