KIJHL: Leafs stumble against Braves

Kurtis Redding scored twice as Spokane held off Nelson 4-3 on Saturday.

Kurtis Redding scored twice as the Spokane Braves held off the Nelson Leafs 4-3 on Saturday.

Paxton Malone and Kyle Donaldson also scored for Spokane (8-35-4).

Rayce Miller, Blair Andrews and Levi Hulston each replied for the Leafs (18-25-2), which took a step backward one day after beating Castlegar 5-3.

Spokane’s Blake Norman made 39 saves, while at the other end of the ice Leafs backup goalie Curt Doyle stopped 38 shots.

Nelson next visits the Beaver Valley Nitehawks on Tuesday.

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