The Nelson Leafs finally got back on the winning track Friday with a 5-0 win in Golden.

KIJHL: Nelson Leafs snap losing streak in Golden

The Golden Rockets were good for what ailed the Nelson Leafs. The Leafs ended a five-game losing streak Friday with a 5-0 win.

The Golden Rockets were good for what ailed the Nelson Leafs.

The Leafs, mired in a five-game losing streak, faced the league-worst Rockets in Golden Friday night and feasted, skating to a 5-0 win. Patrick Ostermann stopped all 23 shots he faced and Tyler Garcia had a goal and two assists en route to the victory.

The first period was actually scoreless, but the Leafs put up four in the second period and one more in the third. Eamonn Miller, Kolten Nelson, and Jordan Davie chipped in a goal and an assist each while Nick Novin had a pair of assists.

“We outworked them I thought in the first period quite a bit, we just didn’t score on our chances,” said head coach David McLellan. “In the second the opportunities we got we really capitalized. It was a game where a lot of the stuff we’ve been working on really came together.”

In the second period, referee Nick Painter threw the book at Golden, assessing Tanner Wit a high-sticking minor and a 10-minute misconduct, and banishing Sean Ripley with a fighting major, minors for instigating and interference, and a game misconduct. The Leafs escaped both incidents without drawing any penalties.

The Leafs took 29 shots on Golden goalie Brody Nelson.

LEAFLETS: Friday’s win puts Nelson back into third place in the Neil Murdoch Division, one point ahead of Grand Forks, with three games in hand. The Border Bruins fell 4-1 in Castlegar on Friday.

• The first-place Beaver Valley Nitehawks suffered an uncharacteristic 10-2 shellacking in Creston on Friday, despite opening the scoring. It was tied 1-1 after the first period, but the Thunder Cats came alive in the second and third, scoring four and five goals respectively.

• The Leafs continue their road trip Saturday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

LETTER: Reader pays tribute to Burrell Grocery

The long-time Nelson corner store closed last week

Nelson’s American sister city faces COVID-19 culture war

In Sandpoint, Idaho, wearing a mask is about Black Lives Matter, gun rights, and COVID-19

UPDATE: Body of Slocan River drowning victim recovered

The man was swimming near Winlaw on Wednesday.

STANDING TALL: For some, B.C.’s forest industry is the best office in the world

A look at the forest sector in B.C. – and those hoping for the best – amid mill curtailments

Andrew Scheer likely marking last day in House of Commons as Opposition leader

Today’s Commons sitting is one of two scheduled for August

Deaths feared after train derails amid storms in Scotland

Stonehaven is on the line for passenger trains linking Aberdeen with the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow

DFO says 5 aggrieved B.C First Nations were consulted on fisheries plan

Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations calls response ‘a sham,’ adding DFO never incorporates their views

Lower Mainland woman gives birth on in-laws’ driveway

Frédérique Gagnon new son is appropriately named after Norse trickster god

Man, 54, charged in connection with fatal attack of Red Deer doctor

Doctor was killed in his walk-in clinic on Monday

UPDATE: Two dead after fishing boat sinks off southern Vancouver Island

Shawnigan Lake-registered Arctic Fox II went down off Cape Flattery, west of Victoria

Landlord takes front door, windows after single B.C. mom late with rent

Maple Ridge mom gets help from community generosity and government

Most Read