Four Nelson Leafs are on their way to Junior A teams.
Goaltender Devin Allen, forward Mason Mullaney and defencemen Dash Thompson and Aigne McGeady-Bruce have all been signed to deals for next season.
Allen was picked up by the OCN Blizzard in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League. Allen had a 3.47 goals-against average and a .882 save percentage in 22 appearances during the regular season
He was a crucial part of the Leafs’ post-season run in place of then-injured starter Billy Gorn, highlighted by a 53-save performance in a four-overtime, Game 1 win against the Castlegar Rebels.
Mullaney and McGeady-Bruce are both on their way to the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Mullaney, who had nine goals and 10 assists in 33 games last season, was signed by the Yorkton Terriers.
McGeady-Bruce meanwhile will play for the Estevan Bruins. McGeady-Bruce, a Nelson native, has been a linchpin of the Leafs’ defensive corps for the last two seasons. He had five goals and 11 assists in 42 games during the 2016-17 campaign.
Thompson, another veteran on the Leafs’ blue-line, is moving up into the BCHL with his hometown Langley Rivermen. The 17-year-old had two goals and 12 assists in 35 games last season.
The Leafs’ training camp runs Aug. 11 to 13 at the Nelson and District Community Complex.