The Nelson Leafs lost to their host

KIJHL: Nelson Leafs beaten by Princeton Posse 6-2

The Nelson team gained two points earlier this week in spite of their away game loss to Princeton Friday night.

The Nelson Leafs were shredded last night in a 6-2 loss to the Princeton Posse. The Leafs’ Eamonn Miller scored both goals and as such was named the game star for the away team. But the Leafs earned a game total of 35 minutes worth of penalties (double that of Princeton), most of which were in the second period, leaving them at a disadvantage for much of the game.

At the end of the first period it was 2-0 for the Posse, with goals scored by Drew Carter and Tristan Vandermeulen.

The Leafs managed to get on the board early in the second period with a goal by Eamonn Miller. Penalties began to mount like a plague in the second and the Posse got their third goal from Kirt Fortney on a power play, ending the second at 3-1.

Miller scored his second goal early in the third but Princeton players Brandon Breithaupt and Morton Johnston got the the puck by the Leafs goaltender Everett Yasinski. Sunhil Sahota put the sixth goal into the Leafs’ empty net.

This win has put the Posse at the top of the Okanagan Division.

Even with the loss, head coach David McLellan thought the Leafs were the “better team for 95 per cent of the play”, of which they spent much of the time short handed.  “We had some bad goals scored on us,” said McLellan. “The first goal was off a skate, the third goal was a weird one from centre ice, and the last goal by Sahota was into the Leafs’ empty net.”

McLellan said the quirky style of the arena which has bouncy boards took a bit of an adjustment for the Leafs in the first.

Now focusing on tonight’s game against the Osoyoos Coyotes, McLellan said they’ll be looking to control the neutral zone and capitalize when they have scoring chances.

Leafs gain two points

In spite of Friday night’s loss, the Leafs gained a couple points this week, improving their standing, even if temporarily, in the Neil Murdoch Division. It was discovered that the Kelowna Chiefs may have had an ineligible trainer when they played against the Leafs’ during the Sept. 11 season opener, when the Leafs lost 3-0. This has translated into two points for the Leafs.

The Star is anticipating a comment from KIJHL president Bill Ohlhausen later today. The Leafs felt a similar sting last season when it was discovered one of their players was incorrectly carded.

Just Posted

Leafs add 2 players at KIJHL trade deadline

Nelson also traded defenceman Tyson Soobotin to Castlegar

VIDEO: Kootenay drug users fight stigma with video series

The multi-part series from ANKORS is meant to align with the goals of the Nelson Fentanyl Task Force

Nelson police warn of counterfeit money in city

The department says it has received multiple reports of fake Canadian and U.S. cash

Nelson library asks city for 2 per cent funding increase

The increase would cover inflation, increased use, stagnant provincial funding, and a negotiated wage increase

Trail cannabis shop gets green light from province

The Higher Path hopes to open doors in next couple of weeks

VIDEO: Monday Roundup

The Star’s weekly news roundup

Millennial Money: Don’t let Instagram envy get you into debt

A full 48 per cent of U.S. households have credit card debt

Jury debates fate of man accused of killing 12-year-old B.C. girl 40 years ago

Police allege Garry Handlen told a cop how he abducted, sexually assaulted and strangled Monica Jack in May 1978

B.C. city’s computer system suffered malware attack last year

No personal data was compromised when City of Cranbrook was hit by ransomware last spring.

Letters on way to all homeowners in B.C. speculation tax communities

Property owners have to register to avoid vacant-home tax

New orca calf in Salish Sea ‘healthy and active’

Birth cause for celebration but things still dire genetically, expert says

Good Samaritan rescues cat found in heaps of garbage at B.C. landfill

The cat was abandoned and left to die at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, the BC SPCA says

East Kootenay town pitches $80m multi-purpose community centre

City of Fernie vies for slice of cost-sharing pie to integrate recreation facilities into new centre

Most Read