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Polvere scores late as Nelson Leafs edge Golden 3-2

Nelson ended the Rockets’ undefeated start to the season

Ryan Polvere scored in the final minute of regulation as the Nelson Leafs edged the Golden Rockets 3-2 at home Saturday.

Polvere’s goal with 59 seconds remaining snapped a two-game slide by the Leafs.

Lane Goodwin and Ryan Quast also scored for Nelson (2-2-1), while Tenzin Mint got the start in net.

Aidan Ballance and Will Vernon replied for Golden (4-1-0), while goaltender Levi Hall allowed all three Nelson goals. The Rockets were undefeated to start the season prior to the loss.

The Leafs next host the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Tuesday before visiting the Castlegar Rebels on Friday.

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