The Nelson Junior Leafs scored a 4-1 win in Grand Forks on Friday night.

Nelson Leafs hold division lead

The Grand Forks Border Bruins drew first blood, but the Nelson Junior Leafs stormed back Friday night in the Boundary country

The Grand Forks Border Bruins drew first blood, but the Nelson Junior Leafs stormed back Friday night in the Boundary country to win 4-1.

The victory maintains the Leafs’ lead atop the Neil Murdoch Division standings, two points clear of the Castlegar Rebels.

After a scoreless opening period, Jacob Jeske scored on Leafs’ starter Cody Boeckman two minutes into the middle frame to five the home side a 1-0 lead.

Less than a minute later Carson Willans tied the score and with five minutes left in the second, captain Colton Schell gave Nelson the 2-1 lead.

Just under two minutes into the final period Cole Arcuri and Jacob Boyzchuk scored ten seconds apart to give the visitors a 4-1 lead. Though Grand Forks fought hard to mount a comeback, Boeckman was solid in preserving the lead and the win.

The Leafs host the Golden Rockets tonight at the Nelson and District Community Complex. Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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