The Nelson Leafs kept good pressure on Summerland Steam's net at Friday night's game played at the NDCC. The Leafs won 5 to 3.

Leafs douse Steam winning 5 to 3 at home

The matchup between the Nelson Leafs and Summerland Steam was a physical one that saw the Leafs win 5 to 3 on Friday night

The matchup between the Nelson Leafs and Summerland Steam was a physical one that saw the Leafs win 5-3 Friday night at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

An embattled game from the get go, Summerland was first to score with Paulsen Lautard getting it past Nelson net minder Tyler Moffat with 9:24 left in the period.

On the power play, the Leafs Nolan Percival tied it up with 4:53 left in the first and then Travis Wellman got the go ahead goal just under three minutes left in a physical opener.

Shots were 18 to 12 in favour of the Leafs.

Jordan Boultbee tied it up for the Steam on the power play early in the second but the Leafs kept up good pressure and with just over three minutes left in the second, Travis Wellman made it 3 to 2.

Shots were 32 to 17 in favour of the Leafs after two periods.

In a third period play, the Leafs Matt MacDonald made it 4-2 with 13:51 left in the game. Michael Winnitoy scored soon after making it 4 to 3 but the Leafs capitalized on another power play with 9:06 left in play.

Aaron Dunlap scored the final goal making it 5-3.

The win comes in the only game played by the Leafs this weekend. They will be back in action next Friday when they travel to Spokane to play the Braves. Nelson will play for the home crowd on Saturday when they take on the Grand Forks Border Bruins.

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