Nelson Leafs

Nelson Leafs

Nelson Leafs on verge of elimination after loss to Castlegar

The Rebels beat the Leafs in Game 4 to take a 3-1 series lead

The Nelson Leafs are one loss away from an unexpected playoff elimination.

Castlegar goaltender Ethan Lawczynski made 44 saves in yet another star turn as the Rebels beat the Leafs 3-1 on Saturday. The win gives Castlegar, which entered the post-season fourth in the Neil Murdoch Division, a chance to upset to first-place Leafs when the series returns to Nelson on Monday for Game 5.

Nathan Dann, Jacob Moldenhauer and Griffen Ryden each scored for Castlegar.

Lane Goodwin had the lone goal for the Leafs, while Tenzin Mint turned aside 31 shots in net.

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