Leafs dump Knights 5-1 to start three game road trip

Nelson's hockey squad plays again tonight against the Kelowna Chiefs.

It’s always good news to start off a road trip with a win, and the Nelson Leafs did just that, thumping the North Okanagan Knights 5-1 on Friday night in Kootenay International Hockey League action.

The Leafs play three games on three consecutive nights, all on the road.

While the home team opened the scoring in the first period, it was all Leafs in the final 40 minutes as the local boys popped in five straight unanswered goals.

Bryce Nielsen opened the scoring for the Leafs in the second period to tie the game at one.

The Leafs took the lead for good when Brandon Sookro bulged the twine.

Travis Wellman scored  a shorthanded goal to close out the second period. Wellman added his second marker of the game midway through the third.

The final tally came off the stick of Leafs’ Darnel St.Pierre.

Tyler Moffatt was solid between the pipes for Nelson as he turned aside 30 of the 31 shots he faced. The win improves his record to a league best 9-1.

Nelson takes its 11-0-1-1 record into Kelowna tonight to battle the Chiefs.

The locals close out the weekend road trip with a game against the Summerland Steam.

Keep checking www.nelsonstar.com for more updates.

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