The goals came fast and furious for the Nelson Leafs on Friday night in Castlegar as they crushed the Rebels 6-2.

Nelson Leafs wallop Rebels

The Nelson Junior Leafs went on a scoring assault Friday night against the Castlegar Rebels

The Nelson Junior Leafs went on a scoring assault Friday night against the Castlegar Rebels scoring six unanswered goals and eventually coming away with a huge 6-2 win.

The teams battled evenly in the first period at the Castlegar Community Complex, each throwing nine shots at the opposing net. With 38 seconds left in the opening frame, Leafs scoring machine Patrick Martens broke the deadlock on the powerplay to send the locals into the dressing room with a lead.

The second period was all Leafs as they managed to get four goals past Rebels’ starter Connor Beauchamp in the second half of the middle period. Linden Horswill, Nik Newman, Matti Jmaeff and Colton Schell all recorded goals to give the Leafs a whopping 5-0 lead after 40 minutes.

Early in the third period Martens scored his second of the night on the powerplay to push the lead to six. Avoiding total embarrassment, the Rebels came to life in the final 10 minutes of the game scoring two goals on Leafs’ starter Andrew Walton.

The two teams return to action tonight at the Nelson and District Community Complex. The home-and-home weekend is a preview of the first round of the playoffs which will unfold later this month. The Rebels have secured second spot in the Neil Murdoch Division while the Leafs will end up in third. Game time is 7 p.m.


Just Posted

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

1919: Hudson’s Bay Company gets an addition, council votes to exclude ‘undesirable enemy aliens’

Greg Scott brings us five Nelson Daily News stories from a century ago

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

Man found dead identified as Andreas Pittinger

Pittinger was known locally for hosting a radio show

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Most Read