The Nelson Leafs won on home ice Saturday night. Taking on the Kimberley Dynamiters

Nelson Leafs take charge of Kimberley Dynamiters

The Nelson Leafs handed Kimberly Dynamiters their first loss of the season winning against the Eddie Mountain leaders 3-1 on Saturday night.

The Nelson Leafs handed Kimberly Dynamiters their first loss of the season winning against the Eddie Mountain leaders 3-1 on Saturday night.

The Leafs were first on the board after no scoring in the opener. Travis Wellman made it 1-0 early in the second  from Jamie Vlanich and JJ Beitel.

They held onto that lead until midway through the third when Charles Dagostin tied it up with help from Dynamiters line mates Brandon Bogdanek and Jared Marchi.

Soon after, the Leafs went on the power play. Unable to capitalize despite many great chances, the Dynamiters would get their own chance, the Leafs on the penalty kill.

But Vlanich fed Wellman another pass that resulted in a short-handed goal putting the Leafs up 2-1.

Just over a minute left in the game, the Leafs Vlanich and Wellman struck again with help from Alec Wilkinson. It was an empty-net goal for Vlanich making the final score 3-1 Leafs.

It was a three-point night for both Vlanich and Wellman putting them among the top 10 scorers in the league.

After two home games garnering the Leafs a tie and a win, they sit back atop the Neil Murdoch Division.

Thanksgiving weekend sees the Leafs play three games. The Nelson team takes on Beaver Valley Nitehawks at home on Friday. They game starts at 7 p.m. They play in Castlegar on Saturday before returning home for a Sunday afternoon game. It will start at 2:30 p.m.

Just Posted

Don Currie, local athletes win medal haul at 55-plus B.C. Games

Slocan’s Currie took home seven gold medals in track and field

Local runners tackle Toad Mountain

The 25 kilometre and 50 km event took runners over the top of Toad Mountain

Leafs fall 5-1 to Thunder Cats

Nelson is winless through its first two games

Disability employment awareness month: open house and inclusive employer award

Events take place in Nelson and Castlegar this week

Leafs lose marathon season opener

Nelson fell 3-2 to Fernie in double overtime

VIDEO: Liberals make child care pledge, Greens unveil platform on Day 6 of campaign

Green party leader Elizabeth May unveils her party’s platform in Toronto

Canucks sign Brock Boeser to three-year, US$17.6-million deal

Young sniper will be in Vancouver Tuesday

B.C. forest industry looks to a high-technology future

Restructuring similar to Europe 15 years ago, executive says

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

B.C. wants to be part of global resolution in opioid company bankruptcy claim

Government says settlement must include Canadian claims for devastation created by overdose crisis

B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases

‘Social service workers will no longer share information about expectant parents without consent’

U.S. student, killed in Bamfield bus crash, remembered as ‘kind, intelligent, talented’

John Geerdes, 18, was one of two UVic students killed in the crash on Friday night

Driver of RV in Hosmer collision reported in stable condition

Collision occurred in Hosmer on September 5 and involved a semi truck, an RV and a school bus

Free Tesla 3 offered with purchase of Surrey townhome

Century Group’s offer for Viridian development runs through Oct. 31

Most Read