Leafs outlast Braves in Super Bowl day shootout
The Nelson Leafs continue to build for the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoffs after pulling off a weekend sweep against the weaker sisters in the Murdoch Division.
However, the way the Spokane Braves have been playing the Leafs, maybe it’s a good thing the American team is heading off to meet Beaver Valley in the first round of the playoffs instead of the Green and White.
The Braves pushed the Leafs to the limit before losing a wild one Sunday afternoon at the NDCC Arena 8-7.
The last time the Leafs met the Braves at home Spokane squeaked out a 3-2 win.
Nelson, sweeping the Grand Forks Border Bruins twice Thursday and Friday, now meet the Castlegar Rebels in a home-and-home series.
The teams open Friday in Castlegar before returning Saturday for a 7 p.m. contest at the NDCC Arena.
The Rebels, following a weekend split against division leading Hawks, will finish second in the Murdoch and meet the Leafs in the first round of the playoffs.