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Norman scores twice to lead the Leafs past Nitros Friday at the NDCC Arena

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
October 8th, 2011

Brett Norman scored twice sparking the Nelson Leafs to a 4-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the visiting Kimberley Dynamiters Friday at the NDCC Arena.

The win, second in as many nights for the Green and White and seventh in eight games, maintains a three-point lead for Nelson in Murdoch Division standings over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks.

Beaver Valley kept pace with Nelson, edging Creston 5-4 at the Hawks Nest behind the three-point performance of Dallas Calvin.

Norman scored his first of two during a crazy third period that saw the Nitros twice rally from two-goal deficits.

Already leading 3-2 after 40 minutes Norman combined with teammates Patrick Martens and Dallon Stoddart, the hero of Thursday’s romp over Grand Forks with five points, including three goals, to give Nelson a 3-1 lead.

But Jordan Revie scored on the power play to pull Kimberley to within a goal.

With 7:24 remaining in the game Norman, the game’s first star, scored the eventual winner before Richard Hubscher scored on the power play to make the game close.

The Leafs then turned the game over to goalie Andrew Walton who slammed the door to preserve the win.

Colton Schell and Matti Jmaeff also scored for Nelson.

Former Leaf Brennan Foreman, playing a few games for Nelson last season, had the final goal for Kimberley.

Nelson finished the game out shooting Kimberley 27-25.
The Leafs return to action Sunday in Spokane against the Braves.

ICE CHIPS: Friday’s two goals was the seventh multiple-point game for Brett Norman, who is quickly turning into a fan favourite as the Dawson Creek product uses his speed and grit to get the job done. . . .The Leafs called up affiliate Cole Arcuri for the game. Arcuri, a graduate of Nelson Minor Hockey, is currently attending the Okanagan Hockey Association in Penticton. . . .The all-Nelson line of Dallon Stoddart, Carsen Willans and Linden Horswill combined for 11 points during Thursday’s 12-1 trashing of Grand Forks. . . . Nelson native Blake Arcuri saw his first action of the season Thursday after off-season shoulder surgery. Arcuri registered two assists. . . .After living the early part of the KIJHL season at home, Nelson is away for three games starting Sunday in Spokane and the following weekend in Summerland and Penticton. . . .Next home game is Wednesday, October 19 against Beaver Valley.

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