Ryan Piva scores 3 as Leafs double Border Bruins

Nelson is undefeated through the first three games of the season

Ryan Piva scored a hat trick as the Nelson Leafs doubled the Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-2 at home on Friday.

Piva scored a goal in each period and added an assist while Trail Thompson scored a single for the Leafs (3-0-0), who are undefeated through three games to start the young season.

The hat trick gives Piva five goals and six points in just two games.

Nathan Cohen-Wallis and Zane Avery replied for the Border Bruins (1-2-0).

Nelson next faces the Beaver Valley Nitehawks tonight at the Nelson and District Community Complex.

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