The Nelson Leafs tamed the Castlegar Rebels during the third exhibition game of the pre-season, blowing them away with a 7-4 victory. Aspiring players bore down on their neighbourly rivals, vying for a spot on this season’s roster.
The Leafs began the pre-season by besting the Beaver Valley Nitehawks 3-2, but they were subsequently walloped by Fruitvale, losing 6-2.
The last exhibition game will be in Castlegar tomorrow night at 8 p.m.
The regular season begins on Sept. 11 in Nelson against the Kelowna Chiefs. For a complete schedule and more results visit www.nelsonleafs.ca.