Alec Wilkinson of the Nelson Leafs gets hooked by a Spokane Braves player during Game 1 action in the playoff series. On Friday night the Leafs were in Spokane to play game three. The Leafs won the game 4-1.

Alec Wilkinson of the Nelson Leafs gets hooked by a Spokane Braves player during Game 1 action in the playoff series. On Friday night the Leafs were in Spokane to play game three. The Leafs won the game 4-1.

Leafs beat Spokane 4-1, take two games to one lead in playoff series

Leafs score two quick first period goals, go on to win 4-1 in Spokane.

The Nelson Leafs regained the lead in their playoff series thanks to a 4-1 victory over the Spokane Braves on Friday night.

The win gives the Leafs a two games to one edge in the series.

Playing in front of an unfriendly crowd in Spokane, the Leafs found themselves down 1-0 at the 15-minute mark of the first period, but Nelson’s offence took over from there.

Two goals in the final seven minutes of the first period – scored by Carson Willans and Linden Horswill – gave the Leafs a 2-1 lead. It was a lead the local squad would never give up.

After playing a scoreless second period, Nelson’s Rayce Miller gave the Leafs a 3-1 lead and the squad cruised to victory after that.

Horswill’s second of the game closed out the scoring.

Adam Maida was solid in the nets again for Nelson.

The Leafs play game four in Spokane on Saturday night.