Nelson Leafs forward Shawn Campbell scored in a 6-1 win over the Columbia Valley Rockies in Invermere on Saturday. Photo: Amanda Nason/Columbia Valley Pioneer

Nelson Leafs sweep East Kootenay road trip

Nelson earned wins in Golden and Invermere

Jack Karran scored a game winner and finished the weekend with five points as the Nelson Leafs earned wins in Golden and Invermere.

Karran’s third-period goal was the difference in Nelson’s 4-3 win over the Golden Rockets on Friday.

The back-and-forth game also featured goals from Emery Neilson, Reid Wilson and Shawn Grobowsky, while Hunter Young made 23 saves for the Leafs (30-10-2).

Louis Ferraro, Thomas Johnson and Bryce Trimmer each scored for the Rockets, who also lost 4-1 in Nelson on Jan. 27. Ryan Baker allowed all four goals on 33 shots for Golden (20-21-4).

Young was back in net the next day for Nelson with 30 saves en route to a 6-1 rout of the Columbia Valley Rockies.

Keenan Crossman, Tulsen Fawcett, Cole Wyatt, Shawn Campbell, Easton Jolie and Kaleb Comishin also scored for Nelson, with Karran chipping in three assists.

Dylan Fontaine had the lone goal for the Rockies (21-17-5) in the first period, while Ben Kelsch was on the hook for all six goals on 33 shots.

The Leafs return home Friday against the Creston Valley Thunder Cats.

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