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Leafs Win! Leafs Win! Leafs eliminate Rebels from KIJHL Playoffs

Leafs Sam Weber forces Nico Sidoni of the Rebels to the board during a thrilling third period of Friday's KIJHL playoff game at the NDCC Arena. — Bruce Fuhr photo, The Nelson Daily

For once, the Nelson Leafs did not need overtime.

After winning three games in extra time, the Leafs needed only 60 minutes to eliminate the Castlegar Rebels from the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs.

Kyle Rosolowski banged home a rebound for the game’s only goal midway through the third period as Nelson edged Castlegar 1-0 in KIJHL Murdoch Division Semi Final action Friday before more than 1,000 fans at the NDCC Arena.

Leafs continue to shine in overtime

Logan Wullum staked the Leafs to a 3-2 series lead with the overtime winner Thursday.

It's obvious, the Nelson Leafs don't mind putting in a little overtime to get the job done.

Logan Wullum scored with 2:34 remaining in the first overtime period sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 3-2 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Castlegar Rebels Thursday night in the Sunflower City.

The win gives the Leafs a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Murdoch Division Semi Final with Game six Friday at the NDCC Arena.

All three of Nelson's wins have come in extra time.

From Nelson Leafs to opening for American Rocker

The Croome family with Jon Bon Jovi (center). — Photo courtesy Twitter

It wasn’t that long ago that Patrick Croome was knocking opposing players off their rocker in front of the Nelson Leaf nets during his two years of Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Junior B time as a defenceman in the Green and White.

With a 6-foot something frame, Croome made it look easy as his physical style of play kept opposing forwards looking for the Leaf defenceman anytime they entered the offensive zone.

Sawyer Hunt Plays Overtime Hero, Again

Sawyer Hunt (white jersey) scored his second OT marker of the series to lead Nelson to a 1-0 victory in Game four of the KIJHL Murdoch Divison Semi Final.

Facing a must-win, the Nelson Leafs turned to its captain to provide leadership.

Sawyer Hunt scored his second overtime goal of the playoffs to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 victory over the Castlegar Rebels in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division Semi Final action Tuesday night at the NDCC Arena.

The best-of-seven series is now tied 2-2 with Game five Thursday in the Sunflower City.

Hunt scored the overtime winner in Game one, netting the difference-maker in the fourth extra time period.

Nelson's Finn Megale eyes BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals

Finn Megale (far left) accepts his silver medals following a successful showing at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series in Lake Louise. — Chris Quiring photo

Watch out world, here comes Finnegan Megale.

The Nelson boarder is off to the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals next weekend at Big White Resort near Kelowna after capturing a pair of silver medals during a meet over the weekend in Lake Louise.

Megale, 14, was one of more than 100 boarders who participated at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series.

Megale has had his sights on snowboard cross racing since he was four years old.

Leafs salute graduation players Howell, Gorn, Weber

Leaf Treasurer Karilynn Carr makes a presentation before Monday's KIJHL playoff game at the NDCC Arena tothree graduating players, from left, goalie Billy Gorn and forward Sam Weber and Dale Howell. — Photo courtesy Nelson Leafs

The Nelson Leafs executive saluted three graduating players prior to Monday's Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff game against the Castlegar Rebels at the NDCC Arena.

Injured goalie Billy Gorn and forwards Sam Weber and Dale Howell were all presented with mementos to commemorate their last year of Junior B hockey.

Howell, who came to the Leafs in a trade this offseason, was a key cog on the Leafs roster this season, playing 45 games and scoring 21 goals and adding 24 assists.

Nelson Toyota, Northport advance to Men's Basketball League Final

A strong second half powered Kootenay Lake Electric (dark jersey) past Selkirk College Monday at the LVR Hangar.

Nelson Toyota and Northport will meet in the final of the West Kootenay Men's Basketball League after scoring win in semi final action Monday in Nelson and Rossland.

Nelson Toyota built up a big lead then held off a late charge to upset regular season champ Empire Coffee 88-78 at the L.V. Rogers Hangar.

Meanwhile, Northport defeated Flying Steamshovel of Rossland 75-55 to secure the other spot in the final.

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