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Nelson Leafs beat Fernie for first win of season

Rookie goalie Dylan Marshall stopped 23 shots in his debut

Dylan Marshall made 23 saves in his KIJHL debut as the Nelson Leafs beat the Fernie Ghostriders 4-1 on Saturday for their first win of the season.

Rhett Hamilton, Ethan Machan, Kevin Lawrance and Simon Nemethy each scored for the Leafs (1-0-1), who split their opening weekend games in Nelson after a loss Friday to the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Tanner Chapman had the lone goal for the Ghostriders (0-2-0) in the first period. McCoy Bidewell, meanwhile, made 32 saves.

Nelson next travels to Fernie for a rematch on Friday before visiting the Kimberley Dynamiters on Saturday. The Leafs are back home Oct. 16 against the Golden Rockets.

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