Austin Lindsay and Andrew Newman tangled when Spokane Braves visited the Nelson Leafs earlier this month. Last night

Nelson Leafs shake Braves taking win 5-1

The Nelson Leafs had a strong start to the weekend when they took down the Spokane Braves in game one of a two-day road trip.

The Nelson Leafs had a strong start to the weekend when they took down the Spokane Braves in game one of a two-day road trip.

The Leafs outshot the Braves 52-27 Friday night handily securing a 5-1 win with Carson Willans making it a four-point night.

The local team was up 4-0 after 40 minutes of play. Brandon Sookro scored first on the power play at just under 14 minutes left in the first with Linden Horswill and Willans getting the assists. A few seconds later, Robson Cramer scored off a pass from Tyler Garcia and it was 2-0 at the end of the opener.

Midway into the second Cramer got his second goal of the night from Willans and then Willans would get one of his own with just under eight minutes left in the second — Aaron Dunlap with the helper.

The game got rough in the third and Spokane would finally get on the board while Darnel St. Pierre was in the box for cross-checking. Tanner Stolz made it 4-1 for the Braves from Matt Thurston and Justin Bonanno.

A frustrated Braves team lacked discipline in the third and the Leafs had no trouble holding the lead. Willans scored again on the power play with 7:28 left in play making it a 5-1 final.

The Nelson team heads to Grand Forks tonight to take on the Bruins who were trounced by the Leafs earlier this week. The Border Bruins took plenty of penalties when visiting the Leafs on Wednesday and lost 10-3.

The league leading team returns home to play at the NDCC next weekend with two home games against North Okanagan and Kelowna.

Puck drops at 7 p.m. Friday night.

 

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