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KIJHL: Nelson Leafs drop second straight to Grand Forks

The Grand Forks Border Bruins are on fire. Yes, you read that right.

The Grand Forks Border Bruins are on fire.

Yes, you read that right. The team that invariably sits last in the KIJHL’s Neil Murdoch Division is now on a six-game winning streak after defeating the Nelson Leafs 5-2 at home Tuesday night.

The Bruins were up 1-0 after the first period and 2-0 in the second when Levi Hulston scored for the Leafs with 6½ minutes remaining to cut the score to 2-1. The Leafs then tied the game a few minutes into the third on a power play goal by Austin Anselmo.

But Grand Forks then scored three unanswered goals, two of them on the power play, to put the game away. Tyler Fyfe led the way with a goal and two assists.

The Leafs outshot the Border Bruins 42-27 but were stymied by the goaltending of Anthony Gaillart. Joseph Barton took the loss in net for the Leafs.

It was Nelson’s second straight loss to Grand Forks — they fell 2-1 at home Saturday — and it ties the Border Bruins with the Leafs for third in the division with 24 points, although Nelson has two games in hand. The win also improved Grand Forks’ record to .500: 11-11-0-2.

The Bruins and the Summerland Steam, also winners of six straight, are now the hottest teams in the league.

Nelson’s next game is Friday at home to Beaver Valley.

 

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