The Nelson Leafs’ seven-game winning streak was snapped Friday with a 4-1 loss to the Border Bruins in Grand Forks.
Kalem Hanlon had the lone goal for Nelson (34-11-2), while Caiden Kreitz allowed all four goals on 40 shots.
Evan Gorman scored twice for the Border Bruins (21-25-3). Jake Huculak and Josh Garlough-Bell also scored, and Ross King finished with 42 saves.
Nelson ends the regular season Saturday at home to the Spokane Braves. A win or a tie for Nelson will guarantee the Leafs and Braves meet in the first round of the playoffs, which begin Tuesday in Nelson.