Nelson Leafs' Carson Willians attempts to slip the puck passed Golden Rockets' Brad Orr in the Sunday afternoon game.

Leafs struck down by Golden Rockets

The Nelson Junior Leafs finished off a busy weekend with a game on home ice against the Golden Rockets but were unable to take the win.

The Nelson Junior Leafs were unable to shake their Saturday night loss against the Castlegar Rebels when they took the ice on Sunday afternoon against the Golden Rockets.

The Leafs battled the Rockets in their third game of the weekend and lost 5-2 on home ice.

“Our team lost against Castlegar and usually most teams coming down to this home stretch after they lose a game they come out for the next flying” said Leafs goalie Patrick Defoe. “I think we both lost the night before so we were both coming out strong and just the better team won tonight.”

The Leafs were the first on the board during the Sunday game as Colton Malmsten scored the first goal with an assist from Nik Newman and Max Mois.

“I felt the whole team was sluggish and tired from the Castlegar games,” said Newman on Sunday after the Game. “I think mentally we picked ourselves up for it but it didn’t show on the ice.”

The Rockets followed the Leafs first period goal with a power play goal by Darren Andre.

Golden continued to rack up points scoring three more in the second period.

“They’re definitely a team,” said Newman about the Rockets. “They are all behind each other. When one guy does something they are all there to give them a pat. They are not more physical than Castlegar or anybody else but they just outworked us today.”

The Leafs were able to get another goal passed Rockets goalie Jarrod Schamerhorn in the third period.

Patrick Martens whipped the goal passed Schamerhorn into the right hand corner of the net.

Seconds later the Rockets responded with their fifth goal by Lyndon McBryan.

“I felt really good in the teams performance on Friday,” said Defoe after Sunday’s game. “I wish I could have been there a little bit more for my boys this weekend. I wasn’t too happy with my performance but I’m going to go out next weekend and try my best.”

The Leafs travel to Grand Forks on Thursday to take on the Grand Forks Border Bruins and will be back on home ice on Friday night to take on the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.


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