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Nelson Leafs suffer 1st loss of the season, 3-0 to Border Bruins

Grand Forks goalie Mason Gatz had a 28-save shutout

Grand Forks goaltender Mason Gatz earned a 28-save shutout as the Border Bruins beat the Leafs 3-0 in Nelson on Sunday.

New goaltender Frederick Larochelle allowed two goals on 15 shots for the Leafs (3-1-0), who suffered their first loss of the season.

Cody Laybolt scored twice and Matteus Reis added one more for Grand Forks, which improved to 3-1-1.

Nelson next visits Revelstoke on Friday in a rematch of last season’s KIJHL finals, before visiting Sicamous on Saturday followed by a game in Castlegar on Oct. 11.

The Leafs’ next home game is Oct. 15 against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

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