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Nykyforuk scores in OT as Leafs beat Rebels 1-0

Larochelle stops 33 for shutout
Leafs forward Quinn Ramsay carries the puck during Nelson’s 1-0 win against the Rebels in Castlegar on Saturday. Photo: Jennifer Small

Ty Nykyforuk scored in overtime as the Nelson Leafs edged the Rebels 1-0 in Castlegar on Saturday.

Nykyforuk’s goal came 30 seconds into OT and was just the second shot of the extra frame.

Frederick Larochelle earned the shutout with 33 saves for the Leafs (7-10-1).

Ethan Lawczynski nearly went shot-for-shot with Larochelle, stopping 32 for the Rebels (10-6-3).

Nelson has a busy weekend coming up with three games in three days.

The Leafs host the Grand Forks Border Bruins on Friday followed by another home game Saturday against the Spokane Braves. They then travel to Fruitvale to play the Beaver Valley Nitehawks in a Sunday matinee.