Nelson Leafs forward Carson Willans was one of the goal scorers on Thursday night against Grand Forks.

Nelson Leafs extend winning streak

The Nelson Junior Leafs extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-2 Thursday night win over the Grand Forks Border Bruins

The Nelson Junior Leafs extended their winning streak to four games with a 6-2 Thursday night win over the Grand Forks Border Bruins and now sit four points up on the Castlegar Rebels atop the Neil Murdoch Division.

Dustin Reimer opened the scoring three minutes into the game in Grand Forks. Thirty seconds later Connor Gross knotted the score when he beat Nelson starter Cody Boeckman.

Before the end of the period Bryce Nielson gave the Leafs the 2-1 lead when he scored on the powerplay.

The pesky Border Bruins again tied the score twenty seconds into the middle period on the powerplay thanks to a Connor Bowen maker.

But then it was all Leafs.

Carson Willans, Damin Devlin and James Sorrey all scored in second period to give the visitors the 5-2 lead.

The Leafs outshot the Border Bruins 20-9 in the final period, but Grand Forks starter Robert Dunsmuir only surrendered one goal.

The Leafs return home Saturday night when they will take on the Kamloops Storm at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

IN THE CREASE: The Leafs were without leading goal scorer Colton McCarthy on Thursday night. Coach Frank Maida gave the 16-year-old rookie a night off in preparation for his Trail Smoke Eaters debut tonight. McCarthy has been called in as an AP for the game against the Victoria Grizzlies at Cominco Arena. The game starts at 7:30 p.m… The Leafs traded forward Matti Jmaeff to the Creston Valley Thunder earlier this week in exchange for defenceman Kyler Wilkinson. Jmaeff is from Creston and wanted to return to his hometown… Nelson Minor Hockey grad Colton Dawson made his first appearance as a Border Bruin on Thursday night. Dawson started the season with the Beaver Valley Nitehawks where he scored one goal and added to assists before being moved to Grand Forks.

 

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