The Nelson Leafs fell 4-2 to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats on Saturday night in exhibition hockey action.

UPDATED: Leafs tie Beaver Valley 5-5 to close exhibition play

Nelson's KIJHL hockey squad finished the exhibition schedule with a 1-1-2 record.

After four games of exhibition play, the Nelson Leafs hockey squad have a 1-1-2 record following a 4-2 loss on Saturday night to the Creston Valley Thunder Cats and a 5-5 tie on Sunday against Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Saturday was the first home game of the exhibition schedule for the Leafs who played sloppy in the first two periods falling behind 4-1 to Creston Valley after 40 minutes.

A much improved Nelson squad came out in the third, but it was too little to late.

The third period, that’s going to be our signature style of play,” said head coach David McLellan.

Aggressive fore check, first to the puck more than not. I liked the third period, didn’t like the first or second at all.”

He said the players seemed to lose their structure at the beginning of the game.

We certainly weren’t focused.”

Matt MacDonald and Branden Chow score the Leafs goals in the losing cause.

Nelson’s final exhibition game was a 5-5 tie against Beaver Valley on Sunday

The coach knows he has some hard decisions to make before the season opener on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Nelson and District Community Complex against the Nitehawks.

For more, keep checking nelsonstar.com.

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