Nolan Percival was just one of many Nelson Leafs who had a good weekend against Creston and Spokane.

KIJHL: Nelson Leafs blast Spokane 8-0

KIJHL With a slightly altered line-up, the Nelson Leafs exacted revenge Saturday against Spokane for snapping their winning streak.

With a slightly altered line-up, the Nelson Leafs exacted revenge Saturday against Spokane for snapping their winning streak a week ago.

Adam Maida made 24 saves as the Leafs blasted the Braves 8-0 on the road.

Nelson’s scoring was evenly distributed, with four players earning two points each, and nine others picking up one apiece. Timothy Nichols, Rayce Miller, and Dylan Williamson each scored a goal and an assist, while Nolan Percival had two helpers.

The Leafs scored three times on the power play and outshot the Braves 46-24.

It was 3-0 after the first period and 4-0 after the second.

The game got rough in the dying minutes as Percival and Aaron Brewer both received misconducts, along with three Spokane players. The Braves were also assessed an unusual bench game misconduct as the buzzer sounded.

Last Sunday, Spokane beat Nelson 4-3 to end a five-game winning streak.

The Leafs also won Friday night, 5-2 against Creston Valley.

Newly-acquired forward Drew Carter and Austin Lindsay led the way with a goal and an assist each while Robson Cramer contributed two assists. Maida made 22 saves in goal.

The Thunder Cats actually outshot the Leafs 24-23. Nelson led 4-0 after two periods.

With the wins, Nelson improved its record to 14-4-2-1 and solidified its lead atop the Neil Murdoch Division, four points ahead of the surging Beaver Valley Nitehawks, who have one game in hand.

The Leafs’ .738 winning percentage puts them third overall in the KIJHL, behind only Osoyoos and Fernie. They have also scored the second highest number of goals with 94.

Nelson’s success this weekend followed the loss of three players who missed curfew on Halloween, namely top goalie Brett Soles, and defencemen Brendan Smith and Cody Paivarinta. Soles was traded to Osoyoos on Friday for Drew Carter and goalie Brandon Locket plus future considerations.

Smith is also expected to be traded, while Paivarinta has been sent home to Abbotsford.

Just Posted

Talking transgender issues with Nelson advocate

Nov. 20 is the Transgender Day of Remembrance

Leafs Roundup: Nelson adds a win and a tie on two-game road trip

Nelson native Reid Vulcano scored in his KIJHL debut

Over 120 people to lend a hand at Community Connect

The annual event offers free services at Central School

Nelson honours veterans 100 years after end of WWI

Several hundred people gathered at the cenotaph on Sunday

B.C. Legions in need of young members to continue aiding veterans into the future

Lest we forget what thousands of men and women did to fight for Canada’s freedoms – but without new membership, many Legion chapters face dwindling numbers

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

B.C. cheese linked to 5 E. Coli cases

People are asked to throw out or return ‘Qualicum Spice’ cheese

Canada Post no longer guarantees delivery times amid more rotating strikes

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers closed two major processing centres in Ontario and B.C.

B.C. city councillor resigns as AutismBC director amid SOGI controversy

AutismBC president Gary Robins says Laurie Guerra’s resignation is effective Nov. 12

McGill students vote overwhelmingly to change Redmen team nickname

Student union held a referendum after a campaign by Indigenous students

B.C. university Pride group replaces white supremacy posters

Around 50 people walked through downtown Victoria to share posters of love

B.C. to invest $492 million in affordable homes

72 new projects are part of a 10-year, $1.9-billion strategy

Around the BCHL: Surrey Eagles sliding and Cassidy Bowes flows

Around the BCHL is a look at what’s happening in the league and around the junior A world.

Pit bull cross, chihuahua owners must split costs for dogfight damage, judge rules

Eac side responsible for $577.43 towards injuries in Comox Valley incident

Most Read